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Re: Improving X selection?

From: Frank Schmitt
Subject: Re: Improving X selection?
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:58:34 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1 (gnu/linux)

David De La Harpe Golden <address@hidden> writes:

> Frank Schmitt wrote:
>> They do? For me selecting text with the mouse (and doing nothing else)
>> and then pasting with Sift+Insert works in Emacs, Firefox, KDE
>> programs...
> Peculiar. Firefox, or at least Iceweasel, and KDE Kedit on definitely
> insert CLIPBOARD for me upon shift-insert.
> Just in case: Are you mouse-selecting the text /in emacs/ with
> x-select-enable-clipboard set?  'Cos that'd make merely selecting
> the text /in emacs/ set CLIPBOARD instead of PRIMARY.
> If you merely select text with the mouse /in firefox/, say,
> (thereby _probably_ setting PRIMARY), is it inserted upon shift-insert
> in firefox?
> The other thing you could do is use a command line tool:
> "xsel -b" returns CLIPBOARD and "xsel -p"  PRIMARY.
> (PRIMARY conventionally (fd.o conventionally) mapping to
> the currently selected text)

I just found out that I've got a program called klipper running which
synchronizes both. *blush*

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