Ubuntu and the clipboard
tuxman at knology.net
Thu Sep 28 17:02:25 UTC 2006
Thanks for teaching me this. Cool.
But, what if you want to copy something, and later, paste it. Seems that
CTRL/C and CTRL/V have an advantage there.
BTW, CTRL/C and CTRL/V was on the Mac from the beginning, well the CMD
version anyway, and could have been around earlier in the Lisa or
Xerox's Star, which I never saw personally.
cl at isbd.net wrote:
> I personally find the whole CTRL/C and CTRL/V way of cutting and
> pasting incredibly clumsy. It's a Windows invention anyway and thus
> is (to my mind) cobbled on top of the correct Unix/Linux way of doing
> 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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