Re: Primary selection thoughts

 Everyone knows mozilla/firefox have broken selection handling.  The
'primary selection' should always reflect what is currently selected in
an X display.  There is only one 'primary selection', thus only one
application is allowed to have something selected at any given time.
Firefox doesn't follow these rules; firefox is broken.  Not matter how
many users an application has, it should not be allowed to change rules
that are more than a decade old.


my opinion is: if you can only paste with the mouse you should only select it with the mouse,
primary selection has nothing to do with keyboard.
and maybe has firefox shown, that its approach is better ?

simple testcase:

Google search input field has old content, now you would like to insert a new string found in a web page you select it with the mouse...and now you have big problem (if you use a gtk based web browser ,)) selecting with the mouse is not an option - will replace the string. you can paste it at the end of the old content and edit the hodgepodge, mmh its possible but.... or you can press Control-A -Del. (of course a shortcut to delete it directly would be best, but there is no standard at all)

cu jochen

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