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Re: Emacs learning curve

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs learning curve
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 12:30:01 +0300

> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:00:50 +0100
> From: David De La Harpe Golden <address@hidden>
> >> To summarize:
> >>
> >>    C-w and M-w should copy to the clipboard and set the primary
> >>      in addition to updating the kill-ring.
> >>
> >>    shift-selection and mouse-dragging should set/update the primary,
> >>      leaving the clipboard and the kill-ring alone.
> >>
> >>    mouse-2 should yank the primary.
> >
> > What about the region highlighted by typing C-SPC twice and then
> > moving cursor -- will it go to the primary as well?
> >
> [it's c-spc once out-of-box, you must have turned off transient-mark-mode?]


> I would expect so

That would be an annoyance, IMO.

> > Perhaps make a simple minor mode for those users who don't want C-w
> > etc. to clobber the clipboard.
> They would turn off x-select-enable-clipboard and then use 
> clipboard-kill/yank (either bound to some key or the existing ones on 
> the menu) for the times they want to interact with the clipboard.
> I suppose a mode could set that up, but it borders on trivial.

It's easier to toggle a mode than to figure out what should go into

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