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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 12:45 pm    Post subject: Getting copy/paste behavior under control Reply with quote

After switching over from Windows quite a while back, the one thing I never have been able to get used to is the way *nix handles copy and paste. First, there are two different buffers, depending on if you select text with your mouse or if you actually press "ctrl-C" to copy something to the buffer. Next, not all applications seem to want to share a common set of buffers. (gtk vs. qt apps, for instance, vim for another) Finally, I would prefer that Gentoo use an explicit copy, rather than an implicit one. (meaning nothing gets copied to the buffer unless I tell it to)

Has anyone found a way to get Gentoo to copy and paste exactly like windows does? (one common buffer, explicit copy, etc.)

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Answered my own question. For anyone that's interested:

http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/clipboards.txt

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