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You could always track down the sources for pre "select-screen-only" gnome-terminal and compile it for your system. Just a thought.
I am going to address this here. I do not care to join a different forum just to pick a fight. But it is well worth publicly acknowledging this.
In a large part due to this being a common response to user feedback in Linux as a whole, even employed by Tobias Bernard when responding to complaints about Gnome feature removals.
Here are the Two Premises:
- That the user could Select a Different Package, rather than giving feedback about the current package.
- That the user could fork the package and write it the manner that they like. That's the beauty of FOSS.
Ok, on the surface these both seem reasonable and they both seem truthful.
But here are the Major Problems with this approach:
- It shifts blame. It removes the responsibility of the Maintainer of a project and dumps it onto the user.
- It places an absolutely overwhelming expectation onto the users.
The first point is clear and easily understood. So, let's focus on the second. By being a maintainer, that individual is undertaking a Specialized task, which conforms to modern society. Since individuals cannot have all-encompassing knowledge, tasks are divided into manageable specialties. For example, doctors might specialize in ENT (Ears, nose throat) or G.I. (Gastro-intestinal) or Cardio Vascular...
The maintainer of a project needs only be responsible for the coding needed for that project.
But to take that responsibility and dump it on the user places the expectation that this user must know and ably manage many different coding languages. They must be willing to learn all specialized knowledge needed for every app maintained by someone else that needs a bug fix, a feature, an improvement...
If a user reports a bug, missing feature or improvement idea, this behavior then expects the user to specialize in each and every app that they report on instead only adhering to their own specialty (much less balancing their specialty in their own time).
There is no way that kind of response can be positively received. The user might feel brushed off or they may feel that they are incompetent or inept since they cannot do superhuman feats.
This is not a good answer to a report.
Closing the report to further replies silences the users (upon whom such overwhelming expectations were placed on) to prevent the furtherance of feedback is not a good answer.
Shifting the responsibility as maintainer to everyone else is not a good answer.
I use the XFCE Terminal in Zorin OS Lite, so I do not have to personally deal with this bug. In the xfce4-terminal,
select all selects all of the output on the terminal window.