unix/XSelectionTwitch written at 21:16:19; Add Comment
A little twitch I have in X Windows
Every so often, one of the places I read will have the 'what's in your clipboard?' meme pop up. I never take part, because I have a really boring answer: nothing.
One of my little twitches is that I reflexively scrub my X selection
unless I'm actively using it for something, to the point where it makes
me actively nervous to have a 'loaded' selection. In fact, selecting a
In X Windows this makes a fair amount of sense, because in many programs
pasting in the current selection only takes a mouse click. And in an
I can't remember if I ever blew my own foot off this way, but the mere possibility of it has clearly been making me nervous for long enough that preventing it has become a conditioned reflex. Besides, it goes well with my other twitches.
(I have a related twitch about what window gets keyboard focus if I'm idle in my X session, for example because I'm talking to someone in my office; I want it going somewhere that doesn't respond to keyboard input, so that accidental keypresses don't do anything.)
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