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Re: copy/paste to/from emacs

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: copy/paste to/from emacs
Date: 10 Aug 2005 18:15:40 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.4

address@hidden (David Combs) writes:

> In article <address@hidden>,
> Marc Tfardy  <address@hidden> wrote:
> >Baloff wrote:
> >> Hello
> >> ok, the title says it all, I cann't copy from emacs and paste into say 
> >> Mozilla or any other program and this is true from other programs to 
> >> emacs as well. what is the fix?
> >
> >What OS? win? linux?
> >I suppose, you use M-w to copy and C-y to paste in Emacs.
> >Under linux it is sufficient for copy to mark the text with mouse.
> >
> >Marc
> Not how it works in Solaris' "CDE":
> To take something from an emacs buffer to another CDE "window"
> (a "real" window, not what emacs calls "window"), do:
> .  regionize the stuff.
> .  do NOT do C-w; rather, press the "copy" button on the
>    keyboard (well, mine is a Sun keyboard, with two columns
>    of special keys, eg go-to-next-window ("front"), copy,
>    paste, etc, these 2 columns being on the left edge
>    of the keyboard (10 keys in all).
> .  Switch windows into the window the other app is
>    running in and wants-input, and hit the "paste" key.
> Reverse direction, eg from something being shown in a dtterm
>   and putting it into an emacs buffer, at point:
> . Mouse-blacken that area in the, say, dtterm. 
> . Hit Copy-button.
> . Flip into the window emacs owns.
> . *Usually*, C-y works.  If not, hit the paste-button.
> What if anything this scheme for Sun Solaris implies for
> Linux, I don't know.

Very little I expect unless you are using a Sun keyboard with Linux!

Generally under X windows, you mark the text (either with the mouse or
usiing the mark region commands - its useful to enable
transient-mark-mode if you use the mouse), switch to the other
application you want to paste into and hit the middle mouse
button. Note that the 'windows style' Ctl-v usually doesn't work
consistently - there is some trickery you can do using the xclipboard,
but I've found it too much of a hassle to bother with and there are
still some apps which don't recognize the xclipboard. 


Tim Cross
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