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Re: Terminal Emulator Choices

#11 Post by skidoo » Fri May 04, 2018 4:01 pm

Termite. It doesn't seem possible to select any of the text output within for copying.
Hmm, same as with most other terminal emulators, even without pressing Ctrl+Shift+V,
drag-selecting some text should cause that text range to become the "primary selection".

I would expect either of the following to accomplish pasting:

1) drag-select a range of text in termite
2) focus another application window and press Ctrl+V (or right click and use the applications's context menu Paste action)
or

1) drag-select a range of text in termite
2) press Ctrl+Shift+V
3) focus another application window and press Ctrl+V (or right click and use the applications's context menu Paste action)

Finding either of the above to be unsuccessful, I would purge/reinstall termite and/or check whether a global (xfwm) keybind is trapping Ctrl+Shift+V

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Re: Terminal Emulator Choices

#12 Post by abbreviatedman » Sat May 05, 2018 9:00 am

asqwerth wrote:
abbreviatedman wrote:
dolphin_oracle wrote:If terminology isn't in the test repo, it will be shortly.
I didn't check the test repo. Haven't played around with changing sources yet, but I might just now. Thanks for the prod!
You don't have to change sources manually or via Synaptic.

OPen MX Package Installer ==> Full App Catalog tab, and choose MX Test Repo from there. MXPI will automatically disable Test Repo after you've installed whatever you want from there.
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Re: Terminal Emulator Choices

#13 Post by asqwerth » Sat May 05, 2018 9:34 am

skidoo wrote:
Termite. It doesn't seem possible to select any of the text output within for copying.
Hmm, same as with most other terminal emulators, even without pressing Ctrl+Shift+V,
drag-selecting some text should cause that text range to become the "primary selection".

I would expect either of the following to accomplish pasting:

1) drag-select a range of text in termite
2) focus another application window and press Ctrl+V (or right click and use the applications's context menu Paste action)
or

1) drag-select a range of text in termite
2) press Ctrl+Shift+V
3) focus another application window and press Ctrl+V (or right click and use the applications's context menu Paste action)

Finding either of the above to be unsuccessful, I would purge/reinstall termite and/or check whether a global (xfwm) keybind is trapping Ctrl+Shift+V
I meant, selecting text output using the mouse.

Most other terminal emulators will allow you to select its displayed text output with your mouse, and then copy same with a right click. With Termite - granted I've only ever tried it in 2 Arch-based distros using Virtualbox (Archlabs and Archmerge) - I couldn't select or do anything with the mouse cursor inside the terminal window. IIRC, termite came as default with these 2 distros, as it's an unfamiliar terminal emulator to me and not something I would install on my own. In the same VMs of these 2 distros, both lxterminal and xfce4-terminal allowed me to select and copy text output.
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