Double-click to select word not working

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Tue Apr 22 01:22:15 UTC 2014

On 04/21/2014 03:48 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Hi,
> today I upgraded a friend's machine to 14.04. When I wanted to do some
> jobs in a terminal I noticed that I couldn't select filenames by double-
> clicking those names. And selecting an entire line by triple-clicking
> didn't work either. I was a bit puzzled because this feature works on
> all the other *Ubuntu machines I know. Further experiments showed that
> it is not limited to the terminal but doesn't work for any application.
> My friend told me that this feature had never worked before.
> Is there a config file which determines if double-click to select words
> can be switched off?
> Thanks,
> Nils


I don't know if this will help because your friends problem seems to 
extend beyond the terminal.  Is it possible your friend erased some key 
characters from the Edit-->Profile 
Preferences-->General-->Select-by-word characters box?

Regards,  Jim

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