I'm currently making a switch from my old Macbook to a new and shiny Ubuntu (Purism) Laptop. Things go pretty well, but I'm having trouble selecting text in the terminal.
When I'm in a text in any normal program (browser, LibreOffice or any other text editor) I often want to select text using my keys instead of the mouse. To do that I can hold Shift and then use the arrow keys to move left or right to select the text that I want. When I want to do the same, but select per word (which goes a lot quicker) I hold Ctrl+Shift and then select the words that I want using the left and right key. This works perfectly.
I now want to do the same in the terminal, but I can't get it working. When I hold just the Ctrl key and move left and right it jumps words like I expect it to. But when I then hold the shift, if simply prints a
D for the left arrow key and a
C for the right arrow key.
Does anybody know why this is? And more importantly, does anybody know how I can get the behaviour I want where Ctrl+Shift+Left selects the word left of the cursor in the terminal?