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bug#6689: 24.0.50; No primary selection

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: bug#6689: 24.0.50; No primary selection
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:20:42 +0100
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On 21/07/10 16:06, Drew Adams wrote:
emacs -Q

In another Emacs session, select some text in any way and hit `M-w'.

Click mouse-2 in the new Emacs session.  You get the error "No primary

This is because w32 emacs' internal primary emulation is presently intra-session only. There may be a way to make it cross-session or even get primary-like behaviour to/from other w32 apps (involving accessibility apis), but it would be somewhat nontrivial.

"(global-set-key [mouse-2] 'mouse-yank-at-click)" will cause mouse-2 to revert to using the kill-ring/clipboard.

Please restore selection, copying/killing, and yanking to what it was
like before.

w32 in particular has actually long had a platform-specific default in place corresponding to the most major of the recent changes, funny enough.

Mind you, if you naively reversed the settings as presented in NEWS, it wouldn't actually restore the old settings on w32, because the fact w32 e.g. already had x-select-enable-clipboard on by default isn't noted.

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