Keyboard shortcuts conflict

Bug #1166710 reported by SchnWalter on 2013-04-09
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Terra Terminal Emulator
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Bug Description

The keyboard shortcuts <Control>Right and <Control>Left are usualy used to go to the Next/Previous words. This applies to text editors even browser, so <Control>Right/Left for switching tabs is counter intuitive. I recommend using <Control>Page_Down/Page_Up. This shortcut is used by most browsers, terminal emulators and file managers to navigate between tabs. Also the in Terra Preferences window you can navigate between tabs with <Control>Page_Down/Page_Up.

A comment reporting the same issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/terra/+bug/1122197/comments/2

Also there is a problem with assigning keyboard shortcuts: instead of grabbing the shortcuts you actually send them to the aplication window, for example try to manually change the "Go to next/previous tab" shortcut to <Control>Page_Up. You'll see that the shortcut is assigned but it's also sent to the aplication

SchnWalter (schnwalter) wrote :

Another patch should be added to fix the "Keyboard Shortcut" grabbing issue. I'm going to look over it these days.

Changed in terra:
assignee: nobody → SchnWalter (schnwalter)
status: New → In Progress
SchnWalter (schnwalter) wrote :

I might add, that <Control>W in Bash should delete a word. <Control><Shift>W for tab closing would be more sensible.

Stas Sușcov (sushkov) wrote :

I know this is opinionated, but may I ask why Terra is not using the Terminator keyboard shortcuts?

I had to disable most of the shortcuts from Terra to avoid conflicts and other strange behaviour (seriously CTRL+A mapped?!?).

Also, you will find that a lot of users are transitioning from Terminator to Terra, so this will be a huge feature for them. Terminator team did a great on keyboard mappings and the app itself is very battle tested, so why not leverage from this?

Thank you for the great project!

SchnWalter (schnwalter) on 2014-11-26
Changed in terra:
assignee: SchnWalter (schnwalter) → nobody
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