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Re: Improving X selection?

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: Re: Improving X selection?
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 09:03:23 +0100
User-agent: Mozilla-Thunderbird (X11/20080724)

David Hansen wrote:

> I just thought that using "Shift+Insert" for *clipboard* operations may
> make things even worse.  AFAIK it's the default for GTK+ apps and some
> other X apps to paste the *selection*.

Shift-insert seems to be pasting clipboard, not primary on gtk+ 2.x apps
on my system (tested gimp, gedit), just like C-v in those apps.
(They paste primary with middle click).  It's possible gtk 1.x is
different, but I don't have any gtk 1.x apps handy to test...

OTOH, the original xterm's shift-insert does paste primary.  At least
unless you set its "select to clipboard" option, which apparently
implies "paste from clipboard" (but also makes xterm propagate the
selection to the clipboard instead of primary as the name suggests).

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