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Old 29th March 2015, 06:43 PM
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Terminal with selection auto copy

The built in shell on my Chromebook has a great feature: selected text is autocopied to the clipboard. No keystrokes required.

Is there a Linux terminal that does this?

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Old 29th March 2015, 07:35 PM
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Re: Terminal with selection auto copy

All of them? Even the console virtual terminals have one - if the gpm mouse handler is running.

The clipboard is not a terminal feature, it is an X underpinning. All the terminal support does is give text data access.

Any clipboard manager stores it as a copy, and no keystrokes are needed to paste a copy of the data from the clipboard.

By default, there is only one clip maintained. Most desktops include a clipboard manager, and it is up to that manager to support as many entries as they want.
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Old 29th March 2015, 07:49 PM
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Re: Terminal with selection auto copy

Thanks for the reply but I don't quite follow.

Gnome terminal: to copy some text I select it with the mouse then Ctrl+Shift+C (or right click and choose Copy) to copy to clipboard.

Chromebook Crosh shell: I select the text and it is automatically copied. This is the feature I'm looking for.

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Old 29th March 2015, 10:58 PM
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Re: Terminal with selection auto copy

works fine for me. No need for the ctrl+shift stuff, or the menu.

Try using anything but gnome then. It has to be the fault of the gnome clipboard manager.

All I do is select the text (right mouse button, release after selection complete), then paste into another window (middle mouse button).
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Old 30th March 2015, 12:17 AM
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Re: Terminal with selection auto copy

I figured it out: installed gpaste, ran gpaste settings, turned on synchronize primary selection with clipboard.

There's also a gpaste Gnome extention but I couldn't find any explanation of what it does so didn't install it.
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