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Old 08-26-2007, 06:34 AM   #1
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can't copy text from firefox to vi file

I notice highlighting text in a Firefox window will not copy to a vi file which is set to "input" and using the middle button. On the 10.2 the Firefox there permitted this. I have spent nearly 3 days grinding out the font problem (partial success) in Firefox. Is there a preference to set in pref.js or ussChrome.css that someone knows of that allows copying from Or is there another explanation?
Old 08-26-2007, 06:58 AM   #2
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It could be the terminal or vim misbehaving.

What happens if you do ':set mouse=r' in vim?
Old 08-26-2007, 07:23 AM   #3
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I use a three step process that always works for me.

1) Highlight, then control-c (or Edit - Copy from the menu) to copy to the clipboard.

2) Click on klipper (the clipboard tool in Kde) and click on the item I just copied to select it.

2) Open the file in vim, switch to 'input' mode, put the cursor at the place I want to paste, and control-v (or Edit - Paste) to paste the copied material into the document.


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