Martin Costabel wrote:
> Scott Buchanan wrote:
>> I have to add that I too no longer have this problem. I copy and
>> paste back and forth all the time. Admittedly I use mostly the xterm
>> and vi but even our own software, which we are running under X11, has
>> no problem with this.
>> To go X11 - Aqua I just use the normal command-C/Command-V.
> One of the problems I have with this is that most of the time Command-C
> in X11 applications - even in a simple xterm - does stictly nothing.
Good. forcing a user to play with the keyboard to do a simple mouse select is a
bad UI design. Selecting text should make it available for pasting.
> subsequent Command-V in Aqua will paste whatever was in the paste buffer
> before. Often, but not always, choosing the Edit->Copy menu entry (which
> is supposed to be the same as Command-C) works when Command-C does not.
>> To go Aqua - X11 I use Command-C/middle mouse button, which is what I
>> use within X11 anyway.
> This works for me for some X11 windows, but not for others, sometimes
> from the same application. It usually works for copying into an xterm,
> so for copying into other X11 windows I keep an open xterm around as an
> intermediate copy buffer.
> All this has improved from the first X11 beta, where copying from and to
> Aqua was basically impossible, but it is still extremely annoying.
>> I've stopped thinking about this. In fact I end up using the middle
>> mouse button to paste in Terminal.app also.
Middle mouse paste is the X11 standard - always has been. But it doesn't always
work. Instead some UI designer decided it was better to drop the mouse, hit an
obscure keyboard combination (I don't see a connection between a 'V' and the
word paste) and then move you hand back to the mouse. I can't think of a worse
>> Does this not work for everyone?
> No. I have long ago given up on trying to find out in which situation
> this works as advertised and why in many cases it doesn't.
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