New clipboard proposal

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Tue Jan 4 17:03:25 EET 2005

On Tue, 2005-01-04 at 15:47 +0100, Kevin Krammer wrote:

> I can imagine two other solutions.
> A selection owner who likes to have its selection persist could ask the user 
> on exit if she wants the selection to remain and in this case start a small 
> selection handler that can convert the data but does not need to provide any 
> means of data manipulation.
> My guess is that this is something Microsoft's Office is doing when it asks if 
> you want to keep your clipboard.

I hope you are aware that this solution has already been implemented
in GTK, see


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