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Tip_Nano_Mouse_Support

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I have been fighting with nano for quite some. It didn't allow me to simply use my mouse to select text and access Terminal's context menu to cut / copy / whatever. Changing USE flags and emerging newer versions were of no help. However, solving the problem is more than simple. Just open up as root /etc/nanorc.

File: /etc/nanorc

change

set mouse

to

#set mouse

Be sure to comment set mouse. Thus, when using nano, you will be able to select text and access the control-menu of your terminal.

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