[sugar] Sugar UI design - text copy/paste within Terminal

Sameer Verma sverma
Wed Jan 2 20:44:54 EST 2008

Mikus Grinbergs wrote:
> I am used to working on a different operating system (OS/2), where I 
> have a hypervisor-like capability to copy text from many different 
> kinds of fields, *without* requiring the participation of the 
> application which is displaying that text.  I feel that if it were 
> the Sugar UI (rather than the individual Activities themselves) 
> which provided __universal__ 'copy' and 'paste' services, using the 
> OLPC laptop would be easier to learn, and more predictable.
> My reason for saying this is that so far, I have not figured out a 
> way to 'copy' and 'paste' in Terminal.  In particular, though the 
> wiki describes CTRL-C as the way to copy a current selection to the 
> clipboard, all too often CTRL-C results instead in terminating 
> whichever command is currently being run from the command line in 
> Terminal.
> I realize that the OLPC design philosophy is to simplify the UI 
> (e.g., no double click).  So I do not know an acceptable way ('grab' 
> key, perhaps) to activate a facility_above_the_Activity_level (OS/2 
> uses a right_mouse_button_click).  But it sure would be nice if in 
> Terminal, text output from 'find' could be copied, and subsequently 
> pasted into the command line.  [Such a facility *is* available for a 
> Linux console window.]
> mikus
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Hi Mikus,
Copy + Paste doesn't work in Terminal. This is a known bug and has a
ticket for it. http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/5376


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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