Bug 767534

Summary: Alt key no longer works when using readline/emacs shortcuts
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Omar Qureshi <omar>
Component: gnome-terminalAssignee: Matthias Clasen <mclasen>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Omar Qureshi 2011-12-14 05:20:11 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to use the alt key as part of the emacs/readline keyboard shortcuts, with the "Enable menu shortcut keys" option disabled - the modifier is no longer respected. i.e. Alt-f no longer moves forward a word, but instead sends an 'f' to the terminal

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the "Enable menu shortcut keys" option to disabled in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts...
2. Type some text into the terminal with a space in between, i.e. "some text"
3. Press Alt-b
Actual results:
sends b to the terminal

Expected results:
should move the cursor to highlight the t in "text"

Additional info:
Was working before a yum update this morning - also noticed this http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=649191 on the debian forum for what looks to be the same bug with gnome terminal
Comment 1 Omar Qureshi 2011-12-15 09:16:42 EST
Following a further discussion at http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/549/what-could-cause-the-alt-key-to-stop-working-in

I managed to fix gnome-terminal by installing vte3 from updates-testing

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install vte3

Should this be a dependancy?
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-01-10 10:48:30 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-01-10 10:48:31 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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