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Re: Should mintty's copy-on-select option be on by default?
On 29 July 2010 13:02, Andy Koppe wrote:
> This is a difference in approach between Windows and X11: in X, the
> selection is automatically made available for pasting, whereas in
> Windows you need to explicitly copy it to the clipboard using the Copy
> menu command or one of its keyboard shortcuts. The Windows approach
> has the advantage that you can select something without clobbering the
> clipboard content. It has the disadvantage that an additional action
> is required when you just want to copy&paste.
> Mintty currently defaults to the Windows approach. I've seen enough
> questions about this though that I'm thinking about changing this.
> Selecting without copying isn't actually much use in mintty, because
> the only other thing you can do with a selection is to try to 'Open'
> it. And I guess most users do come from a Unixy background.
Thanks everyone for the replies. The ayes have it.
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