GEdit - can't select text with keyboard

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at
Sun Feb 14 21:15:39 UTC 2010

2010/2/13 Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at>:
> Robert Spanjaard wrote:
>> On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 19:41:21 +0100, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
>>> I have recently installed Ubuntu 9.10. Before that I had the now very
>>> old Ubuntu 8.10. With Ubuntu 8.10 GEdit 2.24.0 is the default text
>>> editor, in Ubuntu 9.10 it is GEdit 2.28.0. My wife still use GEdit
>>> 2.26.1 on Ubuntu 9.04, so I have three different versions to compare to
>>> each other.
>>> I just opened GEdit for the first time since I installed Ubuntu 9.10 and
>>> I noticed that I can no longer select text with Shift+→, Shift+↠,
>>> Shift+↓ etc. It seems like Shift+→, for example, behaves exactly like
>>> →,
>>> that is moving the cursor forwards.
>>> I just asked my wife to test this on her computer (Ubuntu 9.04, GEdit
>>> 2.26.1, just like I mentioned above), end Shift+→ works perfectly for
>>> her.
>>> Is this a difference between GEdit 2.28.0 and 2.26.1 or is there a
>>> setting that went wrong in my case?
>>> I can still select text using the mouse, but I find that very
>>> inconvenient.
>> Seems to be a setting somewhere. I'm using the same version of Ubuntu/
>> gedit, but the keyboard selection still works.
>        Yes if you start gedit and then select help they tell you all about
> setting up keyboard selection at least on 10.04

No, it doesn't provide anything useful for this matter (GEdit 2.28.0).

Johnny Rosenberg

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