Clipman panel plugin incorrectly remembering mouse selections

Guido Falsi mad at
Thu May 25 17:33:26 CEST 2023

On 25/05/23 16:41, Matt Connell wrote:
> 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?

If I remember correctly this feature was implemented long before the now 
common "crtl-c/crtl-v" clipboard history system was invented. At the 
time (My guess this happened around the en of the 80s) someone clearly 
thought it was a good idea.

Guido Falsi <mad at>

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