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Re: Selection changes

From: Wojciech Meyer
Subject: Re: Selection changes
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 11:50:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Chong Yidong <address@hidden> writes:

> David De La Harpe Golden <address@hidden> writes:
>> with both x-select-enables on:
>> C-y in emacs gives you clipboard for a while, until you select
>> something else in emacs, which causes emacs to set and prefer primary,
>> then it gives you primary for a bit when you C-y (or the kill ring
>> head), then you go "wtf?" and select then C-c again in $app, and you
>> get clipboard for a bit when you C-y in emacs, until you select more
>> text, then C-y gives you primary, but then you C-v in $app and you
>> still get clipboard, but C-y in emacs still gives you primary...
> Yes, with select-active-regions enabled, it is a serious problem if
> C-SPC and making an active region messes with the primary.  So, for the
> moment, I went ahead and changed x-select-enable-primary to nil, as you
> requested.
> But I think select-active-regions needs further improvement.  Perhaps
> its default behavior should be as follows: for an active region created
> using shift-selection or mouse dragging, Emacs supplies the region text
> to primary.  When such a region is deactivated, Emacs disowns primary
> (as some other apps do, tho not Firefox).  For an active region created
> simply with C-SPC, no special x-selection handling should be performed.
> We could give select-active-regions a new default value, `shift-select',
> which would have the above meaning.

General idea: how about having a prefix key (like C-M w)?

Next command which is kill or yank will perform operation on a native

Just 2 cents.


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