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RE: pasting into the minibuffer


From: Bingham, Jay
Subject: RE: pasting into the minibuffer
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 08:29:44 -0700

The way to yank into the I-search response is with M-y.
You may have noticed that I did not mention the minibuffer in the above
sentence.  I am not an authority on isearch and have not studied the elisp
for isearch but from what I have observed I believe that isearch does not
use the minibuffer.  What I have observed is that when I invoke isearch and
then click in the echo area a message is displayed that says "minibuffer
window is not active".  
Keep these things in mind:
o The bottom line of the frame is not used exclusively for the minibuffer
(in fact it is only a minibuffer when a command creates one, at all other
times it is the echo area).
o All commands that solicit input from the user do not use the minibuffer to
do so.

-_
J_)
C_)ingham
.    COMPAQ Telecommunications
.    Integrity S-Series Systems Software Test
.    Office: 2166                        Phone: 8945

 -----Original Message-----
From:   None none [mailto:address@hidden 
Sent:   Thursday, 21 June, 2001 11:01 p
To:     address@hidden
Subject:        pasting into the minibuffer

Hi,
  I can't paste using Ctrl-Insert(or yank using C-y) into the minibuffer to 
insert the target for an I-search, but I can do so into a query-replace. 
I've hunted and poked around in the documentation for a reason for this, but

I have yet to find an answer. Can anyone tell me why, or what I might be 
doing wrong?

TIA,
  Mike

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