I am using GNOME Ubuntu Desktop Environment. Right now I have to select the text and then right click on it and then have to select copy option, and the same is the case for paste as well.

Using PuTTY terminal from Windows, once you select any text, it'll be copied. And to paste it we will have to just right click. Can we do similar settings on Ubuntu as well?


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you can do the double-click copy with a 3rd party app clipit

but the possible downside is it applies system wide not just gnome-terminal

sudo apt install clipit

when using Clipit:

  1. Right click on clipit icon in tray
  2. Preferences
  3. Settings
  4. check: Use Primary selections and Synchronize clipboards.

and you're good to go you can double click in terminal and it's in your clipboard

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    Synchronizing clipboards doesn’t enable paste on right click, does it?
    – dessert
    Aug 18, 2019 at 11:26
  • no that's unrelated i don't have any solution for the right-click paste Aug 18, 2019 at 11:47

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