I use Ctrl+Shift+V combination a lot for pasting unformatted text, which is common I think. The annoying thing is, unless I press and hold Shift first, then Ctrl, it doesn’t work. According to me, the order shouldn’t matter as long as both keys are held down while pressing V.
I’m using F36 Gnome (Wayland). But the behavior was the same since F34.
Is this the way it is? Is there a way to fix it?
For my two daily Fedora systems, the order doesn’t matter, I usually press Ctrl first. Never been an issue on F34, F35, or F36
Try to reassign it in the keyboard shortcuts as you prefer to press it.
I’ve found this to be annoying while selecting text too.
I used to hold shift+arrow while highlighting text and add ctrl as I needed speed, or release it as I needed character precision.
This behavior is enabled on Internet browsers (it works while writing this post on askfedora post edit textbox), but banned from Gnome text editing windows.
There’s no way to change the order of this shortcut. At least in gnome settings → keyboard → view&customize shortcuts.
Could you please elaborate on the kind of windows or post a screenshot? I’ve just tested gnome-text-editor and gedit and I can move around and select text with both Ctrl and Shift as one would expect.
I’m sorry. I assumed it was explained on the first post.
The issue is the order I press the keys. If I press [ctrl] first and [shift] then, arrow keys work as expected -adding text to the selection- but if I press [shift] and then [ctrl] the cursor doesn’t move.
Really strange, huh?
No, I got that part, I was asking what you meant by “Gnome text editing windows”.
Are you on Wayland as well? Do you have the same issue on X11?
I meant any Gnome app window where you can edit text. Anywhere you can type on any Gnome app. Input fields or text boxes.
Anyway, I think I’ve found the guilty one: it only happens when the “Pointer location” tweak, at Keyboard and Mouse section, is active. As long as you check it off, everything behaves as expected.
Really appreciate your post and the interest. It feels like there is someone reading these posts and interested on a rather simple issue, but annoying enough to make you feel weird while trying to get some work done.
Greetings from BCN, Catalonia.
Sorry, I’ve forget to tell you. It’s on wayland (I think). I’ve just entered on linux and still didn’t try to change from wayland to X11.
Kudos for figuring that out! I wonder if the OP had the same option enabled. This behavior is reproducible on X11.
By the way, it looks like the setting is going away, as there is similar functionality in the “Pointing & Clicking” section under “Accessibility” in GNOME Settings. It is a little less buggy, in that if you start by pressing Ctrl, you can keep selecting as much text as you want, but you cannot release it and press it again…
Might be worth filing a bug, if it bothers you.
I reckon three options here: disable the tweak, acquire the habit of pressing ctrl first or file the bug.
I’ll do the first and the last. The first as it is an easy workaround and the “pointer location” tweak is not as needed, and the last as it can help some other people.
I used to be an Angular VSCode under Windows developper and now a two weeks proud Angular VSCode driven on Fedora and still can’t figure how to file a bug, even where to.
I’ll get into it. I like the community and the challenge!
Thanks again Alex!
You can use our bugtracker (the link creates directly a bug against gnome-control-center), that of upstream GNOME or file it in both and hope for the best…
You are very welcome!