alacritty: Changing escape code for Back breaks backward search

Desired behaviour

Changing escape code for Back is not breaking backward search

Actual behaviour

Changing escape code for Back to \x7f is breaking backward search


OS: Linux Version: alacritty 0.8.0-dev (28abb1f) Linux/BSD: sway 1.6

About this issue

  • Original URL
  • State: closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Reactions: 5
  • Comments: 22 (9 by maintainers)

Most upvoted comments

The issue is the Back binding. This is 100% just a problem with @hissssst and has nothing to do with Alacritty itself.

@hissssst it’s unlikely pinging people is going to change much here FYI.

I’m not sure I really understand what you are trying to do, but if you change a configuration that “breaks” backspace, then you can expect backspace to be broken. I don’t know what else you would expect to happen. Perhaps try understanding your configuration file instead of copying the whole thing from somewhere?

This is actually pretty mean to close unresolved issues without any comments

FYI @jwilm

@hissssst while I can see where you are coming from, it makes sense that if you change the way the back button works it will change the way it works. What you are really asking for is a separate way to configure search bindings from other bindings. This is not currently possible because search is not a proper mode.

I have raised this as an issue a few times before, however it’s more complex than it might seem, and we never reached a better solution.