Clipboard Management with Fenrir
What is Fenrir?
What is Fenrir anyway?
Fenrir is a console screen-reader for the Unix-based systems. It works just like any other screen-reader, only that it was designed for the console.
Throughout this discussion, reference will be made to the Fenrir Key.
A Fenrir Key is a modifier key which is either the
Capslock or the
Its fast Facts
Did you know that:
- That while there are a number of utilities (such as Xclip) that make it possible to transfer clips from and to GUI and the Console, you can use your screen-reader’s builtin facilities to accomplish the same.
- You can copy text between your Console and Graphical User Interface (GUI) using Fenrir?
- That to use Fenrir, you have to:
Copy the text from the console with
The the text will be copied to the Fenrir clipboard;
You can transfer the text to the GUI clipboard with
On the other hand, you can also copy to the the Console using the following procedure:
from within any GUI application such as Firefox, press
CTRL-Cto copy text;
Then switch to your Console where Fenrir will be running;
Fenrir Key-F7to transfer text from the GUI clipboard to the Fenrir clipboard.
It is also possible to store clipboard contents to a text file with
Fenrir Key-F6, or retrieve from a text file with
You can always check which text will be copied to the clipboard with
To read the contents of the clipboard, you press
In conclusion, I hope you will find Fenrir’s clipboard management one of your useful assets when considering time-saving activities.
Also known as the Windows Key ↩︎