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bug #50373: consider disabling "Press Control-C again to abort." in GUI

Submitted by:  Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Submitted on:  Tue 21 Feb 2017 09:14:29 PM UTC  
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  3 - Low Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Wed 10 Jan 2018 06:43:45 PM UTC, comment #3: 

With recent changes in the development version of Octave we no longer offer to abort on Control-C no matter how many times it is typed while Octave is running.  So I'm closing this report.

See also bug #52757.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Wed 22 Feb 2017 11:39:09 PM UTC, comment #2: 

That would be fantastic, thank you.

My muscle memory comes more from Matlab than from Emacs so I am more used to machine-gunning CTRL-C for ages rather than making 1 or 2 or 3 clean shots ;)

Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>
Tue 21 Feb 2017 10:33:14 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This behavior was copied from a similar feature in Emacs:


I see now that Emacs only enables the feature for text terminals.  We could at least do that.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator
Tue 21 Feb 2017 09:14:29 PM UTC, original submission:  

Guys, thank you very much for the recent bug fix for CTRL-C closing out the desktop (#49609). Really nice sleuthing.

I have one request for CTRL-C behaviour. Would it be possible to prevent the default behaviour of aborting out of octave on the 3rd CTRL-C? Sometimes you want to abandon a long calculation and oops, pressed it too many times, the octave processes is killed.

One can always kill the octave process from the OS if necessary, but usually (in fact, always) I do not want to abort octave using CTRL-C.

Can it be made an option for CTRL-C to return just to the octave prompt regardless of number of keypresses?

Ceral Paquet <octavebugs>


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    Follow 8 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-01-10 jwe StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2017-07-22 mtmiller CategoryNone => Interpreter
        Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        Priority5 - Normal => 3 - Low
        Item GroupNone => Feature Request
        Release4.2.0 => dev
        SummaryDisable "Press Control-C again to abort." => consider disabling "Press Control-C again to abort." in GUI

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