I am trying to use xdotool to type a URL and instead of:


I get:


You can see that & has changed to 7, : to ;, as well as other issues.

My xdotool version is 3.20150503.1. How can I prevent this from happening?

| improve this question | | | | |
  • Could you please provide the full command that you are issuing with xdotool? – aliceinpalth Mar 7 '18 at 18:17
  • xdotool type --window windowid "link string" – serj Mar 7 '18 at 18:45
  • Then what system configurations should I check, or where to look for an answer to my problem? – serj Mar 13 '18 at 12:55

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.