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Re: copy/paste with other programs

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Subject: Re: copy/paste with other programs
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 14:33:46 -0500
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Oliver Sturm wrote:

> Hey there,
> I'm probably being stupid :-) Still, here's my problem: I'm using Emacs
> 21.3.2 on Linux and I find myself unable to use the copying/pasting
> features with other apps. Specifically, it doesn't seem to be possible to
> paste anything copied from Evolution into an Emacs window and vice
> versa... but many other apps don't work, either. It doesn't seem to make
> any difference whether I just use the X clipboard or the Emacs yank
> command or whatever... just doesn't work. Why's that?
>                Oliver Sturm

I've never been totally clear on this, but there is a setting in the 
"killing" group in the customization buffers called "X Select Enable 
Clipboard." I think, but I'm not sure, that this is the setting that does 

Feel free to correct me anyone.


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