In my post about my Gnome-Shell workflow, I stated that a trouble I had with browsing with Uzbl in
Gnome was it usage of the primary selection clipboard via xclip. I had a
hunch that it would be easy to get around this and, indeed, it was. It
turns out, when you actually read the man pages for software, you end up
learning a lot! xclip allows you to specify which selection to use, so it
was as simple as adding the
-selection clipboard flag in the appropriate
places in my Uzbl config file. The copying & pasting keybinds section of my
config now looks like this:
# Yanking & pasting binds @cbind Yu = sh 'echo -n "$UZBL_URI" | xclip' @cbind yu = sh 'echo -n "$UZBL_URI" | xclip -selection clipboard' @cbind yU = sh 'echo -n "" | xclip' '\@SELECTED_URI -selection clipboard' @cbind yy = sh 'echo -n "$UZBL_TITLE" | xclip -selection clipboard' # Go the page from primary selection @cbind P = sh 'echo "uri $(xclip -o | sed s/\\\@/%40/g)" > "$UZBL_FIFO"' # Go to the page in clipboard @cbind p = sh 'echo "uri $(xclip -selection clipboard -o | sed s/\\\@/%40/g)" > "$UZBL_FIFO"'
Since I use Gnome’s clipboard more often than the primary selection, I set the lowercase bindings to copy/paste there, while the uppercase bindings use the primary selection. And there you have it: better clipboard integration with Gnome in Uzbl.
Accsessing the Gnome Clipboard in Uzbl by Brandon Invergo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.