double click to select phrase

Joe Klemmer klemmerj at
Thu Aug 24 22:28:30 CEST 2006

On Wed, 2006-08-23 at 22:29 -0700, Anthony Ewell wrote:

>     Okay, I have to come clean here.  I use GUI's in Linux so
> I can open up EVEN MORE text terminals.

	Heh, you and me both.

>     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?

	This works exactly as you describe for me under Xfce.  Ysing various
term's I tried doing what you describe and I get the entire phrase when
I double click on Try.

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