Fedora 21 – Gnome Terminal and IRSSI

Well It seems that the default install of Gnome Terminal in Version 3.14.2 doesn’t play nicely with Irssi. If you have multiple channels open, you’re unable to ALT-1 or ALT-2 to get to each channel.

It’s an easy fix, open a terminal, and from the top of the screen right click terminal and click preferences

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Click Shortcuts

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Scroll down until you see the TABS section

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Double Click where it says ALT-1

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It’ll ask for a new modofier, Press the backstpace key, and it’ll change it to disabled.

Screenshot from 2014-12-17 20:23:38Do this for all the short cut keys you normally use in IRSSI and the click the close button, you should now have all your ALT key functionality back.


One thought on “Fedora 21 – Gnome Terminal and IRSSI

  1. Try weechat. It uses alt + arrow keys to switch between windows (buffers) and ctrl + x for status buffers. You can switch between buffers with mouse gestures, too.


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