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Has anyone encounter the following problem: After using gedit a while (maybe half an hour?), text selection will cease operating (I really don't know what triggers this phenomena). You cannot ...
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    Text selection problem with Gedit


    Has anyone encounter the following problem:

    After using gedit a while (maybe half an hour?), text selection will cease operating (I really don't know what triggers this phenomena). You cannot
    select the text, so you cannot cut, copy or delete unless you restart
    gedit. Anyone having the same experience?

    I found out that this is the same for bluefish HTML editor and I wonder if
    there is a bug in GTK. But it seems that no one report such a bug to GTK,
    I wonder where does such a bug arises and how it does.

    Some more information: I am using Redhat 9 and GARNOME 2.8.0 (I build
    GNOME from sources).

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    Haven't ever had that happen to me. Does it also happen in kwrite?

    Since it happens in multiple apps, and if it happens in kwrite too (KDE app) then I would say you might be using the wrong protocol for your mouse, or the wrong keyboard layout. (That's guessing there is some X config error)
    --monkey

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    >Haven't ever had that happen to me. Does it also happen in kwrite?

    I have tried kwrite. NO text selection problem with. Well, may be I should
    just change to KDE instead of using GNOME. (A bit sad because I like GNOME,
    but well, buggy things won't be productive)

    >Since it happens in multiple apps, and if it happens in kwrite too (KDE app)
    >then I would say you might be using the wrong protocol for your mouse,
    >or the wrong keyboard layout. (That's guessing there is some X config error)

    I am still using Redhat 9. If there is a problem with XFree86, the bug would
    have been found out in the past. So I suspect it is the problem of gtk.
    I had play with gtk-demo and select "Change Button" and window will come
    out, press the "Close" button on the left and a core dump.

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