Key Bindings, Cut and Paste
@ How do I cut and paste between XTerm and OpenWindows programs?
To go from XTerm to textedit (say):
* Select the text you want to copy by dragging the SELECT mouse button
* Press COPY in the XTerm (this key is L6, or Meta+c (the O'Reilly
XView manual gets this wrong)
* Move to the textedit window, and press PASTE (L8 or Meta+v)
If this doesn't work, see Trouble Shooting: Cut and Paste
To go the other way, from textedit to XTerm:
* Select the text in textedit. No need to use COPY
* Move to the XTerm window and press ADJUST (the middle mouse button).
* You can also use the COPY/CUT and PASTE buttons.
@ COPY/PASTE is boring. What short-cuts are available?
Quick Copy within textedit, mailtool, etc:
* Click SELECT to get a text caret where you want the copied text to go
* Press and HOLD DOWN the PASTE (or CUT) button
* Select the text you want to copy/move. You'll see that it's underlined
or crossed out, as appropriate. (In the jed demo it goes grey)
* Let go of the PASTE (or CUT) button.
* The text you underlined or crossed out appears at the insert caret.
Drag and Drop to Move a Selection
* Select the text you want to copy or move, by dragging or multiple-
clicking the SELECT or ADJUST mouse button
* Put the mouse pointer anywhere within the selection
* Press and HOLD DOWN down the SELECT mouse button, and move the mouse
pointer a little to the right; you'll see the cursor changes to be the
first 3 letters of the text (or some other icon).
* Still holding SELECT down, move the mouse over the point where you want
to drop the text
* You may see the mouse pointer change to a rifle-sight or target, to show
that it's OK to drop things here
* Let go of SELECT, and the text is moved. This works in text fields of
dialogue boxes as well as in text subwindows.
Drag and Drop to Copy a Selection
* This is the same as using Drag and Drop to Move a Selection, except that
you must hold the CONTROL key down as well as the SELECT mouse button.
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