I finally got off my butt and fixed a few things that had been driving me nuts with the settings on my workstation.
Weird KDE copy/select behavior
First, I use KDE, and the copy and paste behavior was driving me nuts.Â If I copied text in an application with ctrl-c and then selected text with the mouse, my copied text would get clobbered by the selected text.Â It turns out that the culprit was Klipper. Â I made the functionality the way I wanted it by checking the ignore selection option in the Klipper configuration window (right click on Klipper icon in tray -> Conrigure Klipper).
Default Browser for Tomboy
I like the Tomboy note taking program.Â However, it was opening URLs in notes in Epiphany instead of Firefox.Â Even though I run KDE for my desktop environment, since Tomboy is a Gnome app, I have to set the default browser for Gnome apps.Â You can do this with theÂ gnome-default-applications-properties command.