Re: terminal with right-click = paste?
- Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 18:40:49 -0400
- From: Lee <ler762@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: terminal with right-click = paste?
On 4/10/19, bw wrote:
> In-Reply-To: <CAD8GWsuW5mBiGMsKMv_diV0cwJGdMAhJ80g0
>>How do I find out what other terminal programs are already installed
>>that I can try?
> Most of them still seem to register with the debian alternatives system,
> but no guarantee.
> $ update-alternatives --list x-terminal-emulator
Thanks for that - yet another command to add to my notes.
$ update-alternatives --list x-terminal-emulator
altho lxterm, uxterm and xterm all create a tiny window with the font
size so small they're damn near unusable. And no obvious menu I can
find to change the font size, window size or anything, so more man
page spelunking for me.
> I don't think I recall seeing right-click to paste, how did you get used
> to that?
Microsoft Windows. My recollection is putty could be configured to
set right-click to paste. With cygwin mintty it's trivially easy to
set the right mouse button to be 'paste'. As is setting the "double
click selects a word" word definition characters. Or at least I
remember it being trivially easy .. maybe that option was removed from
In any case, my idea of 'how things should work' has been shaped by
using MS windows & windows programs. It wasn't until Windows 10 that
I even tried setting up a linux machine at home.
> Why can't you continue to use the term that got you used to it?
I could, but I'd rather stop using Windows. Altho lately I keep
asking myself if the Windows 10 spyware/operating-system-as-a-service
is _really_ all that horrible.