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Copy/paste in Linux/wxWidgets

From: Cay Horstmann <cay@horstmann.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 15:56:54 -0700
Message-ID: <42B5F836.8090208@horstmann.com>
To: www-amaya@w3.org

Unfortunately, copy/paste is very inconsistent in the Linux/wxWidgets
version. Example: Copying a URL from Mozilla to Amaya.

I get wildly inconsistent behavior between
- copying with the middle mouse button
   = into the editor
   = into a GTK dialog (e.g. when specifying an <a href="...">)
- copying with the keyboard
   = into the editor with whatever key is bound to PasteBuffer()
   = into a GTK dialog with Ctrl-V

It looks as if there are four clipboards: the X selection, Amaya, GTK, 
and Mozilla.

I realize that this is not the fault of Amaya, but it nevertheless is a
major cause of frustration for the Linux user. I wonder whether Amaya
can do this more smoothly in the future. Somehow Mozilla and OpenOffice 
seem to have figured out how to do a better job.

Sincerely,

Cay Horstmann
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Received on Sunday, 19 June 2005 23:51:02 UTC

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