Standardized keyboard shortcut to paste PRIMARY?

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Sun Feb 18 12:13:37 PST 2007

On Sun, 2007-02-18 at 19:36 +0100, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Laurence Darby wrote:
> >> Because PRIMARY is a mouse-only thing. You set it with the mouse and
> >> you paste it with the mouse too.
> >
> >Selecting text with the keyboard sets PRIMARY, and Shift-insert will
> >paste it, but only in non GTK/QT apps.  So saying PRIMARY is a mouse
> >only thing is just plain wrong.
> Current best practice is that just selecting text with the keyboard should 

Traditionally, PRIMARY has _always_ corresponded to the visible
selection. I don't see how breaking that rule is suddenly best practise.

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