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RE: emacs24 X primary selection changes

From: Drew Adams
Subject: RE: emacs24 X primary selection changes
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2013 16:33:50 -0800

> In that news entry it says:
>   The default handling of clipboard and primary selections has been
>   changed to conform with modern X applications.  In short, most
>   commands for killing and yanking text now use the clipboard, while
>   mouse commands use the primary selection.
> For me these changes broke my X applications.  I guess I am not using
> any application that uses the clipboard.  For me the main X
> applications from which I cut text from are Xterm, Firefox, Chromium,
> other random programs but I will ignore Xterm from this discussion
> since it is a venerable old program.
> But Firefox and Chromium are both new and cutting text from neither of
> them could be pasted into emacs using C-y unless the suggested return
> to v23 control variable values were made.  Therefore that news entry
> seems incorrect with regards to "modern X applications" unless they
> are also arguing that Firefox and Chromium are not modern X
> applications.

Consider filing an Emacs bug report if you think the NEWS entry is incorrect.

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