a couple of minor but annoying issues: mate-terminal and firefox

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Jul 23 01:42:47 UTC 2015

On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:11:14 -0700, David Benfell wrote:
> First, mate-terminal keeps coming up with a default encoding of ASCII.  
> I want UTF-8. Desperately. The menu option is there and works, but the  
> default is wrong. I don't ever want ASCII. I always want UTF-8. Having  
> to remember to change this every single time is annoying.

Set the environmental variables LC_ALL, maybe LANG, and MM_CHARSET
to "en_US.UTF-8". You can do that via your ~/.cshrc or ~/.login_conf.

> Second, control-K in Firefox is supposed to be a shortcut to the  
> search text field. This is working much less reliably than before.  
> Again, I haven't a clue--and can't find one--on how to make this  
> behavior more consistent.

What happened to Ctrl+F?

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