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Tom 38 Silver badge

Re: Unimpressed by Gnome

I switched to MATE, and still changes in Gnome affect me. The latest one is that libvte (a Gnome library used by Gnome and MATE to implement terminal applications) lost the ability to set the selection by word characters AND they changed the stock selection by word characters to not include ":", which means that when you double click to select a URL, it doesn't select the protocol anymore.

What was more confusing was that MATE terminal still has the relevant config option, but as libvte isn't reading it anymore, you can put whatever the fuck you want in there and nothing will change.

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