X11 cut (as cut/paste) accuracy

Lucien Gentis lucien.gentis at univ-lorraine.fr
Thu Feb 3 16:32:52 UTC 2022

Here is what I get under Debian 10 Buster, Mate desktop and 
mate-terminal with libvte :

There is no selection problem at all.

I looked at you video and don't understand what is represented: a window 
without decoration and margin ?

Le 03/02/2022 à 08:27, Phi Debian a écrit :
> I notice the same 'bad' behavior on firefox, but there it provide an 
> hint may be.
> On libvte when clicking  and hold down the mouse button on the middle 
> of a char there is no feedback so we blindly don't know where the 
> selection will start, then we drag right and the selection appears on 
> the next char, giving a feeling of always misssing the selection.
> On firefox (any other app of that kind would do the same, I am using 
> mate, so may be a window manger feature, so synaptic search form would 
> behave as firefox), this is different, inea FORM input field when 
> clicking on the middle of a char like 'W" and holding down the button, 
> the text cursor (thin vertical bar) goes where the selection will 
> start, and on right part of a char, it goes on the right side of the 
> char (instead of the left), then we miss the selection as with libvte, 
> yet we know we will miss it :) in all case it is annoying, and I am 
> amazed that the good old Xterm is the only one to perform normally :) 
> I needed terminator for the mutiple term and broadcast feature, but I 
> will get back to xterm as much as I can.
> So back to square one where would be the best hack candidate to solve 
> firefox et al along with libvte to get the selection right ?
> Cheers,
> Phi
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