Bug 105723 - GTk2 text widgets dont do emacs key-bindings.
Summary: GTk2 text widgets dont do emacs key-bindings.
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtkhtml3 (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2003-09-26 20:27 UTC by Dams
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-26 21:04:33 UTC
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Description Dams 2003-09-26 20:27:06 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030703

Description of problem:
It's impossible to have Emacs keybindings in the evolution mail composer and
gedit and all gtk text widget. Maybe this is related with this bug in ximian
bugzilla : http://bugzilla.ximian.com/show_bug.cgi?id=41187

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gedit &
2. Type some things in the composer 
3. press Ctrl-a

Actual Results:  ctrl-a select all text.

Expected Results:  cursor should be in the beginning of the line "a la emacs".

Additional info:

The system is a fresh severn2 install. The "Text Editing Shortcuts" is set to
'Emacs' in gnome-keybinding-properties.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-26 20:36:00 UTC
Does it work if you upgrade to 1.4.5 in rawhide?

Comment 2 Dams 2003-09-26 20:54:02 UTC
1.4.5 of what ? Evolution ?
lftp ftp.redhat.com:/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/SRPMS/SRPMS> ls *1.4.5*
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp   ftp   122658 Sep 09 20:54 cipe-1.4.5-18.src.rpm
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp   ftp   601065 Sep 09 20:18 compat-slang-1.4.5-6.src.rpm
-rw-r--r--    1 ftp   ftp   612999 Jun 16 14:09 slang-1.4.5-18.1.src.rpm
lftp ftp.redhat.com:/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/SRPMS/SRPMS>

it's not evolution related. it's gtk-wide..

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-26 21:04:33 UTC
Of evolution, it may not be pushed yet (should be soon).

To set the gtk2 keybindings, go to preferences->keyboard shortcuts and change
the type there.  But until evolution 1.4.5 and gtkhtml 3.0.9, evolution wouldn't
respect it.  Also, some other apps have conflicting keybindings (eg, ctrl-a) via
the menus that cause emacs keybindings to not be 100% useful everywhere.

Comment 4 Dams 2003-09-26 22:00:17 UTC
I was about to say "i disagree with notabug" but you're right. Menus say 'Select
All   Ctrl+A". Is there a way to 'override' theese menu shortcuts ? I thought it
was the purpose of the /desktop/gnome/interface/can_change_accels gconf key, but
cannot figure how to change the shortcuts once it is enabled.

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