Weblog entry #479 for simonw
The primary clipboard is cleared when you click to position mouse pointer in a text component.
GNOME developers seem not to get it at all.
The result is you can use PRIMARY to paste into a new Gedit document, you can paste content from gedit to itself as long as you don't click to set the pointer after making the selection. All horribly inconsistent with what I think is one of the best features of X, the automatic selection of text on highlight.
Has annoyed me once too often......
# apt-get install vim-gnome
Wonder also how this got declined as a papercut bug in Ubuntu....
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