Clipboard and selection in wayland.

Scott Moreau oreaus at
Sat Mar 9 21:07:02 PST 2013

Hi Yichao,

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 9:47 PM, Yichao Yu <yyc1992 at> wrote:

> Hi,
> In X11 there are CLIPBOARD and PRIMARY selection each correspond to
> the current clipboard and selected content and applications can
> monitor the change of them using XFixes. In wayland, I have found
> wl_data_device which I suppose should do the similar thing. The
> question is, since there is only one wl_data_device::selection event,
> is it possible to get current selected data as well as clipboard
> content in wayland (or in another word is it possible to have X11's
> handy middle button paste)? I also found the only weston client that
> uses clipboard (weston-terminal) use it in a weird way, should this be
> considered a bug and should the selection signal used in a similar way
> as the XFixes signal in X to monitor clibpoard/selection changes?
It is understood that the client or toolkit should implement this if it
wants to support such a feature.

- Scott

> Thanks.
> Yichao Yu
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