[xmonad] Copy/paste via keyboard

wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu wagnerdm at seas.upenn.edu
Thu Feb 18 22:10:56 EST 2010

Quoting Ivan Miljenovic <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com>:

> Realistically, this kind of stuff is program-specific and nothing to do
> with xmonad.

I tend to agree. Firefox has caret browsing [1], OpenOffice (and other  
word processors) have shift+movements, vim/emacs have selection modes,  
there's xsel/xclip for copying files or command output in a terminal,  

Nevertheless, there are kludges for moving the mouse pointer with the  
keyboard. You may be interested in one of [2] or [3], for example. I  
know there is a program out there as well for moving the mouse by  
cutting the screen into 4 (9?) pieces, then cutting one of those  
pieces into 4, and so on until you've got to a single pixel (or a  
small enough region that anywhere in there will do). You may find it  
with Google, or perhaps somebody else on this list uses it and can  
point you to its name.


[1] http://brajeshwar.com/2006/turning-on-caret-browsing-in-firefox/
[2] http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/movecursor.html
[3] http://hg.suckless.org/swarp/

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