Bug 177616 - x11/xfce4-terminal doesn't always spawn new tab when <ctrl-shift-t> is struck
Summary: x11/xfce4-terminal doesn't always spawn new tab when <ctrl-shift-t> is struck
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-xfce (Nobody)
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Reported: 2013-04-03 16:40 UTC by Sean Bruno
Modified: 2014-06-04 13:49 UTC (History)
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Description Sean Bruno freebsd_committer 2013-04-03 16:40:00 UTC
It seems that when I strike ctrl-t to spawn a new terminal tab, the screen refreshes but no new tab is spawned.  Selecting "open new tab" from the command menu always works.

This only seems to happen with a maximized xfce4-terminal

Fix: 

none, workaround by selecting the open new tab menu item from the menu bar.
How-To-Repeat: run xfce4-terminal maximized and strike <ctrl>T to spawn a new tab.
Comment 1 Edwin Groothuis freebsd_committer 2013-04-03 16:40:07 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-ports-bugs->freebsd-xfce

Over to maintainer (via the GNATS Auto Assign Tool)
Comment 2 seanwbruno 2013-04-03 16:43:16 UTC
I should note that once a tab is opened in xfce4-terminal, ctrl-t always
works.  This smells like a gtk/xorg window resizing thing perhaps?
Comment 3 Olivier Duchateau 2013-04-03 18:01:01 UTC
In x11/xfce4-terminal Ctrl-t works fine. Since 0.6.0 release it uses (like
Thunar) Gtk menu accelerators feature.

If you want to redefine shortcuts, you must enable "Editable menu
accelerators" in the User Interfaces Preferences dialog [1] and follow FAQ
[2].

[1] http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-settings/appearance#settings
[2] http://docs.xfce.org/faq#editable_menu_accelerators



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olivier
Comment 4 seanwbruno 2013-04-03 19:01:40 UTC
1.  If a second tab is open, I can *always* open a new tab via ctrl-t
2.  Sometimes, ctrl-t will open a second tab.
3.  Moving my terminal between displays (nvidia config'd xorg with
twinview across two screens), I can open the second tab with ctrl-t
4.  When the terminal fails to open a second tab, the terminal
flashes/blinks as though it was refreshing.
Comment 5 Tijl Coosemans 2013-04-04 10:55:45 UTC
You should use ctrl+shift+t.
ctrl+t sends SIGINFO to all processes in the foreground. This makes
some programs print out status info, e.g. if you run 'sleep 10' and
press ctrl+t, sleep prints out how many seconds are left.
Comment 6 seanwbruno 2013-04-04 16:00:20 UTC
On Thu, 2013-04-04 at 11:55 +0200, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> You should use ctrl+shift+t.
> ctrl+t sends SIGINFO to all processes in the foreground. This makes
> some programs print out status info, e.g. if you run 'sleep 10' and
> press ctrl+t, sleep prints out how many seconds are left.



Ugh, yeah.  I have been hitting ctrl+shift+t all along. My brain was not
remembering what my fingers have been doing.

Sean
Comment 7 seanwbruno 2013-04-04 18:17:15 UTC
How do I set xfce4-terminal into some kind of verbose/debugging mode so
that I can spawn it and try to debug what is going on?

Sean
Comment 8 seanwbruno 2013-04-05 16:53:17 UTC
ah, interesting.  this problem seems to *never* happen when not using a
"maximized" terminal.

If the terminal is not taking up the entire desktop, ctrl-shift-t seems
to always work.
Comment 9 sean_bruno 2013-08-16 05:16:12 UTC
hrm, still seems to be an issue.  I've installed xfce4 on 3 different
machines now 2 of which have nvidia cards.  The two that have nvidia
cards seem to have some issue with <ctrl><shift>-T that I don't
understand.

Maybe this is an Xorg issue?

Sean

FreeBSD powernoodle 10.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT #14: Sun Aug 11
07:27:05 PDT 2013
sbruno@powernoodle:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/POWERNOODLE  amd64

Comment 10 sean_bruno 2013-08-22 20:47:56 UTC
Nope, this is happening on my intel graphics only enabled desktop.

Hitting <shift><ctrl-T> to open a new tab causes the terminal to flicker
but no new tab opens.

Selecting File->New Tab always works.

Sean
Comment 11 sean_bruno 2013-09-23 19:09:40 UTC
This seems to only happen when the terminal is maximized.  It will flash
as though its spawning a new window and then fail.
Comment 12 Olivier Duchateau 2013-09-24 18:29:11 UTC
I think, it's better if you report this problem on Xfce's bugzilla [1].

[1] https://bugzilla.xfce.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Xfce4-terminal

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olivier
Comment 13 Sean Bruno freebsd_committer 2014-06-04 13:49:41 UTC
This no longer happens on any of my machines.