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Re: clipboard/selection: customization vs. rebinding

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: Re: clipboard/selection: customization vs. rebinding
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 06:12:44 +0100
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On 27/06/11 16:59, Chong Yidong wrote:
David De La Harpe Golden<address@hidden>  writes:

I propose for 24 binding mouse-2 back to mouse-yank-at-click but with
the addition of boolean customization to control the precise behaviour
to allow the desired fd.o-type behaviour.

It's a tough decision.  It's true that mouse-yank-at-click has fringe
bindings, so anyone who wants the old behavior would need to rebind
those too, which is a nuisance.

However, if we introduce a boolean to control mouse-yank-at-click, that
makes it harder for users to have both mouse yank behaviors available
(by binding mouse-yank-at-click and mouse-yank-primary to different
keys)---unless we introduce yet another command that unconditionally
yanks from the kill ring, which I think is not worth the complication.

Hmm. actually, that command sort of already exists in the form of the existing mount-yank-at-click? It really "yanks from the kill-ring" - though that process can check the system clipboard and/or primary and pushing them onto the kill ring, according to x-select-enable-primary and x-select-enable-clipboard.

So just introducing a new mouse-yank-at-click that redirects to one of mouse-yank-primary or mouse-yank-last-kill (the old mouse-yank-at-click, renamed) depending on a customization, does achieve what I was proposing. Though you may still think it too messy / not worth the complication.

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