Is there a hotkey for paste in ubuntu emacs? The terminal hotkey (Crtl-Shift v) for instance does not work.
From the Emacs Wiki.
Emacs is customizable, so you can easily modify the behavior. The default behavior is the Kill/Yank method.
If you're using X11 Emacs (version 21.x+), you can enable Emacs to use the clipboard.
There's additional notes inclusive for Emacs 23.x+ (which is the version on the latest version of Ubuntu).
The listing for binding the defaults to the
In most cases if using either X11 or Emacs within a terminal, the middle mouse button is the customary paste button. The main difference is for graphical Emacs, the paste occurs at the pointer whereas within a terminal the paste occurs at the cursor.
By default, GNU Emacs (the default emacs23 package in current Ubuntu) only does X11 clipboard functions through the edit menu, or by directly invoking the "clipboard-*" functions with M-x.
If you would like to have Emacs handle clipboard functions in the same way your terminal does, you can add this to your ~/.emacs file.
Hope that helps!
Also, if you look around, you may notice that kbd seems to be the preferred function for handling shortcuts in Emacs these days, but I had some problems with it "translating" C-S-X into C-x constantly.
S-Insert works for me.