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Re: Add support for xterm/rxvt style text selection and inserting to mintty? (was Re: Cygwin alongside WSL)
- From: Brian Inglis <Brian dot Inglis at SystematicSw dot ab dot ca>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:45:55 -0700
- Subject: Re: Add support for xterm/rxvt style text selection and inserting to mintty? (was Re: Cygwin alongside WSL)
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On 2017-11-15 23:44, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Nov 2017 23:38:13 +0100 Thomas Wolff wrote:
>> Thanks for flattering me :) Sounds good after all the people asking for
>> ever more features, silly ones as well as good ones.
>> Actually, after the WSL and Virtual Tabs endeavours, release frequency
>> should become lower now.
> Speaking of silly feature requests ...
> The main reason I'm not a fan of mintty (and as a result haven't switched to
> cygwin64 on my primary Windows machine - because it doesn't include the
> non-Xwindows version of rxvt) is that it behaves different than xterm/rxvt for
> copying/pasting text. I spend most of my time in front of linux systems using
> xterm, rxvt and rxvt-unicode, so I have that way of copying/pasting text built
> into the "microcode" in my hand. I've found it quite difficult to adjust to
> Would it be possible to add an option to mintty to support xterm/rxvt style
> copying/pasting (what rxvt calls text selection and inserting) as described in
> the rxvt man page:
> TEXT SELECTION AND INSERTION
> The behaviour of text selection and insertion mechanism is similar to
> Left click at the beginning of the region, drag to the end of the region and
> release; Right click to extend the marked region; Left double-click to select
> a word; Left triple-click to select the entire line.
> Pressing and releasing the Middle mouse button (or Shift-Insert) in an rxvt
> window causes the current text selection to be inserted as if it had been
> typed on the keyboard.
All except Right click to extend the region works in mintty, and config file
option RightClickAction=extend changes that to what you want, which also makes
shift-right-click menu, and shift-left-click paste - man mintty is your friend -
search for /right.*click, /extend.*region, or /right.*mouse.
Check out https://github.com/mintty/mintty for even more useful info.
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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