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I use URxvt on my netbook, and I'd like to be able to paste to it from my clipboard, not only the primary buffer. Shift+Insert is fine for pasting from buffer, and selecting is fine for copying to buffer, but I'd like to not have to use those shortcuts.

I found a perl script that is supposed to do this, but it didn't work for pasting. It did copy to my clipboard, which was nice, but wouldn't paste into URxvt from my clipboard. I don't have a mouse, so middle click to paste into other applications from buffer is annoying (I remapped it to shift+ins, but still annoying). That's solved with the copying out, but doesn't solve the pasting in.

Anyone know what I can do?

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This is one of the two reasons I switched from urxvt to Konsole (which supports Ctrl+Shift+C & Ctrl+Shift+V). – Attila O. Oct 4 '11 at 20:38
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You could use a clipboard manager like parcellite to sync the buffers. I don't know if this is an option for you or already to extravagant seeing that you use urxvt.

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Syncing the buffers isn't a good solution, unfortunately. I've recently upgraded to debian testing, though, so I'll be trying a few other things again. I've gotten used to the moving mouse to the cursor/keeping over window deal. – Rob Oct 4 '11 at 19:50
  • To paste the PRIMARY selection use the middle mouse button or shift+insert.
  • To paste from the CLIPBOARD use Meta (Alt) + middle mouse button.
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Excellent, thanks! – Samy Dindane Sep 4 '15 at 12:07

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