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Recently I installed Linux openSUSE 12.2 on my laptop. Ctrl+a is not working correctly. I used to press Ctrl+a to mark everything, all the text, and etc. Here, Ctrl+a moves the cursor to the beginning of the text. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I use the Gnome user interface and I get this behavior on Chrome. For example when I want to select the URL address I press Ctrl+a but, the cursor moves to the beginning of the URL.

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What display manager, oddly enough that could come in to play. Thanks! – nerdwaller Dec 4 '12 at 21:09
And in what application are you getting this behaviour? – Paul Dec 5 '12 at 0:01

I use 12.2 with a variety of GUIs - the only way to not get Ctrl+A working on my setup is not to have focus on the specific pane when pressing that key combo. This may sound way too basic but try clicking the cursor on the pave you want highlighted...

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