Subject: Re: bug with clipboard
From: Andrew Dunbar (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Nov 22 2001 - 08:20:26 CST
--- Rui Miguel Seabra <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On
Thu, 2001-11-22 at 04:20, Andrew Dunbar wrote:
> > > If we support unix style copy and paste, we
> > > clear the clipboard
> > > just because the selection is gone.
> > > It is counter intuitive, specially in the unix
> > > environment. I do not
> > > know how this behaves in platforms where that
> > > behaviour is not standard
> > > (but imho we should always support the unix way
> > > feasible since it's
> > > more user friendly to select (autocopy) and
> > > than select, copy, and
> > > finally paste).
> > This sounds counterintuitive on all platforms I've
> > used: *nix, Windows, Mac, and even Amiga!
> What, select (thus copying) and paste?
> Then you most certainly haven't been using any sort
> of unix.
> This is standard behaviour in almost all (if not
> all) X servers.
> It is extremely userfriendly, and it is also one of
> the things I hate
> the most not having it in other platforms.
> Maybe you didn't understand the behaviour.
> 1 open an xterm, type some text. select that
> 2 click the middle button of the mouse, there
> you go, pasted text.
> 3--inf click the middle button of the mouse again,
> there you go, pasted
> This works in almost any X aplication.
> But abiword... only does steps 1 and 2, and I have
> found out why.
> It absurdly clears the clipboard.
Oh thanks for the clarification, rms.
It seems that the bit that sounded unintuitive to me
was the bit about clearing the clipboard. Do other
OSes really do this??!
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