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

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Jun 7 04:46:00 GMT 2019

On 2019-06-06 22:03, Academy OfFetishes wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 8:37 PM Brian Inglis wrote:
>     On 2019-06-06 16:22, Academy OfFetishes wrote:
>     > On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 2:59 PM Brian Inglis wrote:
>     >>     On 2019-06-06 12:00, Academy OfFetishes wrote:
>     >>> On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 10:51 AM Brian Inglis wrote:
>     >>>> On 2019-06-05 22:26, Academy OfFetishes wrote:
>     >> 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
>     I noticed you have no explicit selections for mintty locale or charset.
>     Could you please run the following command and post the output, in case there is
>     anything unusual with those settings that could cause problems for Drag'n'Drop:
>     $ for o in -s -u -f -n -i; do locale $o; done
> It output this:
> $ for o in -s -u -f -n -i; do locale $o; done
> en_US
> en_US
> en_US
> en_US
> en_US
>     Also what do you see if you open a cmd window and Drag'n'Drop an Explorer file
>     into that - you should see the Windows path dropped.
> Yep, that works correctly.

Looks like you need to bounce this upstream by raising this issue on
https://github.com/mintty/mintty/issues/new stating that file D'n'D to cmd works
but mintty doesn't, and copying the background, and Windows, Cygwin, and mintty
info you provided here, to help provide a quicker diagnosis: please be sure to
mention that the Options/Text Locale and Charset boxes are unset, just in case
that could have an effect.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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