[Annoyances] X-Windows Copy & Paste

Marko Macek Marko.Macek at gmx.net
Tue Aug 19 20:31:34 EEST 2003

Marko Macek wrote:
>>On Tue, Aug 19, 2003 at 07:46:27AM +0200, Marko Macek wrote:
>>>There are some important applications that confuse this, like xterm
>>>(still the best terminal emulator). It uses Shift+Ins to paste primary 
>>>selection and doesn't support the clipboard at all.
>>actually xterm  is extremely configurable in this regard:

> there are CUA standard bindings for clipboard access (at least as standard
> as Ctrl+XVC is).
> only 2 are relevant in this case:
> Ctrl+Ins = copy
> Shift+Ins = paste
> XTerm*VT100.Translations: #override\n\
>       Shift <KeyPress> Insert:insert-selection(CLIPBOARD, PRIMARY)
> I'm not sure how to set the CLIBOARD yet, need to look into it (setting it
> automatically
> is not acceptable, see other mail).

XTerm*VT100.Translations: #override\n\
       Ctrl <KeyPress> Insert: select-end(CLIPBOARD) \n\
       Shift <KeyPress> Insert: insert-selection(CLIPBOARD)

I have now tried the above but it doesn't quite work. What am I doing 


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