Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 19:15 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Finally. Finally the leader of a major distribution who has the guts to stand up and say what a lot of people have known for a long time, but didn't dare to say because it usually leads to a storm of criticism. Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu will be moving away from, opting to go with Wayland instead.
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by lemur2 on Sun 7th Nov 2010 23:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
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1. select some text in your web browser, hit CTRL+C 2. close the browser 3. open a text editor, hit CTRL+V 4. see what I mean?

This is purely a GNOME issue (in the default configuration), I believe.

KDE uses klipper by default. This is a better clipboard than Windows XP had (I can't speak for Windows 7).

Klipper has clipboard history, and it merges X selections and Ctrl-C selections if you want it to, or it can keep the two separate if you like.

"Keeping them separate" means you can do either of the folowing and they will not intefere with the other (i.e. you can have two different active clipboard selections at the same time, if the X clipboard and the Ctrl-C clipboard are kept separate):

X clipboard:
1. select some text in your web browser
2. with the browser still open, open a text editor, middle-click

Ctrl-C clipboard:
1. select some text in your web browser, hit CTRL+C
2. close the browser
3. open a text editor, hit CTRL+V

If you run klipper, which is part of KDE by default, then both copy-paste methods above are available at the same time, separate from each other. They can have different clipboard contents. If that is too confusing, then the two clipboards entry methods can be merged into the one combined clipboard, if you like.

For GNOME, one can choose to run Glipper instead, which offers similar functionality:

Glipper is typically not installed by default, but it is a simple matter to add it.

KDE users by default, and GNOME users who have installed glipper, do not have the "problem" quoted above. It isn't actually a problem at all.

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