double click to select phrase

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Thu Aug 24 19:19:22 CEST 2006

Anthony Ewell wrote:
> Hi All,
>     I just assembled a CentOS 4.3 server (has XFce on
> the disk!).  It defaults to gnome (or something that looks
> like gnome).
>     Okay, I have to come clean here.  I use GUI's in Linux so
> I can open up EVEN MORE text terminals.
>     In the gnome terminals and the raw terminal (no GUI), I
> noticed that double clicking on a phrase will highlight the
> entire phrase.  Where in XFce, I only get a single word
> highlighted.  (I then paste with the middle mouse button.)
>     For instance, in gnome or raw terminal, double clinking on
> the "Try" of the phrase "Try_and_copy_me", highlights
> the entire phrase, where in XFce, I only get the "Try"
> highlighted.
>     Is there a way to configure XFce to act like gnome and
> the raw terminal in this respect?

If you are talking about the terminal, are you sure that you did not
mess up the "Double Click" settings (Preferences -> Advanced -> Double

> Many thanks,
> -T


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