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Re: Simple copy & paste problem

From: Andrea Crotti
Subject: Re: Simple copy & paste problem
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:44:01 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.2 (darwin)

Thierry Volpiatto <> writes:

> You can't do that if emacs and firefox are on differents desktops.
> But you can use mouse2 (don't know for OSX).
> You can use that also:
> ,----
> | (defun yank-from-clipboard ()
> |   (interactive)
> |   (let ((primary (x-selection 'PRIMARY)))
> |     (when primary (insert primary))))
> | (global-set-key (kbd "C-c v") 'yank-from-clipboard)
> `----

That would be good but then I should use two different key bindings for
pasting, which is a bit annoying.
I also found this variable (by the way, how to you write with that nice
This "cut here" is a bit too much...
--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
x-select-enable-clipboard is a variable defined in `C source code'.
It is void as a variable.

Non-nil means cutting and pasting uses the clipboard.
This is in addition to, but in preference to, the primary selection.
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Would not be possible to avoid overwriting the clipboard entry with the
last entry killed?

Or is there a way to understand from emacs if something is copied on the
on the operating system clipboard?

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