I just started using Console2 as an alternative to cmd.exe
I can’t figure out how to copy text from the console to the clipboard — dragging over it with the mouse won’t mark anything, and there is no option in the right-click menu to “mark” as in cmd.exe
It must be terribly obvious but I guess I’m overlooking it… 🙁
Open Console2 menu Edit -> Settings, and in the Hotkeys / Mouse settings configure the selection and copy actions. The defaults are a bit wonky.
- Left mouse button = select
- Ctrl+C = copy
- Ctrl+V = paste
- ESC = clear selection
Make sure you press ‘Assign’ after each change you make otherwise it won’t take effect.
Last note: Beware if you use ESC or Ctrl+V in vim, or in any other app.
Holding SHIFT and marking the text should do the trick (at least for me). After this just click Edit -> Copy
Console2’s key and mouse assignment is a bit funky. Here’s how to actually make left_click == select text:
- Open the Edit->Settings->Hotkeys->Mouse submenu.
- Select the “Select text” item. Then change the “Button:” line to be “Left” and un-check all three Modifiers boxes.
- Then click “Assign” – without this step none of your changes will actually take effect.
You can also just configure Select Text: Left Mouse Button
and then enable “Copy on select” on the “Behavior” tab under settings.