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This is really weird. I can't copy anything from the terminal. The Ctrl+Shift+C command and Edit->Copy does nothing, no matter how much or little text I have selected. What ever was on my clipboard before the command is still there after.

Why can't I copy text from the Terminal?

Pasting into the terminal works just fine

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Works fine for me... How do you paste? Middle click or with Ctrl+V? –  Michael Wild Jun 15 '12 at 13:00
    
Pasting into the terminal works just fine, added that to the question. What's the difference between pasting normally or using Middle click? –  Hubro Jun 15 '12 at 13:02
    
@Codemonkey Middle click pastes whatever text is selected at the moment. Ctrl-V uses the clipboard (ie. what is copied using Copy or Ctrl-C). Some clipboard managers synchronize both clipboards, but they are usually separate. –  Hippo Jun 15 '12 at 13:06
    
In that case, middle click works as it should, but no text gets added to the clipboard on copy –  Hubro Jun 15 '12 at 13:07

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you can, But you have to go into the settings.

Edit -> Keyboard shortcuts -> find copy and past commands -> Click to alter and enter new combo "ctrl+x, v, c, etc..."

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Why would changing the copy key combo help if copying doesn't work –  Hubro Jun 15 '12 at 13:05

In most Windows environments (not sure for others), you will have to highlight the text and then hit Enter to copy the text. You can then simply Ctrl + v (paste) it e everywhere. Maybe that works on your (specific?) Ubuntu terminal as well.

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