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Re: Minor enhancements to Emacs packages

From: Ziemowit Laski
Subject: Re: Minor enhancements to Emacs packages
Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 15:24:25 -0800

Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> Hmm?  Could you give an example?  I think selected text _is_
> automatically copied into the clipboard, including on Windows and the
> Mac.

Well, no.  If fact, selecting text with the mouse (or the ctrl-arrow keys) on 
platforms is usually *not* called selecting, but merely HIGHLIGHTING.  If you
actually want to select the text you've highlighted, you have to either CUT it 
Ctrl-X, Alt-X, Apple-X, etc.) or COPY it (via Ctrl-C, Alt-C, Apple-C, etc.) to 
clipboard.  Only after you do this, will you be able to PASTE it (Ctrl-V, Alt-V,
Apple-V...) somewhere else.  (Note that the cut/copy/paste key bindings are 
provided by cua-mode.el.)

Now certainly, if you come from an X11 world, this will seem weird, which is why
the changes I posted yesterday leave this metaphor turned off by default; I do 
break (at least I hope not) any existing semantics.

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