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Re: Cut, Copy, Paste Nightmare



Les Mikesell wrote:
On Wed, 2006-05-31 at 11:54 -0700, Gordon Messmer wrote:

So, basically, there are two clipboards in X. If you select text with the mouse, you can paste it with the middle button. If you use the "copy" menu item (or ctrl+c), you can paste it with the "paste" menu item (or ctrl+v). As long as you don't try to mix the two, like expecting "paste" to insert something that you selected with the mouse, you should be fine.

That's a little confusing. Almost everywhere the keyboard versions
of copy/paste work there is also a right-mouse menu that works
the same way as the keyboard

That's what I said.

, so the distinction isn't between using
the mouse and the keyboard

That's not what I said.

Since many applications need
the keystrokes for something else, you'll have a lot fewer surprises
if you use the right-mouse method most places.

No, "many" applications don't use Ctrl+c/v or Ctrl/Shift+Ins for something other than copy and paste. For the most part, only terminal applications do that.


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