[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste

Marko Macek Marko.Macek at gmx.net
Thu Aug 21 21:27:53 EEST 2003


Mike Hearn wrote:

> The main problems with the clipboard IMHO are:
> - It doesn't persist *anywhere*, meaning that if you cut something to
> the clipboard intending to paste it later and you have a power cut, it's
> gone.

Well, for files windows does something different, it just marks the file 
as "about to be deleted" and doesn't do anything with it until it's 
pasted somewhere else.

It might be interesting to do this consistently everywhere, even for 
text... There's always "delete" for actual deletion.


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