There are a number of ways to cut, copy, and paste text in the editor:
- Use the Edit menu items. This stores the copy/cut text in the system-wide clipboard and can be pasted into or copied from other applications.
- Use key equivalents as defined in the Edit menu.
- Right-click on the editor surface and use the items in the popup menu that appears.
- Select a range of text and drag it using the drag and drop feature. The default drag operation is to copy on Linux and OS X and move on Windows. Pressing the Control key after starting the drag toggles between moving or copying the text.
- On Linux, select text anywhere on the display and then click with the middle mouse button to insert it at the point of click.
On Windows and Mac OS X, click with the middle mouse button to insert the current emacs private clipboard (if in emacs mode and the buffer is non-empty) or the contents of the system-wide clipboard (in all other cases). On Mac OS X, the middle mouse button is emulated by command or other key configured in the X11 Server's preferences.
This behavior may be disabled via the Middle Mouse Paste preference
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