[LUNI] RE: One more thing -- KDE
lgarfiel at students.depaul.edu
Sat Nov 9 16:30:02 CST 2002
I believe the catch is that in KDE 3, KDE is moving more towards a
"highlight and hit Ctrl+C" rather than the traditional "any highlight
implies copy" methodology. That's actually a VERY GOOD THING, as for a
GRAPHICAL system where you are going to be highlighting text all the
time, having it act as a copy function as well can be very very
confusing. It makes sense in a limited graphical or text-mode setup
(like gpm on the console), where you won't really be highlighting text
for any other reason, but in a full GUI setup it is detrimental to the
use of the overall system.
Try using Ctrl+C to copy stuff, I'm sure you'll be able to paste it into
Jirsa, Jeff wrote:
> Cut and paste is part of the XDND (Drag-and-Drop Protocol for the X
> Window System. You can see the list of supporters and applications at:
> Hope that helps.
> That is another question I forgot:
> Can you cut and paste between all the desktop applications?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: abbey [mailto:abbey at abbeyink.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 1:17 PM
> To: Jirsa, Jeff
> Subject: One more thing -- KDE
> It just occurred to me, the one thing where KDE is downright frustrating --
> copy-and-paste from KDE to non-KDE applications and vice versa.
> If I receive a link in KMail, it opens in Konqueror, but I can't
> copy-and-paste it into Mozilla.
> If someone posts a link in IRC, I have some luck with copy-and-paste, but
> gAIM, forget it.
> That's something that could be a problem.
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