Example of weird character insertion:

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I get an error because an extra weird character got sent : ▒

My mobaxterm terminal is in utf-8, version 20.2. Windows 10 21H2

It happens when I paste with the right click from my desktop to the terminal.

Maybe I should file a bug directly at moba..

Thanks for reading !

Edit : just upgraded to the latest version of Mobaxterm 22.0 and still have the same problem

To clarify, my problem is : "how do I avoid inserting weird characters when copy pasting from windows to the mobaxterm terminal using the mouse ?"

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    May 25, 2022 at 10:18

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you need to run this command: printf "\e[?2004l"

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    Please explain why Aug 13, 2023 at 7:09

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