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Re: select large text with mouse

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: select large text with mouse
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2008 14:28:39 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

imputerate <address@hidden> writes:

> ubuntu [hardy]
>  emacs: 22.1-0ubuntu10
>    gnus: 5.11+v0.5.dfsg
> slackware [12.0]
>  emacs: 22.2-i486-1
> i can't get my logitech wheelmouse to select any more text from an
> emacs
> buffer [in xterm/konsole] than appears on the screen at one time;

You're using the selection method of the terminal emulator program, not
Emacs.  Either use the keyboard to select --- which will select in
Emacs, or use the style from the terminal program.  For example, in
xterm (the one and only), use Mouse-1 to mark and Mouse-3 to select,
Mouse-2 to paste.  In other words, click where you want your selection
to start, scroll to where you want it to end, and click Mouse-3.

Of course, this won't work in Emacs in a terminal emulator.  Is there a
reason you're not using the X interface?  Because you're ssh'ing in to a
remote server?

Check out Multi-TTY, available in CVS Emacs.

Joel J. Adamson
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