Shift+Home and then hitting backspace doesn't delete in a list

Bug #500451 reported by Scott Ritchie on 2009-12-26
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tomboy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: tomboy

Create a list using " - " and typing and hitting enter. Tomboy will automatically turn it into a list and start the next entry for you.

Now hold shift and hit the home button - the list item will be highlighted, but if you hit backspace it won't be deleted.

This was probably done to make rewriting a line in a list easier. I'm not sure whether rewriting an entry or deleting one is a more common operation in tomboy, so it's not clear to me if this sequence of keystrokes should delete the entry and move up to the end of the previous one or behave the way it does.

However, in the current behavior, the visual queue is wrong. I suggest not showing the bullet marker as highlighted whenever pressing the backspace key won't actually delete it. So shift+home inside a list would highlight just the text of that list item rather than the bullet marker as well.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Dec 25 17:45:54 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: tomboy 1.0.0-0ubuntu2
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-17.54-generic
SourcePackage: tomboy
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-17-generic x86_64

Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :
tags: added: usability

Please file an upstream bug, this is not Ubuntu-specific in any way.

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