Description of problem:
xfce4-terminal now grabs the backspace key for its exclusive use. It uses it as a short cut to toggle 'show window borders' on and off: toggling the borders on and off is not something I use and in any case, even if I did use it, would be of much less importance than passing a BS character to the program I'm running. This behaviour was not apparent last week but seems to have appeared following a 'yum upgrade' that I did last night, 11 July 2014.
I use a terminal-mode text editor and other programs that need to distinguish between the backspace and delete keys, but now there is no way that I can make the backspace key available to these programs other than tediously entering Ctrl-h.
xfce4-terminal's 'View' menu indicates that "Show window borders" uses the backspace key as a short cut but neither the Edit:Preferences:Compatibility nor the Edit:Preferences:Advanced panes provide any means of disabling this shortcut.
Please provide a means of disabling this shortcut or remove it entirely.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Seems to be a new 'feature' that appeared with the upgrade I did after 16:00 on 11 July 2014.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a terminal emulator window
1. Start any program that accepts keystrokes and displays their effect in
2. Hit the 'backspace' key a few times.
3. Watch the terminal window's borders flash off and on while ovserving
that the program, which should be receiving the keystrokes, is not
4. Hit any other key the program should accept and observe that the borders
do not change while the program is receiving the keystrokes.
Whenever the 'backspace' key is pressed to Terminal window's borders toggle on or off and the program, which should receive the BS character, doesn't receive anything.
The Terminal window's borders should remain unchanged. The program should receive the BS character.
Using xfce4-terminal's Edit:Preferences:Compatibility menu item to change the character code assigned to the key does not affect this mis-feature.
This sounds like you have 'editable menu accelerators' enabled and have inadvertently set that menu item to backspace.
Open your terminal window.
Click on view menu option
hover the mouse over the 'show window borders' option.
The item should no longer run when you hit backspace.
That fixed it, thanks.