Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 767534
Alt key no longer works when using readline/emacs shortcuts
Last modified: 2013-02-13 13:14:08 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to use the alt key as part of the emacs/readline keyboard shortcuts, with the "Enable menu shortcut keys" option disabled - the modifier is no longer respected. i.e. Alt-f no longer moves forward a word, but instead sends an 'f' to the terminal
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set the "Enable menu shortcut keys" option to disabled in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts...
2. Type some text into the terminal with a space in between, i.e. "some text"
3. Press Alt-b
sends b to the terminal
should move the cursor to highlight the t in "text"
Was working before a yum update this morning - also noticed this http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=649191 on the debian forum for what looks to be the same bug with gnome terminal
Following a further discussion at http://ask.fedoraproject.org/question/549/what-could-cause-the-alt-key-to-stop-working-in
I managed to fix gnome-terminal by installing vte3 from updates-testing
yum --enablerepo=updates-testing install vte3
Should this be a dependancy?
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