Standardized keyboard shortcut to paste PRIMARY?

James Cloos cloos at
Mon Feb 19 11:53:02 PST 2007

>>>>> "Thiago" == Thiago Macieira <thiago at> writes:

Thiago> Because PRIMARY is a mouse-only thing. You set it with the
Thiago> mouse and you paste it with the mouse too.

No it most certainly is not.

Shift-Ins is the standard key to paste PRIMARY, and Control-Ins is
the standard key to copy something selected via the keyboard to
PRIMARY.  And they have been the standard since late last century.

There is no good reason to ignore that convention.

SECONDARY, incdently, is to be pasted via Alt-Shift-Ins and copied
to via Alt-Ctrl-Ins, to completely follow the standard.  Though, I
must say, I cannot remember the last time I used SECONDARY at all....

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