panel plugin praise

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Sat Jul 30 18:34:06 CEST 2005

On 7/30/05, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
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> Gavin Chester wrote:
> > My enthusiasm is especially high because it solved the _major_
> > irritation I had with my use of evolution email client: evo doesn't
> > integrate with the clipboard very well, to the point that saw me looking
> > for solutions on the evo mail list.  In evo, if you copy a selection of
> > text and then close the mail from which the selection came, the
> > clipboard is purged.
> There's a nice pseudo-spec written by jwz as to how this is supposed to
> work:
> In summary:
> * The CLIPBOARD selection (e.g., ctrl+c, or Edit->Copy menu item) should
> be persistent.  If a user closes a window in an app where something was
> selected and copied to CLIPBOARD, this should not be lost.  You paste
> from CLIPBOARD explicitly, via something like ctrl+v or an Edit->Paste
> menu item.
> * The PRIMARY selection (selecting with the mouse) is transient.  As
> soon as the text is no longer actually selected (either by selecting
> something else or by closing the window), it should disappear.  You
> paste from PRIMARY with the middle mouse button.
> Soooo... if evo is purging PRIMARY when the window is closed, that's
> correct.  If it's purging CLIPBOARD, that's essentially a bug (there's
> no real spec for this AFAIK, but for consistency's sake...).  Note that
> if evo *exits*, IIRC you lose CLIPBOARD as well because you don't
> actually get selection data until you try to paste, and if the app isn't
> running anymore, it can't be asked to give selection data.

Pardon, this is the behaviour I was refering to. I was assuming that
evo has closed

>         -brian
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