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Re: Copy/paste issue.


From: Jérôme M. Berger
Subject: Re: Copy/paste issue.
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:51:33 +0200
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Jérôme M. Berger wrote:
>       Hi,
> 
>       I have an issue with copy/paste. Here are the steps to reproduce:
> * Select some text (say "foo") and copy it (M-w);
> * Select some other text (say "bar") and paste (C-y):
>   -> The text "bar" is deleted and the text "foo" is inserted
>      in its place;
> * Select yet some other text (say "zzz") and paste (C-y):
>   -> Expected behavior: The text "zzz" is deleted and the text
>      "foo" is inserted in its place;
>   -> Actual behavior: The text "zzz" is deleted and the text
>      "bar" is inserted in its place.
> 
>       This behavior is with my configuration files. If I start emacs with
> -Q, pasting over selected text does not erase the selection but
> inserts the pasted text at the cursor position. In that case,
> pasting multiple times always pastes "foo". I'm not sure what part
> of my configuration changes this behavior (grepping for "yank" and
> "kill" yields nothing obvious).
> 
>       I've looked through the docs and code for the "yank" and
> "kill-ring-save" functions but could not find anything.
> 
>       Can somebody give me pointers to what
> variables/functions/customizations I should check to get the
> behavior I want?
> 
        Sorry, forgot a couple of points:
- OS: ArchLinux 64 bits;
- Emacs version 23.4 (standard Arch package);
- The described behavior happens when selecting with the mouse,
selecting with the keyboard gives the expected behavior.

                Jerome
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