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Tabbed Terminal alternative
Authored by: kL on May 03, '06 11:29:57AM

I miss one thing in Apple's terminal: copying to clipboard as soon as text was selected (without cmd+c). It's like all terminals I've used work, and I can't change my habit...



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Tabbed Terminal alternative
Authored by: joab on May 03, '06 02:08:14PM

That is my number one complaint too. I would also it if you could press mouse 3 (scrollwhell) to paste again. I've been in *nix far too long to remember pressing cmd+c



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Tabbed Terminal alternative
Authored by: BobHarris on May 03, '06 05:20:33PM

While I use iTerm and its automatic "Copy" when you select something, I still have a Terminal.app running and I have the need to copy/paste in other applications.

My solution is a 4 button Logitech iClick mouse. The left and right buttons are the standard click and control-click. The scroll wheel can be clicked and I have it mapped to Command-C (copy). The 4th button I have mapped to Command-V (paste).

It is not ideal, but it does make it easier over all.

One more thing. Terminal.app allows you to select text and then drag and drop the selected text. I do use this from time to time, but for the most part, I stick with my mouse button mappings.

Bob Harris



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Select and paste does work in Terminal
Authored by: mike-c on May 03, '06 08:37:33PM

What you describe works to some extent in 10.4's Terminal. Select some text, then press button 3 (the scrollwheel), and the text is pasted.

I don't know when they added this feature, but I'm glad they did. One limitation, though, is that it works only in a single terminal window. You can't select text in one terminal window and then paste it an another with the middle mouse button. (You obviously can't paste the selected text into another application, either.) A more positive way to say this is that selecting text doesn't overwrite what you had in the clipboard. :-)



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Tabbed Terminal alternative
Authored by: rexroof on May 04, '06 12:03:13PM

one thing you can do as an alternative is highlight text and paste with cmd-shift-v. unfortunately it doesn't work across terminal windows, just within the terminal you have highlighted.



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