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Old 05-02-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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weird xterm question about selecting text from a terminal

this might be hard to follow, i will give links to screen shots which will make it easier to understand. I recently switched from using fluxbox to kde. when i was navigating folders in a terminal (xterm) in fluxbox, i would simply double click on a folder name (which would automaticly copy it), then i could simply press shift-insert to paste it.

now that i'm using KDE, when i'm in a terminal, when i double click on a folder name that has any symbols in it (like a . - _ or any others) it only selects the file name up to that symbol.

do you see what i mean?

if there is any way to fix this let me all probably think i'm crazy with this post, but its been bugging the hell out of me since i switched to kde, and if i could just fix it i would be a lot happier. if anything was unclear let me know...i tried to make it as simple as possible, but it is a fuzzy area to explain.
Old 05-03-2005, 08:20 PM   #2
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That seems to be a gnome terminal in the screenshot, right? In that case go to

select Default (or whatever Profile you're using) and "Edit"

in the box labeled "Select-by-word characters" add the dot and any other characters you want to not be considered a separator.

For KDE's Konsole app the procedure is

Settings-> Configure Konsole

then under "General" add the dot in the "Double click" text field.
Old 05-03-2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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the screen shot was from xfce, but i resolved the matter a different way...thanks for the input though, i appreciate it.


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