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Title: xfce Terminal Emulator 0.4.6: Can't copy?
Post by: Rytz on December 25, 2013, 03:53:33 pm
Hi again:

VLocity x64 7.0
xfce Terminal Emulator 0.4.6

I am unable to get any copy function to work on the gui/desktop terminal.  The menu option "copy" is always greyed out when text is highlighted.  Right-click to copy on highlighted text is greyed out.  SHIFT-CTRL-C and even custom shortcuts don't work.

Paste works fine, however.  Go figure.  Right-click, menu, and all shortcut keys.

Any thoughts or ideas on why the copy functionality doesn't work?  I haven't attempted to update the terminal emulator but I would like to think this is a basic function of the gui/desktop terminal emulator and should work.

I did try the Root Terminal version as well - same problem with copy.

Thanks.
Title: Re: xfce Terminal Emulator 0.4.6: Can't copy?
Post by: overthere on December 25, 2013, 07:50:27 pm
Is "gpm: console mouse daemon" checked in set services for gui run level. vasm services as super should offer the option.
Title: Re: xfce Terminal Emulator 0.4.6: Can't copy?
Post by: rbistolfi on December 27, 2013, 11:07:08 am
I will have to check this one at home.
In the mean time you can try this:

- Select text you want to copy with left click
- Use middle click for pasting

Works most of the time.
Title: Re: xfce Terminal Emulator 0.4.6: Can't copy?
Post by: Rytz on December 27, 2013, 11:26:58 am
@overthere:
I'll have to do some investigation and check for that service this weekend.  I don't recall ever seeing that service listed.  In regards to GUI-based configs, I've only ever used the legacy VASM interface.

@rbistolfi:
I would guess that the left-click method won't work but I will try it this weekend.  I'm using my laptop trackpad which doesn't have a middle button.

I think the problem might be specific to the VI editor run through the terminal emulator.  I was using the terminal emulator yesterday and I recall being able to copy from the command line, just not when VI was open.

I'll report back with more info this weekend.
Title: Re: xfce Terminal Emulator 0.4.6: Can't copy?
Post by: overthere on December 27, 2013, 02:34:29 pm
If you run vasm as root and select services then srvset, then gui, the services run list offers console mouse daemon as an option. most likely it is selected and as you say you can copy/paste from terminal

vi is a different story, you may try SHIFT when selecting text with left click then middle click to paste

as I recall clicking l/r together is like a middle click for two button mice
Title: Re: xfce Terminal Emulator 0.4.6: Can't copy?
Post by: Rytz on December 27, 2013, 02:44:38 pm
Thanks for the tips.  I will report back.
Title: Re: xfce Terminal Emulator 0.4.6: Can't copy? [RESOLVED]
Post by: Rytz on February 16, 2014, 06:25:42 pm
Reporting back: I believe shift-select worked for VI.  This issue was specific to VI though - other terminal copy/paste functions seem fine.