[LUNI] RE: One more thing -- KDE
noesis at darktide.com
Sat Nov 9 17:07:01 CST 2002
I'm in full agreement.
The perfect example of where the traditional "highlight to copy"
method is irritating is while working in the address bar of a browser.
If you have something in your clipboard that you wish to paste into
the address bar but must delete the current URL in it - often times
one will highlight the url and hit delete. The problem with that
on a system that uses "highlight to copy," is that when you highlight
the current URL the URL you wanted to paste in the address box is lost.
There are plenty of other examples. It is nice to see Ctrl+C been
used more commonly in X.
On Sat, 09 Nov 2002 16:30:09 -0600
Larry Garfield <lgarfiel at students.depaul.edu> wrote:
> 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
> something else.
> 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:
> > http://www.newplanetsoftware.com/xdnd/supporters.html
> > 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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