[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste

Havoc Pennington hp at redhat.com
Wed Aug 20 16:50:49 EEST 2003

On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 02:37:57PM +1000, John Ryland wrote: 
> I have a suggestion. The selections thing seems wrong. Left click drag selects 
> text, no problem, but shouldn't copy IMHO.

It doesn't copy. It doesn't affect CLIPBOARD at all. Just ignore the
existence of PRIMARY entirely and you'll be fine.
> Also there should be only one clipboard IMHO. Whether I select text with the 
> mouse or if I press Ctrl+XCV or Ctrl+Ins,Shift+Ins/Del, or right click for a 
> context menu, or use the application menu, they should all copy and paste the 
> same, period.

Yes, there is only one clipboard. Selecting text doesn't affect
it. All those other things should affect the clipboard.


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