I have an issue a bit odd, I am using terminator for the terminal and somehow it's impossible to select text from the terminal with the mouse, meaning I can't copy anything from the terminal, and that's really annoying.

The text get selected as long as I hold the left button on the mouse, but when I release it, it directly get unselected, and nothing is copied. If I press Shift, the selections hold until I release shift but doesn't get copied even if I press Ctrl+Shift+C.

It doesn't seem linked to the hardware/OS as the KDE default terminal Konsole is not having this issue.

Did anyone experienced this already ?
Any idea how to fix it ?

System info

  • OS: Kubuntu 21.04
  • UI: KDE Plasma 5.21.4
  • Terminator version 2.1.0

Please comment the Question if something is not clear

  • If you select the text and then press the middle button, does it get pasted in the terminal? (on Linux, you can select text in a terminal and then directly paste it wherever you want with the middle button).
    – January
    Commented Dec 14, 2022 at 21:42

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I have the same issue, may be you have to update to latest version, there is a fix in 2.1.2 release


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