Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

i use uxrvt ( for those who dont know, its terminal emulator based on xterm).

i know its easy to copy/paste stuff from terminal to itself is a trivial thing. it can be done by mouse left click to select and middle click to paste.

but in my case i need to copy text from terminal to another application, viz on google chromium. how can i do that. is it even possible? anyone?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Same way. Focus and then middle-click the control you want to paste into.

share|improve this answer
ohh! thanks.. it works. – Idlecool Jan 13 '11 at 15:14
Remember that X11 has multiple "clipboards": selecting/Middle-click accesses the Primary selection, and using Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V accesses the Clipboard selection. (Shift-Insert usually pastes from Primary.) – grawity Jan 13 '11 at 19:34

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.