There is a problem with the scrap module not pasting text from external applications (testing on Ubuntu). This is due to the SCRAP_TEXT constant. If I run this program: import pygame from pygame.locals import * pygame.display.init() screen = pygame.display.set_mode((600,480)) pygame.scrap.init() while True: e = pygame.event.wait() if e.type == KEYDOWN: if e.key == K_c: pygame.scrap.put(SCRAP_TEXT, "Test string") elif e.key == K_p: types = pygame.scrap.get_types() for t in types: print t, pygame.scrap.get(t) elif e.key == K_ESCAPE: break This is the output when pasting from an external application: UTF8_STRING string from external application COMPOUND_TEXT string from external application TEXT string from external application STRING string from external application text/plain;charset=utf-8 string from external application text/plain None And, this is the output from pasting something from pygame: UTF8_STRING Test string TEXT Test string STRING Test string text/plain Test string The problem, is that the SCAP_TEXT constant is "text/plain". As can be seen, this is None from an external application. There is however, a "text/plain;charset=utf-8". So, the more complex solution would be to split the type on the ';' and compare only the first part of the type. The easier solution would be to just change the constant to be "TEXT", as this is present in both versions. This should be checked that it works on other platforms first though.
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