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Re: Selection changes

From: David De La Harpe Golden
Subject: Re: Selection changes
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2010 22:48:16 +0100
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On 24/07/10 21:28, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

Windows apps do _not_ typically overwrite the clipboard upon mere
selection of text

Did Emacs on Windows really do that before these changes?  I thought
it didn't.

Yes - though dependent on whether you used mouse or keyboard to select...

With mixed-mouse-keyboard established regions possible (shift-extending an initially mouse-selected region has worked for some time, mouse-extending an initally keyboard-selected region could be made work*), there isn't a clean division either.

So, hence the (still hypothetical) "clipboard-active-regions": it would be for people who want the active region consistently put to the clipboard whether the selection was established by mouse or keyboard or both. People who want mouse to go to the clipboard but not keyboard could turn on mouse-drag-copy-region and leave clipboard-active-regions turned off.

* You may _think_ it works already (emacs' mouse-3), but currently that also side-effects, you can't _just_ mouse-extend the region like other apps' shift-mouse-1. (as per some discussion under #6701, though it properly belongs in a separate ticket).

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