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Re: select-active-regions, Emacs not X

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: select-active-regions, Emacs not X
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 13:35:28 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Andreas Röhler <address@hidden> writes:

> Doesn't meet my observations.
> In the original case cursor motion followed an exchange-point-and-mark
> over a string found.  Afterwards, moving the cursor, any active region
> went into the clipboard. Next yank got it from there.  Whilst the
> string found and copied has been expected, but was not returned.
> Ie got some arbitrary content resp. to the move away from the match-point.

This description is too vague.  Could you please provide a precise,
step-by-step recipe, starting from `emacs -Q'?

> The big difference IMHO is the cursor-motion-region-setting in emacs.
> In X, regions are expressingly marked, while in Emacs it just the
> difference beween point and any previously set mark.

select-active-regions only takes effect when Transient Mark mode is
enabled, which means the region is explicitly marked.  Again, if this is
not what you see, please provide a step-by-step recipe, starting from
`emacs -Q', to demonstrate the problem.

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