GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 617646
Using Shift+left arrow or right arrow to select characters results in garbage on command line
Last modified: 2014-04-12 15:47:59 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 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vte/+bug/546021
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.
Moreover, xterm does the same, so why do you think it's a bug at all?
I can see that being a useful feature, but with ctrl+shift+arrow-keys of course.
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.