After the update yesterday (2/3), epiphany 3.8.10 and some OS updates, using Shift and CTRL require double tapping. For example, if I'm doing CTRL-C I have to type C twice. If I want to make a capital letter I have to type the letter twice as well.

This appears to only affect epiphany. So CTRL-C to copy from the browser into other apps doesn't work without tapping the C key twice - same with CTRL-V or X. From Chrome to other apps or within Chrome, no problem. This most likely has something to do with the update to 3.8.10 from 3.8.5.

Has anyone been affected by this? Whats the solution?


This bug was introduced in 3.18.10 and is fixed in 3.18.11 with this commit. You can wait for the updated package to come down the pipeline or make the change yourself as I did:

  • % sudo apt-get install build-essential
  • % sudo apt-get build-dep epiphany-browser
  • % apt-get source epiphany-browser
  • % cd epiphany-browser-3.18.10
  • Make the changes from the commit I linked to: edit src/ephy-window.c, make a new line after line 882 and put the code return TRUE;
  • % dpkg-buildpackage -us -uc
  • % cd ..
  • % sudo dpkg -i epiphany-browser*.deb
  • % sudo apt-get -f install
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    So the question to the elementary team is wtf wasn't .10 skipped? lol Thanks for the post. I'll build .11 myself, much appreciated! – Pretzel Jones Feb 13 '17 at 14:09
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    Lol, yeah, and same question to the Ubuntu team! – Brad Pitcher Feb 13 '17 at 15:45
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    Can you try: sudo apt-get build-dep epiphany-browser before dpkg-buildpackage? – Brad Pitcher Feb 13 '17 at 23:03
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    Great! Now you should be able to fix things with sudo apt-get -f install – Brad Pitcher Feb 13 '17 at 23:42
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    Let us continue this discussion in chat. – Brad Pitcher Feb 13 '17 at 23:44

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