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Re: terminal with right-click = paste?




On 4/10/19, David Wright wrote:
> On Wed 10 Apr 2019 at 17:21:06 (-0400), Lee wrote:
>> On 4/10/19, Dan Ritter wrote:
>> > Lee wrote:
>> >> On 4/10/19, Dan Ritter wrote:
>> >> > Lee wrote:
>> >> >> I installed the xfce version of debian 9 & have a terminal icon on
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> menu bar that starts xfce4-terminal
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Is there some way to configure xfce4-terminal so that a right mouse
>> >> >> click pastes text?
>> >> >> What I have now is right-click brings up a menu where I have to
>> >> >> left
>> >> >> click on paste.  ick.
>> >> >
>> >> > Middle button is probably set to paste right now.
>> >>
>> >> It is!!  So how do I change that setting so that right click is set to
>> >> paste?
>> >
>> > You don't! The programmers didn't include that.
>>
>> wow.  just.. wow.  I wonder if that omission has anything to do with
>> the xterm popcon graph showing about 100K users & xfce4-terminal
>> about 28K
>>
>> > You can change your button mapping for all of X with xmodmap.
>>
>> but then everywhere I expect a right click to pull up a menu won't -
>> correct?
>>
>> Oh well... I'll give xterm a try.
>
> I have a mouse with a wheel, but pressing it (as opposed to scrolling
> it) is very unreliable. I have changed the middle-click method from
> pressing the wheel to the old-fashioned way of dealing with 2-button
> mice: pressing both buttons at once.
>
> AFAIK this change is at the level of X and doesn't depend on the term.
> Here are the steps I used. You might need to tweak the filename
> ~/.xsession for a DE as I use just startx and fvwm. For setting stuff
> automatically, you need to ascertain the name of your X startup file.

I don't know enough to appreciate all this, much less comment on it,
but still, it looks amazing!

$ find / -name xinput 2>/dev/null
$

so another package I need to install..

.. which breaks the login process for me :(

$ echo xinput > ~/.xsession

logout, try to log in, get a blank screen for a few seconds & I'm back
at the login screen again.

ssh in from my windows machine, rm .xsession, and I can log in on the
debian machine again.

Dunno if this means anything, but the last few lines in .xsession-errors.old are
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting GDMSESSION=lightdm-xsession
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting QT_XCB_FORCE_SOFTWARE_OPENGL=1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting
GPG_AGENT_INFO=/run/user/1000/gnupg/S.gpg-agent:0:1
dbus-update-activation-environment: setting PWD=/home/lee
⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse                id=9    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]

Why does putting 'xinput' in my .xsession keep me from being able to
log in & it works just fine for you?

Thanks,
Lee

>
> At the end of ~/.xsession I routinely put
> xinput
> which lists the devices in ~/.xsession-errors which I copy into my
> configuration archive. But you can just type
> $ xinput at any commandline in X:
> ⎡ Virtual core pointer			id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
> ⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
> ⎜   ↳ Logitech M325			id=10	[slave  pointer  (2)]
> ⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad	id=14	[slave  pointer  (2)]
> ⎜   ↳ ELAN Touchscreen			id=9	[slave  pointer  (2)]
> ⎣ Virtual core keyboard			id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
>     ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
>     ↳ Power Button			id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
>     ↳ Video Bus				id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
>     ↳ Power Button			id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
>     ↳ Lenovo EasyCamera			id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
>     ↳ Ideapad extra buttons		id=12	[slave  keyboard (3)]
>     ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
> $
>
> Having read that list, I add lines for devices that might interest me
> in a similar way (in ~/.xsession-9-wren¹), and again you can type this
> at a commandline:
> $ xinput list-props "Logitech M325"
> Device 'Logitech M325':
> 	Device Enabled (141):	1
> 	Coordinate Transformation Matrix (143):	0.300000, 0.000000, 0.000000,
> 0.000000, 0.300000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
> 	libinput Accel Speed (281):	0.000000
> 	libinput Accel Speed Default (282):	0.000000
> 	libinput Accel Profiles Available (283):	1, 1
> 	libinput Accel Profile Enabled (284):	1, 0
> 	libinput Accel Profile Enabled Default (285):	1, 0
> 	libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled (286):	0
> 	libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled Default (287):	0
> 	libinput Send Events Modes Available (262):	1, 0
> 	libinput Send Events Mode Enabled (263):	0, 0
> 	libinput Send Events Mode Enabled Default (264):	0, 0
> 	libinput Left Handed Enabled (288):	0
> 	libinput Left Handed Enabled Default (289):	0
> 	libinput Scroll Methods Available (290):	0, 0, 1
> 	libinput Scroll Method Enabled (291):	0, 0, 0
> 	libinput Scroll Method Enabled Default (292):	0, 0, 0
> 	libinput Button Scrolling Button (293):	2
> 	libinput Button Scrolling Button Default (294):	2
> 	libinput Middle Emulation Enabled (295):	1
> 	libinput Middle Emulation Enabled Default (296):	0
> 	Device Node (265):	"/dev/input/event16"
> 	Device Product ID (266):	1133, 16394
> 	libinput Drag Lock Buttons (297):	<no items>
> 	libinput Horizontal Scroll Enabled (298):	1
> $
>
> Your list would look different even with the same hardware because
> mine shows the effect of the mouse commands I have already added
> to ~/.xsession:
> # Pointers tend to be too sensitive.
> # Leave the last number as 1: the other numbers are ratio'd with it.
> xinput --set-prop "Logitech M325" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" .3, 0,
> 0, 0, .3, 0, 0, 0, 1
> # My mouse wheel is very unreliable for button 2, so use buttons 1&3.
> xinput --set-prop "Logitech M325" "libinput Middle Emulation Enabled" 1
>
> Now I can use either a wheel press or a both-button-click to paste.
> The wheel still scrolls.
>
> ¹ A note on the filenames: My .xsession has hooks for host-specific
> commands at three stages:
>
> Earlyconfig="$HOME/.xsession-1-$HOSTNAME"
> Midconfig="$HOME/.xsession-5-$HOSTNAME"
> Lateconfig="$HOME/.xsession-9-$HOSTNAME"
>
>      … various commands here …
>      … and, nearing the end: …
>
> [ -f "$Lateconfig" ] && . "$Lateconfig"
>
> so the specific device lists are only about the hosts' own hardware,
> plus things that might be connected, whereas the configuration
> commands themselves are executed on all my hosts (and are ignored
> if not present). That way, the both-button-click works wherever the
> mouse is connected.
>
> Cheers,
> David.
>
>