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Offline agose

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Strange box in the top left corner capturing text
« on: June 14, 2020, 01:24:19 am »
I am a Linux user and after having difficulties with Visual Studio Code's C++ addon from Microsoft, I decided to try out other IDEs. Code::Blocks is one of the choices I have, but I'm dealing with a very strange issue where most text seems to be captured in a small box in the top left corner.



I haven't been able to find any information about this and none of my developer friends have encountered this while using Code::Blocks. Does anyone know what this is, and how to disable it? Trying to program when I can't easily see what I'm typing is a deal-breaker for using Code::Blocks. It also seems to ignore the first space I press after that box appears (as you can see when I try to type endl)

The issue persists after reinstalling Code::Blocks and rebooting my system.

I am using Linux Mint 19.3 and Code::Blocks 16.01 (build 2017-09-30, 18:21:54 - wx3.0.3 (Linux, unicode) 64-bit)

Thanks
« Last Edit: June 14, 2020, 01:26:30 am by agose »

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Re: Strange box in the top left corner capturing text
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 04:17:20 pm »
Update to the latest version (20.03) and probably the problem would go away.
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Re: Strange box in the top left corner capturing text
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2020, 07:49:10 pm »
Unfortunately, updating Code::Blocks did not solve the problem -- the box still appears when I try to type.

My current version is now:

Version: 20.03-r11983
Build: Mar 20 2020, 23:40:00, wx3.0.4 - gcc 7.5.0 (Linux, unicode) - 64 bit

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Re: Strange box in the top left corner capturing text
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 10:56:03 pm »
GTK2 or 3? (see the about screen for the info)?
What WM (Gnome, kde, something else) are you using?
Do you have some strange input method software?

Is this a package or self build codeblock you're running?
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