When I try to select a region using shift+arrow, if I hold the key combination down for a second or two it will continue selecting the text after the keys are released. It appears to enter an infinite loop and only stops after reaching the end (or beginning) of the buffer.

The arrow key alone does not show the same behavior. This is reproducible across major modes.

Using GNU Emacs 26.3 (build 2, x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.24.14) under WSL 1.

  • Do you see the same thing if you start Emacs with emacs -Q (no init file)? If not, bisect your init file to find the culprit. If you do see the same thing, and if you don't get more help here, you might want to file a bug report: M-x report-emacs-bug, starting from emacs -Q.
    – Drew
    Jul 12 at 19:12
  • Do you have any accessibility features turned on? If you do, try turning them off.
    – db48x
    Jul 12 at 19:12
  • Same behavior when I use the -Q flag. I have not intentionally turned on any accessibility functions.
    – user34516
    Jul 13 at 13:58
  • It looks like you (or someone else) filed Emacs bug #49544 for this.
    – Drew
    Jul 13 at 14:57

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