Is there anyway I can drag the text out from terminal and release in some other terminal or text file?

I am asking for a laptop, where a touchpad is used.


As @souravc suggested, instead of actually visually dragging it, you can copy paste using your mouse/touchpad and without involving the context-menu.

To copy select the text to be copied by dragging the mouse.

On a desktop: To paste, middle click where you want to paste.

On laptop: Press both the left click and right click together.

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    yes it works nicely. – souravc Feb 17 '14 at 6:38
  • @rajagenupula: While copying or while pasting? Do you have any shortcut set for any of these key combinations? Which version of ubuntu and gnome-terminal are you using? – jobin Feb 17 '14 at 6:49
  • @rajagenupula: Please answer all the question, would make it easier to solve. – jobin Feb 17 '14 at 6:55
  • @rajagenupula: Can you please come over chat here: chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/13077/with-rajagenupula – jobin Feb 17 '14 at 7:05
  • its not allowing me to login into your chat room. – rɑːdʒɑ Feb 17 '14 at 7:11

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