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Re: reforming gpbs

From: Eric Christopherson
Subject: Re: reforming gpbs
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 15:40:50 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.4i

On Tue, Jul 29, 2003 at 02:21:40PM -0600, Aredridel wrote:
> > While we are talking about reforming gpbs, I would like to ask something
> > that's been bothering me for some time: Does GNUstep handle selection and 
> > cut
> > buffers in a "proper" way?
> I think it does not.  It does appear to get the selection and cut buffer
> backwards.
> One thing that, I think, would make selections more useful is actually
> using SECONDARY:
> If the destination of the paste-from-selection (middle-mouse) event is
> within the boundary of the PRIMARY selection, then replace the selection
> with the contents of SECONDARY if it exists.  If your app loses PRIMARY,
> put that into SECONDARY instead.
> Nice and simple, and would make mousing cut-and-paste much more useful
> -- you could actually "paste over" something without reaching for the
> keyboard.  In the URL bar of a browser, this is particularly relevant.

That's a great idea, and one I've had before, although I never found a way
to articulate it. I would expect some resistance to it though, since it's
fairly unusual. *thinks back to the context menu debate...* :)

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