[Konsole-devel] Text selection w/ mouse-aware apps

Robert Knight robertknight at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 17:55:44 UTC 2009

Hi Steven,

Sorry, I forgot that shift was required under KDE 3.  I do use Vim and
text selection with the mouse works for me in KDE 4 (using Konsole's
text selection, not Vim's own).

> I cannot select text under any circumstances.

Before you mentioned only mouse-aware applications, are you saying
that it happens when just running a shell for example?

> There are reports of similar problems with Vim, BTW (I do not use it).

As far as I know, none of these reports have reached KDE's bug
tracker.  Do you have links to those reports?


2009/6/1 Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, 1 Jun 2009, Robert Knight wrote:
>> Hi Steven,
>> You need to hold down the shift key in a mouse-aware application to
>> select text.  Otherwise Konsole sends mouse drag 'events' to the
>> application itself.  midnight-commander does not use these but other
>> applications such as Vim do.  Under KDE 3 Konsole did not support
>> mouse dragging in applications.
> Hi, Robert.
> I'm aware of the stated requirement for the shift key.  When using
> midnight commander under the KDE3 konsole I always needed to hold the
> shift key down (should have mentioned this in my original note).
> The problem is that this shift key 'escape' does NOT work in the KDE4
> version of konsole.  I cannot select text under any circumstances.  There
> are reports of similar problems with Vim, BTW (I do not use it).
> There's clearly been a regression and would love to see it addressed.
> Steve
>> 2009/5/31 Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com>:
>>> Text selection via left-mouse + drag does not work in kde4 konsole when
>>> running a mouse-aware application such as midnight-commander.
>>> There is at least one other report of this problem that was submitted to
>>> the Ubuntu folks, but I thought it would be prudent to mention it here.
>>> Konsole is one of my favorite utilities and I'd really like to see this
>>> capability restored to functionality.
>>> Also, not sure this has been addressed, but it's not possible to disable
>>> flow control via Ctrl-S / Ctrl-Q when using xfree4 input mode.
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