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Re: X question

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 09:59:03PM -0700, Karsten M. Self decreed:
> on Sat, May 05, 2001 at 06:50:52AM -0400, Sunny Dubey (dubeys@voyager.bxscience.edu) wrote:
> > how do I get Xfree86 to not automatically copy everything that I highlight 
> > with my cursor?
> That *is* X behavior, by design.  I don't know of any way to disable it.
> Under X, there's no separate keystroke combination required for
> cut'n'paste.  You just swipe to copy, then hit the 2nd (middle) mouse
> button to paste.  After doing this for about three minutes, any other
> method simply sucks.

---end quoted text---

The only issue I have with the X behavior is that I can't
figure out to efficiently perform a replacement paste.  E.g.
If you want to paste a URL into a browser in Windoze you'd
select the current URL and paste over it.

In X once you select the text you want to replace it
becomes the new copied text.  I had some success using
gclipper, because it allowed me to access a stack of copied
text items.  Is there a better way?


  Steve Cooper                     Redmond, WA

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