something you always ...... about the X11 clipboard(s)

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at
Tue Mar 31 15:47:34 PDT 2015

On Tuesday March 31 2015 14:45:48 Ned Deily wrote:

I know iTerm2, but its power features aren't appealing/useful enough to me to make up for the fact that it doesn't do "focus follows mouse" as well as Apple's .

> useful power features and doesn't use X.  Of course, if one *prefers* to 
> run under X ... (but if one does, why use OS X on the desktop in the 
> first place?).

Easy. Trying OS X a bit over 11y ago on my gf's new laptop made me realise it was the only "unix for the desktop" that really gave the (almost) best of both worlds. I always have an X server running and not just because I prefer xterms over Which I also use, just for different things, typically non-X things. 

OT: Recent developments have been chipping away at/from that "best unix for the desktop" aspect, while KDE has given Linux a desktop that's getting close to being as good (but KF5 seems to be making the same kind of choices I dislike in recent OS X versions, so I'll probably will hang on to OS X a while longer).


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