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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 02:22:29 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

> I think it is quite clear from this text that there is no logical
> reason any more not to use the common terms copy/cut/paste.

While improving terminology, we could also fix a security hole in
copy/cut/paste.  Several times I accidentally submitted confidential
information (like passwords, etc.) because by default copy/cut/paste has
a limited scope.  In a bare Emacs instance (`emacs -Q'), I select and
copy a region, and paste it to a web form inside the web browser.
After submitting it, I notice that pasted text is not the same as
I copied from Emacs, but some text that I put some time ago to the
clipboard from a program other than Emacs.  And often it's too late
to interrupt the web operation.

A fix would be to bind `clipboard-kill-ring-save' to <C-insert>,
`clipboard-kill-region' to <S-delete>, `clipboard-yank' to <S-insert>.

Juri Linkov

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