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Re: x-clipboard-yank insert kill-ring entry instead of primary selection


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: x-clipboard-yank insert kill-ring entry instead of primary selection
Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 13:34:07 +0200

> Date: Mon, 02 Mar 2020 10:57:00 +0100
> From: address@hidden
> 
> > I suggest to read the section "Selection changes" in NEWS, it explains
> > what has changed in this area and how to customize Emacs to get back
> > the old pre-Emacs 24 behavior.
> 
> I read it all, and now I have clearer image of the "copy/paste 
> universe",  but
> I can not find anything helpful yet - that is, a command to yank from
> primary selection, other than mouse-yank-primary (which can only be
> bound to mouse event).
> 
> even searching for command matching *select* or *primary* does not
> give any interesting result. Is it possible that there is not any 
> command
> to yank from primary selection?

Did you try customizing x-select-enable-clipboard to nil and
x-select-enable-primary to t?  AFAIU, if you do that, then C-y will
yank from the primary selection, if a primary selection exists.



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