[Xquartz-dev] Clipboard problem

Martin Costabel costabel at wanadoo.fr
Mon Jan 5 12:30:55 PST 2009

Enrique Terrazas wrote:
>>>> On Jan 4, 2009, at 00:21, Martin Costabel wrote:

>>>>> Does clicking the middle mouse button (alt-click for a trackpad or 
>>>>> button-less mouse) not work?

>>> XQuartz 2.3.3 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple31) ... just upgraded to the 
>>> latest.  No, alt-click doesn't work either. 

Do you have "Emulate three button mouse" activated in the X11 
Preferences? Without this, you won't be able to paste into xterm.

> Interesting thought ... I logged in (fast user switching) as another 
> existing user, and got the same results.  I created another user, logged 
> in, and same results.  I can copy xterm -> TextEdit, but not TextEdit -> 
> xterm, and not xterm -> xterm.  Even though the Edit menu doesn't change 
> to include a "Paste" menu item when copying something in xterm, trying 
> to paste something (command-v) copied from TextEdit results in an a "ö" 
> character with the new user (didn't see that with my regular login).

cmd-v won't work in xterm (and never has, AFAIK). Also, there is no 
"paste" item in the Edit menu. You *must* use middle-click to paste into 
xterm. I don't think there is a keyboard method to do it.


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