[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste
Marko.Macek at gmx.net
Tue Aug 19 08:46:27 EEST 2003
Jason Gurtz wrote:
> On 8/18/2003 12:46 AM, Reilly Burke wrote:
>>This is another REALLY BIG Linux annoyance. I'm a desktop kind of guy,
>>and I like to cut/copy and paste all day long. But Linux has really
>>really bad cut/copy and paste [...]
> Actualy, Linux and other UNIXen have pretty good cut/copy and paste
> *provided* you have a 3 button mouse. Both in X and using GPM in the
> console, simply selecting text with the first button copies that into
> the buffer and third button pastes.
This is not cut/copy/paste. It works differently from Ctrl+XVC and is
completely separate from it. It really annoys me when people advertize
this as cut&paste.
Technical explanation here:
It would be really good if there was a standard way to disable this
behavior globally for all applications.
There are some important applications that confuse this, like xterm
(still the best terminal emulator). It uses Shift+Ins to paste primary
selection and doesn't support the clipboard at all.
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