[Konsole-devel] [Bug 195274] New: Selection with shift key and left mouse botton doesn't work anymore

Steven Hirsch snhirsch at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 00:32:40 UTC 2009

On Fri, 5 Jun 2009, Nuno Silva wrote:

> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=195274
>           Summary: Selection with shift key and left mouse botton doesn't
>                    work anymore
>           Product: konsole
>           Version: 2.2.3
>          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
>        OS/Version: Linux
>            Status: UNCONFIRMED
>          Severity: normal
>          Priority: NOR
>         Component: general
>        AssignedTo: konsole-devel at kde.org
>        ReportedBy: nuno at nunosilva.com
> Version:           2.2.3 (using KDE 4.2.4)
> OS:                Linux
> Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
> In earlier versions of konsole you can select text with the left mouse botton.
> This still works. In earlier version you could have the SHIFT key pressed while
> doing this. In konsole 2.2.3 from KDE 4.2.4 (kubuntu packages for 64bit jaunty)
> this doesn't work anymore.
> Why is this important? Because selecting text in applications that support the
> mouse inside "TERM=xterm" terminals (like midnight commander) is now
> impossible. Before you could just press SHIFT and select away.
> Even with only bash and simple text, now it's impossible to do ctrl-shift-alt
> and left mouse "rectangular selections" (for selecting from position 1,1 to 2,2
> without selecting all of row 1).
> I use(d) this features every day and they are some of the things that make
> konsole the best terminal emulator there is! Needless to say, I updated today
> from kde 4.2.2 to 4.2.4 and I'm thinking about 4.2.2 again just because of
> this.
> If you need more input or anything at all don't think twice, just ask.

If it's any consolation, I'm experiencing the same problem with KDE 4.2.2 
under Ubuntu as is at least one other user.

Are you saying it didn't happen with 4.2.2?  Further, where did you get 
4.2.4 for Jaunty?  Is that from an experimental or Beta repository?  AFAI, 
4.2.2 is the official level in Ubuntu 9.04.

I feel your pain.  The lack of this feature is extremely annoying.



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