Cut to clipboard

John Harrison john at
Sun Aug 11 10:39:10 BST 2013

In article <20ed3b7953.harriet at>,
   Harriet Bazley <lists at> wrote:

> ... it *is* possible already to select a section, cut it to the
> clipboard, and paste it elsewhere.  It would be nice (and safer) if
> overtyping had the same effect.   The main argument I can see against it
> is that people might conceivably want to copy text to the clipboard,
> delete a block of text by overtyping with a backspace, and then paste
> the former clipboard contents;  

I would strongly support the argument against it.  

In many applications (and most of the ones I use) deletion, whether by over
typing or using the Delete key, is separate from the clipboard.

The only thing I use where deleted or over typed text goes to the clipboard
is Pluto, and it is extremely annoying.  Even though I know about it, I
still trip up from time to time.


John Harrison

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