Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Mon May 16 19:16:37 BST 2011

On Monday, 2011-05-16, Shaun Reich wrote:
> On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de> wrote:
> so I have to wonder wether the standard
> > copy/paste actions still work and selection via keyboard.
> I don't think e.g. ctrl-c, v, works  globally between different
> applications. Which is actually mostly why klipper is pretty much
> necessary.

As Esben said, clipboards are provided by X11, Klipper adds functionality on 
top of that.

> This is only "necessary" on X11. So yes, I suppose for modularization
> efforts, klipper is sort of a dead weight and more of an extra app
> kind of thing just trying to overcome X's brokenness. On Windows, Mac,
> and toasters everywhere, it isn't necessary and doesn't make a whole
> lot of sense imo.
> That isn't to say that it isn't a useful app, naturally it is. Just
> one that I feel is not core to non-X11 platforms.

Which is why it is in kdebase-workspace and not in runtime or apps.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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