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Posted Nov 9, 2011 22:59 UTC (Wed) by zzxtty (subscriber, #45175)
what middle button does
Posted Nov 10, 2011 1:29 UTC (Thu) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
It's select / paste-current-selection
These are distinct, one uses PRIMARY the other uses CLIPBOARD, except when running broken applications [or in the case of early Qt, a whole toolkit] that were designed by people who didn't know how this stuff works and tried to "fix" it to work how they thought it was supposed to, rather than reading the documentation and being enlightened.
(Or in the case of X-chat, they're copying a Windows app, which in turn cloned a Unix app which Windows users thought was "copying" data when it was selected... sigh)
Posted Nov 10, 2011 4:42 UTC (Thu) by deepfire (subscriber, #26138)
In any case, I don't see how you added (refined, clarified) anything to the core thrust of his message.
And yes, I'm absolutely sure, that the details of PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD uses in Gnome 3 are technically impeccable.
Posted Nov 22, 2011 0:40 UTC (Tue) by tialaramex (subscriber, #21167)
Language Log provides a long stream of examples of people complaining of this or that "mistake" or "modernism" in English when in fact the supposed "error" can be traced back to impeccable English writers from centuries previous.
Most of the time it doesn't help, people go along believing that they're right and the whole world is wrong. But once in a while, just often enough to give hope, someone says "Oh, I see, how embarrassing" and learns a little bit more about the world.
Posted Nov 10, 2011 10:34 UTC (Thu) by zzxtty (subscriber, #45175)
Ctrl + c was always used to send a SIGINT to a program, I always thought it odd when window managers started copying windows keyboard shortcuts.
I'm now trying to remember how we did handle copy/paste back in the days of twm/fvwm/olvwm, I seem to recall a whole bunch of clipboards that never kept in sync. The History of Copy and Paste - there's a book title for you, granted it probably won't be a best seller.
Posted Nov 25, 2011 19:33 UTC (Fri) by jospoortvliet (subscriber, #33164)
Posted Nov 10, 2011 21:26 UTC (Thu) by cortana (subscriber, #24596)
It's also neat how you can launch a terminal by hitting the Windows key (or Alt+F1) and just typing 'term' and hitting enter. Same for launching or switching to any other application.
Posted Nov 10, 2011 23:15 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
<p>This is a common misconception that this has something to do with 3d, probably because of all the wacky compiz effects, but this is really only about having GPU acceleration or not. In the next version they are no longer blacklisting Gallium/llvmpipe for accelerated graphics using the main CPU so you should be able to get the same graphics even without a working GPU, although offloading to a GPU is best.
Posted Nov 11, 2011 6:55 UTC (Fri) by Frej (subscriber, #4165)
So Meta+ter+enter should launch terminal. I doubt it orders by most used though, so if u install something else you might need one more key, but i can be fixed. It's pretty nice since it works without setting up keyboard shortcuts. Most would never do that.
I had the same binding on gnome2 ;)
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