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Old 09-11-2011, 06:50 PM   #61
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By the way, I have been copying and pasting into xterm using just the menu item edit/copy or paste, with no middle clicks.

ok, now I tried it with combined left and right clicks. Still no output, though it's a bit tricky and the prompt didn't move to the next line once, while other times it did.

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Old 09-11-2011, 06:57 PM   #62
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By the way, I have been copying and pasting into xterm using just the menu item edit/copy or paste, with no middle clicks.

ok, now I tried it with combined left and right clicks. Still no output, though it's a bit tricky and the prompt didn't move to the next line once, while other times it did.
I'm pretty sure that the "other window" is actually the xterm you are supposed to paste the commands into.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 07:07 PM   #63
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About that topmost bar in every window--I would like to know what the proper name for it is. Do you know which bar I mean? In this window I am writing into this bar names the title of this thread.

Very basic. I should know it.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 07:11 PM   #64
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Sorry about this, but now I'm unclear on which window you mean by "other"--the one with a menu or the one without a menu?
 
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About that topmost bar in every window--I would like to know what the proper name for it is. Do you know which bar I mean? In this window I am writing into this bar names the title of this thread.

Very basic. I should know it.
It's the Title Bar.
 
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:18 PM   #66
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The window that does have a menu has a "top" bar that says "terminal".

The window that does not have a menu...won't that prevent me from using the copy and paste items?

I just tried to paste into the window without a menu, using the control key and V. It wouldn't paste it--gave me some sort of error message.
 
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The window that does have a menu has a "top" bar that says "terminal".

The window that does not have a menu...won't that prevent me from using the copy and paste items?

I just tried to paste into the window without a menu, using the control key and V. It wouldn't paste it--gave me some sort of error message.
As I siad in an earlier post, paste by middle clicking and copy by selecting.

I use it all the time even with applications that support shortcuts and menus, since it's so much faster and more convenient.

Also, note that it uses a different clipboard than the mormal method, which means that test copied using the normal method won't paste by middle-clicking, and text copied by selecting won't paste the normal way.

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Old 09-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #68
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One thing I don't understand from your instructions is the xterm copy procedure. You say just to "select" to copy. But don't you have to do something after you select it? I tried selecting and then middle clicking on the text in its original location, then middle clicking in xterm, but it didn't do the paste. It didn't do anything.
 
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Could you clarify which pop-up is the real xterm? Is it the one whose title bar says terminal, which has a menu, or is it the one whose title bar says user etc., which doesn't have a menu?
 
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I also tried to copy by selecting and leaving it selected, then going to the destination site and middle clicking. Nothing happened.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 08:12 PM   #71
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Aha! Now I figured out your second method of copying and pasting. Yes, it is more convenient.

Thanks!
 
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Could you clarify which pop-up is the real xterm? Is it the one whose title bar says terminal, which has a menu, or is it the one whose title bar says user etc., which doesn't have a menu?
The xterm is the one without a menu.

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One thing I don't understand from your instructions is the xterm copy procedure. You say just to "select" to copy. But don't you have to do something after you select it?
No, you don't.

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I tried selecting and then middle clicking on the text in its original location, then middle clicking in xterm, but it didn't do the paste. It didn't do anything.
You just select the original text (by dragging with the left button), you don't middle-click it.

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Old 09-11-2011, 08:21 PM   #73
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Uh-Oh!
This new method of copy and paste didn't work going from forum post to xterm. I selected the code, brought up the xterm, middle clicked, and nothing happened.

I successfully used it in a note I was just writing, from one place in the note to another. So I think I have straight how it's done.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 08:25 PM   #74
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Maybe you have another terminal installed (I would try "konsole"). If that fails, does the "other" terminal that comes up have some kind of "Help->About" item in its menu? If so, use it and post what it says.
 
Old 09-11-2011, 08:31 PM   #75
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Here is what help/about says:

Terminal 0.2.8
X Terminal Emulator
http://terminal.os-cillation.de
 
  


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