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Re: Copying text from emacs to another application using M-w

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Copying text from emacs to another application using M-w
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:29:26 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Allan Gottlieb <address@hidden> writes:

> At Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:49:47 -0500 Harry Putnam <address@hidden> wrote:
>> notbob <address@hidden> writes:
>>> On 2009-09-22, Harry Putnam <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>> Now a third attempt of the same procedure: shift mouse to xterm, left
>>>> drag to highlight filename ... shift mouse back to emacs and finally
>>>> on the third attempt C-y pastes what I copied from the xterm with
>>> Why do you keep using a mouse function to copy and then an emacs
>>> function to paste?  Stick with one related function.  You did a proper
>>> highlight with the left mouse button to copy.  Now, use the middle
>>> mouse button (or whatever is passing for "middle button" on your
>>> mouse) to paste the text you highlighted.  Works for me.
>> I did all the same stuff with right click as well. I didn't mention it
>> because every time I mention that (earlier in the thread) someone will
>> respond with `I only use C-y'  So I attempted to short circuit that
>> answer.
>> In fact all the same things happen whether I stick to middle mouse
>> click or C-y for the copy.
>> By the way, there should be no difference whether I use C-y or middle
>> click.  So that is not the problem.
> I though on xterm you don't select simply by highlighting with the
> mouse.  After it is highlighted, in xterm try right mouse click and
> chose copy.

I just highlight with the mouse and thats it. No need to right click
anything. This is with an xterm. 

tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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