[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste
kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Wed Aug 20 00:26:52 EEST 2003
On Tuesday 19 August 2003 22:24, John Meacham wrote:
> it shall be possible to transfer text from any app to any app via
Anyone know any other app than Windows programs running in Wine which do
not accept PRIMARY pastes by mouse but do accept CLIPBOARD pastes?
> If you have an app without explicit copy then you must add it.
If you want you application to be a text source for CLIPBOARD, implement a
> or LESS PREFERENTIALLY do something else, but only if you
> have very very good reason.
That would be "You can hack around recommendations and let all other
applications looks broken if you have a good reason for it", wouldn't it?
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 12:49:55PM -0700, George wrote:
> > So you propose solving it by having different UI mechanisms in
> > different apps. How the hell do I know as a user that wine app is
> > different from xterm? The clipboard.txt does mention the selection
> > PRIMARY thing as an "easter egg" for technical users. Apps should
> > then just support explicit cut and paste using the CLIPBOARD. The
> > PRIMARY thing can stay in as "an easter egg" that need not even be
> > documented much. If PRIMARY is kept separate as it should be, then it
> > does not interfere with apps properly using CLIPBOARD.
> just saying PRIMARY is an easter egg doesn't work if there are apps
> where it is the ONLY mechanism for selection/pasting. this is what I am
> trying to fix. so that we MAY tell people it is an alternate method
> which is never necisary.
If an application is just accessible through PRIMARY, it will just look
like not being able to copy&paste to normal users.
People are used to applications like that, but they are not used to having
their clipboard contents changed without having issued a command to do
Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at>
Developer at the Kmud Project http://www.kmud.de/
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