[Goodies-dev] Screenshooter & Clipman

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 11:24:01 CET 2008

Followed at goodies-dev at xfce.org.

Le Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:59:39 +1100,
David Collins <david.8.collins at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Mike,
> I notice that you became the maintainer of xfce4-clipman-plugin in
> 2008.
> Jerome Guelfucci (maintainer) and I have been revamping
> xfce4-screenshooter-plugin, and it now (ie. trunk version) has the
> option to copy an image to the clipboard (as well as other
> improvements).  There is a conflict in the functionality of the two
> plugins, though, and it seems to me that I need to un-tick 'Prevent
> Empty Clipboard' in clipman for screenshooter to copy successfully to
> the clipboard.
> I have looked for help on the clipman options and I get the following
> page, but this does not explain the options.
> http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel-plugins/xfce4-clipman-plugin
> Can you please explain the following options -
> 1. Prevent Empty Clipboard

When you copy a text inside an application, and you close that
application afterwards, the text you originally had will be destroyed.
Without "Empty prevention" the clipboard will stay in the history, and
with "Empty prevention" turned on the clipboard manager will copy the
latest history back to the clipboards.

The clipboard manager checks only if there is text, thus it should also
verify that there isn't currently something else in the clipboard.  Can
you file a bug please?

> 2. Normal clipboard management
>     vs
>     Strictly Separate both Clipboards

There are two clipboards: primary clipboard (mouse selections in X11)
and the default clipboard (ctrl+c). The clipboard manager can display
those two clipboards separately or as if it was only one big clipboard.


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