On Sat, 13 May 2023, E Frank Ball wrote:
On Sat, May 13, 2023 at 11:44:36PM +0200, Lucio Chiappetti wrote:

> In particular (independently of fvwm ?) I am used to do quick
> copy-and-paste of text selecting it with mouse button 1 (MB1) and pasting
> with mouse button 2 (MB2). Or shift-MB1 and shift-MB2 in my favourite
> editor (The Hessling Editor), due to a peculiarity of the editor.

> I wonder whether there is a solution (either fvwm-specific or X11-generic)
> to achieve a decent emulation of the paste function.

<shift><insert> to paste.

Unfortunately this seems not to work at all on the HP Probook laptop. It does work (though would not be optimal for me) on the desktop, where I don't need it :-)

On the laptop <insert> is assigned to the f10 key (if used without the fn prefix). Despite the fact xev returns keycode 118 (keysym 0xff63, Insert), when I press the key on the laptop I get a tilde, not paste.

(I'd say the soultion, even if working, would be not optimal, since while I could use MB1 to select and MB2 or <shift><insert> to paste from a normal (e.g. terminal or browser) window into a normal window, I'd have to use shift-MB2 to paste into a THE (Hessling editor) window ... and how could I do <shift><shift><insert> ?)

Sorry ...

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