Re: selected text is PRIMARY?

> Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 10:11:28 +0200
> From: Xavier Bestel <xavier bestel free fr>

> On Mon, 2006-04-10 at 22:48, Yevgen Muntyan wrote:
> > I actually doubt that if you have two selections
> with same colors
> > and everything, then it will cause troubles. Yes,
> you are not able
> > to tell which one will get pasted. But how often
> does it happen,
> > that you select some text, have a cup of coffee,
> then come back and
> > press middle mouse button? I guess less often than
> you would be
> > annoyed by rainbow on your screen :)
> Your suggestion is akin to removing the visual
> feedback on widgets.
> After all, when you click on a button you are in
> front of the screen and
> you know where you clicked, why bother with a visual
> feedback ?
> The 'selected in PRIMAY' has been deeply entrenched
> in the X11 culture
> for years. 

You're making a very good case for REMOVING it with
that point.
"X11 culture" is a tiny minority of hardcore users.
If GNOME wants to reach regular users, the people who
don't know what X11 is and don't care, then something
has to be done about the problems PRIMARY causes.

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