Can't set keyboard shortcuts

Bug #999472 reported by Markus Klinga
This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
medit (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

1. Ubuntu version
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04

2. Program version
  Installed: 1.0.3-1
  Candidate: 1.0.3-1
  Version table:
 *** 1.0.3-1 0
        500 precise/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3. What I expected

To be able to use keyboard shortcuts for saving, find etc.

4. What happened

Nothing - there is no default shortcuts available and setting keyboard shortcuts trough edit/configure shortcuts doesn't help - they don't appear even next to menu items (as in "New Ctrl+n" etc.)

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in medit (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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JW (arch0njw) wrote :

What happened with this? I'm using Kubuntu 12.04 but this wasn't an issue in 11.10. 'medit' is pretty nifty... I hope to see this fixed soon!

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eacousineau (eacousineau) wrote :

medit is a great editor, and for the past month or so I have just been using the ALT menu keys to perform basic operations. However, I just downloaded the source for 1.1.1 from SourceForge < >, built it and ran it and the keyboard shortcuts seem to be working thus far.

Simple build instructions:

sudo apt-get build-dep medit
sudo make install # Optional, or just run ./moo/medit

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JW (arch0njw) wrote :


Hopefully this fix will make its way into the repositories. While I don't mind compiling my own stuff, I like updates from the repos better.


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vergarr (moonsdad) wrote :

I noticed that my repository installed version was 1.0.3. And the "news" for medit reports "Unbroke keyboard shortcuts when running under gtk-2.24.7." in version 1.0.5.

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vergarr (moonsdad) wrote :

I used checkinstall to make a deb package for version 1.1.1. <>

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Jim Efaw (jimefaw) wrote :

medit 1.0.93-1 (which has been in Quantal Quetzal for months) installs in Precise Pangolin with no problem. All the normal keyboard shortcuts come back, and I can add and change them.

Perhaps someone can just drop 1.0.93-1 into Precise Pangolin's main repository and all will be well. (There are newer versions of medit upstream, but the point here is to fix a fairly annoying bug in the current stable release, not to upgrade a stable release to new features.)

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Marcello Romani (marcello-romani) wrote :

Thank you R.M. Hildigerr V. (moonsdad)

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