[xmonad] Copy/paste via keyboard

Chris Jones cjns1989 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 22:59:05 EST 2010

On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 09:46:05PM EST, Ivan Miljenovic wrote:
> In which applications are you actually wanting to copy/paste?


> If you mean in the terminal, 

Which "terminal"?

> that depends on which terminal you're referring to.  However,
> shift-insert seems to normally paste and you can use applications like
> xsel to copy output.

Still does not tell me how I should _SELECT_ whatever I need to copy &

> Realistically, this kind of stuff is program-specific and nothing to do
> with xmonad.

So what do I do when I want to copy-paste between between application A
and application B..? 

Do I use application A's specs or application B's..?

See my point?

> As a guess, GNU screen allows you to copy/paste because it has tighter
> control of the terminals involved.

That I know.

Basically, you're confirming that xmonad does not provide a generic
keyboard-driven copy-paste mechanism.

But since no window manager that I know of provides this feature, maybe
the flaw is in X's design and xmonad is not to blame.

Hehe.. Not sure if I'm the duchess or the dormouse any more.

Thank you for your comments.


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