Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63910
Can't copy from emacs into other applications
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
When copying a block of text from with emacs, either by C-w, M-w, or selection,
the text never makes it to the "system clipboard," from where it can be pasted
into other applications.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load a bunch of text into emacs.
2. Copy it to the clipboard (via, say, M-< M-> M-w).
3. Start up gedit. "gedit&"
4. Paste the selection into gedit.
5. Start up Mozilla and compose a new email.
6. Try to paste the selection into the new email.
Actual Results: Whatever was previously on the system clipboard (often nothing)
is pasted into the destination application.
Expected Results: The copied selection from with emacs should be pasted into
the destination application.
To make Emacs talk to the X clipboard, just set (or customize)
x-select-enable-clipboard to t. Perhaps the /etc/skel/.emacs file should do
this by default. After all, the default RHL installation configurations (except
for Server) are X-based.
It's a difference of opinion how to copy/paste it.... as firstname.lastname@example.org writes,
you can define it yourself.
While you can't use the copy/paste, observe that you can use the standard X
mid-mouse paste mechanism, which is what the Emacs developers seem to prefer.