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    Angry GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    I hate developers.
    Why do they keep removing functions users like?
    * KIll double pane in file manager.
    * Kill right click
    * Kill stick stuff on task bar.
    * Kill do cool visual effects with task bar.
    * Kill certain themes.
    * Decide their desktop has to look a certain way and @*$&&?* the users.
    And this is just a brief summery!
    I just don't get it.
    The GNOME developers are preparing something that will get Linux users to reach for the pitchforks and take justice into their own hands.

    Not everyone was happy about the decision to remove right-clicking on the GNOME desktop, but people adapted by circumventing this “feature”.

    The GNOME developers now plan to remove the middle-click as a paste option and replace it with something a lot less bourgeois. According to a commit on this matter, it will be used to “start selections, and provide text contextual menus (such as word definitions, sharing, etc.).”
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/GNOME...te-378370.shtm
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    Re: GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxratty View Post
    Why do they keep removing functions users like?
    They can and do because it's their software, not the users. They write it. Some people like it, some people don't. That's the way it goes.

    Users like or dislike different things, so it isn't appropriate to assume that all users like and dislike the same features.

    I don't use middle click, never put or want icons on my desktop, and usually manipulate files in a terminal. So, the things Gnome has eliminated have little impact here. So, if they, say, put icons on the desktop I couldn't remove, then I'd be annoyed. YMMV, of course.

    (I also suspect that if elimination of a feature decreases the maintenance and bug-fixing load, that scores point in the Gnome team. Like other FOSS efforts, they aren't blessed with a surplus of developers.)

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    Re: GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    Try KDE instead?

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    Re: GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    If this actually happens, that would be it for me. I like to use the keyboard and the mouse when I interact with my computer. Why take away something so basic and useful? Is it really that much of a burden to maintain a basic feature which has been there for years?

    Anyone want to predict how this would affect Unity? I'm sure Cinnamon would retain the feature since they've forked the Gnome 3 base anyway, but isn't Unity still quite dependent on Gnome 3?

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    Re: GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    If they all develop on Mac's then they don't have middle buttons to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montag dp View Post
    If this actually happens, that would be it for me. I like to use the keyboard and the mouse when I interact with my computer. Why take away something so basic and useful? Is it really that much of a burden to maintain a basic feature which has been there for years?
    As do I..I'm really a point and click person.
    I'm definately looking at other desktops for the white box. Classic Gnome is on this one.
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    Re: GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    Please do wait and see what it's going to be used for

    https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeOS/Desig...rds/Selections

    It could be really cool, and as you can see nobody is rushing into it. Chances are there'll be a gsettings key to bring back the old behaviour. That usually happens for things that need a clean, steady transition.

    Relatedly, where are you getting this right click thing from? GNOME 3.8 has a context menu on the desktop, and I don't think it's absent anywhere else…
    Last edited by Mr. Picklesworth; August 27th, 2013 at 04:29 PM.

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    Re: GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Picklesworth View Post
    Please do wait and see what it's going to be used for

    https://wiki.gnome.org/GnomeOS/Desig...rds/Selections

    It could be really cool, and as you can see nobody is rushing into it. Chances are there'll be a gsettings key to bring back the old behaviour. That usually happens for things that need a clean, steady transition.

    Relatedly, where are you getting this right click thing from? GNOME 3.8 has a context menu on the desktop, and I don't think it's absent anywhere else…
    As long as I can still paste easily with a mouse click I'd be happy. I'd prefer a single click, but I suppose two would be okay. It's just so convenient to highlight to copy and then middle click to paste.

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    Arrow Re: GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Picklesworth View Post
    Relatedly, where are you getting this right click thing from? GNOME 3.8 has a context menu on the desktop, and I don't think it's absent anywhere else…
    Testing elementary OS ..Can't right click on the desktop.
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    Re: GNOME Developers Will Remove Middle-Click Paste!

    Quote Originally Posted by Linuxratty View Post
    Testing elementary OS ..Can't right click on the desktop.
    IIRC elemntary OS's desktop is a custom fork of GNOME, not GNOME. Their design ethos is essentially simplify, simplify, simplify.

    If you don't like this, why not use a different environment? Not all developers are about taking away features....

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