>> Just tested on an Ubuntu machine, and I can copy and paste as you describe
> using only the mouse to highlight, and middle button to paste. When you say it
> completely fails, can you describe what that means, please? Does it paste the
> selected contact up to the ' (single-quote)? Does it paste nothing at all?
If the selected content contains a single-quote, nothing is pasted at all.
There are possibly other characters that make it fail, I haven't tested it
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