after ctrl+F the content of the search box is not selected

Bug #1066531 reported by Teo on 2012-10-14

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Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:

1. Open a file with some text.
2. Hit Ctrl+F
3. Write "foo" in the search box
4. Browse the search results (either with the arrow buttons or with Ctrl+G
5. Go on editing and forget about searching
6. Hit Ctrl+F again
7. Type "bar"

Expected: When you hit Ctrl+F the contents of the search box should be selected, so when you type the new word "bar", the formerly written word "foo" should be replaced and you should be searching for "bar".

Observed: About 50% of the times the expected behavior is observed. Other times, apparently RANDOMLY, the search box is focused when you hit ctrl+F but the content is not selected, so what you type is APPENDED to whatever you had typed minutes or hours ago, and now you are searching for "foobar".

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gedit 3.4.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-32.51-generic 3.2.30
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-32-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu14
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Oct 14 17:33:20 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-05-17 (150 days ago)

Teo (teo1978) wrote :
description: updated
Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Teo, thank you for reporting this bug to Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) reached end-of-life on April 28, 2017.

See this document for currently supported Ubuntu releases:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

We appreciate that this bug may be old and you might not be interested in discussing it any more. But if you are then please upgrade to the latest Ubuntu version and re-test. If you then find the bug is still present in the newer Ubuntu version, please add a comment here telling us which new version it is in and change the bug status to Confirmed.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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