Ctrl+Enter resolves to Enter

Bug #1749290 reported by Thomas Queste on 2018-02-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
terminator (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ctrl-Enter (and Shift-Enter) resolves to Enter (ie. as-is Enter was pressed).
It was not the case when using an older version of Terminator.
This forbids binding Ctrl+Enter to a function/program (zsh accept-autocomplete for me).

Is it possible to distinguish between Enter and Ctrl+Enter ?

Version not working: 1.91-1 (Ubuntu 17.10)

In Terminator:

$ showkey -a
Press any keys - Ctrl-D will terminate this program

^M 13 0015 0x0d <--- Enter
^M 13 0015 0x0d <--- Ctrl-Enter, was ^J before
^M 13 0015 0x0d <--- Shift-Enter

In LXterminal:

$ showkey -a

Press any keys - Ctrl-D will terminate this program

^M 13 0015 0x0d <--- Enter
^J 10 0012 0x0a <--- Ctrl-Enter
^M 13 0015 0x0d <--- Shift-Enter

Paul White (paulw2u) on 2018-02-17
affects: ubuntu → terminator (Ubuntu)
Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

This was changed in VTE version 0.40 to match xterm and pretty much all other terminal emulators, see also https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=743258 and https://git.gnome.org/browse/vte/commit/?id=c91ad5640.

LXTerminal is one of the last few VTE-based terminal emulators that still supports ancient, unmaintained and terribly buggy GTK2-based VTE rather than forcing GTK3. So it shouldn't be treated as a reference for the desired behavior.

Thomas Queste (tomsquest) wrote :

Thanks Egmont for the references.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in terminator (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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