Emacs and Copying in X

One of the most annoying things I’ve found with GNU Emacs and other programs in X is that copying/cutting doesn’t work with the X clipboard, by default.

The fix is to rebind the cut and copy shortcuts to the equivalent X clipboard functions:


(global-set-key "\M-w" 'clipboard-kill-ring-save)
(global-set-key "\C-w" 'clipboard-kill-region)

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