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Old 10-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #1
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XFCE no terminal menu?


first of all, hello everyone! i'm a belgian student and i'm new to linux and new to this forum (but i am an experienced Windows tweaker)

I started with Debian Squeeze a few days ago and i already love it (minimal installation with XFCE)
The problem is that for copying text to and from the terminal, you need the menu (pasting to terminal also works with middle mouse button)
but i don't see a menu!!
just a terminal window with a frame around it which you can use to hide, minimize, maximize and exit the terminal window

it's really strange!! in all screenshots which i've seen, there is a menu bar (like windows F10 menu) in the x terminal emulator

the only things which i've done so far:
install debian squeeze as minimal as possible (even without a gui)
then:
apt-get update
apt-get install xorg xfce4 synaptic gdebi wicd slim iceweasel

and that's it!!!
anybody here an idea why i don't have the menu bar at the top of my terminal window?
thanks in advance guys
 
Old 10-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #2
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Are you using a terminal or an xterm? A terminal have such menu like File, Edit, View..., but not xterms.
So check that how are opening this terminal windows, I mean using right click on desktop and choosing a new terminal or using cmd "xterm &".
 
Old 10-27-2012, 10:30 AM   #3
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just by choosing command prompt. or in the menu "terminal"
just the default terminal (debian squeeze + xfce), nothing else
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:46 AM   #4
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:39 AM   #5
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...anybody here an idea why i don't have the menu bar at the top of my terminal window?
thanks in advance guys
Right mouse click on the terminal program area and select Preferences > Appearance (tab) > "Display menu bars on new windows" should work.
 
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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You can use ctrl-shift-c and ctrl-shift-v that should work for copy and pasting.
 
Old 10-31-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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Probably you are using xterm instead of a fancier terminal app like gnome-terminal like you may be used to. As mentioned above xterm supports copy/paste through the middle-click method. Install whichever terminal app gives you the features you want/need; Linux is all about freedom. If you are building your own minimal system instead of using the full-featured default Debian install, then you'll have only minimal apps, and then the burden is on you to research and install the correct applications for your needs.

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:20 AM   #8
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If your problem is only copy/paste, then you can use keyboard shortcuts, like:-
Quote:
CTRL+INSERT - Copy the selected content
SHIFT+INSERT - Paste the selected content
So just select the content and use these key combinations to copy/paste.
Hope it will help you.
 
  


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