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Bug 720060 - [feature request] Add ‘paste-primary’ signal along with ‘paste-clipboard’ to operate X11 PRIMARY selection.
[feature request] Add ‘paste-primary’ signal along with ‘paste-clipboard’ to ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 643391
Product: gtk+
Classification: Platform
Component: .General
Other All
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: gtk-bugs
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Reported: 2013-12-08 13:18 UTC by Dmitry Alexandrov
Modified: 2016-03-06 02:17 UTC
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Description Dmitry Alexandrov 2013-12-08 13:18:58 UTC
A lot of X11 users get accustomed to Shift-Ins / Ctrl-Ins pasting from / copying to PRIMARY selection, not CLIPBOARD. It was common default (or even only possible) behavior 10—15 years ago and it is default now for classic application such as XTerm, URxvt, GVim, etc. As well as for GNOME Terminal.

However, there is no way to rebind these (or any) keys for GtkEntry, GtkTextView and other widgets to operate PRIMARY selection because there is no relevant keybinding signals.

So it would be very nice if there was signals: cut-primary, copy-primary, paste-primary — analogs of cut-clipboard, copy-clipboard, paste-clipboard.

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Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2016-03-06 02:17:36 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 643391 ***