Ubuntu and the clipboard

sebastien scamot2004 at gmx.at
Thu Sep 28 12:36:30 UTC 2006

wow what a tip ! I did not know ! Great ! ! ! ! !
wonderful ! how poverful !

THANKS Chris !

> In the 'normal' Unix/Linux way of doing things:-
>     Selected text (i.e. text marked by dragging with button 1) is
>     automatically put in the buffer.
>     You then paste the text by pressing the 'middle' button (often
>     emulated by pressing both buttons if you only have two).
> This avoids all keyboard interaction at all and (at least to my mind)
> is much more logical.  Why involve the keyboard at all?  You *have* to
> use the mouse to select the text and probably also to say where it is
> to be pasted so involving the keyboard inevitably means more hand
> movement is required than if only the mouse is used.

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