Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#4967 closed defect (wontfix)

Ctrl+Right should go to begginning of next word, not end of the current

Reported by: GregUzelac Owned by:
Milestone: Component: winpidgin (gtk)
Version: 2.3.1 Keywords:


I am running Windows Vista and version 2.3.1. I use the keyboard a lot. Once the shortcuts are known, I find it faster than mousing. With all Windows applications, Ctrl+Right moves the carrot to the beginning of the next word. But with Pidgin, it moves the carrot to the end of the current word.

Normal wo|rdA wordB (before Ctrl-Right) wordA |wordB (after Ctrl-Right)

Pidgin wordA| wordB (after Ctrl-Right)

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by datallah

  • Component changed from pidgin (gtk) to winpidgin (gtk)
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This is GTK+ behavior; we can't change it.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by deryni

With a little bit of gtkrc binding magic this can be done. binding "be-like-windows" {

bind "<ctrl>Right" {

"move-cursor" (words, 1, 0) "move-cursor" (visual-positions, 1, 0)

} bind "<shift><ctrl>Right" {

"move-cursor" (words, 1, 1) "move-cursor" (visual-positions, 1, 1)


... } widget "*" binding "be-like-windows"

The first numerical argument is the count, the second is whether to extend the selection. You should be able to figure the rest out I hope.

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