Clipman panel plugin incorrectly remembering mouse selections

Guido Falsi mad at
Thu May 25 19:44:58 CEST 2023

On 25/05/23 18:15, Cottrell, Allin wrote:
> On Thu, May 25, 2023 at 11:33 AM Guido Falsi <mad at> wrote:
>> 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.
> It's an excellent idea. Mouse swipe to copy, middle-mouse to paste is
> so much more efficient than futzing with control keys!

I personally like having both. Use them both for different scernarios.

selection is useful for quickly moving text around, but clipboard has 
the advantage I cans elect some text and replace it, without removing 
what I save there.

In fact if I could have a second and third clipboards bound to different 
keys I'd take advantage of those!

Guido Falsi <mad at>

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