[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue Aug 19 16:35:13 EEST 2003

On Tuesday 19 August 2003 13:42, Richard Boulton wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-08-19 at 12:09, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> > Hash: SHA1
> >
> > > 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.
> Two problems with that:
>      i) It requires users to know about some secret method for
>         putting the copy into the clipboard. Secret in the sense that

Without it the user has to know about the secret that selecting anything 
will destroy his clipboard content.

If an application does not provide any obvious way to cut/copy it won't 
occur to the user that he can cut/copy from there, like it would be on 
systems without PRIMARY selection.

IMHO its more or less a decision by the application developer. If he does 
not want to support both methods, he does not have to.
If he wants to support both, he should do it in a way that lets other 
developers make that decision for their applications.

As for terminal which can not use keyboard shortcuts, how about a context 


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Developer at the Kmud Project http://www.kmud.de/
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