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Re: Simple copy & paste problem

From: Joel James Adamson
Subject: Re: Simple copy & paste problem
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2010 15:15:57 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Andrea Crotti <> writes:

> This is probably very stupid but every time I step into it and it's very
> annoying.
> Supposing I want to copy something from Safari to emacs.
> So I
> - select and copy
> - select and kill the text I want to substitute
> - try to paste
> ARGH! Now the text I copied from safari is disappeared...
> A workardound is to delete first and then copy-paste.
> But is there a smarter way to solve this?
> Something like
> "if I copied something from the os keep it as first in the kill ring"?

How about drag and drop?  Does that work on OS X?  Select the text, then
drag it to Emacs.  That's usually what I do when I want to go from
Firefox to Emacs.


Joel J. Adamson
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