When running ncurses-based tools like elinks, PuTTY (for Windows) allows you to click on links.

However, in Terminal, you need to navigate via keyboard.

Is there a way to get Terminal to pass-through clicks the way PuTTY does? If not, is there a terminal emulator for OS X that will do that?

  • I'm not sure I understand the question (I don't know PuTTY). Do You want to click on the links/URLs? Or You want to place Your text cursor in the place You clicked? If You mean the secon option, try ALT+Click Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 15:40
  • @MateuszSzlosek - PuTTY lets you click on the links in elinks (and lynx, and some others), and then elinks processes it as if you had keyboard navigated to the link and pressed <enter>
    – warren
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 17:18

2 Answers 2


I don't think this is possible on Terminal app. But, if you want this functionality you should try a Terminal alternative like iTerm2, where you can do it with + click.


Terminal App support open default App locally, + Double Click on a URL in Terminal.app (OS X 10.5: + + Double Click).

@jherran is right, iTerm2 provide the feature you want and even support trackpad scroll gesture

  • I don't want to open it locally - I want to open the link in elinks which I already have running side my ssh session :)
    – warren
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 17:19
  • oops I made a mistake, sorry. iTerm2 native support it and even support trackpad scroll gesture
    – nelson
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 17:33
  • I will change my answer
    – nelson
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 17:34
  • though the ⌘-doubleclick is a neat trick I'd not known before (and this after being a Mac Guy(tm) for the last nearly 30 years!)
    – warren
    Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 17:51

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