On 2007-08-09 15:43:38 -0500, Dave Williss wrote:
> For me, middle mouse button makes the screen go dim and activates the
> Dashboard (annoying since I never use Dashboard). Option-Click does not
> paste for me.
Probably some preference that you can change...
> xev reports it as a KeyPress with a keycode of 66 and keysym of 0xff7e,
> You are right about it not Cmd-V not copying the text if you deselect it
> after Cmd-C. That just seems wrong. It's acting like Cmd-C just tells the
> Mac that X11 "owns" the clipboard selection, but doesn't actually copy it
> until another app does Ctrl-V. At that point, it asks X11 what the
> selection is and there isn't one any more.
Here Cmd-V in X11 just produces a beep (even if there's something to
paste from the Mac OS X clipboard or X clipboard). I suppose that it
is not used at all in X11 (possibly except in its own windows, like
"Customize Menu", but I haven't tried).
> Apple's X11 also seems to its copy/paste to and from the Mac clipboard on
> the X11 PRIMARY selection rather than the CLIPBOARD property of the root
> window, which I think is how most modern X apps do it (I may be mistaken
> though, it's been a while since I worked on that sort of thing).
Most modern X apps can use both, as described here:
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