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Re: Makeing edit function more like win style

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Makeing edit function more like win style
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 16:24:03 -0400
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In article <>, (AD90993) wrote:

> Michael Schierl <> wrote in message 
> news:<>...
> > writes:
> > 
> > > That is, the same action that cuts and pasts from IE to notetab should
> > > work from IE to emacs.  Currently I see no way at all to do simple cut
> > > and paste from browser to emacs.
> > 
> > Where is the problem? When I mark some text in IE, press C-c, then click 
> > into
> > Emacs and press C-y, I get the text there.
> > 
> > However, it does *not* work if you want to replace a selection marked
> > with the mouse.
> > 
> > I. e. if you mark some text in IE, press C-c, then mark some text in
> > Emacs, you won't be able to paste the IE text over it since Emacs
> > already put the new text into the system clipboard.
> > 
> > Michael
> OK, so why would Emacs overwrite the system clipboard on text selection??
> This did not happen in 19.x!!  Is there anyway to disable this?

Because Emacs adopted the style of cutting used by most X toolkits, 
where simply marking a region automatically copies it to the clipboard, 
rather than requiring separate mark and copy actions.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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