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I Spoke In Haste
Authored by: adrianu on Oct 17, '01 05:34:25AM

Hmmm... that is odd! I suggest you look for any error messages in the output and post to one of the forums I link to on the "Introduction to X11 on OSX" page (probably the XDarwin one is worth starting with).

With regard to the terminals, I presume you are talking about 'xterm' -this is a standard terminal program that comes with X11. It is very basic.

Unfortunately, X11 has a history which is based upon three mouse buttons. To scroll an xterm you have to click in the scroll bar with the left button for down, the right button for up, and the middle button allows you to drag to a specific place.

OK, I know what you're thinking... you have only one button...

Well, XDarwin emulates middle and right clicks using modifier keys: option-click and command-click.
Try it and see...

P.S. one thing to beware of: in X11 the middle button is often used to paste. This rather silly choice does tend to make it somewhat too easy to paste loads of junk you've just selected into an xterm, or xedit, or just about anything... so beware!

Adrian



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