Clipboard management

David Faure dfaure at
Wed May 5 22:49:30 EEST 2004

On Wednesday 05 May 2004 20:31, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 of May 2004 18:13, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-05-04 at 09:51, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> > The one thing we need to specify though is that the clipboard manager
> > must not try to harvest well-known side effect targets, like DELETE,
> > INSERT_SELECTION. I guess application/x-kde-cutselection is also a side
> > effect target, right ?
>  Actually, I'm not sure what x-kde-cutselection is exactly, I don't know that 
> code. 

It's a kind of boolean, that is set when "cutting" files in the Konqueror file manager.
You select a few files, then "cut" them.
Then you go to another window/directory/process and "paste".
At that point it needs to know if the files were "copied" or "cut", to choose between
doing a "copy" or a "move".

If there's a more standard way to do that, I'd be glad to hear it :)

David Faure, faure at, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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