Clipboard problems (yes, again)

Jason Wood jasonwood at
Thu Oct 31 10:11:46 GMT 2002

On Thursday 31 Oct 2002 9:58 am, David Faure wrote:
> On Thursday 31 October 2002 10:47, Hasso Tepper wrote:
> > Lubos Lunak:
> > > Hmm, I see it this way: Either somebody finally tells me a
> > > reasonable argument for keeping the syncing, or I'll remove it
> > > soon. The chances for persuading me on the automatic
> > > selection->clipboard syncing are much higher than on the both-way
> > > or opposite-way syncing. Since I don't think we'll get the whole
> > > system right for 3.1, the chances also increase for keeping the
> > > modes only for 3.1 (preferably with a warning somewhere though),
> > > and removing later.
> >
> > Paste to Konsole from clipboard is Shit+Insert, from selection
> > Ctrl+Shift+Insert. Why it is this way? Syncing was the only way for
> > my coworkers using KDE to get back old behavior "select something
> > with mouse and paste it with Shift+Insert" they were using for years.
> > Or I just don't know other way to do it? Is there any other way?
> If they select with the mouse, why don't they paste with the mouse (MMB)?
> This feels much more consistent than "select with mouse, paste with
> Shift+Insert".

Not konsole, but in general :

In apps where the middle mouse button moves the cursor to the mouse position 
(open office, kjots, etc.) it is easier to Ctrl-V than to micro-position the 
mouse in the correct place before clicking, especially if you have "focus 
follows mouse" as you window manager preference, which means you can select, 
flick your wrist to the right window and press Ctrl-V to paste.


Jason Wood
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