[PD] Pd-list Digest, Vol 46, Issue 108

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Sat Jan 31 22:16:13 CET 2009

Yeah, I thought some people might do that.  As it is now, newbies get  
really annoyed and frustrated, as well as some experienced users.  I  
figure it is easy enough for someone in your position to hit shift- 
left-arrow, then shift-up-arrow and it'll be back to the original  
position.  That's much easier than recovering from pasting a copy  
right on top of itself.

Maybe someone can come up with an even better idea that solves both  


On Jan 31, 2009, at 5:34 AM, Ingo Scherzinger wrote:

> I agree with pasting to the same window the cursor position would be  
> the
> best solution. But please leave it the way it is for different  
> windows.
> I always copy objects that have been changed to almost identical  
> windows and
> they are right in the spot where they belong. Changing this  
> behaviour would
> be very annoying if you're doing things like this.
> Ingo
>> well, the current behavior is helpful when pasting into a different  
>> window
>> if it has similar dimensions, but if we are copying a piece of a  
>> patch
>> which
>> was way down in a window into a new window, then the pasted code  
>> ends up
>> in
>> the same place too and one has to go look for it. This also happens
>> because
>> the window doesn't focus in the pasted section, but keeps the 0,0
>> coordinates.
>> I think in general, (or when pasting to the same window) it would  
>> be nice
>> to
>> paste into the last clicked coordinate.
>> In any case I am so used to it by now that I can survive in these
>> conditions.
>> J
>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 4:03 PM, Miller Puckette
>> <mpuckett at imusic1.ucsd.edu>wrote:
>>> I think if pasting to the same window this would be reasonable - but
>> I've
>>> always had in mind, instead, to paste the objects to a new place
>> determined
>>> by current cursor position, which would be far better.  Just haven't
>> been
>>> able to think it through and do it.
>>> M
>>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 06:53:22PM -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner  
>>> wrote:
>>>> Hey all,
>>>> I was thinking that it would be nice if copy-paste had the same
>>>> response and duplicate, i.e. shifting the position over by 10  
>>>> pixels
>>>> in x and y, then pasting.  I can't see a good reason why paste  
>>>> doesn't
>>>> do that.  Anyone know of any?  Newbies get very frustrated by the
>>>> current behavior.  Regular users get used to the Duplicate command,
>>>> but I don't know of any other programs where you can't just copy- 
>>>> paste
>>>> and you need a special function.
>>>> .hc
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