I would like to be able to visually select in vim in terminator, right click and copy whatever is highlighted to the clipboard. In OSX for example, I can do this by holding down the "alt" key and visually selecting and then copying. Is this possible in terminator? This might be more of a vim specific thing although I'm falling short.

vim --version
VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Jan  2 2014 19:39:32)
Included patches: 1-52
Modified by pkg-vim-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org
Compiled by buildd@
Huge version without GUI.  Features included (+) or not (-):
  • Did you.. set mouse=a? – muru Mar 28 '15 at 18:09
  • Yep I have that set in my .vimrc. – Clicquot the Dog Mar 28 '15 at 18:14
  • I think you'll have to get vim with xterm clipboard enabled - vim-gnome or vim-gtk, after which you can select with mouse, and the lines are copied to the X clipboard. – muru Mar 28 '15 at 18:23

You should be able to do this by holding down the "shift" key and selecting the text (this works with GNOME Terminal).


Example of copying one line of text between different terminals.

  1. Press shift + v to select the line
  2. Type "+y
  3. Select the other terminal (where you want to paste to)
  4. Type "+p

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