Bug 795 - use CLIPBOARD instaed of PRIMARY as the X selection source
: use CLIPBOARD instaed of PRIMARY as the X selection source
Status: CLOSED FIXED
: Sisyphus
(All bugs in Sisyphus/emacs-X11)
: unstable
: all Linux
: P4 enhancement
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Reported: 2002-04-07 17:38 by
Modified: 2003-08-25 15:18 (History)


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Description From 2002-04-07 17:38:53
\"clipboard\"-scheme is more consistent with what people expect from
\"cut-copy-paste\".

Detailed description can be found here: <a
href="http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/clipboards.txt">http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/clipboards.txt</a>

Now Emacs uses the old \&quot;primary-selection\&quot; scheme by default.
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Play with selections in Emacs and other programs (Mozilla) and observe it with
xclipboard.

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Set x-select-enable-clipboard to true to change the scheme.
------- Comment #1 From 2002-04-13 19:13:57 -------
x-select-enable-clipboard set to t (true) in emacs-21.2-alt1. 
To revert to the old scheme, set it to nil. (But still I think you wouldn\'t want to do this: the new scheme fisrt tries the clipboard, and if it is empty, it follows the old scheme. And I beleive that an application that isn\'t able to copy the selection to the clipboard is not perfect -- you may use xclipbaord for such cases.)
------- Comment #2 From 2002-04-13 19:13:57 -------
x-select-enable-clipboard set to t (true) in emacs-21.2-alt1. 
To revert to the old scheme, set it to nil. (But still I think you wouldn\'t want to do this: the new scheme fisrt tries the clipboard, and if it is empty, it follows the old scheme. And I beleive that an application that isn\'t able to copy the selection to the clipboard is not perfect -- you may use xclipbaord for such cases.)