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I recently moved to Mac. I am missing my X11 copy-paste style. I can't find a way to exactly emulate X11 behavior "select-to-copy", "middle-click-to-paste" globally on Mac OS X. I am aware that this issue has been around for a long time, yet I can't find any real killer solution.

The best thing I found is in Can I copy by highlighting and paste by middle click on Mac OS X?. All suggested solutions try to find out a way to paste text from the clipboard with a middle click. Yet, nobody has a real solution for automatically copying the highlighted text.

I am wondering if there can be a way to automate the copying of highlighted text. Even if I should write a daemon to do it. Any pointers on where to start thinking will be great.

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In which application you want this behaviour? If you want it for terminals just install iTerm2 – number5 Mar 18 '15 at 23:13

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