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R: Should mintty's copy-on-select option be on by default?

--- Gio 29/7/10, Andy Koppe  ha scritto:

> > Thank you for all the answers to my original request
> below. This was very instructive.
> > In conclusion:
> > - to get middle-mouse paste of the selection with
> Mintty, Options/Mouse/copy on select had to be checked,
> which is not the default.
> Middle button paste really does work fine by default. It
> pastes
> whatever is in the clipboard. However, when you select
> something, it
> is not automatically placed in the clipboard unless you
> enable 'Copy
> on select'.
> 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.
> Opinions?
> Andy

I prefer the X approach as default. 
I often have both several mintty and Xterm sessions 
open at the same time, and I prefer the same way of working.


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