When will we have a clipboard that works?
kristian at zimmer428.net
Thu Nov 30 07:46:23 UTC 2006
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> 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.
FWIW, I want to stand up for the "old 'X' type auto-copy" here, as this
is an incredibly powerful and handy mechanism once you really got used
to it. Been using X for most of my computer life right now, I still once
in a while catch myself just selecting something in some Windows XP
environment, clicking middle-mouse-button somewhere else, wondering why
I don't see the desired effect (having the selection posted there).
However, talking about the clipboard, possibly two things might be
- - It should be configurable to provide either X-based or "non-X-based"
(CTRL+C/CTRL+V) behaviour, so one can choose what sort of clipboard to use.
- - It should be concise in using _either one_ of the two options but not
_both_. Right now, sometimes I experience strange situations seeing that
some applications prefer using the "non-X" way or the "X" way or both,
which sometimes feels strange.
Kristian Rink * http://zimmer428.net * http://flickr.com/photos/z428/
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