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On one of my devices I need double pressing C-g to quit from a minibuffer, even when no initialization file is loaded.

More specifically, after pressing C-x C-f, if I do not realease the control botton, I only need one C-g to quit the minibuffer. But if I realease, I need two.

If I only press C-g once, the minibuffer shows the text quit, but the cursor is still focused on the minibufer, and I have to press C-g again within 3 seconds, otherwise the Find-File minibuffer reappears after the text quit fades in 3 seconds. And in that case, I will need to double-press again to quit.

GNU Emacs 24.5.1 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.20.6) of 2016-06-04 on juergen

EDIT:

I solved this by switching off the option of Show position of pointer when the Control key is pressed in Linux mouse setting. I guess there is some conflict between Emacs and this option.

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    Sounds like a bug, if, as you say, you see this with emacs -Q (no init file). Consider filing a bug report: M-x report-emacs-bug. – Drew Aug 29 '16 at 23:04
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    This only happens on one device? What kind? Do you run emacs in the terminal? – JeanPierre Aug 30 '16 at 9:38
  • If this happens reliably try setting 'debug on quit' to see what Emacs is actually quitting the first time. It will open a backtrace. – YoungFrog Aug 30 '16 at 19:49
  • @Drew Reported. – Chromatic Aug 30 '16 at 23:23
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    The proper way to mark a question as solved is to post an answer and accept it. You can answer your own question. – YoungFrog Aug 31 '16 at 5:36
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I solved this myself by switching off the option of Show position of pointer when the Control key is pressed in Linux mouse setting. I guess there is some conflict between Emacs and this option.

  • THANK YOU!!! By the way, did you report a bug for that? – semente Oct 25 '17 at 3:03
  • No, I did not. Not sure to whom and where I should report. Maybe you can do that? – Chromatic Oct 26 '17 at 22:37

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