On Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 06:49:35PM -0800, Andrew David Wong wrote:
> I used to be able to be able to do the following to copy text from xterm in
> Fedora and Debian VMs:
> 1. Select/highlight the desired text, thereby inserting it into the PRIMARY
> buffer.
> 2. Press <Ctrl + middle mouse button> in order to bring up a menu (I think
> it was the "VT Options" menu).
> 3. In this menu, select the option to copy text from the PRIMARY buffer to
> that VM's local clipboard.
> 4. Press <Ctrl + Shift + C> to copy text to the Qubes inter-VM clipboard and
> proceed as usual.
> However, some time ago, step 2 suddenly stopped working, and I have no idea
> why. Pressing <Ctrl + middle mouse button> in xterm now does nothing, as far
> as I can tell. I've checked my trackpad/mouse settings, and everything seems
> fine and unchanged. I've tried pressing the left and right mouse buttons
> simultaneously instead, but nothing.
> I know that I can probably create custom xterm settings that will allow me
> to copy text, but I'd still like to know whether there's a way to do it by
> default for cases in which the VM is uncustomized. Does anyone know if there
> is such a way?

On Debian you can hold down the Ctrl key before pressing the button, to get the
VT options menu. See if that works for you. Does for me.

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