GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 720060
[feature request] Add ‘paste-primary’ signal along with ‘paste-clipboard’ to operate X11 PRIMARY selection.
Last modified: 2016-03-06 02:17:36 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.
See also: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=28231
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 643391 ***