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enpass on Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't paste into terminal/terminator

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I installed enpass using apt-get, saved some passwords.

I can copy and paste within enpass itself (i.e. if I copy the password and paste it into comments box of enpass itself, it pastes OK).

The copied data doesn't 'leave' enpass though, if I paste into a terminal window, the previously present clipboard content is available, enpass one is not.

If I use Ctrl-C of visible content in enpass (anything but using the copy icon), this works fine.

I short, the tool is not working.

I installed xclip, as some posts suggested to no avail.

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Additional info about xclip

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Hi @PJS,

Welcome to the forums!

Please share the following details so that we can investigate where the problem could be.

  • On which device (along with OS version) are you using Enpass?
  • Which Enpass version are you using?

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Ubuntu 16.04 - 6.4.1 (643)

uname -a output:
Linux <hostname> 4.4.0-166-generic #195-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 1 09:35:25 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

installed as:

root@workstation:/home/# echo "deb https://apt.enpass.io/ stable main" > \
>   /etc/apt/sources.list.d/enpass.list
root@workstation:/home/# wget -O - https://apt.enpass.io/keys/enpass-linux.key | apt-key add -
--2020-06-22 15:51:30-- https://apt.enpass.io/keys/enpass-linux.key
Resolving apt.enpass.io (apt.enpass.io)... [...]
Connecting to apt.enpass.io (apt.enpass.io)|<Your IP>|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 1714 (1.7K) [binary/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘STDOUT’

-                           100%[========================================>]   1.67K  --.-KB/s    in 0s      
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I installed xclip to no avail. 

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Hey @PJS

Thanks for the patience.

Could you please try to copy again after increasing Clipboard Timing from Enpass security settings if you haven't tried it yet. If the problem persists, please let us know the time duration you have set for clearing the clipboard in the Settings of the Enpass so that we can check this further.

Thanks.

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The timeout is 30 seconds, it takes me less than 3 seconds to try to paste the copied content.

As per your suggestion I increased the timeout to 10 minutes (600 seconds) to no avail.

 I however found out what the problem is, Enpass uses two methods for pasting:

  • Wheel click (clipboard is not populated from Enpass, content selected previously)
  • Right click + Paste (clipboard from Enpass is used)

In other words Wheel click and Right click have different content when Enpass is used (this is the only application to do so from my experience with Ubuntu). If abc is copied from a text document, and xyz is copied form Enpass by clicking on Copy icon, there are two clipboards, depending which buttons are pressed. 

I tested the two clicks/clipboards in Terminator, Terminal, Text Editor and few other apps, the behaviour is the same, i.e. only Enpass seems to use two clipboards.

Whilst I can live with the workaround, could you see on your side if this is the case?

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Hey @PJS

Thanks for sharing your valuable inputs. I have forwarded the same to the concerned team to investigate this issue further.

Thanks for the co-operation.

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Hey @PJS

Thanks for the patience.

Our QA team tried to investigate the issue in both the circumstances but they are not able to reproduce the issue. Could you please share a video of the same so that they can check again.

Thanks for your co-operation.

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