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Old 06-15-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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copy pasting in emacs


I was trying to copy paste, but highlighting the text using the mouse. i managed to highlight the text but i could not copy it with the right click as it would happen in windows xp

how can i copy the text in linux using the mouse?
 
Old 06-15-2004, 06:16 PM   #2
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If it's highlighted, it's in X' clipboard. To paste it just
middle-click.



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Old 06-16-2004, 06:34 AM   #3
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it is highlighted
unfortunately i have two button mouse.
how do i do it with a two button mouse?
 
Old 06-16-2004, 06:37 AM   #4
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highlight it, ctrl +c (to copy), ctrl + v (to paste)
 
Old 06-16-2004, 09:44 AM   #5
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you would normally do a ctrl-c ctrl-v if you are using other editors besides emacs.
if you have a two button mouse, you can emulate the "middle button" by pressing
them both at the same time.

or you can map the meta key to your windows logo key and do
meta-w
ctrl-y
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:46 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by wogga
it is highlighted
unfortunately i have two button mouse.
how do i do it with a two button mouse?
In your /etc/X11/XF86Config put
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
in the mouse section ... then, if you press both buttons at
the same time, they'll be your middle-button.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 02:45 PM   #7
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i tried to edit the XF86Config file in emacs, i got "buffer is read only #<buffer XF86Config>

please help
 
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Open console
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