Re: [orca-list] How to copy pieces of text from a gnome-terminal window

Make sure the cursor is over the link, not at the beginning of it.
Just before you hit Insert + C to copy, use the 4 and 6 keys on the
keypad to put the cursor over the link.

Then when you hit Insert + C, assuming your key binding is setup
properly, Orca will say "Copied contents to clipboard".

Hope that helps.


On 9/9/21, Christophe Delaunay <christophe delaunay-ext ariadnext com> wrote:
Hi Matt,

Thanks for this response. It seems that it is kinda what I'm looking
for, at least when I can't predict a command will bring back something
interesting to me.

I just had the problem one hour ago or so. I entered a command. In its
result, the command displayed an HTTP link I did not expect. I read the
command result and wanted to copy this link in my preferred web browser.
I pressed <keypad minus> and noticed orca entered flat screen review.
Then I placed the flat review cursor at the beginning of the link and
pressed <insert+c> which I previously assigned to "copy text under flat
review cursor to the clipboard".

I then switch to a text editor window, and pressed <ctrl+v>. Something
was pasted into my editing window but it was the last thing I copied to
my clipboard before pressing <insert+c>, in other words, something which
was not in my terminal window.

As a workaround, I switched back to the terminal, pressed <alt+e> to
open the terminal's edit menu and then chose "Select All". I then press
<walt+e> once more and chose "copy". I switched back to my editor and
pressed <ctrl+v>. Tghis time, the whole content of the terminal window
was pasted to my editing window. Since in the editing window, I'm able
to select, just the piece of text I want, I selected the whole link,
copied it to the clipboard, and finally could successfully paste it in
the browser.

I'll try one more time later but at this time, I don't understand why
orca did not do anything with my assigned keyboard shortcut, although I
previously successfully assigned some orca commands to keyboard shortcuts.

Have a nice day. Chrfis D

On 09/08/2021, 19:16, Matt Dizak wrote:
Yep, go into Orca settings and you'll see a tab for key bindings.
Within the bindings there's one for copy while in flat review.

Assign a keyboard shortcut to that binding.  For myself, I have Insert+C.

Now while in terminal, just hit the dash - key on the keypad and Orca
will say "Entering flat review".  Now you can navigate through the
terminal by using the keypad:

7 and 9 = up and down one line
4 and 6 = left and right one word
1 and 3 = left and right one character

Scroll to the piece of text you want (ie. database field) hit your
copy keyboard binding, and it'll be in your clipboard.

Hope that helps,


On 9/8/21, Christophe Delaunay <christophe delaunay-ext ariadnext com>
Hi all,

If the portion of text I'm interested in is a command I just typed, I
can edit the .bash_history.

If the text I want is a large piece of output, I can redirect the output
and errors of the command before submitting it and then edit the
resulting file to select the wanted text and copy it.

If the wanted text is part of a whole session, I run the commands I want
in a screen session with logging turned on.

But is there a way to select text directly from inside the terminal
window and copy it please?

Many thanks in advance. Have a nice day. Chris D

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