I posted a question a little time ago about mouse that doesn't work with terminal, and then I remarked that mouse works fine, but only under root. Can I change this behavior? It seems i need to recompile kernel to enable support mouse for ordinary users in terminal, how to do this?

  • Where did you found information about kernel recompilation?
    – pbm
    Dec 4, 2012 at 15:33

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If you are looking for mouse functionality with a VIM editor in Linux, then you should try:

:set mouse=a

This will enable mouse support for your text file and you can scroll up & down traversing your file or can point any line or text in the file.

It applies for every user.

  • Mansab, i'm not looking for VIM or terminal copy-paste, but for Midnight Commander support mouse.
    – Yurij73
    Dec 4, 2012 at 8:50

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