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    Irratting differences


    After installing Slackware 13.0 I began noticing little changes which are irritating because I can get around them but are not like they had been thru several releases.
    1) I must now use the drop down copy command in Rirefox and cannot wipe over text and transport it over to another file.
    2) Vim will not allow me to do this either. I have to append with write to move text sections. "less" lets me do this as I have in the past.
    3) PDF files sometimes will not cut text.
    Is this related and do I need to thrash about in the .vimrc and chrome to fix this or is it in one place?
    Is anyone else noticing these things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clickit
    1) I must now use the drop down copy command in Rirefox and cannot wipe over text and transport it over to another file.
    You mean in Firefox, you select text and then click and drag that text to another app and it'll copy into that app. Yes, works fine for me on Slackware 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by clickit
    2) Vim will not allow me to do this either. I have to append with write to move text sections. "less" lets me do this as I have in the past.
    Vim doesn't allow this for me either. Less does allow it for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by clickit
    3) PDF files sometimes will not cut text.
    Depends on the .pdf, some are text based, some are image based. It should not make a difference between versions of the OS/GUI or even Windows/OSX/Linux/BSD/Solaris


    If this is a relative fresh install, then I can recommend the upgrade to Slackware 13.1 because the newer KDE is just so much better.

    It's not incredibly clear cut what is causing this for you. I recognize some of your problems (Vim), have a vague notion of what might be going on on others (.pdf) and I have no idea what's with Firefox. It sounds like a graphics problem if you ask me, but that's the case it would be giving more problems in other areas as well.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    Freston,
    Tnx, I shouldv'e noted my Firefox is 3.6.8 so maybe I need to dive into .mozilla ... chrome and have a look.
    Like I said maybe r problem is in .vimrc, which was simpler in 11.0
    Yes, I was referring to use of engulfing text with the pointer and saving to text clipboard. Just doing that comes up different at times. I am suspecting it depends on which release it was created under. Hopefully

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