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bug #35287: Binding a key to a different action sometimes still yields the default binding

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Submitted on:  Wed 11 Jan 2012 05:58:23 PM UTC  
Category: User InterfaceSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: Cur Dev Sources
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: None
Work Required: None

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Thu 03 Aug 2017 01:00:53 PM UTC, comment #1:

As far as I can tell (also after reading debian bug) it's problem with either

  • user not releasing control key fast enough and typing second character with it,
  • problem with keyboard
  • problem with operating system

From what I see screen behaves as designed, and runs proper key bindings.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
Project Administrator
Wed 11 Jan 2012 05:58:23 PM UTC, original submission:

If I for example "bind c info" or "bind ' ' info", pressing C-a c or C-a Space very quickly still yields the default command for that binding instead of the configured one.

Depending on the user's typing speed the failure rate (i.e. yielding the default action instead of the configured action) ranges from ca. 10% (me) and close to 100% (the guy who originally reported this in Debian :-), so you really need to type fast to reproduce this behaviour. ;-)

Original report against Debian's screen package: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=652990

The Debian bug has been reported against 4.0.3, but I could reproduce this bug with a (debianized) version of the current git HEAD, so I'm reporting it against that version.

Axel Beckert <abe@debian.org>



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