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Re: [vox-tech] Pasting From Netscape
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Re: [vox-tech] Pasting From Netscape



On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, William Kendrick wrote:

> Jeff said:
> > 
> > Do you know of a good place to read about this process... preferably on
> > the Web?
> 
> I'll dig up my Xlib books tonight and give you some function names to
> search for on the web. :)
> 
> <snip>
> > > If another program "gets the selection," the X server tells the current
> > > owner "someone else grabbed the selection," at which point the program,
> > > say, usually unhighlights the text.  (in GTK+ apps, they often change
> > > the highlight to something with less contrast).
> > 
> > "Usually"?  I haven't found this to be "usual" at
> > all.  (click... click... click... three copies of the data appear)
> 
> Hrm.. open two Xterms.  Highlight some text in one.  Highlight some
> text in the other.  Notice how the text in the first window becomes
> unhighlighted at the same time the text in the other becomes highlit. :)

Oh... I misunderstood... sorry.

> > I find that highlight-based selections don't allow me as much freedom to
> > make a place for my paste as having an explicit Copy operator like Alt-C
> > does.  For example, I see an interesting URL, select it, go to Netscape,
> > left-click at the beginning or end of the URL that is already present, and
> > then select and delete the previous URL.  Using an explicit copy command,
> > I can select, Copy, select the old URL, optionally delete itand
> > Paste, or just Paste and the old URL is replaced.  The inability to select
> > again before pasting is very noticeable to me.
> 
> Yes, that's irritating.  However, button-2 pasting almost makes up for it ;)

Hmmm... hadn't played with that, since it doesn't work from an xterm,
where the majority of my work is done.

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