Re: [Usability]clipboard/selection behavior
- From: Gregory Merchan <merchan phys lsu edu>
- To: Keith Packard <keithp keithp com>
- Cc: gtk-devel-list gnome org, usability gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Usability]clipboard/selection behavior
- Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2002 18:51:13 -0600
On Sat, Nov 02, 2002 at 09:47:13PM -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> The PRIMARY selection is supposed to be represented graphically on the
> screen; any selection without a graphical representation is not the
> PRIMARY selection. When the graphical representation disappears, so
> should the selection.
I had missed this before. It's at the end of section 2.2:
If the selection value completely changes, but the owner happens
to be the same client (for example, selecting a totally different
piece of text in the same xterm as before), then the client should
reacquire the selection ownership as if it were not the owner,
providing a new timestamp. If the selection value is modified, but
can still reasonably be viewed as the same selected object, the
owner should take no action.
> If 'highlighting' isn't possible, some alternative graphical
> representation of the existance of the PRIMARY selection should be used.
I said 'highlighting' to try to avoid confusion between selected text
and X selections in general.
> > b) as a consequence, highlighting text to allow speedy changes in text
> > fields will cause loss of any pre-existing highlight.
> You might consider using the SECONDARY selection in this case; that way
> you could replace a selected region with other contents without going
> through the CLIPBOARD. . . .
I had suggested this before:
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