Touchpad Scroll Triggers Paste while XMBC is Running

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Touchpad Scroll Triggers Paste while XMBC is Running

Post by weebee » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:14 pm

XMBC Version: 2.18.8
Windows Version: Windows 10
Mouse Information (brand/model): VICTSING Bluetooth Mouse
Relevant Computer Information (CPU, RAM etc): Multiple PCs (Dell/Lenovo,Core i5-6200u/Core i7-8550U), touchpad: Synaptics
Did the problem occur after an upgrade of XMBC? (If so, from what version?): No
Did the problem occur after a Windows update/upgrade? (If so, from what version?): No
How long have you used XMBC?: 5+ years
What language and keyboard layout do you use in Windows?: English

Clear description of the problem - try and include as much information as possible, including what button and mappings you are having problems with (if applicable).:

I have noticed that whenever I have XMBC running, a 2-finger scroll on my touchpad randomly pastes clipboard data. It never happens once I exit XMBC. It's quite scary because sometimes I don't even realize it and later discover sensitive clipboard data was pasted onto a document or pdf file I was reading. I have noticed this issue on different laptops I have used it on. Is this a known issue? What could be the reason for this?

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Re: Touchpad Scroll Triggers Paste while XMBC is Running

Post by phil » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:19 pm

It is not a known issue. I certainly haven't noticed it on any of my laptops....
Has this always happened or something new?
Have you set any of the buttons in XMBC to paste? Maybe something is triggering a button press while scrolling?
In theory, the only way XMBC can paste anything is sending PASTE (CTRL+V) on a button mapping or using simulated keystrokes commands.

It might be worth turning on Debug logging (in the settings -> updates & logging tab).
OK and apply that - XMBC will now be logging in great detail.
Reproduce the problem, then send me a copy of the log file. Please make a note of the time that the problem occurs so I can search the log around that time and see if there is any indication of a problem.

A copy of your entire XMBC settings may be useful too - to try and reproduce the issue here. Use the Save Profile button to save a copy (that you can attach to a PM or an email to me).

NOTE: Debug logging will turn off automatically next time XMBC runs, but you should turn it off once you are done as it makes for a rather large log file!
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Re: Touchpad Scroll Triggers Paste while XMBC is Running

Post by weebee » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:08 am

Yes, this has always happened as far as I can remember. I have not set any mouse button action to paste. The paste action also happens when the mouse is not being used, that is, just simply doing a 2-finger touchpad scroll triggers it. The strange thing is that it is somewhat hard to reproduce. It does not simply happen whenever I'm scrolling, only sometimes. I was eventually able to reproduce it and I have pm'd you additional information. I hope it helps. Thanks!

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