Quick Select Mode

Since: Version 20210502-154244-3f7122cb

The functionality described in this section requires version 20210502-154244-3f7122cb of wezterm, or a more recent version.

Quick Select mode allows you to quickly highlight text that matches commonly copied patterns, select a match by typing a one-or-two character prefix and copy it to the clipboard.

The QuickSelect key assignment is used to enter quick select mode; it is bound to CTRL-SHIFT-SPACE by default.

When quick select mode is activated, the terminal is searched for items that match the patterns defined by the quick_select_patterns configuration combined with a default set of patterns that match things such as URL and path fragments, git hashes, ip addresses and numbers.

Matches are highlighted and shown with a one or two character prefix derived from the quick_select_alphabet configuration. The colors of the highlighted text can be configured.

The bottom of the screen shows your input text along with a hint as to what to do next; typing in a highlighted prefix will cause that text to be selected and copied to the clipboard, and quick select mode will be cancelled.

Typing in the uppercase form of the prefix will copy AND paste the highlighted text, and cancel quick select mod.

Pressing ESCAPE will cancel quick select mode.

Screenshot demonstrating the quickselect text highlights