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Old 08-13-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Konsole - Copy & Paste - Context menu change

I haven't been able to find the exact answer to this, so I thought I'd throw it out here since it's driving me batty. It started as an idle thought, but when I couldn't find the exact answer it started to become an obsession. I'm sure some of you can relate to that.

At work, we use SecureCRT for terminal emulation to connect to our Solaris systems from our desktops. After I open a session, I can right click on the terminal and I get options for Copy, Paste, Find, etc. I also get an option for "Copy & Paste". When I highlight text in the terminal, I can choose "Copy & Paste" from the menu and it does both operations at once.

I use Konsole at home and I would like to change the menu so that I can add a "Copy & Paste" option.

I know that I can highlight my text in Konsole and click the middle button to paste, but I only have a two-button mouse. I would have to click both buttons at the same time in order to emulate that middle button. Frankly, I don't have that level of coordination most of the time.

Besides, I'd rather go into the "guts" (find the file that controls the menu items) and play around. That would be way more satisfying than going out and buying another mouse.

My questions are: Is there a file where I can change that menu for Konsole? If so, what's the name of it? I can probably figure out what changes to make if I could only find that file that controls the menus. I've done this type of thing in xwindows many many moons ago and I'm hoping Konsole has something similar.

I'm also open to suggestions about another terminal program besides Konsole to use that might have this feature. I'm not glued to Konsole, but it's what I've been using and I like it. Not a fan of xterm though. But I'd REALLY REALLY like to know if this type of change can be done with Konsole.

Old 08-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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I don't have a solution to your 'copy & paste' request. I myself use Yakuake It's a drop-down terminal/konsole.

Sadly there's no screenshots or demos to look at on the official site. Some screenshots are here: Screenshots

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Old 08-13-2010, 05:31 PM   #3
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Thumbs up yakuake

Thanks, Nexus, I'll check that out.


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