Keyboard shortcuts and some keys not working on the code editor


The keyboard shortcuts inside the code editor don’t seem to work.

By shortcuts I mean like: Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V, Ctrl + Z…

Also trying to enter {} or [], or characters with accents (á, é, …), or some special characters like “~” doesn’t work.

For some things I’ve been copying and pasting the characters that are available on the placeholder text on the new script files.

But for others I can’t do that. For example because I cannot enter ~ I cannot say “val ~= val2” and I have “not (val == val2)” which is harder to read.

More details:

  • Tested using Ubuntu 18.04 and Chrome 83.0.4103.116, using a desktop PC with USB keyboard (spanish layout, without numpad).

    • Shortcuts: not working
    • Other characters: not working
  • Tested using Windows 10 and Chrome 83.0.4103.116, using a Lenovo Ideapad L340 (spanish layout, full keyboard).

    • Shortcuts: working
    • Other characters: not working
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Yeah, there’s a known issue with non-English keyboards it’ll be fixed in the next patch.



Thanks for letting me know! :smile:

Changing the layout to english worked for special characters, but not for the shortcuts on Ubuntu.



Coming back to let you all know that the issue with the shortcuts was due to a program in Ubuntu that was capturing the Ctrl key to show an effect on the cursor position.

I disabled this option in the program and the shortcuts now work!

The program is gnome-tweaks BTW in case someone else runs into this same issue.


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