Questions tagged [copy-paste]

is about the editor operations cut, copy, and paste as they apply to Emacs. In Emacs, cut is called "kill" and paste is called "yank" (but Emacs enhances the standard cut and paste behavior).

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Interpretation of tabs in text copied from Emacs and pasted in other programs/editors

When you set Emacs to recognize 4 spaces as 1 tab, then copy text from an Emacs buffer to another program, will the other program see 4 spaces or interpret it as 1 tab (which may correspond to a ...
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Only allow kill-ring-save if there is highlighted text

I would like to wrap kill-ring-save in order to only execute kill-ring-save if text has been highlighted - same as in most text editors. Sometimes I accidentally hit copy instead of paste and then my ...
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Kill or copy current line with minimal keystrokes

I do C-a C-k C-k to kill the entire line point is on. If I want to copy the line instead of killing it, I can hit C-/ C-/ right after typing the sequence above. Alternatively, I can do C-a C-SPC C-...
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How can I copy and paste characters displayed with compose-region?

I use several modes that display Unicode characters in my code without changing the underlying file. For example, in Haskell mode, the following code: foo :: forall a. Eq a => a -> a -> a ...
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Copy region from emacs without newlines

I would like to be able to easily select a region of text from Emacs and then paste it into another app or browser - with all the extra fill-paragraph newlines removed so that the paragraph display in ...
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Add operating system clipboard to kill ring

Often I find myself copying a code snippet into my operating system's clipboard from the internet. Then, I take the following simple steps: Switch to my Emacs window Find the place where I want to ...
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Inadvertent paste when correcting spelling mistakes using flyspell

When I click with the middle mouse button that usually inserts the primary selection at the point where I clicked. However, the same button opens flyspell's context menu when I click on a misspelled ...
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Copy and paste between Emacs in an X terminal and other X applications

I am running Emacs in Gnome-terminal on Ubuntu. The way I know to copy and paste between emacs and other applications is by Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, which I think is by the terminal emulator. A problem ...
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Handling text files with mixed encodings

I created a text file by copying its different parts from different sources (webpages, other text files, pdf files) into gedit and saved it to the file. I wonder if that is the reason why I may have ...
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Character encoding when copying some text from somewhere to Emacs and saving to a file

Suppose I copy some text from a source (e.g. a webpage, a text file opened in an editor such as gedit or emacs) to a buffer in emacs, and then save the buffer to a text file. When I copy the text ...
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Fastest way to move code block to specific line

Say you have code on lines 4, 5, 6. Then you want to move this block of code to starting point line 9 while also deleting lines 4, 5, 6. What's the fastest way, i.e. least amount of key strokes, to ...

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