[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Aug 20 00:07:58 EEST 2003

On Tuesday 19 August 2003 21:14, John Meacham wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 03:35:13PM +0200, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> > Without it the user has to know about the secret that selecting
> > anything will destroy his clipboard content.
> But this is a single 'secret' global to the enviornment.
> the other secret was a keybinding which had to be learned on an
> app-by-app  basis.

No, it is app-by-app basis as well.
Unless I really misinterpreted your previous postings, you said that only 
those apps overwrite CLIPBOARD with PRIMARY that do not have a separate 
copy to CLIPBOARD mechnism.
So I understand that the user again has to learn on an app-to-app basis 
which applications do not provide CLIPBOARD explicitly.

> the whole point of this excersize is to make cut-n-paste EASY and
> FUNCTIONAL for new users.  to do that one needs to be able to answer
> questions like

Where does Having some apps act differently make it easier?

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