[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste

Brenden T. brenden at rcsis.com
Sat Aug 23 08:47:23 EEST 2003

George wrote:

>commands into the CLIPBOARD.  The selection thing has a lot of problems
>and can't be quite implemented everywhere (for example it will pretty
>much always conflict on emulators such as wine, where middle click might
>be bound to something else, though perhaps this can be ignored since
>most windows boxes don't have middle click ... I don't know)

Windows workstations with a mouse wheel tend to bind the middle mouse 
button to a "mouse" scroll function which is actually very convenient 
for viewing long documents, including source code files.  This happened 
kinda recently, about 4 years ago is when I first saw it.

More information about the xdg mailing list