[Xmonad] cut & paste between xmonad and macosx appl

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Sun Oct 7 08:48:08 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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Great, thanks. It'll be on the webpage shortly

-- Don

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