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bug #43214: [Editor] Highlighted text gets deleted when switching tabs

Submitted by:  Massimiliano Fasi <mfasi>
Submitted on:  Fri 12 Sep 2014 04:05:17 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Other
Status:  Works For Me Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Tue 25 Nov 2014 05:59:36 AM UTC, comment #10: 

I am closing the bug. It can be reopened if someone runs into this issue again.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Mon 24 Nov 2014 09:14:00 AM UTC, comment #9: 

Indeed. I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and the issue seems solved (with 4.1+). Should this bug be closed as I am the only one who seems to have been affected?

Massimiliano Fasi <mfasi>
Mon 17 Nov 2014 02:42:35 PM UTC, comment #8: 

I cannot reproduce this problem.
Ubuntu 14.04 and octave 4.1+

Is this still a problem?????

Doug Stewart <dastew>
Fri 19 Sep 2014 04:35:49 PM UTC, comment #7: 

The option was selected. Removing it did not change the behaviour, but added a small delay before the disappearance of the text. Indeed, when the option is disabled (and global shortcuts are enabled) if I swich, I can see for half a second the text before it gets deleted.

Massimiliano Fasi <mfasi>
Thu 18 Sep 2014 03:07:24 PM UTC, comment #6: 

What is the state of the preference "Disable global shortcuts when terminal window has focus" in the shortcuts tab? Could you please invert the selection and test again?

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Thu 18 Sep 2014 09:17:32 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Yes, it happens when switching from the command window to the editor window, but not when switching from the documentation window.

Massimiliano Fasi <mfasi>
Tue 16 Sep 2014 04:27:02 PM UTC, comment #4: 

Does the issue occur every time the editor tab with highlighted text gets the focus (e.g. by changing from command window into the editor window) or only when switching between editor tabs?

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Sat 13 Sep 2014 08:55:33 AM UTC, comment #3: 

Oops, I lost something. I was trying to say that I used just "--disable-jit" to configure it and that I am running it on Linux 13.10.

Massimiliano Fasi <mfasi>
Sat 13 Sep 2014 08:19:40 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I attached a short video that demonstrates the behaviour. In fact, it happens when I switch by clicking on another tab and clicking back (left button of the mouse). I restore by pressing ctrl+z.

I am running Octave 4.1.0+ compiled yesterday morning with

Massimiliano Fasi <mfasi>
Fri 12 Sep 2014 06:26:32 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Thank you for your report. How do you change between the tabs? I can't reproduce the issue when switching by clicking on the related tabs.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Fri 12 Sep 2014 04:05:17 PM UTC, original submission:  

Let's say I have two files opened in two tabs A and B of the editor. If I select some text in A, then I switch to B and then back to A, the text I had selected disappears. It can be recovered with the undo command, but I guess it's not the intended behaviour.

Massimiliano Fasi <mfasi>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-11-25 ttl StatusNeed Info => Works For Me
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2014-09-16 ttl StatusNone => Need Info
    2014-09-13 mfasi Attached File- => Added bug_43214.ogv, #32084

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