Ctrl+A shortcut works good but when I select some input text and press Ctrl+A, the cursor returns to the beginning of text line instead of previously selected text in the input text.

Ctrl+A also not working in GEdit.

I'm using ubuntu 18.04.

  • By default, Ctrl+a work as expected in 18.04 LTS on my system. Have you set different keybindings? – User24601 Nov 9 '19 at 14:48
  • In fact what i did is go to Tweaks -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Additional Layout Options -> Switching to another layout -> select Alt+Shift. I read some answers talking about putting my default language on top (In Region and Language area), but this also not working. – Abdelwahab Ayoubi Nov 10 '19 at 10:35

I had the same problem after upgrading from Ubuntu 16.04 to 19.10 with Ctrl + A and Ctrl + W.
I fixed the issue by going into Tweaks -> Keyboard & Mouse and desactivate Emacs Input.

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  • it's worked well ! I really appreciate your help thank you ! – Abdelwahab Ayoubi Nov 26 '19 at 10:21

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