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FW: yank-secondary

From: Drew Adams
Subject: FW: yank-secondary
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:57:30 -0800

Resending. Questions:
1) Any interest? 
2) Do you yank the secondary selection (without the mouse)? If so, how?

Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:41 PM
Any interest in adding something like this? I've used it for years. Hard to
believe it isn't already in Emacs (or is it?). (What do those of you who are
sans souris use?)

(defun yank-secondary ()
  "Insert the secondary selection at point.
Moves point to the end of the inserted text.  Does not change mark."
  (let ((secondary (x-get-selection 'SECONDARY)))
    (unless secondary (error "No secondary selection"))
    (insert secondary)))

I bind it to `C-M-y', so I can access two different selections from the

(FWIW, I also bind the meta mouse stuff to `C-M-', so mouse-yank-secondary
and yank-secondary use the same modifiers. I've done that since I had an SGI
workstation that wouldn't pass ALT-mouse stuff to Emacs. So, e.g., I have
`C-M-y' = yank-secondary, `C-M-mouse2' = mouse-yank-secondary, `C-M-mouse-1'
= mouse-start-secondary, `C-M-mouse-3' = mouse-secondary-save-then-kill,
`C-M-drag-mouse-1' = mouse-set-secondary, and `C-M-down-mouse-1' =

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