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Re: cut, copy, & paste with scroll mouse

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: cut, copy, & paste with scroll mouse
Date: 30 Oct 2003 23:36:21 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

Ian Zimmerman <> writes:

> Kevin> I have (global-unset-key [mouse-2]) in my .emacs so that wheel
> Kevin> does only scrolling and nothing else. (Otherwise it would paste
> Kevin> when clicked)
> Micah> Personally, I leave it set and just scroll the weel if I want to
> Micah> scroll, and click it if I want to paste.
> Kevin> I am not familiar with X windows methods and operations. So, how
> Kevin> do I cut, copy, and paste using the mouse?  Do I have to
> Kevin> configure scroll mouse in a certain way?  Does it matter that I
> Kevin> have pc-selection-mode turned on?
> man xmodmap(1) for how you can change the meaning of the mouse buttons
> from the shell.  Then bind a short script doing that to a key in your
> window manager configuration, and another one to change the mapping
> back.  Then you'll be able to paste with the right button (for example)
> as long as you're in that mode.

This won't help the OP, who (IIRC) indicated a Windows environ.


Micah J. Cowan

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