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bug#6637: 24.0.50; kill ring being seriously polluted

From: Angelo Graziosi
Subject: bug#6637: 24.0.50; kill ring being seriously polluted
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 01:59:19 +0200
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Chong Yidong wrote:
Tim Van Holder <address@hidden> writes:

1) emacs -Q
2) Holding the shift key, press the up arrow until you're at the top
of the buffer
3) Release the shift key and press the down arrow until you're back at
the bottom of the buffer
4) Press C-y

This yanks in the comment lines, even though I at no point requested a
kill or copy-as-kill.

Go to any X application (firefox, etc) with a text field.
Holding shift, press the arrow keys and select some text.
Release shift, and press another down arrow to deselect it.

In Emacs 23 (in the absence of latest changes):

Emacs 23 or 24?

Run `emacs -Q'.

The text you selected is yanked into the buffer.  This is because the

I have done *exactly* what you suggest on Kubuntu 10.04, with GTK build of Emacs24 trunk rev.100832: it DOS NOT paste the selected text but garbage (something in the clipboard form previous selections...)

Since this announcement [*], Copy/Pasting does not seem working right :(.


[*] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2010-07/msg00720.html

other X application put your selected text in the primary selection.
How is the behavior of Emacs' new shift selection different from the
other X application's shift selection?

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