[lug] Cutting and Pasting..

Andrew Reberry Andrew.Reberry at colorado.edu
Fri Mar 2 16:27:23 MST 2001

I have a gripe.  I would like a solution, but I do have a gripe...

In general, I find it very difficult to cut and paste between
applications.  Be it a lack of standards, but it seems that a lot of
programs do not want to "work" together.

Some programs use ALT-V and ALT-C key combinations, others use CTRL-X
and CTRL-C.  Yet other programs use CTRL-C and CTRL-V.  I even believe
I've used CTRL-Insert and SHIFT-Insert as well.  This is half the
problem.  Why not the same keys, and why should I have to remember "Oh,
I'm in this program and thus must use the CTRL-V key combo.

The second part of the problem is what I find to be incompatible

Say I cut something out of Opera using CTRL-C.  I then want to paste it
into netscape composer using ALT-V. The problem though is that what I
cut out of Opera is not being pasted into Netscape.  Instead something
I cut yesterday is being placed into Netscape.   I can't even get these
two applications to talk to each other when cutting and pasting.

To me this is very poor and unacceptable.  As I said, I would not mind
answers, but as I see it any solution is simply a workaround to the

reberrya at colorado.edu

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