Re: [dev] [st] 0.1 Feedback - Was: A few small patches

From: Antoni Grzymala <>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2011 20:53:33 +0200

Ethan Grammatikidis dixit (2011-04-04, 17:23):

> > In my standard X environment most programs accept the convention,
> > that MMB *and* shift-insert insert the selection, while whichever
> > program supports the clipboard it has some clipboard shortcut (and
> > those two do not overlap).
> I just tested with 2 Gtk apps - mousepad (XFCE editor) and Opera. In
> both, shift-insert inserts the clipboard not the selection. I don't
> know whether to say "some standard" or hate on Gtk.

Yeah, gtk2/opera only insert the selection with middle mouse click.

> Shift-insert does insert the selection in rxvt, at least, but it
> would be much more useful to me if it inserted the clipboard as
> Opera doesn't change the selection if you select with the keyboard
> or copy a link.

That's why I have the mod4-c shortcut – exactly for turning
opera-copied links into a shift-insert insertable selection.

> This selection business is all FUBARED, and I blame Gtk in the first
> place for not doing applying any rational thought to the situation
> more than 10 years ago.

Selection seems to have been treated as X legacy stuff, without ever
being given much though, unfortunately.


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