double click to select phrase

Joe Klemmer klemmerj at
Fri Aug 25 17:34:14 CEST 2006

On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 21:00 -0700, Anthony Ewell wrote:

> A typical directory listing (ls) would look like this:
>     CentOS-4.3-i386-bin1of4.iso  CentOS-4.3-i386-bin4of4.iso
>     CentOS-4.3-i386-bin2of4.iso  CentOS-4.3-i386-LiveCD.iso
>     yum_08-08-2006 CentOS-4.3-i386-bin3of4.iso  index.html
> If I double click on the "yum" of "yum_08-08-2006", I get "yum_08".
> (In the console and in gnomes stock terminal, I get the whole thing.)
> If I triple click, I get the whole line.
> If I quadruple click, I get nothing (back to start).

	I still get the whole file name with a double click in Terminal but I
tried it with a vanilla xterm and that gives the results you are seeing.
Thus the problem is with X and not anything related to Xfce at all.

	On my system (xfce 4.4b2) the xfterm4 script calls up Terminal, which
is the Xfce specific term.  Your setup must be calling xterm.  I would
recommend that you use the Xfce Terminal program instead of xterm.

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