[Lvlug] Re: [Sig] xclipboard functionality
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:06:43 -0500
One of my current interests involves writing wiki pages.
The "traditional" way to do that is to use the edit window in a web
browser. Those edit windows are not very featureful, and I usually
insert several blocks of boilerplate text (call them headers, footers,
Either the copy and paste feature or the assign text strings to keyboard
shortcuts feature would make it much easier.
It's true that I could do the first "draft" of a wiki page in a word
processor and use it's features to insert headers and footers -- it
becomes more cumbersome when I'm editing an existing page, for two
1. Simply the logistics of opening a wiki page for edit, then copying
and pasting the text to a word processor, then editing, then copying and
pasting back to the wiki page. (And, I must copy and paste from the
edit page, because wikis use a markup language -- if you copy and paste
from the view page you lose the markup.)
2. Because wikis use a markup language, I often need to save the edited
page to view it and check my work. If I had to go through the copy and
paste cycle each time, that would be even more cumbersome.
Another workaround that I've found is simply to use a small notepad
style editor (kjot or knote), with the boilerplate text pasted there.
Then I can simply copy and paste from that to my browser. It would be
nicer to assign the stuff to keyboard shortcuts.
Jeremy McLeod wrote:
> i'm unsure what the benefit of something like this would be, other than
> perhaps the ability to select all the text you've copied during your
> session so you can paste it all at once.
> as far as that goes, i don't really see the difference between that and
> maintaining a text file of whatever you've copied; just copy text, paste
> it to the text file as well as wherever you actually need to paste it.