I currently use Putty at my work and I am always fascinating by how useful the highlight copying tool is. Is there any kind of program I can download on my System 76 laptop that I can use when I am in the terminal that will allow the same feature?


Highlight the text you want to copy, then you can paste it anywhere by clicking on the mousewheel.

  • I am looking for something more automated where the highlight can automatically copy the text just like in Putty – ryekayo Jun 12 '14 at 12:22
  • It does automaticly copy it. The buffer it uses is just a different one than the strg+c buffer. Just paste it with middle-click. – Pabi Jun 12 '14 at 12:25

You can copy and paste by following method for terminal:

  1. Select/Highlight text and Middle-Click mouse button to paste it in Terminal or somewhere else in Ubuntu.
  2. Select text and copy by (i) Ctrl+C from another app (ii) Ctrl+Shift+C from Terminal and Paste by Ctrl+Shift+v into terminal.
  • Thanks but I am looking for a way to highlight text that will copy it to the buffer and allow me to paste using the mouse instead of the keyboard. – ryekayo Jun 12 '14 at 12:14

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