Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188169
"locate pointer" mouse preference interferes with vncviewer's ctrl keys
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:33:16 EDT
Description of problem:
If you turn on the "Locate Pointer" feature in mouse preferences, it
will cause vnc viewer sessions to interpret control keys as non-control
keys. So pressing "ctrl-c" in a terminal window, will produce the
letter "c". Ctrl-X in xemacs will produce the letter "x" in the editor,
and so forth.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Desktop -> Preferences -> Mouse
2. Select the "Cursors" tab
3. Check the "Locate Pointer" checkbox.
4. Go into vncviewer, control a remote session
5. Open a terminal session and at the command prompt, press ctrl-c.
The command prompt gives you a "c". For example, you'll see:
[root@void ~]# c
Another prompt should appear. For example, you should see:
*** Bug 183401 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 135127 [details]
locate pointer preference doesn't interfere ctrl key in vncviewer now
vnc-4.1.2-4.fc7 has been pushed for fc5, which should resolve this issue. If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.
oops, sorry for comment #3. vnc-4.1.2-4.fc6 has been pushed for fc6
After next problems related to this I have to remove this patch and close this