[Techtalk] How to copy/paste text from gnome terminal to Netscape?
hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Oct 3 08:10:46 EST 2001
> the sunlover2 wrote:
> > Anyone know how to copy/paste text from gnome terminal to web browser
> > and vim, gedit, etc. under Linux?
> > I can only copy/paste from browser/vim/gedit to gnome terminal.
I am assuming like everyone else that this is a "how to cut and
paste in X" question rather than m "I know how to, but my gnome-terminal
is broken and cut/paste isn't working" question. If it's the latter
(which I have seen pop up), just say.
On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 04:34:12PM -0400 or thereabouts, Michael Carson wrote:
> Highlight the text by clicking and holding the left mouse button at
> the start of the text you want to copy, then drag the mouse to the end.
> Move to where you want to insert the text (in a command prompt window,
> or vim and some other apps, text will inserted at the cursor, so you
> have to move that to where you want the text) and click the middle
> button. If you don't have a middle button, clicking left and right at
> the same time will usually work, although this is setup dependant.
No-one ever explains the much easier one.
I loathe "left-click, then keep holding mouse button down, and navigate
around and then lift up that button". On a crap mouse it's horrible.
Left click at start of word, phrase, whatever.
Right click at end of it.
Da-dah. Far less hassle than trying to hold down buttons and move
mouse at same time. (I never used mice at all until a few years
ago; and I was -hopeless- with them at first.)
This also helps explain why sometimes, attempting to get the context
menu in gnome-terminal, you get a lot of highlighted text. The context
menu pops up on control-right click; or it appears on right-click when
no selection has been started that the right-click would finish.
Most people just forget around the control key, and then suddenly
they get lots of highlighted text instead of a menu.
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