X cutbuffer question.
jes at martnet.com
Wed Mar 14 02:03:06 UTC 2007
Steven W. Orr wrote:
> ... Later on, I copy other text (not related) and try to paste that.
> Instead I get the old tinyURL and not the text I just copied.
> Can someone explain this to me?
Here's another good reference:
And the gist of it:
| The correct behavior can be summarized as follows: CLIPBOARD works
| just like the clipboard on Mac or Windows; it only changes on
| explicit cut/copy. PRIMARY is an "easter egg" for expert users,
| regular users can just ignore it; it's normally pastable only via
So there are two completely independent "buffers" available on a modern
CLIPBOARD is used by Ctrl+C/X/V
PRIMARY is used whenever you select text and can be pasted using the
middle mouse button.
Older X applications may only support PRIMARY.
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