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Re: Copy things out of Emacs

From: Tim X
Subject: Re: Copy things out of Emacs
Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 18:07:30 +1000
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Leo <address@hidden> writes:

> ----- Tim X (2007-05-19) wrote:-----
>> 3. Switch to firefox (or whatever) and use the middle mouse button to
>> paste in the text.
> And this does not work at all with xterm-mouse-mode enabled.

It does for me as long as you hold down the shift key while making the
selection. I just verified this. What I did

1. started an xterm
2. ran emacs -nw
3. M-x xterm-mouse-mode
4. while holding down the shift key, holding down button 1 on the mouse, select
text to paste.
5. Switched to another application (I tried another xterm and firefox) and hit
the middle mouse button. The text I had selected from the emacs screen was
pasted into the xterm and into the url box for firefox. 

so, if its not working for you, either 

1. Your not using a "real" xterm, but rather an xterm clone
2. Your not pressing the shift key when making your selection
3. you have something else screwing up things

Note also, if your using this mode simply to be able to click on the menus, you
can achieve exactly the same result by hitting F10. However, I'd simply just
not run in an xterm to begin with. If your running X, why not just run emacs as
a native x app and get all the benefits of frames, real menus, probably more
colours and likely a better keyboard setup (i.e. is the alt key working? Often
it won't under an exterm unless you play around with xterm and modmap). 


tcross (at) rapttech dot com dot au

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