Thu Apr 6 16:06:00 GMT 2006
On Thu, 6 Apr 2006, David wrote:
> I have XWin 184.108.40.206-4 and am running on Windows2000
> professional, starting it like this:
> XWin -multiplemonitors -clipboard -rootless -screen ...
> And, I am runing fvwm2 as the window manager, and a couple
> of xterms in it.
> So, I left mouse click to highlight some text, and
> hit CNTL-C to copy it and move to another window
> and hit CNTL-V to paste it.
That won't work because control characters are valid input to xterm.
> Nothing happens. I also tried pasting into the native
> windows application "Notepad" and still nothing.
By default xterm uses the primary selection. It is possible that
cygwin can supply the X clipboard selection to notepad (not necessarily
the same as the Windows clipboard).
xterm can be told to use the clipboard selection (recent xterm versions-
cygwin probably is not recent) can do this via a menu selection. See
> I looked into the xclipboard man page, but there was
> nothing there. I checked the web. Someone suggested I
> should use -emulate3buttons.
That's because xterm's default bindings use the middle button for pasting.
> I would like to be able to copy from one xterm to another.
For that, you only need to use the mouse bindings that xterm provides by
default (see manpage): left=start selection, middle=paste, right=extend
> Every window has the reverse video highlight capability.
> However, I can't get beyond that.
> Please help.
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Thomas E. Dickey
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