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Kevin McCready
March 26th, 2012, 04:19 AM
I often cut and paste from one application to another. In the old bloated legacy operating system I
1. cut to the buffer
2. closed the application
3. pasted to the next application.

Indeed if I had a lot of stuff in the buffer the old bloated expensive operating system would ask me whether I wanted to keep it in the buffer.

But in Ubuntu 11.10 when I do this I lose my info. Annoying.

Is this a linux issue, a lubuntu issue or an issue with my windows manager LXDE?

How can I overcome this problem?

Perhaps my more general question would be, how do buffers work in Linux?

Thanks for your help.

theducksfan2010
March 26th, 2012, 05:44 AM
I often cut and paste from one application to another. In the old bloated legacy operating system I
1. cut to the buffer
2. closed the application
3. pasted to the next application.

Indeed if I had a lot of stuff in the buffer the old bloated expensive operating system would ask me whether I wanted to keep it in the buffer.

But in Ubuntu 11.10 when I do this I lose my info. Annoying.

Is this a linux issue, a lubuntu issue or an issue with my windows manager LXDE?

How can I overcome this problem?

Perhaps my more general question would be, how do buffers work in Linux?

Thanks for your help.

Are you doing a Ctrl V to paste like in Windows, or are you using a left click on the mouse and then going to paste?

Kevin McCready
March 26th, 2012, 06:18 AM
Thanks for asking. It's the same problem whichever way I do it.

Rodney9
March 26th, 2012, 07:47 AM
I use clip-it -

http://clipit.rspwn.com/

it is available in the 'Software Centre' or 'Synaptic'


For How-To's, Information and Screen-Casts on Lubuntu go to the
Lubuntu One Stop Thread -

Lubuntu One Stop Thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1844755)

Rodney

Kevin McCready
March 26th, 2012, 01:57 PM
thanks
clipit worked