I'm trying to get text selection working the way I want on my laptop using Ubuntu 16.04. I don't have home/end keys on my laptop, so I installed xdotool and using the keyboard settings I mapped
xdotool getactivewindow key Home and
xdotool getactivewindow key End.
This is working as expected. However, I'd also like to have
Shift+Super+Left select text from my cursor to the beginning of the line, and similarly
Shift+Super+Right select to the end of the line. I tried mapping these combinations to xdotool using
xdotool getactivewindow key shift+Home but this doesn't seem to work.
I've also tried running
sleep 4 && xdotool key shift+Home in a terminal and then switching to my text editor, and it seems like only the
Home key is firing - no text is selected. So it seems like a xdotool problem and not my keyboard. Does anyone know the proper key combination for xdotool to select text to the beginning/end of a line?
sleep 4 && xdotool key Shift+Home with a capital S for shift works. Text is highlighted in my text editor from my cursor to the beginning of the line. However, it's still not working as a shortcut even with a capital S. So now I'm thinking there is something else wrong with the way I'm inputting the xdotool command into Ubuntu's keyboard settings.