The phrasing is a bit confusing, but the point is that one of the roles of the external gui window is to provide a place where operating-system-provided copy and paste functions can work.  They cannot work in the internal GUI window because as far as the operating system is concerned, the internal GUI is just an OpenGL context (graphics only).
Sorry for the inconvenience!

From: [] On Behalf Of Sirano Dhe-Paganon
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:07 AM
Subject: [PyMOL] cut and paste internal



It is stated in:


that “One important advantage of the external GUI window is that standard "cut and paste" functions for text will only work within the External GUI, and not within in the PyMOL Viewer. “




But this is clear a DISADVANTAGE for me, as I currently cannot directly paste into the viewer window, which is exactly what I’d like to do.


Can I edit some parameter so that I might be able to directly paste into the viewer window?