An addition to the clipboard specification
thiago at kde.org
Fri Apr 14 22:46:03 EEST 2006
Toni Ruottu wrote:
>I'm hoping Freedesktop.org clipboard specification/explanation  could
>be extended to cover the behavior described in a bug report  filed by
>Zack Weinberg for GTK+. The description doesn't conflict with the
>current specification in any way, while it gives a sane and consistent
>way of handling PRIMARY.
I agree with his item #3, but I strongly oppose to #4. If you require that
functionality, it's fairly simple to run a PRIMARY-CLIPBOARD synchroniser
program. As for #1, it should be clear that's in response to
mouse-events. Keyboard events (as in shift+left when making a selection)
should not set the PRIMARY.
This effectly makes PRIMARY a mouse-only entity and CLIPBOARD a
keyboard-only entity (not considering clicking on cut/copy/paste menus).
This is, of course, my strongly biased opinion, based on how I currently
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