On 12/10/20 12:23 PM, Ulrich Windl wrote:
On 12/10/20 3:49 AM, 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?

I never used that, but here for the fedora-32 template it works.
I think you can override bindings inside the app via X resources, but my suspect is that the window manager "captures" the mouse or key event, so it does not arrive at the terminal any more.

I'm confused. You say it's working in the Fedora 32 template for you, yet you also say the key event is captured, so it's not arriving at the terminal anymore. How can it be working for you if the key event is being captured by the window manager?

Andrew David Wong (Axon)
Community Manager, Qubes OS

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