[Aptitude-devel] Bug#692096: X selection support (e.g. for Homepage URL)

Daniel Hartwig mandyke at gmail.com
Fri Nov 2 05:13:12 UTC 2012

On 2 November 2012 12:56, Harald Dunkel <harri at afaics.de> wrote:
> Running aptitude in an xterm I'd love to copy the Homepage
> URL into the Xselection buffer to make it available to other
> XWindow applications (e.g. Firefox, to paste it into an EMail,
> etc.).
> Currently I have to either manually type in the URL, leave
> aptitude with ^C to make selecting text work, or to avoid
> aptitude completely.

In xterm (and others), hold shift with left-mouse-button for
explicit text selection.  This works even for programs like
aptitude that normally capture mouse clicks.

Can you give examples of other programs with the desired
behaviour?  Useful to learn how the feature is implemented.


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