I have a question that I can't seem to find related information about. Coming from KDE, I always used to "Select All" text in documents, browsers, input boxes (basically everywhere) but this does not work in Gnome. Ctrl+A brings my pointer at the beginning of the line and that's it! I am pissed of by this and there is no way to configure it? Am I missing something here?

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    Which apps are you talking about? Commented Sep 10, 2019 at 16:15

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I found the answer to my own question here Ctrl+A does not select all in URL bar in Chrome and Firefox

This was configured at OS level (Ubuntu 19.04) Emacs Input

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