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Old 07-31-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
Pearlseattle
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fyi: shift + 3 taps on touch/clickpad selects whole words in terminal


Hi


Just fyi (posting this as I'm using Linux since 15 years but I've never noticed this until >>now<< ):

in X (using Xfce), to select text in a shell (using Bash in "xfce4-terminal"), I always pressed "shift" and then I selected the parts of the text that I wanted to copy by doing a double-tap on che touch/clickpad of the notebook (or by pressing the left mouse button when using the desktop/server).

I have just noticed by mistake that by adding 1 tap (or clicking twice when using a normal mouse) the selection highlights automatically the whole words (delimited e.g. by a space or semicolon etc...) as soon as the cursor goes over a word.


How cool is that??
Cheers

Last edited by Pearlseattle; 07-31-2019 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2019, 11:43 AM   #2
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double click -> select word
triple click -> select line

they worked even in the last century
 
  


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