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Double click to select within VIM behavior change

Fellow Cygwin Denizens,

As we all know, when viewing a file with the "less" command, it's
possible to double click on text in order to select/copy, and paste
elsewhere at the command line or in another application (Word,
Notepad, etc.)

As recently as the last month or 6 weeks, this handy "shortcut" method
of selecting text from the VIM buffer has vanished.

It was possible to do this after issuing the ":g:" command to VIM:


would display lines containing "arbitrary_text" in the VIM buffer.

Double clicking words or lines filtered by ":g:" would select the
arbitrary_text string when it was double clicked, and it could be
pasted elsewhere in the VIM window or in any other application (Word,
Notepad, etc.)

NOTE ---- I'm not talking about double clicking text in the VIM window
that turns on the "-- VISUAL --" selection indicator, since that
operates solely within the VIM editor, and does not allow pasting the
selected text elsewhere.

VIM no longer behaves this way.  Has there been a change in VIM or in
the way Cygwin handles text in Mintty or PuttyCYG windows?

Brief info:
uname -a        CYGWIN_NT-6.1 KCHRISTIAN 1.7.9(0.237/5/3) 2011-03-29
10:10 i686 Cygwin
winProductName        Microsoft Windows 7  Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
mintty --version        mintty 1.0.2
PuTTYCyg        20101029
vim --version        VIM - Vi IMproved 7.3 (2010 Aug 15, compiled Nov
23 2011 03:12:07)

Thanks, all.


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