I'm a big fan of Terminator. By default, the preferences menu is accessible by a right click on the terminal. I just configured Terminator to do a copy paste on right click (similar like Putty).

Unfortunately, that makes the preferences menu is not accessible anymore. What is the solution?

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    Check please if this menu will be accessible by pressing Shift + F10 keys. – mariaczi Jun 29 '18 at 8:30
  • Ahh yep that solves my problem. Thank you :) – anta40 Jun 29 '18 at 9:18
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    Middle click in Terminator works like right one in Putty You may want to not redefine )) – Tagwint Jun 29 '18 at 11:15
  • Excellent answer to another question: "Where in the world do you find the Preferences menu?!" :) – David Parks Jul 18 '18 at 21:46

It's the (awkward) shift+middle-click combo that brings up Terminator context menu for me when putty_paste_style = True.

This is in contrast to the docs, both the terminator_config manpage and the online manual, which state middle-click alone will bring up the Context Menu.

$ terminator --version
terminator 1.91

$ cat /etc/lsb-release 

The mentioned shift+F10 combo also works, but also stuffs garbage (;2~) onto the command line.


The middle-click on the mouse does, indeed, work and can bring up the context menu. However, what is probably missing from the manual is the fact that it requires a DOUBLE click of the middle mouse button (basically your scroll wheel).

Here are the exact instructions:

  1. Open/Start Terminator.
  2. Place your mouse pointer anywhere (e.g. the middle) within the open Terminator window.
  3. Double click the middle mouse button (scroll wheel).
  4. Select "Preferences" from the drop-down that pops up on the screen.

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