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Bug 107716 - gnome-terminal double/triple click select random things
gnome-terminal double/triple click select random things
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
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Reported: 2003-10-22 09:21 EDT by Dams
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-10-29 15:47:47 EST
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Capture-Gnome-terminal.png (37.15 KB, image/png)
2004-12-07 04:37 EST, Dams
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Description Dams 2003-10-22 09:21:47 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv:1.4.1) Gecko/20031014

Description of problem:
I often want to select a word (double click) or a whole line (triple click), but
in gnome-terminal, triple click often selects more than one line and double
click on the first word of a line often selects the end of the previous line, etc..

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gnome-terminal  &
2. double/triple click on texts

Additional info:

I use a 100x77 gnome-terminal (with /usr/bin/screen). It seems to be
non-reproducible with a standard-sized gnome-terminal.
An exemple :
Comment 1 Dams 2004-09-29 14:06:34 EDT
Reproducible with fc3t2/rawhide.
Comment 2 Dams 2004-11-11 12:48:49 EST
Reproducible on FC3.

Comment 3 Dams 2004-12-04 19:13:40 EST
Hello.. ?
Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-12-06 15:13:26 EST
Hi Dams,
Could you attach that image directly to this bug report please? Thanks
Comment 5 Dams 2004-12-07 04:37:23 EST
Created attachment 108026 [details]

I dont have the original screenshot, so here's another one. 

Basically, triple clicking (to select a single line) select a not-so-random
number of lines. In this shot, i can triple click any one of the 3
shown-selected lines, it will always select these 3 lines.

I think gnome-terminal is considering those 3 lines as single one, since if I
paste them in emacs (or whatever), either \n will be replaced as simple single

There's also the case when triple-clicking an empty line will select more than
one line. If i try to paste this selection in emacs, i will have a single line
with X*Y spaces length line when X was the width of the gnome-terminal and Y
the number of original (mis?)selected lines.
Comment 6 Dams 2005-01-08 03:42:40 EST
Ray, do you still need information from me ?
Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-01-09 13:37:12 EST
Does this happen when you are not in screen, or when you are not in
your  irc client?
Comment 8 Dams 2005-01-09 13:52:32 EST
Not in irssi, yes, definitly this happens (it's where it is the most
annoying, actually). Happens with zsh (tried with bash too..).
Not in screen, i couldnt swear, since i rarely have other terminals.
I'll try and keep you informed.
Comment 9 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 18:39:11 EDT
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!
Comment 10 John Thacker 2006-10-29 15:47:47 EST
Closing per lack of response to previous comment.  FC3 and FC4 are supported for
security purposes only by Fedora Legacy.  If the bug is a security bug, please
reopen and assign to Fedora Legacy.  If the bug still occurs in FC5 or FC6,
please reopen and assign to the appropriate version.  Thank you.

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