Bug#610559: wxmaxima fails to support CUA editing keys

Frank S. Thomas fst at debian.org
Mon Jan 31 07:27:13 UTC 2011

tags 610559 pending fixed-upstream

Hi Jeff,

On Wednesday 19 January 2011 22:15:42 Jeff Teunissen wrote:
> The IBM/Windows Common User Access editing keys (Shift+Del for cut,
> Shift+Ins for paste, Ctrl+Ins for copy), which work almost everywhere,
> don't work in wxMaxima. Worse, the failure mode is destructive -- that is,
> Shift+Del deletes rather than cuts, so when the user tries to paste what
> he/she thought was cut, all that shows up is the "ł" (U+0142) character
> (the two-byte key code for Insert)...and because wxMaxima has only one
> level of undo, "pasting" has just irrevocably erased what the user thought
> had been cut to the clipboard.
> Included is a short patch to enable the expected functionality.

Your patch has been applied in r1474 [1] and will be part of the next wxMaxima 
release (probably 0.8.8).


1: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/wxmaxima/changeset/1474/
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