[ILUG] X clipboard weirdness
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Mon Apr 19 12:45:05 IST 2004
On Monday 19 April 2004 09:30, Dermot McGahon wrote:
> > Could you quote one sentence from this paper then
> > that explains in normal English what is meant by any of these terms?
> The paper does exactly what it says and explains in a thousand
> words or less how X selection works.
In other words you can't.
> > Select works, but pasting does not work in many KDE and GNOME
> > applications.
> Ok, you know what is happening, but you don't know why, and
> instead of finding out yourself you are either, expecting me
> to tell you why, or are content to complain about the situation
> without doing anything about it.
I don't recall asking you to do anything.
I simply observed that cut-and-paste does not always work,
as you seemed mistakenly to believe.
I also pointed out what does always work for me, with KDE-3.2.1,
namely selecting the text to paste from the clipboard (klipper).
I certainly have no intention of studying the KDE source code,
if that is what you are suggesting.
Life is too short.
> Can I check something?
> You're selecting text using the mouse, and then using either
> the middle mouse button or button-1/button-2 pressed together
> to paste?
Yes. My laptop (Sony Picturebook C1VFK) has a middle button,
and I would start by trying that.
This always works, incidentally, within the same window,
eg when editing a document.
> I sympathise that this isn't working the way you want it to
> just at the moment. Maybe KDE4 will be better.
I doubt it.
In any case, it doesn't particularly worry me.
I find KDE, with KMail, KNode, etc, very good
and would recommend them to anyone.
(I tried Gnome for a time, on religious grounds,
but came to the conclusion it was not aimed at me.)
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