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bug #55913: Control-arrow key navigation does not work in GUI Command Window on macOS

Submitter:  Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Submitted:  Wed 13 Mar 2019 10:05:15 PM UTC
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  * Open
Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Mac OS
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
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Wed 27 Mar 2019 07:35:28 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Sorry; I've been busy with the day job. Soon!

Andrew Janke <apjanke>
Wed 27 Mar 2019 07:28:22 PM UTC, comment #1: 

@Andrew: You pointed out a possible strategy to add mappings to ExtendedDefaultTranslatorMac.h.  Do you have a patch for this?

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 13 Mar 2019 10:05:15 PM UTC, original submission:  

In the terminal octave program and other contexts, control-left-arrow and control-right-arrow (or alt-left-arrow and alt-right-arrow) move backward and forward one word on the command line. But this isn't working in the Command Window.

Editing Octave commands without this is cumbersome.

Affects at least 4.4.1 through default (6.0.0 development).

Looks like https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?49703, but it's a different bug with different causes (the Command Window implementation is different on Mac/Linux and Windows), so I'm opening a separate bug for this.

It looks like this might be related to both:
a) Qt:ControlModifier and Qt::MetaModifier are swapped on macOS (https://doc.qt.io/qt-5/qt.html#KeyboardModifier-enum)
b) The default keyboard map for Mac in libgui/qterminal/libqterminal/unix/ExtendedDefaultTranslatorMac.h doesn't have mappings for Control-arrows

Andrew Janke <apjanke>


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