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Re: Newbie: Copy&paste text from native application into emacs?


From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Newbie: Copy&paste text from native application into emacs?
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 11:14:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Sébastien Kirche <address@hidden> writes:

> At 08:08 on Aug 11 2005, francisrammeloo said :
>
>> Hi all,
>> 
>> I'm very new to emacs and I wonder how I can copy some text from my
>> webbrowser into an emacs buffer?
>> 
>> (I use GNU Emacs on Mac OS X )
>
> Specifically, you can select and copy you text as usually with cmd-c and
> to insert into Emacs ctrl-y. For the opposite : cmd-w and paste into any
> other application as usual. If Cmd-y seems not to work, try Opt-w

All wrong!  (Sorry).

Well, ctrl-y is correct, but it's written C-y in emacs-speak.

cmd-w is Command-w = Apple-w = MS-Windows-w. Nothing to do with C-w

Opt-w is Alt-w and has nothing to do with (Meta-w) M-w which can also
be typed as ESC w. It's true that on keyboards lacking a Meta key, Alt
is often mapped to Meta, but this is not necessarily the case.

> If you are very new to Emacs,  i suggest you to type "Ctrl-h" then "t" :

Write it: C-h t

> it will launch the Emacs tutorial and should make you more familiar with
> the keyboard strokes and general handling & behavior of Emacs.

> BTW : in the tutorial the META  key is either the mac option or command,
> it  depends on  the Emacs  configuration of  the mac-command-key-is-meta
> variable.

Ah!  You see?  Meta can be mapped to Command instead of Alt!

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