Cut & Paste problem between X windows

Thu Nov 12 21:11:00 GMT 2009

Sounds weird, perhaps you've tried already but did you just highlight  
the word in the xterm (without clicking) to copy it and then (in some  
other place) press the middle (button 2) to paste it?I saw some  
friends having this little problem time ago.

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On Nov 12, 2009, at 3:11 PM, wrote:

> Hi,
> I am having trouble with pasting text into xterm windows, in  
> cygwin1.7. The problem I'm having seems like the same one recently  
> reported in this thread 'Cut & Paste problem between X windows'.  
> However, I am using a microsoft mouse (the problem in that thread  
> was with a logitech mouse). I was wondering if anybody else is  
> seeing the problem with a microsoft mouse, and whether there is a  
> workaround/fix.
> I installed cygwin1.7 yesterday (in place of 1.5 which I had been  
> using). Basically, I can select text in an xterm using mouse buttons  
> 1 and 3, but cannot paste using button 2. Clicking with button 2 has  
> no effect.
> In general, cygwinx is recognizing mouse button 2, as I can use it  
> for other things in other X clients without any problems. Also, I've  
> tried xev, and can see the ButtonPress and ButtonRelease events for  
> button 2.
> I tried installing the microsoft intellipoint software, and in it, I  
> set the action for button 2 to 'Middle Click'. This seemed  
> equivalent to what was suggested previously for the logitech mouse,  
> using the logitech 'setpoint' software. But this didn't seem to have  
> any effect.
> One other issue, not sure if this is related, but when I select text  
> in an xterm, I cannot paste it in windows. It seems like the  
> selection is not being shared between cygwinx and windows, like it  
> was with cygwin1.5. I am starting Xwin.exe with the -clipboard  
> option, just as I was with cygwin1.5, but selection sharing just  
> doesn't seem to work.
> Anybody have any ideas about these problems? Thanks!
> -Dave Levi
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