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I'm running Xterm in a Linux VMware Virtual Machine. I can copy out of it but I can't figure out how to paste into it. On a desktop computer, the middle mouse button or shift + insert does the trick. How about on a MacBook Air?

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If you're using an external mouse, clicking both buttons (if it's a two button mouse) should do it.

I'm not aware of a way to do it with the trackpad only unless you use a third party tool like KeyRemap4Macbook which will let you bind, eg, + left click to a middle click. I've just tested exactly that combination and it works fine for pasting into an X11.app Xterm so should work fine with your VM.

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Most terminals on Linux allow you to paste with Control+Shift+V.

(The shift is to make this match Control+Shift+C for Copy, because you can't use Control+C in a terminal because that's already mapped to kill the running process [^C].)

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