Gnome Terminal Double Click Selection?

Petter Adsen petter at
Tue Jul 19 15:13:36 UTC 2016

On Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:39:20 +0200
Jacques Beigbeder <Jacques.Beigbeder at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I try to specify characters that end the selection on double click
> with gnome-terminal. On the old xterm, it was:
> 	XTerm*charClass:
> 3:48,35-37:48,43:48,45-47:48,64:48,92:48,126:48
> I found:
> So what to do?
> NB: I just read on
> History: In classic Gnome Terminal versions, the profile preference
> dialog contained a field for configuring those additional characters.
> With Gnome 3, UI experts have removed this option from the dialog
> because they thought it was too complicated to use, though.
> Interesting! If something is too complicated, remove. Expert are not
> people to consider...

Yes, the GNOME3 developers keep making 'interesting' UI choices. If the
advice in those articles does not help, I would consider using another
terminal emulator. If you can live with configuration through X
resources, urxvt (rxvt-unicode and rxvt-unicode-256color) is nice. It
has the 'cutchars' resource for this, which is documented in the man

You could also try something like xfce4-terminal, as it it quite similar
to GNOME Terminal (it also uses VTE, IIRC). I've never tried
lxterminal, but that is another VTE-based possibility. (u)rxvt is still
the most configurable, though.


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