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Re: Simple copy & paste problem

From: Joel James Adamson
Subject: Re: Simple copy & paste problem
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:25:42 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Thierry Volpiatto <> writes:

> Joel James Adamson <> writes:
>> 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.
> 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:

Hi Thierry,

What do you mean I can't?  I do that all the time.  Do you mean desktops
as in virtual desktops, as in many X window managers?  As I said, I do
it all the time.

Joel J. Adamson
FSF Member #8164

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