My one wish for 12.10 - improve copy/highlight

Henry Gebhardt hsggebhardt at
Sat Apr 28 20:13:50 UTC 2012

Hi Lance,

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 04:44:07AM -0700, Lance wrote:
> ...
> Anyway it's a very long command. Using Ubuntu I can just double-click
> and then select copy, but with Lubuntu I must position the cursor at
> the beginning of the command and be sure to "drag" all the way to the
> right before selecting "copy".

Triple-click to select the entire line, and use the middle mouse button
to insert a copy. Does that work?

> This even has some effect during installation with the live CD. I
> typically change the computer name/host-name and rather than just
> being able to highlight the entire host-name and then entering the new
> name I must backspace to nothing and then enter the new host-name.

I am not quite sure what you are describing here. Can you elaborate?

> Of course this is also a detriment to
> copy-n-paste/highlight-n-delete/etc when creating any document and/or
> script.
> ...


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