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How can I copy the text that I highlight with a left click when I let go of the mouse button ? I would like to mimic the behavior of xterm and PuTTY sessions so I don't need to remember to right click->copy or Ctrl+Ins to copy text.

This is a UI issue.



The Comment section doesn't let me adequately respond to you 'Roman', so I am posting here :

Yes, I've seen this option but I really do want the text to copy to the clipboard upon release of the left mouse button. It reduces the amount of "targeting" one must do with a mouse :

Your solution is :

(mouse, targeting) highlight , [switch input device] (keyboard) Ctrl+Ins, [switch input device] (mouse targeting) move to destination window, (mouse) right-click.

or something similar :

(mouse targeting) highlight , (mouse) right click, (mouse targeting) navigate menu to copy text, (mouse targeting) move to destination window, [switch input device] (keyboard) Shift+Ins.

The right-click to paste assumes that the destination window is another Tectia window, however this is often not the case.

The solution I propose reduces the amount of swapping between input devices which typically requires a release of your hands from the input device (2 hands are typically required for shift+ins or ctrl+ins) and reduces execution time noticeably :

(mouse targeting) highlight , (mouse targeting) move to destination window, (mouse) right-click.

or the slightly longer, but still faster :

(mouse targeting) highlight , (mouse targeting) move to destination window, [switch input device] (keyboard) Shift+Ins

So, who can implement this feature ?

asked Dec 08 '10 at 17:50

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edited Dec 15 '10 at 20:38

Am I missing something? When enabling the "Paste on right mouse click" option it works in the way you describe (without the need to press Ctr+Ins to copy): (mouse, targeting) highlight ,(mouse targeting) move to destination window, (mouse) right-click.

(Dec 15 '10 at 21:31) Roman ♦♦ Roman's gravatar image

Ah, I think I see the problem. It doesn't seem to actually copy it to the clipboard. Well that is annoying.

(Dec 15 '10 at 21:32) Roman ♦♦ Roman's gravatar image


I don't believe it's possible to configure it Tectia Client in this way. However you can reduce the copy&Paste operation to at least 2 clicks if you enable the paste on right mouse click option.

You can find it in the Tectia Client toolbar under:

Edit->User Interface Settings->Appearance 

Under the "Terminal Settings" section there is an option for "Paste on right mouse click"

Hope this helps


answered Dec 15 '10 at 07:08

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