Copy words still broken

David Boles dgboles at
Wed Nov 14 22:12:29 UTC 2007

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Karl Larsen wrote:
> David Timms wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>    With about 7 reboots and looking at the motherboard book I am
>>> certain the mouse and the keyboard are plugged in properly. But when
>>> I press both the left and right mouse buttons I always get not what I
>>> expect but a panel much like the Edit key shows when clicked. It is
>>> not always the same. But never is it what I am used to getting.
>>>    I put a lot of print on a terminal window and then select some of
>>> it. Then try to let it appear on another terminal window but all I
>>> get is the darn old panel. I'm now certain it is a system problem but
>>> I have no idea what.
>> Are you in the gui {gnome?} or vt1..4 ?
>> If you are talking gnome-terminal:
>> both click = middle click button3 = paste what is currently
>> highlighted into the current edit position. {ie the command that is
>> being entered at the bottom of the terminal}.
>> Sometimes it rather difficult to get the both click timing correct.
>> On a wheel mouse {mine} pushing the wheel down {into the mouse} also
>> does the middle / button 3 click.
>> You could also ctrl-alt-c to copy and then ctrl-alt-v to paste the text.
>> DaveT.
>    Hi Dave, tried your ideas and none worked :-(
> The ctrl-Alt-c and v work exactly like the mouse which is a Logitec
> track-ball with two switches. I have fooled around with the mouse and
> keyboard. It appears the keyboard will work if plugged into EITHER ps2
> ports, even though one is labeled mouse and the other keyboard. I just
> noticed the mouse has a USB plug which was in a USB-to-ps2 converter
> plug. So I took off the converter and plugged the mouse into a USB port
> and it works fine.
>    The ability to copy any words from one thing to another has been a
> great improvement over Windows for 10 years.

It is called 'cut and paste' and uses the clipboard BTW.

But are you *ever out of date* Karl! I can't recall if this worked in
Windows 3.11. But it, 'cut and paste', works in Windows '95, '98, ME,
NT4, 2000, XP-Home, Xp-Pro, 2003, and Vista.

This quote, for example, is a cut and past done in Windows from Firefox to Thunderbird I happen to be in Windows XP Pro. Work
stuff happening at the moment. ;-)

quote from CNN

Delta-United merger plan aired

Delta Air Lines said Wednesday it is open to a deal with another airline
in the wake of a push by a major shareholder to combine Delta with
United Airlines. Delta denies talks have officially opened, but any
merger could be an answer to soaring jet fuel costs. It could also
reduce the choices for passengers.

end quote from CNN

Is that what you seem to be lacking in Fedora 8? Check your settings? It
works in my Fedora. Always has for as long as I can recall.

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