SUMMARY: xview keybindings in xterm

From: Derrick J. Brashear (
Date: Thu Mar 04 1993 - 08:28:16 CST

My original question involved how to use xview copy/paste in an xterm.
I run X11R5 and Xview 3 on a Sun 3.

I'm posting what I found here in case anyone else finds it useful.

I included these lines in my .Xresources:

XTerm*VT100.Translations:       #override \n\
        ~Shift ~Ctrl ~Meta <Btn1Down>:   select-start() \n\
        ~Shift ~Ctrl ~Meta <Btn1Motion>: select-extend() \n\
        ~Shift ~Ctrl ~Meta <Btn2Down>:   ignore() \n\
        ~Shift ~Ctrl ~Meta <Btn3Down>:   start-extend() \n\
        ~Shift ~Ctrl ~Meta <Btn3Motion>: select-extend() \n\
        <Key>L6:                         select-set(CLIPBOARD) \n\
        <Key>L8:                         insert-selection(CLIPBOARD) \n\
        ~Shift Ctrl ~Meta <Btn1Down>:    popup-menu(mainMenu) \n\
        ~Shift Ctrl ~Meta <Btn2Down>:    popup-menu(vtMenu) \n\
        ~Shift Ctrl ~Meta <Btn3Down>:    popup-menu(fontMenu) \n\
        <Key>L10:                        select-end(PRIMARY,CUT_BUFFER0) \n\
        ~Shift ~Ctrl ~Meta <Btn2Up>:     insert-selection(PRIMARY, CUT_BUFFER0) \n\
        <BtnDown>:                       bell(0)
Which does all of what a normal xterm does, except: 
a) copy and paste work with a selection
b) instead of automatically cutting a selection to the cut buffer, 
   the L10 cut key is used.

Thanks to: John Kohl <> Larry Virden <> Rainer Sinkwitz <> Maj. Brian Boyter <> Gary Ellison <>


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