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Re: Cut and paste w/mouse

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  • Gary Johnson
    ... By the second I assume you mean mine. Who said anything about Windows? The solution I gave is for Unix. It s a workaround for the all-too-common
    Message 1 of 5 , Mar 8, 2013
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      On 2013-03-08, TommyB wrote:
      > On Friday, March 8, 2013 11:41:52 AM UTC-5, TommyB wrote:
      > > Hey Folks,
      > >
      > > I'm a longtime unix/linux commandline vi user, and work mostly
      > > at the console. Does dinosaur come to mind? Well anyway...
      > >
      > > Recently I've started using vim and like the automatic formating
      > > and highlighting features.
      > >
      > > In vi, I can use the mouse to copy something from another
      > > terminal and paste it into the file I'm editing.
      > >
      > > I can't figure out a way to do that with vim. I copy something
      > > with the left mouse button, press "i" to insert and then press
      > > the right mouse button. The -- (insert) VISUAL -- mode comes up
      > > with a bunch of highlighted lines.
      > >
      > > Is there a way to disable the Visual mode? If(not), then vim is
      > > just a pretty way to display my code. Of course I may have to
      > > learn something new! It may be tough, (Old dog ya' know!) but
      > > I'm willing to try.
      > >
      > > Thanks for any help/suggestions.
      >
      > Tried the two suggestions above. They don't work for me. The first
      > just pastes random text. The second is OOTQ because I don't use
      > windoze. Thanks anyway.

      By "the second" I assume you mean mine. Who said anything about
      Windows? The solution I gave is for Unix. It's a workaround for
      the all-too-common problem that some Linux distributions provide a
      vim package that is not configured to interact with an X server.

      As one who uses vim in a terminal all day to do all my editing
      tasks, including copying and pasting to and from various
      applications, I can assure you that when properly configured,
      copying and pasting works just fine.

      If you really want to solve this, I'm sure we can. We have for many
      other users who have reported similar issues. We do need a little
      more information from you besides "they don't work."

      To start with, we need to know whether your vim was built with
      support for X and the clipboard. Posting the full output of
      ":version" or "vim --version" will give us that.

      If your vim does appear to support X and the clipboard, then the
      next step is to find out exactly what you did and exactly what you
      saw. When you do that, make sure you start vim as

      vim -N -u NONE

      so that we can eliminate plugins and configuration differences from
      the problem.

      Regards,
      Gary

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