Ubuntu and the clipboard

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Thu Sep 28 18:32:31 UTC 2006

cl at isbd.net wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 10:18:49AM -0300, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> In any case, the ctrl-C/ctrl-V buffer is distinct from the buffer used
>> for copying selected text (at least in klipper - I believe it's the same
>> in gnome), in some way I've never really understood, and I frequently
>> make use of both.
> The different buffers used by different cut/pastes are just there to
> confuse us I think!  :-)
yes.  As an example of what I mean, earlier today I needed to copy two
passages from one window into another.  I selected the first passage, and
copied it with ctrl-C, then I selected the second passage with the mouse,
went to the second window, pasted the second selection with the middle
mouse button, then used ctrl-V to paste the original selection.  If I need
to use more, then I have to use klipper which is keeping track of the last
10 or so selections, but this minimizes keystrokes and mouse moves for the
case where there are just two selections.

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