On Saturday, May 01, 2010 00:14:16 gale@... wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Apr 2010 22:27:51 -0700
> Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh@...> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2010-05-01 at 05:15 +0100, gale@... wrote:
> > > On Fri, 30 Apr 2010 19:43:50 -0700
> > >
> > > Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh@...> wrote:
> > > > On Sat, 2010-04-24 at 15:09 -0600, Al Dimond wrote:
> > > > ... It would be nice if the standard Linux cut-and-paste
> > > > mechanism (highlight to cut; center click to paste) worked
> > > > for audacity
> > >
> > > labels.
> > >
> > > Do you mean highlight and left-click to cut, or some kind of
> > > gesture?
> > >
> > > I do know you are "supposed" to be able to use middle button
> > > (or left and right together) to paste on Linux, but all I can
> > > do with a cheap two-button mouse is right-click and use the
> > > context menu, at least in gedit (Ubuntu's text editor)...
> > Honest to God 3 button mousies are available from Belkin (at
> > least they were till recently). I think the scroll wheel in the
> > center of many mousies can be used as a middle button when it's
> > not scrolling.
> I prefer a mouse emulator to a real mouse, but never found a decent
> one on Linux.
> But how do you actually cut with your mouse without right-click >
It's not "Cut" in the sense of Edit->Cut. X11 basically has two
different clipboards. One is normally accessed by menu commands and
keyboard shortcuts (that's what Audacity uses). The other typically
holds the last text selection that was dragged out, and is usually
pasted with a middle-click. Dragging out a selection acts more like
"Copy". Most X11 programs honor this -- Firefox and Gedit should, for
example, so if you just drag out over a bunch of text in FF and
middle-click in Gedit it will paste in the selection.
Unless you can click a middle button you really can't test it, though,
as merely dragging out a selection doesn't affect the main clipboard in
We definitely should implement this behavior with wxGTK because X11
users expect it. It shouldn't affect any existing behavior, and it's
what X11 users expect.
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