[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste
bastian at kde.org
Tue Aug 19 14:09:35 EEST 2003
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On Tuesday 19 August 2003 12:44, John Meacham wrote:
> I guess the essence of the proposal is:
> all apps which allow selection must either:
> have an explicit copy operation in a standard place -or-
> set both PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD on selection
> the essence of the whole thing is :
> GRAND THEORY STATEMENT:
> apps which set CLIPBOARD _MUST_ set PRIMARY
That's open for discussion.
> apps which set PRIMARY _MUST_ provide a mechanism (explicit or inplicit)
> for setting CLIPBOARD
Explicit, yes. Implicit, no.
> when thought about that way, the interopability benefits are pretty
> xterm just happened to be a good example of a program which did this
> wrong by default.
> this doesn't affect people who like everything to be all GUIy with
> edit menus and whatnot, it is so apps without explicit edit menus
> can co-behave with apps that do have them in a sane fashion.
Apps without explicit menus can still use explicit key shortcuts.
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