Re: copy/paste wayland

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On Mon, 2021-04-26 at 13:50 +0200, Lukas Ruzicka wrote:
> I am using Gnome on Wayland and the classical Linux method using
> highlight to copy and middle click to paste works, too, however on my
> computer, I am experiencing the following behaviour:
>    - If I highlight and middle click, things work as expected.
>    - If I CTRL-C and CTRL-V (with SHIFT) on console, things work, too
>    - If I highlight something to copy it, any CTRL-C pressing will
>    overwrite it and both CTRL-V and middle click produce the same
> result.
>    - If I press CTRL-C to copy something, highlighting another piece
> of
>    text will *not *cancel the first clipboard, so I have basically
> two
>    clipboards and I can use CTRL-V to paste one thing and the middle
> click to
>    paste another.
> I am not sure, if that is a bug or a feature, but it does not bother
> me
> in
> any way.

This is also the case under X11. It's not a case of having two

AFAIK Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V (and menu equivalents) access the clipboard and may
or may not be supported by each specific app. The highlight and middle
button access the cut buffer, an entirely separate mechanism handled by
the window system which doesn't depend on the particular app.

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