Clipman panel plugin incorrectly remembering mouse selections

Markus Hönicka markus.hoenicka at
Thu May 25 17:11:28 CEST 2023

> Matt Connell <matt at> was heard to say @ 2023-05-25 16:41 CEST:
> On Thu, 2023-05-25 at 16:16 +0200, Guido Falsi wrote:
> > AFAIK the selection buffer is something X11 does, cannot be disabled by 
> > clients (maybe there is an Xorg/Xserver configuration or option, never 
> > checked). I guess clipman is only displaying what gets put in there by Xorg.
> Interesting.  I didn't even know this was an X11... I guess its a
> feature, based on some reading, and a very old one at that.  It sounds
> like absolute madness to me; why would a user assume any highlighted
> text would be copied?

Presumably because this is how copying with the mouse has always worked in X11? Mark something with the left mouse button, paste it somewhere else with the middle button.

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