I've noticed some new issues arise whilst interacting with the CS50 IDE, primarily concerning the text editor. They were previously unseen; and I feel as though they may have occurred due to updates. Of course, they could not be actual issues, and are likely to be due to a latent setting or feature. I have, however, searched the settings and the CS50 Discussion boards; but to no avail.
The first odd issue I noticed was related the to the cursor capabilities in a text file. It doesn't seem to latch onto the text unless it is far to the right of the target line. It remains a normal select cursor, without being able to select the line and consequently edit it. Nor can I select the text directly; almost as if were a Read-Only file. It's only until the cursor is in the far right of a line does it finally become a text cursor, and able to select and highlight text.
This is frustrating, because it means I am unable to directly select text at certain points in order to edit or delete specific statements and identifiers. In most cases, a large amount of the line needs to be deleted or cycled through in order to reach the beginning of a line. I still somewhat feel that it could be due to a setting, although it seems unlikely. It causes nothing but inconvenience, and feels more like a bug. I have looked through the editor's setting and found nothing relating to the issue.
Secondly, wasn't the text editor GUI previously opened using the gedit command at the command line? When I enter "gedit ", I receive a bash error stating that the gedit command isn't found. What is the default text editor? Is this my imagination?
These events occurred after running update50 and downloading the pset3.zip file.
Anyhow, in general, I've noticed some very specific unexpected behaviour, which is why I couldn't find any solutions elsewhere. How can I fix this?