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Select text with Shift + double click

Last post: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 10:35 PM by Support, 15 reply

 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 7:36 PM - Bean

Select text with Shift + double click

 
Hi there,
with the latest XShell version the select text fuction has been changed. Before the update one could highlight (and select) a full line with holding Shift then doubleclick somewhere in a line. That was an awesome and quick function to select a full line (from the beginning to the line end). For some reason it does not working anymore in build 0697.
Fix it, please.
Thanks in advance!
Bean

Program Ver. : Xshell 5
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:35 AM - Support

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
"Selecting a full line with holding Shift then doubleclick somewhere in a line" was never supported in Xshell. You can do triple click to select the entire line. This is supported in the latest release as well. Can you please try again?


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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:01 AM - Alex

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Hello.
When triple click select whole line, the new-line char selected too.
So when triple-click-selected line pasted to XShell, it looks like Enter pressed after line typed.

Is this intended behaviuor, or some sort of bug?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:55 AM - Bean

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Support, you are right, it's not doubleclick, it is tripleclick that has changed in the last version. Before it is highlighted the line to the last character (without newline at the end). Now, in the latest version it highlights to the end of the line (end of the screen) regardless of characters in that particular line.
Friday, July 31, 2015 10:44 AM - Bean

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Ok, now I see that this change is intentional, it is a feature, not a bug (http://blog.netsarang.com/351/triple-click-selection-includes-new-line-character-lf/). But this change makes copy/paste full lines realy complicated. Can you create a settings in Option menu, to turn off this new feature?
Thanks,
Bean
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:35 AM - Support

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Yes. This is a feature we added because many users have requested this feature. But, it looks like some users are having trouble with the new line character with this new feature.

We will try to improve the selection feature as you suggested.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015 11:12 AM - Bean

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Hi Support Team, any update on this?
Thanks!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 5:44 AM - Support

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
We are working on it and it will be rolled into the next release cycle. Release is expected to be in the first half of September.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:28 AM - Bean

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Great news, thanks!
Thursday, September 10, 2015 10:20 AM - Bean

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Hi Support,
i can see the new setting in the Options, but it does not make any difference wheter if it's on or off, the selection still contains the new line character.
Can you check it, please?
Best regards,
Bean
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 8:14 AM - Support

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Can you make sure that the last line isn't an empty line? If the last line is an blank line, copied text will look like there is a new line at the end but actually that's the new line character from the previous line.

If the problem persists, please use psr.exe to capture the steps to reproduce the problem and send it back to us.



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Monday, October 5, 2015 8:53 PM - Binish

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Dear Support,

Look for putty application what it does when you do a double click.

ls -l /var/adm/messages

If i double click anywhere on /var/adm/messages the whole /var/adm/messages is selected but xshell will only select the particular word.

This will help the copy paste operation very easy, before the upgrade we were using the shift key and double click.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 1:34 AM - wonik

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Double click selects word. You can set the delimiters in Tools > Options.

Triple click is line selection.

They works the same way in Putty too.
Saturday, October 17, 2015 11:14 PM - Binish

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Thank you, this is what i was looking for.
Sunday, January 3, 2016 5:36 PM - Ubul

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
I have also used shift+double click a lot, even if it was unintentional. I miss it much.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 10:35 PM - Support

Re: Select text with Shift + double click

 
Do you mean that you would like Shift + Double Click to select an entire line? To select an entire line, you can Triple Click.

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