[Konsole-devel] [Bug 196602] New: regression: rectangle selection mode doesn't work

Steven Hirsch snhirsch at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 11:40:46 UTC 2009

On Mon, 15 Jun 2009, Constantin Berzan wrote:

> Installed from:    Ubuntu Packages
> Konsole has a very neat feature, where Ctrl+Alt+drag lets one select a
> rectangle of text (instead of being restricted to selecting entire lines).
> This feature has stopped working for me in KDE 4.3beta2. I have first noticed
> the problem on the alternative screen (the one used for less, vim etc.), but
> now I see that it affects the normal screen as well.
> The behaviour I see is as follows:
> * ctrl+alt+very_fast_drag starts a rectangle select, but then it gets stuck and
> stops following the mouse;
> * ctrl+alt+normal_speed_drag does not start a rectangle selection at all.

This feature falls victim to the same problem that prevents shift+drag 
from marking selections under mouse-aware console apps.  When I create a 
KDE4 session directly from kdm, it's not operational.  If I log in as a 
different user and create a session under my own id from the user switch 
dialog, it then works just fine.

See one of my earlier posts in this topic for the precise steps.  It would 
be great if someone could find and fix the underlying bug (hint, hint).



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