Montag, 3. November 2014

Emulating X11 selections on Windows


Putty can emulate the Xterm copy/paste style. It is not the default but it can easily activated


In Emacs it is a bit more complicated. The following definitions are required in the .emacs file:

(setq select-active-regions nil)
(setq mouse-drag-copy-region t)
(global-set-key [mouse-2] 'mouse-yank-at-click)


In Firefox the paste style can be activated in about:config. Search for "middle" and set middlemouse.paste to true.

In order to copy the selected text to the clipboard it is necessary to install an extension. AutoCopy 2 does the job.

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