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#1 2013-01-12 13:42:25

From: Germany
Registered: 2007-08-14
Posts: 1,881

urxvt mouse selection is driving me insane

hi... for months now i am struggling to get mouse selection in urxvt to work reliably. Its just totally frakked.
have a look what it always does for me:

Anyone a clue what this is? can it be fixed? Blockselect works fine, just normal selecting is not.

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#2 2013-01-12 14:36:53

Ramses de Norre
From: Leuven - Belgium
Registered: 2007-03-27
Posts: 1,289

Re: urxvt mouse selection is driving me insane

I've got that as well, pretty annoying indeed!
I haven't got the time yet to try and solve it myself though...


#3 2013-01-12 16:03:10

Forum Fellow
From: Massachusetts, USA
Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 17,258

Re: urxvt mouse selection is driving me insane

That's odd.  That looks like the right mouse button behavior, not left.  Do you get something different with the other button?


#4 2013-01-13 04:08:04

rockin turtle
From: Montana, USA
Registered: 2009-10-22
Posts: 220

Re: urxvt mouse selection is driving me insane

You probably have somethink like

URxvt.url-launcher: firefox

In your .Xresources/.Xdefaults file.  I see in your video that you were trying to 'select' a URL.

urxvt is probably confused as to whether you want to click on a link for your web browser or select some text.  I just fixed this for myself by adding the following to my .Xresources file.

URxvt.matcher.button: 2

Now I can use mouse button 1 to select text, and the middle button to launch a web browser for a URL.  I always thought that the middle button was button 3, but my .Xresources is as above and my middle button launches so whatever is going on is ok by me.

Note: I also have

URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,matcher

in .Xresources as well.


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