Dragging from explorer to cygwin terminal is not putting the path into the terminal

Academy OfFetishes academyoffetishes@gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 22:23:00 GMT 2019


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On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 2:59 PM Brian Inglis <Brian.Inglis@systematicsw.ab.ca>
wrote:

> On 2019-06-06 12:00, Academy OfFetishes wrote:
> > Replying inline
> > On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:51 AM Brian Inglis wrote:
> > On 2019-06-05 22:26, Academy OfFetishes wrote:
> >> I tried to google for this but couldn't find anyone with the same
> problem.
> >> I'm using mintty 3.0.1 and cygwin 3.0.7(0.338/5/3).
> >> On my previous computer, if I dragged a file from my explorer to the
> >> cygwin terminal, the cygwin terminal used to be populated with the full
> >> path to that file.  Now when I do this, the cygwin terminal isn't
> >> affected.
> >> How do I get it to work the way it used to?  I want dragging from my
> >> explorer to the terminal to expand the full path of the filename in my
> >> terminal.
>
> > Works fine for me.
> > Start by examining your assumptions - run and post output from:
> > $ cmd /c ver
> > Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17763.503]
> > $ uname -srvmo
> > CYGWIN_NT-10.0 3.0.7(0.338/5/3) 2019-04-30 18:08 x86_64 Cygwin
> > $ mintty --version
> > mintty 3.0.1 (x86_64-pc-cygwin)
> > © 2013/2019 Andy Koppe / Thomas Wolff
> > License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
> > There is no warranty, to the extent permitted by law.
>
> Good so far - all normal.
>
> > Next check your Cygwin or mintty startup and post the mintty startup
> command
> > here.
> > Do you mean the .bash_profile?
>
> No I mean the Windows bat, cmd command line, or lnk shortcut property
> command
> that launches your mintty window.
>
Ah it's a shortcut and it runs this: C:\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe -i
/Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

>
> > Then attach your ~/.minttyrc as text to your post: sometimes you make a
> tweak
> > and forget, then much later, remember you messed yourself up. ;^>
> > It looks like this:
> > BoldAsFont=no
> > FontHeight=20
> > RightClickAction=paste
> > Font=Courier New
>
> Only issue I see is that this font should have 7mm high lines, so either
> you
> have a huge screen with smallish windows in them, or you could be running
> with
> some accessibility or scaling software that could interfere. What is your
> screen
> setup like and are you using any such settings or software?
>
Yeah I have a huge high resolution screen and bad eyes.  It looks like
this: https://imgur.com/ppTljLs

I made it that tall by changing the properties of the terminal and I did
that by changing these settings: https://imgur.com/3zhCMEX

One thing I did change is this setting on windows (I forgot until you
asked): https://imgur.com/a/M0ckjZs


> > Also check if you have an /etc/minttyrc which may change settings, and
> attach
> > as text if present.
> > I don't have that file on my computer.
>
> Good - as expected.
>
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> Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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