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Ctrl + a doesn't work

asked 2014-10-12 12:08:41 +0000

anonymous user


I use ubuntu 14.04 My $mod key is set to windows key, everything seems to be good, except that when I hit Ctrl + a it doesn't work... (doesn't work = doesn't select all the text)

Any ideas why?

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Whether `Ctrl+a` selects all text depends on the application as it is mostly convention and some programs may just not support it. It and should not be affected by i3 (unless you specifically bind `Ctrl+a` in your i3 configuration). Does it work if you use other WMs? Which applications?

Adaephon gravatar imageAdaephon ( 2014-10-13 07:43:42 +0000 )edit

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answered 2014-10-13 07:39:15 +0000

Michael gravatar image

i3 doesn’t grab Ctrl+a. Or if it really does, that’s because you configured it that way.

You’re not entirely clear in your question about whether you are using the default config and your only change is the modifier. If so, look elsewhere for programs that could interfere with Ctrl+a (terminate running processes one by one and see when it starts working). If not, try the default config.

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You are right, it wasn't i3 that caused the problem, it was a plugin that I installed on firefox, ctrl + a worked in other apps. I'm sorry to post a question before checking everything first. I'm just so new with i3 and so old with firefox that it had to be i3 (since ctrl +a) worked all this time.

Deus Deceit gravatar imageDeus Deceit ( 2014-10-15 20:58:25 +0000 )edit

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