Clipboard problems (yes, again)

Andras Mantia amantia at
Thu Oct 31 10:38:30 GMT 2002

On 2002. October 31., Thursday 12:20, Lubos Lunak wrote:
>  Hmm, I see it this way: Either somebody finally tells me a reasonable
> argument for keeping the syncing, or I'll remove it soon.

One thing that bother me without sincing is when you use the keyboard to 
select and want to copy it to another place. I almost always forget to invoke 
Copy in this case. Eg. open a document in let's say Kate, select all with 
Ctrl-A, and now according to my reflexes MMB or Shift-Insert shoud paste the 
just selected text into a new document/place. But of course it doesn't 
instead it pastes what is in the selection. I understand that it is logical 
as the keyboard selection != mouse selection. But actually this may be which 
confuses a lot of people. If we define selection as "Selection with mouse" or 
"Mouse selection" it may be more understandable for people that the MMB works 
only for text selected with mouse and that by selecting something (with 
keyboard) will not move the selected text in the clipboard automatically. 
 On the other hand selecting a text with mouse and pasting with keyboard even 
if it is not consistent, it's useful (select text, switch to another app with 
keyboard, and paste the text there. There is no need to move the mouse after 
the selection, so it may be faster in some situations). 

Just my thoughts,

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