Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 666350
Ctrl-Z doesn't work in gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2012-08-16 13:18:15 EDT
Description of problem:
Ctrl-Z in a terminal is supposed to suspend the running foreground program, but this is not happening anymore in gnome-terminal in Fedora 14. It still works in xterm.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gnome-terminal
2. Start a program (e.g. gedit) in the foreground
3. Go back to the terminal and press Ctrl-Z.
gedit should be suspended and a prompt should return (on which you can type 'bg' to move the program to background)
Extra info: this is after an upgrade from Fedora 12 to Fedora 14, which was a reinstall, but with preservation of my home directory.
It works for me on a cleanly installed and fully updated F14 x86_64, so it must have something to do with the upgrade.
More info (discovered due to the bug that I found here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-terminal/+bug/204202).
When I press Ctrl-W, it suspends the terminal. I had 2 keyboard layouts defined: "Belgium" and "United Kingdom" (in that order, due to Bug 666247), with "United Kingdom" active because I have a QWERTY keyboard. Normal typing in the gnome-terminal was taking the correct layout, but Ctrl keys apparently took the other layout, interpreting Ctrl-W as Ctrl-Z. When I remove the "Belgium" layout, the problem disappears.
So this is an instance of the above mentioned launchpad bug.
Note that that launchpad bug refers to the following upstream bug:
which is marked duplicate of:
That bug has a long discussion thread.
The proposed solution there (setting environment variable GTK_IM_SEPARATE_SHORTCUTS) does not seem to work.
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