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Old 01-06-2005, 08:40 AM   #1
papitu76
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copy paste problems from monitor to abiword


I have installed Debian 3.0 woody. I am using KDE X. The one appear a foot on the screen corner.

I am no able to copy things from the monitor to another programs as abiword.

I cheked the help and i saw that you can select by clicking once(a letter) twice(word) and thre times the hole line. That works, it gets highlighted.

Then i tried both ctrl-c and go to the monitor menu and select ctrl-c. Then i go to anywhre and i am just able to copy a lleter no matter how much i select.

Do anybody knows if i have to set anything?

Many thanks.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 11:48 AM   #2
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I think the one with the foot is Gnome. You could very well be having other problems with copying and pasting but (assuming by 'monitor' you mean an xterm) then you'd click or drag to select and then middle click to paste in abiword. And wouldn't you 'ctrl-v' to paste, anyway? (I either middle-click or shift-insert myself, but a lot of people like the cvx stuff.) But you've got two buffers - a 'paste command/ctrl' buffer and a 'mouse select' buffer. So you'd 'copy command/ctrl' the one and 'mouse click' the other.

If you mean to select from text mode and then paste into abiword, then I don't believe you can, as console c&p is handled by gpm. Probably best thing there, if you can't get the output in an xterm for some reason, is to redirect to a file and then insert/read in the file into your editor... or word processor.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 12:16 PM   #3
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Many thanks, you saved my time copying the things i got from the xterm or terminal emulation program to another places.

What i used to to is select with the mouse and go to menu and select copy ctr-c and then go to another program as aplication as abiword and use ctr-v. This dident work.

But it worked to select with the mouse and go to abiword to press the middle button.

Just curiosity, i f i have a two buttoms mouse how could i do?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 12:27 PM   #4
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With just 2 buttons you click them simultaneously to paste.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 05:01 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by makuyl
With just 2 buttons you click them simultaneously to paste.
Good to know.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 06:48 AM   #6
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I have just two buttons and a wheel on my mouse but I can paste by clicking the wheel. Clicking the wheel is entirely different than rotating the wheel. To copy I usually just hold the left button down and drag and when I relase the buttion my selection for copying is already in the buffer. Another alternative way to copy and paste is to drag accross what I want to copy while holding the left button and then then release the left button and without moving the mouse right-click and a small pop-up menu will appear from which I choose copy, cut or paste. To paste, I left-click on where paste and then release and right-click and select past from the pop-up menu to do the actual past.. I use Gnome so I am not sure if that would work the same in KDE or not.

What is tricky is that before I am ready to paste, I sometimes need to right click on something else for some reason before I am ready to paste and then accidently highlight just one letter or a space without noticing that I have done so. I then try to paste and all that gets pasted is the one letter or space that I accidently highlighted along the way.

There are some Linux programs that try to be more Windows like by using the Windows CTRL-C, CTRL-X and CTRL-V methods instead. A few programs such as Abiword seem to use some of both methods.. Digiot mentioned that there are two different buffers. I recently noticed that with Abiword when I was surprised to find that each of the two methods seems to use a different buffer. Pressing CTRL-V would cause one thing to be pasted and then I could click the middle mouse wheel and something different would be pasted. With other programs when copying and pasting from one program to another it seemed as if the same buffer was being used. In that case, in one program I had to left-click and drag to copy and then I had to use CTRL-V to paste that text into the other program. So anyway, when I was a newbie several years ago, that is how I was able to easily post my error messages or portions of configuration files to this forum.

Last edited by Rick485; 01-14-2005 at 07:19 AM.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 07:17 AM   #7
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But sometimes (depending on the app I guess) the information you copied will be removed when the program you copied it from is closed. KDE prevents this with Klipper but I couldn't find anything for other DEs/WMs. Very annoying.
 
  


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