The Edit pull-down menu contains the Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, and Clear menu items. When you select a menu item, Emacs executes the equivalent command. Most commands on the Edit menu work on a block of text, the X selection. They appear faded until you select a block of text (activate a region) with the mouse. See Using X Selections, see Killing, and see Yanking for more information.
Undoes the previous command. Undo is equivalent to
the Emacs command
undo (C-x u).
Removes the selected text block from the current buffer, makes it the X clipboard selection, and places it in the kill ring. Before executing this command, you have to select a region using Emacs region selection commands or with the mouse.
Makes a selected text block the X clipboard selection, and places it in the kill ring. You can select text using one of the Emacs region selection commands or by selecting a text region with the mouse.
Inserts the current value of the X clipboard selection in the current
buffer. Note that this is not necessarily the same as the Emacs
yank command, because the Emacs kill ring and the X clipboard
selection are not the same thing. You can paste in text you
have placed in the clipboard using Copy or Cut. You can also
use Paste to insert text that was pasted into the clipboard from other
Removes the selected text block from the current buffer but does not place it in the kill ring or the X clipboard selection.
After selecting this, Emacs will remember every keystroke you type until
End Macro Recording is selected. This is the same as the Emacs
start-kbd-macro (C-x ().
Selecting this tells emacs to stop remembering your keystrokes. This is
the same as the Emacs command
end-kbd-macro (C-x )).
Selecting this item will cause emacs to re-interpret all of the
keystrokes which were saved between selections of the Start Macro
Recording and End Macro Recording menu items. This is the same
as the Emacs command
call-last-kbd-macro (C-x e).