Keyboard Selection and the Copy/Paste Buffer
otaylor at redhat.com
Thu Jun 24 07:31:28 EEST 2004
On Wed, 2004-06-23 at 15:50, Jamethiel Knorth wrote:
> For examples of where this is currently being done differently:
> OpenOffice: treats mouse and keyboard selections the same.
> Mozilla: treats mouse and keyboard selections the same.
> Qt Widgets: ignore keyboard selections.
> GTK Widgets: fail on both keyboard and mouse selections.
Fail how? To my knowledge GTK+ corresponds 100% to the explanation as
currently posted. (Which makes no difference between mouse and
Now, we could argue whether the spec is the right user behavior,
and in fact you can find a lot of discussion of that in the
archives of the list...
> AbiWord: treats mouse and keyboard selections the same.
> KWrite: treats mouse and keyboard selections the same.
> The GIMP: fails on keyboard selections.
> KWord: ignores keyboard selections.
> This is a significant inconsistency problem in how the cut/copy/paste buffer
> is treated, and it is apparently not addressed anywhere.
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