Bug 129568 - Meta-F opens file menu, doesn't jump forward one word
Meta-F opens file menu, doesn't jump forward one word
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2004-08-10 10:04 EDT by Stewart Smith
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-08-10 11:51:33 EDT
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Description Stewart Smith 2004-08-10 10:04:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Those who would use the terminal (i.e. those who know what they're
doing and most likely coming from a command line backrgound on
UNIX/Linux) would expect Meta-f to jump one word forward on the
command line, not bring down the file menu.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
2.6.0 (and before, and after)

How reproducible:

Actual results:
File menu appears

Expected results:
jump forward one word on command line

Additional info:
This is one place where the HIG should probably be broken, and the
expected behaviour be implemented instead...

I do acknowledge that this is a contentious issue.

Possibly, one solution is to have a dialog pop up the first time a
user hits one of the magic key combinations (such as Meta-f) asking
them what they'd like the behaviour to be. This would satisfy those of
us who are attracted to the new, shinier gnome-terminal :)
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2004-08-10 11:51:33 EDT
By default normal keybindings are supported so the terminal can be
used without the mouse (and generally behaves as expected).

In Edit->Keybindings you can disable them.

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