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Re: Selection changes

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Selection changes
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 14:53:41 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Jeff Clough <address@hidden> writes:

> On Wed, 2010-07-14 at 14:08 -0400, Chong Yidong wrote:
>> I've changed the way Emacs interacts with the X clipboard and selection,
>> to bring it in line with how other X applications behave.  For most
>> users, the main visible change is that `kill' and `yank' now interact
>> with the clipboard.  One advantage of this change is that the
>> Cut/Copy/Paste menu bar items are just the usual C-w/M-w/C-y commands.
> Crap.  What's the variable I frob again to turn this off so Emacs stays
> away from my clipboard?


> I kill/yank text in Emacs all day and make heavy use of jumping around
> the kill-ring.  The clipboard selection is much more ephemeral and
> without such history.  I just tend to use kill/yank in a different way
> than copy/paste.

Nothing stops you from continuing to do this, if you don't care about
the fact that Emacs is overwriting the clipboard selection (most users
won't care since, as you say, its contents are ephemeral).

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