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Re: select large text with mouse

From: imputerate
Subject: Re: select large text with mouse
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 22:09:28 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 8, 1:28 pm, address@hidden (Joel J. Adamson) wrote:
> 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
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thanks, joel;
  first off, the tty problem is trivial, so i'll get to it later;
  i assume ubuntu hardy loads xterm by default;
  i press mouse-1 to mark, but when i press mouse-2 to select, i get a
menu of things to do in the window;
 i'm looking into reconfiguring my mouse;

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