Windows clipboard and Emacs yank, kill-region, and kill-ring-save

Andy Koppe
Wed Aug 29 19:43:00 GMT 2012

On 19 August 2012 22:18, Ken Jackson wrote:
> On 08/19/2012 03:54 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 8/19/2012 2:50 PM, Ken Jackson wrote:
>>> I have this in my ~/.emacs file on both Linux and Cygwin:
>>> (setq x-select-enable-clipboard t)
>>> I see in the news file that it's now set by default.
>>> It has always worked in graphical emacs but has never
>>> worked in a terminal on either Linux or Cygwin.
>>> But I sure would like it to work in a terminal.  Are you
>>> able to paste clipboard text in emacs in a terminal?
>> When I run emacs in mintty, I can paste clipboard text with Shift-Insert.
>> Ken
> Ah!  That works!  Thank you.
> But there are still a couple problems.
> 1) Shift-Insert is a huge improvement, but is still a little
>    clunky.  I'd like to tie it to Shift-Ctrl-Y

In mintty, you can enable Ctrl+Shift+letter shortcuts including
Ctrl+Shift+Y for Paste on the Keys page of its options.


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