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

Michael B. Eichorn ike at michaeleichorn.com
Thu Jul 23 02:07:18 UTC 2015

On Thu, 2015-07-23 at 03:37 +0200, Polytropon wrote:
> 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.
Concur, the terminal should just accept the one of these environment
variables. In fact the gnome-terminal won't launch at all if it cannot
determine the locale.

It could be informative to know what the value of these variables are in
a non-X11 terminal.
> > 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?
Ctrl+F is indeed find in a page. In firefox Ctrl+K places the
focus/cursor in the Search box to the right of the large URL/Search bar.

I can confirm Ctrl+K works as expected for Firefox 41.0a2 under
Gnome+Linux. So it's probably not Firefox itself, perhaps the DE/WM is
intercepting the Ctrl+K thinking it is a shortcut ment for the DE/WM? Or
maybe there is something stealing focus from Firefox?
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