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Old 05-27-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Middle-click pasting from X clipboard into vim in xterm doesn't work


Going through different terminals, it works in terminator (terminator-0.96-x86_64-1sl), but not in Xterm (which I prefer), and not in terminology, xfce4-terminal, Konsole, aterm, nor rxvt. What makes it work in terminator I don't know.

It does work to paste into vi (or nano) through middle-click, just not through vim. Vim pastes from the internal clipboard rather than the X clipboard.

It also works through using Shift-Ins to paste. Just not middle click.

I just so happens that I prefer pasting through middle-click, and using vim and Xterm, the only combination that doesn't work.
 
Old 05-27-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
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try "set mouse=a" (or was it "set mouse=r"?)

if it works, save it in your ~./vimrc
 
Old 05-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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Try Shift-Middleclick.

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Old 05-28-2013, 01:18 AM   #4
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try "set mouse=a" (or was it "set mouse=r"?)

if it works, save it in your ~./vimrc
It's "r", and works, thanks.

Shift-middle click also works, but doing it one-handed on a laptop touchpad is slightly more difficult.
 
Old 05-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #5
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It's generally more efficient to access the x-selection through the "*" register anyway. Use "*p to paste the contents into your current buffer, for example. The "+" buffer is similarly available for the clipboard.
 
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It's generally more efficient to access the x-selection through the "*" register anyway. Use "*p to paste the contents into your current buffer, for example. The "+" buffer is similarly available for the clipboard.
Slackware's vim is compiled with --without-x, so "*p will only work in gvim and not regular vim (unless you recompile it).
 
  


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