@jjf Thank you very, very much !
That did the trick at least for me and my Antergos Mate 17.4 / 17.5.
Thanks also to joekamprad for sketching the road to downgrade.
Still as a newcomer I would have refrained from that since I wouldnt be able to cope with possible side effects.
That is what I meant when opting for a safe method to downgrade any package identified as the culprit for a bug.
@joekamprad I am having the same problem and I really wonder that there is no one considering pulling back such show stopping browser versions: If there is the process of upgrade made easy why not present an easy option to downgrade again if one is temporarily not able to correct the bug causing the issue ?
By the way: It is not only Chrome, It’s also Firefox :
These browsers do not handshake properly with the clipboard:
The issue might not be due to Gnome or Mate or even the browser version.
since I am having the same clipboard problems with Antergos Mate
and with firefox and chromium.
not ok: Copy from browser to clipboard (both firefox+chromium)
ok: Paste from clipboard to browser (both firefox+chromium)
(I verified this with the clipboard manager gpaste)
Antergos Mate 17.4
kernel: Arch 4.9.27-1 LTS
kernel: Arch 4.10.13-1
Firefox 53.0.2 (64bit)
and Chromium 58.0.3029.96 (64bit)
On my main system (Ubuntu Mate 16.04.2 and Linux kernel 4.8)
I am using Firefox 53.0 without this issue.
I guess it’s an issue with both browsers gtk clipboard handshake
because copy & paste is working between terminal and pluma for example.