[sf-lug] GNOME cut/paste/delete issue
grantbow at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 02:40:30 PDT 2010
Not sure if this helps, but parcellite is a gnome clipboard manager.
I don't think it's installed by default.
On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 1:18 AM, Bobbie Sellers <bliss at sfo.com> wrote:
> On 10/26/2010 08:49 PM, Alex Stahl wrote:
>> Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, my cut/paste behavior is
>> pretty hardwired into my hands after far too many years on Windoze. To its
>> credit, that OS always performed that task exactly as expected (of course,
>> it has myriad other overwhelming drawbacks).
>> Anyway, any chance you know which lib handles this behavior? Maybe I'll
>> get ambitious and fix it myself. Just wouldn't know which code to look at
>> in the first place.
> No chance at all that I know that information, Did a brief search on the
> Global, Application-spanning
> Clipboard and I find that it is working as it is supposed to do. But I so
> far have found nothing in
> the Gnome Help locally or on forums that covers that data. I would
> suspect best to go
> to find our what Gnome development is doing,
> Other than that I may check out the Kubuntu install with KDE 4.5.x and
> try to learn
> about other matters there, But Mandriva with the Gnome interface is
> adequate for
> me at this point as long as i remember to clear the clipboard by copying a
> text after having sensitive material on it. On KDE I used to simply open
> menu and clear it.
>> On Oct 26, 2010 8:43 PM, "Bobbie Sellers" <bliss at sfo.com
>> <mailto:bliss at sfo.com>> wrote:
>> > On 10/26/2010 05:23 PM, Alex Stahl wrote:
>> >> Hi Folks - Wondering if anyone's seen this problem, and if they might
>> >> know a solution:
>> >> Env:
>> >> -Ubuntu 10.04
>> >> -GNOME 2.30.2 (incl.)
>> >> If I cut a section of text (highlight, then ctrl-x), then highlight &
>> >> delete (via Delete key) another piece of text, then paste (ctrl-v), I
>> >> get the deleted text, not the cut text. I'm blaming GNOME since it
>> >> happens between various independent apps. I could perform the cut in
>> >> gedit, and the delete in netbeans, and the paste in an email, and I
>> >> get the same results. Oh, and it doesn't happen 100% of the time.
>> >> I haven't changed any mappings or keyboard shortcuts, and have even
>> >> triple-checked various preferences to ensure I hadn't accidentially
>> >> enabled this somehow or been pranked by IT. Nope, everything's
>> >> default and nothing I can find indicates that this behavior is enabled.
>> >> I'll spare the list my rant about how offensive this is, both to a
>> >> user and to the linux philosophy (why is 'delete' doing two things and
>> >> acting like cut?!?); suffice to say it's driving me nuts. Has anyone
>> >> observed this and/or have any ideas on how to fix it?
>> >> Thanks,
>> >> Alex
>> > I have noticed that clipboard in Gnome is far less versatile than
>> > in KDE,
>> > In KDE you can directly access the contents and deliberately erase
>> > all of the entries.
>> > I don't see anyway to change this behavior though I will keep looking.
>> > This clipboard is about as good as the one in AmigaOS 1.3 which didn't
>> > noticeably improve by AOS 3.9.
>> > However for a work-around you might try selecting the text you
>> > wish to replace then doing the paste directly into the selected area.
>> > This works for me and seems to keep the replaced text out
>> > of the clipboard.
>> > later
>> > bliss
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