|Summary:||keyboard layout switcher hot key doesn't work reliably|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Public Beta||Reporter:||Alexandre Oliva <aoliva>|
|Component:||gnome-applets||Assignee:||Mark McLoughlin <markmc>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2003-01-23 14:57:30 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2002-12-23 09:48:08 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021218 Description of problem: If you choose Mod1-Shift_L (the default) as the keyboard layout switch hotkey, it only switches the keyboard layout if you hold alt, press left shift, release shift and then release alt. If you release alt before shift, it seems to revert to the original state. Is this intentional, just to avoid accidental switching? Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Press Alt and hold 2.Press shift 3.Release Alt Actual Results: Keyboard layout is unchanged. Expected Results: I'd expect it to change. Additional info: I can see that this may well be a feature, but it can be annoying if you release both keys almost at the same time. It could try to time the events to avoid unintended changes, e.g., if the time between the pressing of the second key and the releasing either key is larger than the interval between the pressing of both keys, then it's an intended layout switch. This helps avoid pressing the shift right before releasing the alt when a layout switch is not intended.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-23 16:01:03 UTC
This should at least be copied upstream to bugzilla.gnome.org Also, if you use the keyswitcher applet - could you try some of the others on the internet, such as http://gswitchit.sourceforge.net/ and see if we should use those instead?
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-14 20:47:31 UTC
This applet seems to lack upstream love. I have no idea if this is a bug or intentional...
Comment 4 Alexandre Oliva 2003-01-23 14:57:30 UTC
Fixed in phoebe2.