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#1 2022-07-27 03:36:49

Registered: 2018-11-30
Posts: 3

Cannot copy(or cut) / paste between xterm.exe and xfce4-terminal.exe


I'm running cygwin3.3.5-341.x86_64  and using the Xfce Desktop Environment 4.12

Everything is ALMOST perfect in my Xfce desktop environment EXCEPT the inability to copy (and cut  ) and paste between terminals created with xterm and terminals created with xfce4-terminal.   

I can copy/paste just fine to both from web browsers, notepad, etc.  or any other application item, but when I try to copy / paste between xterm & xfce4-terminal (or vice-versa) -- it just doesn't work.

I select text with my right mouse button and paste using the middle mouse ball.   It's a bit of a maddening problem.  Not sure what kind of wall exists between the two.

Any insights or ideas will be greatly appreciated!!




#2 2022-07-27 10:40:30

Registered: 2021-11-05
Posts: 537

Re: Cannot copy(or cut) / paste between xterm.exe and xfce4-terminal.exe

The XTerm FAQ and ArchWiki provide extensive information about how XTerm handles selections, as well as instructions on how you can tweak the buffer.

By default, selecting a text in any X window (left-click-and-drag action) should put it in the buffer called PRIMARY selection, accessible in any other X window by middle-clicking inside a text area. On Xubuntu 20.04, I can use the buffer between applications just fine.

When it comes to copy and pasting, most terminal emulators use Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+Shift+v, respectively, because Ctrl+character may be bound to some signals and control sequences. XTerm, however, uses Shift+Insert for pasting text from the clipboard.

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