If I try to select words in a text editor with Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right, or try to copy text from a terminal with Ctrl+Shift+c, it doesn't work. How can I fix this? I use KDE.

  • I have exactly the same issue with openSUSE 43.2 Leap and GNOME 3
    – Roman
    Commented Sep 20, 2017 at 8:59

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There is no reason why it should work in console, since console is not a text editor. In console, you have different priorities.

But if you really want to select text in the console using keyboard, it is possible to do so in tmux, which is described in this related questions.

  • No, i can't select text by worlds even in text editor.
    – Hayate
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 13:19
  • it is unclear what you are aksing. What text editor?
    – Jakuje
    Commented Nov 18, 2015 at 13:28
  • Any text editor, any text input field in any application or input on any web page. Any hotkey begining from ctrl+shift+.... doesnt't work when changing layout by ctrl+shift selected.
    – Hayate
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 14:50

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