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Add support for xterm/rxvt style text selection and inserting to mintty? (was Re: Cygwin alongside WSL)
- From: qrasmfu8f4 at snkmail dot com
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:44:32 -0800
- Subject: Add support for xterm/rxvt style text selection and inserting to mintty? (was Re: Cygwin alongside WSL)
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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 mintty.
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 xterm(1).
Left click at the beginning of the region, drag to
the end of the region
and release; Right click to extend the marked region;
to select a word; Left triple-click to select the
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.
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