[PD] comment

Kim Cascone kim at anechoicmedia.com
Wed Jun 16 03:43:19 CEST 2010

thanks for the X-11 info :)
I discovered the scrollwheel click after checking out out the 2nd button 
click suggested
and that also works
the only problem is if you click on a comment making it gray
then perform a paste
it usually ends up looking something like
[commyour text pasted hereent]
and needs a little clean up
it would be nice if it replaced comment with the new text
oh well, at least I can now paste from the console

Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2010, Kim Cascone wrote:
>>> What seems to work in many cases here (ubuntu) for pasting the 
>>> clipboard is clicking both the left and right mouse buttons 
>>> simultaneously instead of doing ctrl+v.
>> wow! this works -- thanks for the tip - this makes Pd commenting much 
>> easier
> This doesn't paste from clipboard. it pastes directly from selection. 
> It works only with selections registered with X11. It's the original 
> pasting method introduced by X11 in the eighties, before Ctrl+c Ctrl+v 
> became a standard (and even then, some may remember Netscape 3 on 
> Linux actually having copy-paste like Alt+c Alt+v or Meta+c Meta+v 
> instead!)
> The keyboard shortcut for paste-from-selection is often Shift+Insert, 
> but I'm not sure that it's standard. I remember many apps having 
> Shift+Insert for paste-from-clipboard instead, but that might have 
> been in DOS and OS/2 only, not sure.
> As Mik says, Button-1 and Button-3 pressed together does the job of 
> Button-2 if your X11 server is configured to make this translation. 
> Mice that have two buttons are lacking Button-2. If you have a 
> clickable wheel, Button-2 is usually there, and if you have a 
> nonclickable wheel, Button-2 may be a thumb button.
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