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Bug 617646 - Using Shift+left arrow or right arrow to select characters results in garbage on command line
Using Shift+left arrow or right arrow to select characters results in garbage...
Product: vte
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: VTE Maintainers
VTE Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-05-04 12:49 UTC by Jean-Philippe Fleury
Modified: 2014-04-12 15:47 UTC
See Also:
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Description Jean-Philippe Fleury 2010-05-04 12:49:36 UTC
I upgraded from Gnome 2.28 (Ubuntu 9.10) to Gnome 2.30 (Ubuntu 10.04), and now I can't use Shift+left arrow or right arrow to select one character at a time. These keyboard shortcuts result in garbage on command line:

- "Shift+left arrow" prints D
- "Shift+right arrow" prints C

Version: libvte9 1:0.23.5-0ubuntu1

Bug previously reported on
Comment 1 Christian Persch 2010-05-04 12:58:50 UTC
I dont think it has anything to do with 2.28 vs 2.30, since I get the same thing on intrepid with 2.24 and vte 0.17.4.
Comment 2 Christian Persch 2010-05-04 13:01:45 UTC
Moreover, xterm does the same, so why do you think it's a bug at all?
Comment 3 Behdad Esfahbod 2010-05-04 14:08:12 UTC
I can see that being a useful feature, but with ctrl+shift+arrow-keys of course.
Comment 4 Christian Persch 2014-04-12 15:47:59 UTC
Keyboard selection is bug 78291, but I don't think that's what I read comment 0 as being about.

Given comment 3, I'm closing this.