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Re: Copy/paste issue.


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Copy/paste issue.
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 13:34:58 +0300

> From: "Jérôme M. Berger" <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 10:51:33 +0200
> 
> >     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.

I think Emacs 24 will fix that; either wait for it to be released, or
try its latest pretest tarball.




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