Control-backslash gets transformed to <

Bug #487591 reported by Dawid Toton on 2009-11-24
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

I use Control-backslash as a shortcut in midnight commander and some people use it to send a signal.
After upgrade do Karmic this stopped working on my computer because now ctrl+\ becomes <.
Since the < character is available on most keyboards, there is usually no need for extra way of entering it.
Control+backslash is what is needed.
I believe that this is a bug, because the keyboard layout that I use do not translate ctrl+\ to <. In other words, the need for this translation would be expressed as part of keyboard layout, not gnome-terminal-specific behavior.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Nov 24 13:17:15 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Netbook-Remix 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.4)
Package: gnome-terminal 2.28.1-0ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
Tags: ubuntu-unr
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686

Dawid Toton (d0) wrote :
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

is the same reproducible with terminator (Terminal emulator) or xterm?

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
status: New → Incomplete
Dawid Toton (d0) wrote :

xterm handles Ctrl+\ correctly.

Terminator translates Ctrl+\ to < (leading to the same problems as with gnome-terminal).

Dawid Toton (d0) wrote :

This happens with GBr keyboard layout.
When I use Pol layout, Ctrl+\ works correctly in gnome-terminal.

However, gedit doesn't translate Ctrl+\ to < even with GBr layout.

Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

Bug did not expire due to assignment
No comments for over 9 years
Bug refers to GNOME 2 version of terminal
Closing as the report is now invalid

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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