Ubuntu Terminator bug doubles keystrokes when broadcast option is set

Since Ubuntu 18.10 I’m experiencing a weird bug on Terminator, the terminal I use because of its broadcasting functionality.

The bug is known and tracked on launchpad but not fixed ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ so I found a quick way to fix it, enjoy!

sudo mv /usr/bin/terminator /usr/bin/terminator.SAVE
cat <<TERMINATOR > /tmp/terminator
#!/bin/bash
sh -c "DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS='' /usr/share/terminator/terminator"
TERMINATOR
chmod 755 /tmp/terminator
sudo mv /tmp/terminator /usr/bin

3 thoughts on “Ubuntu Terminator bug doubles keystrokes when broadcast option is set

  1. In Ubuntu 20.04 installing Terminator using APT works but that character duplication bug is present.

    I found several purported work-arounds but your actually works best..

    Thanks

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  2. Hi, In first thank you for your post, I have the same problem but your work around don’t works in my case.

    I use Ubuntu 20.04 and Terminator 1.91

    Thanks again 😉

    Amauche

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    1. I found another workaround for me, I fix my problem by comment the following line in /usr/share/terminator/terminator

      # ibus_running = len(ibus_running) > 0
      # if ibus_running:
      # os.environ[‘IBUS_DISABLE_SNOOPER’]=’1′

      # dbus_service = None

      Now all works fine.

      Amauche

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