Kubuntu annoyances (check list)

Freddie Cash fcash-ml at sd73.bc.ca
Tue Apr 11 18:38:20 UTC 2006

On Mon, April 10, 2006 5:00 pm, Gary W. Swearingen wrote:
> "Freddie Cash" <fcash-ml at sd73.bc.ca> writes:
>> That's why you use an intelligent terminal emulator that let's you
>>  highlight, right-click and select copy, then use either
>> right-click/paste or CTRL+v to paste.  You know, kind of like how
>>  Konsole works.  :)

> [snip]
>> Highlighting something with a mouse in a GUI environment should do
>>  nothing more than highlight the selection.  What you do with it
>> after

> Konsole doesn't work that way here, and I haven't changed KDE stuff.
>  Highlighting (click & drag or multi-click) seems to put it in both
> X's main selection buffer and the clipboard Klipper uses.  No need
> for right click.  Then shift-insert or button 2 (or 1 & 3) pastes.
> Ctrl-v seems to do nothing but ctrl-v.  Maybe kubunto has it
> configured differently than ubuntu.

Sorry, got my keypresses confused.  To paste into console apps running
in Konsole, you have to use Shift+Insert, not CTRL+v (as you noted).

And I have Klipper configured to ignore mouse selection, so nothing
goes to the clipboard unless I specifically tell it to go there.

> Let's just say it would good if such things could be easily
> configured.  Developers will do as they please, of course, but IMO
> when a default is a very debatable matter of opinion, it should
> follow Linux and Unix traditions, not MSFT traditions.

Sticking with tradition for no other reason than "it's tradition" or
"MS does it so we shouldn't" is no reason at all.  :)  As long as it
is configurable to the way I work, though, it doesn't really matter to
me what the defaults are.  And as long as the defaults are easy to
change.  :)

Freddie Cash, LPCI-1 CCNT CCLP        Helpdesk / Network Support Tech.
School District 73                    (250) 377-HELP [377-4357]
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