Re: Clipboard

>> At the moment, the clipboard is one area where Windows beats the pants off X,
>> and I don't know if X can be improved without breaking backwards
>> compatibility. However, if it is possible, what I'd like to see is this:
>Actually, it is not really this.
>The problem is that X selection mechanism was never discussed fully
>nor was it taught to people in books.  It was not a top-priority, but
>it is as powerful as the windows one.

Does this mean the text copy-and-paste could theoretically apply to any data
(how would it "know" the data type?), or is text copy-and-paste just one 
example of a "clipboard app" (which could be replaced by a more versatile 
Gnome clipboard app)?

Michael Rogers

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