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Re: Simple copy & paste problem

From: Thierry Volpiatto
Subject: Re: Simple copy & paste problem
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2010 20:14:47 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Joel James Adamson <> writes:

> 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.

Hi Joel,
yes i mean desktop of X window managers, they are called groups in my
window manager (stumpwm).
I don't understand how do you drag and drop if you have not the emacs
window and the firefox window on same frame or desktop.
Though i don't use the mouse often, so may be i miss something, thanks
to explain ;-)

Thierry Volpiatto
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