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Old 03-25-2006, 05:40 AM   #1
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Persistent clipboard?


Hi,

Back when I used Window$, I often copied text from one app, closed it, then pasted the text into another app. But in KDE, if you close the source app before you paste the text, it disappears.

Why does that happen? Doesn't KDE have a clipboard to store copied text? If not, wouldn't that be a good idea? And meanwhile, is there a way to make copied text persistent?
 
Old 03-25-2006, 07:54 AM   #2
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Doesn't KDE have a clipboard to store copied text?
Yes, Klipper,and you can configure in all sorts of ways. It's the "K" applet, bottom, right.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 03:32 AM   #3
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You're right---I found it and have been using it. It's great.

I guess Linux doesn't assume you want anything that you don't specifically run.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 10:54 AM   #4
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Back when I used Window$, I often copied text from one app, closed it, then pasted the text into another app. But in KDE, if you close the source app before you paste the text, it disappears.
This happens because X doesn't impose policy on apps. It is the responsilbility of the applications to handle cut/paste. In other words, when you paste, the app which has the copied text sends it to the receiving app. If you close the app, then the selected text disappears.

So if you want selections to remain after the app is closed, then you need a separate clipboard app, such as klipper.
 
  


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