Standardized keyboard shortcut to paste PRIMARY?
ldarby at tuffmail.com
Sun Feb 18 09:53:21 PST 2007
Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Laurence Darby wrote:
> >I'm new to this list... maybe you'll think I'm beating a dead horse
> >that is really starting to smell, but IMHO it is still galloping round
> >the field. I spent all yesterday and this morning searching for an
> >answer, and found nothing satisfactory.
> >Is there a standard that specifies a keyboard shortcut for pasting the
> >PRIMARY buffer?
> No, I don't think so.
> >If not, why not?
> Because PRIMARY is a mouse-only thing. You set it with the mouse and you
> paste it with the mouse too.
Selecting text with the keyboard sets PRIMARY, and Shift-insert will
paste it, but only in non GTK/QT apps. So saying PRIMARY is a mouse
only thing is just plain wrong.
> >Why I want one:
> >Reaching for the mouse, moving the mouse to where I want to insert the
> >text (which is already where the text cursor is 99% of the time)
> >middle-clicking, then moving back to the keyboard again, is getting
> >really bloody tiresome.
> So use the CLIPBOARD. You can set it by using Ctrl+C and you can paste it
> with the keyboard too. I don't see what your problem is.
That doesn't work in xterm. You've completly missed my point, as I
should have expected.
I REALLY DO WANT TO BE ABLE PASTE *PRIMARY* BY USING THE KEYBOARD IN
*ALL* ENVIRONMENTS, WITH THE SAME NUMBER OF KEY PRESSES THAT IT TAKES
IN NON GTK/QT ENVIRONMENTS, WHICH IS EXACTLY TWO. SHIFT+INSERT.
The klipper solution is currently best for me, but that has basically
merged PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD which everyone says is a bad thing. To be
honest I don't give a rat's ass about this, and I never ever
deliberatly use the CLIPBOARD. I just want my desktop to be easy to
use, which it is now.
I had a vague hope of fixing this for everyone else too, which I see
now was stupidly optimistic.
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