Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 844728
readline/emacs keybindings don't work in mozilla.org nightly Firefox builds
Last modified: 2012-08-15 09:44:03 EDT
Description of problem: In my brand new install of Fedora 17, the emacs keybindings I expect don't work (eg. ctr+a selects all instead of going to the beginning of the line in text fields). Following the steps at http://kb.mozillazine.org/Emacs_Keybindings_%28Firefox%29 doesn't make a difference.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Nightly build from mozilla.org for 7/28/12
How reproducible: Consistent.
Additional info: I didn't try the official Fedora build long enough to note whether this was a problem there or not. I also haven't tried mozilla.org Aurora/Beta/Release builds.
Please test upstream release build from:
and Fedora package.
We don't support aurora, beta and nightly on fedora. Only released packages. You can report bugs relevant to nightly to https://bugzilla.mozilla.org.
Martin did specifically request that I file on this bugtracker rather than mozilla's when I emailed him about this.
That being said, the Fedora package for 14.0.1 displays the same problem.
Oh, sorry about it, I'm a little bit sleepy in the morning and can't read yet.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72352 seems to be related somehow.
In the meantime this one may help:
Does the Emacs binding work in any other application? I'm testing it on F15/GTK3 and I'm unable to get it working.
Ha, it looks like this one makes the trick:
$gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-key-theme "Emacs"
Agreed! Thank you very much :)