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Old 06-08-2018, 10:06 AM   #1
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Zathura PDF viewer: how to yank a link into the clipboard?


I can make Zathura display links in the command line by hitting F then typing the according link id number and Enter, but how do I yank that link into the system clipboard so I could paste it into another program (text editor)?
 
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Maybe right click and 'copy link to clipboard'.
 
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clipboard or primary selection?

i use a clipboard manager to be able to access both.

maybe right click + drag to highlight? maybe Ctrl-y?
 
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Maybe right click and 'copy link to clipboard'.
Nope, that was the first thing I tried. And I couldn't find a binding for it on the manpage, just for left click, which follows the link.
 
Old 06-09-2018, 08:28 PM   #5
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clipboard or primary selection?
Is the primary selection the stuff that gets saved when I select something with the mouse while holding Shift? Doesn't seem to have any effect in zathura, though I would prefer a hotkey.


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maybe Ctrl-y?
Ctrl-y seems to have no effect.


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maybe right click
First step in the right direction. If I hit F, type the id number then Enter, the link appears at the bottom in command line. If I right mouse click on command line, I get a popup menu that has an active Copy item which does the job. Technically, this answers my question, but I'll let the question unmarked as solved for a bit more just in case if there's a keyboard hotkey replacement for these mouse actions and somebody happens to know it. Searches for "copy" and "yank" in the manpage of zathura give no relevant results.
 
Old 06-10-2018, 01:19 AM   #6
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fwiw, i've been using mupdf for a while, then i tried zathura and my immediate reaction was "this is lightweightness done wrong" - still happy with mupdf.
even Xpdf is pretty good actually.
but you need to grasp the concept of primary selection for those.
 
  


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