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Re: emacsclient and Mac OS's clipboard


From: rusi
Subject: Re: emacsclient and Mac OS's clipboard
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:59:09 -0700 (PDT)
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On Apr 26, 12:38 am, address@hidden wrote:
> I'm running the latest pretest from the "Emacs For Mac OS X" website 
> (Emacs-pretest-24.0.95-universal-10.6.8.dmg) on Mac OS version 10.7.
>
> If I launch Emacs in a standalone fashion (i.e. double-click on Emacs.app), 
> the editor's kill ring and the OS's clipboard "communicate" with each other 
> such that I can copy/paste back and forth between Emacs and other 
> applications.
>
> However, if I launch Emacs in --daemon mode and then fire up `emacsclient 
> -c`, I find that the client's kill ring does not "communicate" with the OS's 
> clipboard, and it's seemingly impossible to copy/paste between Emacs and 
> other applications. A workaround is to use some intermediate text file, which 
> I have open in say Emacs and TextEdit, but obviously that's not a great 
> solution.
>
> I'm hunting for a fix to this problem (if one exists) but am coming up short 
> with google searches, et al.
>
> Thanks for your help.

No idea about mac or the discrepancy between standalone and daemon-
client emacs.

Still you might want to look at the value of the variable x-select-
enable-clipboard


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