On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 06:47:16PM -0800, Andrew David Wong wrote: > On 12/10/20 6:25 AM, unman wrote: > > 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. > > > > No, that's exactly the behavior I described as no longer working for me. > <Ctrl + middle mouse button> means the same thing as holding down Ctrl > before pressing the middle mouse button. >
In my experience, holding a key down *before* another action does not always work the same as performing both actions simultaneously, so I did not think that these "meant the same thing". Can you call up the Main options, and Font menus using buttons 1 and 2? -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20201211035616.GA2119%40thirdeyesecurity.org.