When will we have a clipboard that works?

Marc Deslauriers marcdeslauriers at videotron.ca
Thu Nov 23 03:11:49 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-22 at 09:17 +0700, Chanchao wrote:
> I'd like to have a clipboard that just works.  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.

Uhm...it does "just work".

> I.e., the clipboard not losing it's marbles after closing the
> application/window you copied stuff from. 

Works for me. I open gedit, select a line of text, copy it to the
clipboard, close gedit, and I can paste it anywhere.

> I would also like to ditch the old 'X' type auto-copy of stuff when
> selecting things.   This is just evil, like try to paste a URL or Google
> search term into Firefox.. to delete whatever was in there, most people
> would select it and then paste.. but in selecting it, it replaces the
> clipboard contents.

I do it all the time. I select the url already there, right-click, and
select "paste"...works every time.

What exactly are you doing that is not working?


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