Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Apr 2008 13:16 UTC
Windows Despite the fact that Windows is the world's most-used desktop operating system, it lacks certain features and gimmicks that other operating systems do have (no, really?). PCWorld made a list of 18 features Windows should have, but in fact doesn't. While some are spot on, others are a bit of a stretch.
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What about copy/paste?
by mzilikazi on Wed 30th Apr 2008 19:59 UTC
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All of the virtual desktop addons for Windows fail miserably when compared to X11. The functionality just isn't there. Also missing - X11 style copy/paste. I'm suprised no one mentioned that yet. Does OSX have X11 style copy paste? I never did see the need for the extra step of CTRL+C/CTRL+V - what a waste of time. For those of you not in the know, under X11 simply highlighting the text is enough to copy it to the clipboard and middle click is enough to paste. Also missing is the X11 clipboard where you can just pull down a list of all items copied to the clipboard. Windows has a clipboard but unless I've missed it there is no direct access to it. Sure it pops up in Outlook or Word (where you can't even shut it off if you don't want it) but what about the myriad of other apps? What if you're not using Outlook or Word?

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