[UFO Chicago] Whining about XWindows

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Dec 3 19:16:41 PST 2007

On Monday 03 December 2007, Brian Sobolak wrote:
> > On Sunday 02 December 2007, Brian Sobolak wrote:
> >> There are many things I hate about X.
> >>
> >> Top of my list: the whole copy and paste thing.
> >>
> >> It annoys me to no end that in order to paste between applications I
> >> have
> >> to use the mouse.  Yuck.
> >>
> >> That is all.
> On Mon, December 3, 2007 1:02 am, Larry Garfield wrote:
> > This is a problem I have not had in... 3 years?  4 years?  Some large
> > number?
> So what magic do you use?  X just reads your mind and magically places
> text where you want it to go?
> brian

Both Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V and highlight-middle click both just work the way they're 
supposed to?

The problem in the past was different apps that used different clip board temp 
spaces, mostly between gtk and Qt/KDE apps not recognizing each other's clip 
boards.  I've not had that problem in a long time, though, that I can recall.  
I do use about 95% KDE apps, but even then it hasn't been an issue in a long 

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