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Offline biff123

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I Can't Copy and Paste in Terminal
« on: April 14, 2018, 03:28:51 am »
I can't figure out how to copy and paste in the terminal. Neither ctrl+V nor ctrl+shift+V works, nor can I right-click to paste in the terminal. I'm new to linux, but I've been trying out lots of different distros and have never ran into this problem. I'm I missing something obvious?

Offline seppalta

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Re: I Can't Copy and Paste in Terminal
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 05:53:05 am »
What terminal are you using?  The ability to copy and paste is a function of the terminal.  Some, like xterm, do not copy and paste.

Offline biff123

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Re: I Can't Copy and Paste in Terminal
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 12:15:49 am »
I, unfortunately, don't recall what terminal I was using as I've already moved on to another distro. I'm doing a lot of distro hopping right now. It was whatever the default terminal for Sparky Linux Game Over edition is. I'm sure that you are right, however, about how I just needed to install a different terminal. I will probably come back to Sparky Linux later, as I did like it, but I will probably try just the vanilla edition and not the Game Over one, as it had too much stuff on there I didn't want or need. Thank you so much for your response seppalta!

Offline Bert B.

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Re: I Can't Copy and Paste in Terminal
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 05:05:31 pm »
biff, which surface do you have installed? for example, I have the MATE version installed, which brings its own terminal. ctrl-c and ctrl-v do not work, but the right-mouse-button does.

maybe you can find the installed terminals by typing "terminal" in the search field in the main menue ;)

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Re: I Can't Copy and Paste in Terminal
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 10:35:06 pm »
GameOver uses Openbox and xterm as default.
It is very simple terminal emulator so it is better to change it to other, for example Lxterminal or any.
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Offline keithrboz

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Re: I Can't Copy and Paste in Terminal
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2018, 01:50:47 pm »
biff, which surface do you have installed? for example, I have the MATE version installed, which brings its own terminal. ctrl-c and ctrl-v do not work, but the right-mouse-button does.

maybe you can find the installed terminals by typing "terminal" in the search field in the main menue ;)

Have you tried shft-ctrl-c & shft-ctrl-v

Offline tenfoot

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Re: I Can't Copy and Paste in Terminal
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2018, 08:56:42 pm »
biff, which surface do you have installed? for example, I have the MATE version installed, which brings its own terminal. ctrl-c and ctrl-v do not work, but the right-mouse-button does.

maybe you can find the installed terminals by typing "terminal" in the search field in the main menue ;)

I'm also using Mate as my DE on Sparky 5.3 with the 4.15.0-3 kernel and Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V work as expected :)
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