#401 Usability - CTRL-C as a hotkey

Bud Bennett

This is what I DID:
1. Start Console2
2. ping www.google.ca -t
3. Tap CTRL-C

This is what I EXPECTED to happen:
1. Console2 would stop pinging www.google.ca

This is what ACTUALLY happened:
1. Console2 ignores the keypress and continues pinging forever until the window or tab is closed.

1. Checked Shell. Edit -> Settings -> Set Shell: to C:\windows\system32\cmd.exe ...
2. Checked Hotkeys and reassigned "Copy Selection" from CTRL+C to CTRL+X

This appears to have resolved the issue.

Suggestion on how to repair:

1. When the "Copy on Select" option is selected, the Copy Selection Hotkey should be disabled.
2. Prevent the CTRL-C key from being selected as a hotkey, (Perhaps?) since this is a cruical function of the console.

This is a minor usability issue and is more a suggestion for improvement. The Copy Selection Hotkey was defaulted to CTRL-C and may cause
unexpected operation to someone who is relatively new to the application and didn't think to look there for configuration.

Thank you.


  • Kirill

    Kirill - 2011-12-29

    Where did you get your Console distribution?

    The official distribution does NOT have Ctrl+C as a shortcut for Copy Selection, it's actually Ctrl+Insert.

    RE 1: I doubt that this one will ever be implemented just because it's a very patchy way. A better idea is to disable shortcuts, applicable only when there is a selection. And I keep thinking about that but haven't found a reasonable implementation yet.

    RE 2: Can't do that. Obviously, using Ctrl+C for any shortcut is asking for troubles. BUT it's true only for a subset of shells. And given the multitude of possible shells, I can't even warn the user (I mean I can, but I'll be wrong so often).

  • Kirill

    Kirill - 2011-12-29
    • status: open --> pending-invalid
  • Bud Bennett

    Bud Bennett - 2011-12-29

    OK. Thanks for the prompt response. You are correct about the defaults, my bad. Selecting CTRL-C as a hotkey was some PEBCAK on my part, I apologize.

    RE1 would be a acceptable solution. Optionally, giving the user the option of disabling all shortcuts without selection may also be an option.

    This ticket can be closed. Thank you for your time.

  • Bud Bennett

    Bud Bennett - 2011-12-29
    • status: pending-invalid --> closed-accepted

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