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Re: upgrade?

Rene von Rentzell asks about the XW clipboard. The Windows clipboard is
designed to be universal. Any right-thinking Windows program will write
to it, so if you change to another program, you can paste from it. The
*real* gurus may give a more adequate explanation, but in simple-minded
terms, XW (like XY) uses some odd combination of its own private
clipboard and the Windows one. You can't copy back and forth freely. If
I copy a piece of text in XW, I can paste it into Wordpad. If I then
copy something in Wordpad and switch to XW, when I paste I get the old
XW snippet, not the new Wordpad snippet that is in the Windows
clipboard. What matters most to me, I can't use in XW any utility that
saves everything sent to the clipboard and lets you choose (I prefer
Yankee Clipper for Win95).

Nathan Sivin
History and Sociology of Science
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6304
(215) 898-7454