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bug#13486: 24.2.92: large X-selections: timed out waiting for property n

From: unfrostedpoptart
Subject: bug#13486: 24.2.92: large X-selections: timed out waiting for property notify event
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 14:28:34 -0700 (PDT)

Chong Yidong wrote
> Charles Rendleman <

> carendle@

> > writes:
>> http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/, a packaging of 'mainly
>> from the X.org source code with patches applied'.
> Ah, so you are running Emacs through a remote X connection.  That is the
> reason for the slowdown: the Emacs binary needs to transfer the X
> primary selection to the server over the network.
> I don't think there's any way to fix this; you will have to customize
> `select-active-regions' to nil.

I've been hitting this for months (since 24?) and finally searched around
and found this thread.  I'm also running remote, using nx-client.  I went to
customize select-active-regions and found the value "ony shift-selection or
mouse-drag" does the trick since it still allows automatic setting of active
region but doesn't trigger on things like mark-whole-buffer, which was
killing me.

The elisp version it put in my init.el was (select-active-regions (quote


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