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Xterm tips

Quick tips on using Xterm

Press CTRL plus left, right or middle mouse button to get the Xterm menu.

  • Ctrl + left for Main Options
  • Ctrl + right to select Font
  • Ctrl + middle for VT Options

    The menu is self-explanatory.

    As usual you can select text to make it instantly pasteable with the middle mouse button.

    xterms manual page

    Handy shortcuts that work in any terminal:

  • Ctrl + D Closes the window (logout)
  • Ctrl + L Clear the screen (same as clear)

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