please be more specific about the context in which the problem occurs - maybe you know the app (Firefox, terminal, gedit) or can give a short explanation of what you are trying to do ? with the given information it is impossible to help you.
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I am trying to make it select all text, files, whatever that is displayed. You should know the function from Windows right? I am not sure if the function is native in Linux Mint, but how do I enable it then? And the "problem" occurs in all contexts.
Just troubleshooted it. I noticed I could select all in the login menu, so I tried to login with Gnome Desktop. Here I could use the ctrl + a function almost everywhere, to select files on desktop and text in web browser. Only place where id didnt seem to work was in the adress field in the browser.
So it seems to be purely cinnamon related.
EDIT: Ctrl + A works in GIMP in cinnamon environment.
EDIT2: After working in GIMP ctrl + A now works everywhere, for selecting files and text on a webpage ... besides text boxes where I write input. Such as adress field or this text box I am writing. Very weird.
This is a topic about Ctrl + A problems. Anybody here having problems with laptop keys not working, please post a new topic in the Hardware Support section of the forum (viewforum.php?f=49). Before posting a new topic, please read this: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444