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Allow selecting text via keyboard, not mouse
Authored by: hibbelig on Sep 16, '10 02:14:58PM

In 10.4 Tiger (I believe) you could hit Cmd-Enter in Terminal to enter keyboard selection mode. Then you could move the cursor around with the cursor keys, hit space to start selecting text, then move the cursor some more, then hit Cmd-C to copy. This sure beats doing it via the mouse!

But I think Apple removed this in 10.5. Anyway, it's now gone. I miss it.

I understand there are workarounds using screen inside a terminal and telling screen to send the selected text to pbcopy, but this seems iffy.

Sadly, iTerm doesn't do it, either. Why did Apple remove that feature?



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