Ctrl+H doesn't copy selected text into the "search for" text input at first invocation after other text has been replaced

Bug #1492397 reported by Karl-Philipp Richter on 2015-09-04
This bug affects 1 person
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gedit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

steps to reproduce:

  1. write text and select a part of it
  2. press <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>H</kbd> and replace the text with different text and close the replace dialog
  3. select another part of the text and press <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>H</kbd>

The text in the "search for" text input is still the selection of the first replacement, but should be the current select. Closing the replace dialog and pressing <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>H</kbd> again causes the selection to be inserted into the text input.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: gedit 3.10.4-0ubuntu10
Uname: Linux 4.1.4-040104-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Fri Sep 4 18:50:46 2015
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-06-08 (88 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
SourcePackage: gedit
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-06-09 (87 days ago)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The issue you are reporting is an upstream one and it would be nice if somebody having it could send the bug to the developers of the software by following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/Upstream/GNOME. If you have done so, please tell us the number of the upstream bug (or the link), so we can add a bugwatch that will inform us about its status. Thanks in advance.

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

I can't confirm that, ctrl-H does open a dialog with the currently selected text pre-entered

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :


We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. You reported this bug some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time.

Ubuntu 15.04 (vivid) reached end-of-life on February 4, 2016. Do you still see a problem related to the one that you reported in a currently supported release of Ubuntu? For the record I can't confirm this issue using gedit 3.30 in Ubuntu 19.04 (dev).

Please let us know if you do otherwise this bug report will expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in gedit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gedit (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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