Primary/Clipboard behavior for copy with no prior selection

Jamie Zawinski jwz at
Fri Jun 18 21:32:31 EEST 2004

Greg Hudson wrote:
>   xfontsel              Update primary, not clipboard
>   gnome-panel           Update clipboard, not primary
>   Evolution             Update primary and clipboard
>   Mozilla               Update primary and clipboard
> Obviously, xfontsel is just old and is doing the wrong thing.  It
> would be nice if I could point at these documents and say that
> gnome-panel is also doing the wrong thing by only updating the
> clipboard. 

I would agree that "update primary and clipboard" is what all of these
programs should be doing.

Jamie Zawinski
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