Re: [code] ctrl-c frequently doesn't work on Windows.

From: Danny MacMillan <>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:15:48 -0600

On 2017-10-22 09:51, Robert Gieseke wrote:
> Am 22/10/17 um 16:56 schrieb Danny MacMillan:
>> On 2017-10-22 08:20, wrote:
>>> On 2017-10-22 06:27, Mitchell wrote:
>>>> In Textadept's *core/keys.lua* file around line 215 there is a line
>>>> commented out that starts with `if CURSES then ...`. Uncomment that
>>>> line, restart or reset textadept-curses, and then press Ctrl+V. See
>>>> if
>>>> the key sequence printed in the statusbar is recognized properly as
>>>> `cv`. If not, then this is likely a WSL issue and I would not know
>>>> what to do about it.
>>> I uncommented the line. The status bar changes when I hit other keys.
>>> It doesn't change when I hit ctrl-v. So I guess I'm out of luck.
>> What is interesting though is that other applications don't have this
>> issue. The micro text editor for example allows me to shift-select,
>> copy
>> with ctrl-c, and paste with ctrl-v out of the box. That makes it hard
>> to
>> see how this could be a WSL issue. In every context other than
>> textadept, ctrl-v seems to be doing what I would expect it to.
>> This is the editor I mean:
> Have you tried another ncurses-based text editor? If it's not working
> there, then it's likely a problem with ncurses and WSL ...

Good thinking. I tried tilde, it doesn't work there either. Thanks.

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