[Xmonad] cut & paste between xmonad and macosx appl

Devin Mullins me at twifkak.com
Sat Oct 6 16:19:12 EDT 2007

On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 08:52:39AM -0700, Don Stewart wrote:
> quancta:
> >    adding: "quartz-wm --only-proxy &" to my .xinitrc solve the problem.
> Could you summarise this as a small piece of text  to go in the FAQ?

Q: I'm using X11 for Mac OS X. When I switch from the quartz WM to
xmonad, I lose copy/paste functionality between X windows and normal Mac
apps. What's a poor sap to do?

A: Add
  quartz-wm --only-proxy &
in your .xinitrc above the line that runs xmonad. It will capture and
syncronize copy/paste events in both environments. More specifically, it
mirrors OS X copy actions into both PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD, but only
CLIPBOARD into OS X paste.

That wasn't exactly a *summary*, seeing as it ended up longer than
quancta's form. At least it's in the right format...

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