When will we have a clipboard that works?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Nov 22 16:08:54 UTC 2006

Stereotypical Rage wrote:

Please don't top-post.  
> Chanchao wrote:
>> I'd like to have a clipboard that just works.

It _does_ just work!

>> Similar to how it worked 
>> on my Commodore Amiga since 1986,  Windows since 3.1 or thereabouts, and
>> my mobile phone since the Nokia 7650.

OK, it doesn't (by default) work like that  :-)
>> No more clipboard-roulette in that you're never quite sure what gets
>> pasted!

> have you tried Glipper? http://glipper.sourceforge.net/ or Klipper for
> KDE?

Klipper, at least, doesn't (by default) resolve Chanchao's problem. 
However, if you select "synchronize clipboard & selection" in the klipper
config, I think you get the best of both worlds - it certainly eliminates
the clipboard roulette.  If you don't want the X-method of
clipboard-by-selection, then you can use "ignore selection". I expect
glipper is similar.  

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