Can I have text selected in two windows at once? Which one wins?
I forgot my other pet peeve, how do I highlight to replace when the system is being smart enough to synchronize the clipboards?
1. I never said the feature was rocket science. The problem I run into is discovering the correct keyword for the magic. How am I supposed to know that xsel is a copy-paste thing vs some Excel clone? The question I have is, "After I get to the desktop, how do I discover what I can do?" http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+controls+middle+click+paste+in+linux does not return xsel. The question does have other interesting answers though. How did you learn that xsel exists and what it does?
2. Android smart phones have a limited user input methods, it is easier to learn fewer options. When was the last time you middle clicked to paste on your phone?