Bug 1015789 - Not able to setup alt+shift as input source switch shortcut
Summary: Not able to setup alt+shift as input source switch shortcut
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 19
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-10-05 13:39 UTC by Evgeny Tarasov
Modified: 2015-02-17 17:31 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-02-17 17:31:46 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
screenshot of keyboard shortcuts setup tool (36.42 KB, image/png)
2013-10-05 13:39 UTC, Evgeny Tarasov
no flags Details

Description Evgeny Tarasov 2013-10-05 13:39:28 UTC
Created attachment 808158 [details]
screenshot of keyboard shortcuts setup tool

Description of problem:

The gui doesn't allow me to set alt+shift shortcut for input source switch. I press shortcut text area, it changes its text to "New accelerator..." and that's it. It doesn't react when I press alt+shift. I tried two different keyboards, and I'm sure they are working. Keyboard layout switching works just fine in Fedora 17 on the same computer.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 19, fresh install + yum update.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install fedora 19
2.add one more keyboard layout beside english
3.in gnome-control-center go to Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Typing
4.try to set alt+shift as a switch to next input source

Actual results:
The text area is not changing and there's no any system's reaction to alt+shift combination.

Expected results:
The text are should change to 'alt+shift' and then alt+shift should work as a layout switcher across the system.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Evgeny Tarasov 2013-10-06 10:58:32 UTC
The issue is reproducible in virtual machine. My second layout is Russian.

Comment 2 Evgeny Tarasov 2013-10-06 16:55:14 UTC
I reproduced the same issue on Fedora 18 in virtual machine. Still can't upgrade from fedora 17, because this basic feature doesn't work.

Comment 3 Evgeny Tarasov 2013-10-06 17:12:26 UTC
Found the answer: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1192772

I understand that it's the 'feature' of gnome, not fedora. But it really prevents me or people I know of using your system. People have been using alt+shift or ctrl+shift in different operation systems for decades, and not allowing them to setup this configuration is unacceptable. To make thing worse, there's no any warning or explanation of why such shortcuts are forbidden, and it looks like a bug.

I've tried to use gnome-tweak-tool to setup the alt+shift shortcut and it's working in gnome-terminal, but it isn't in the 'search' panel of gnome.

I'll try to use lxde or mate, maybe they provide better experience.

Comment 4 Andrew Haveland-Robinson 2013-11-18 17:42:37 UTC
Could someone please fix alt+shift ?

I'm going nuts having to use the mouse all the time to switch between English and Hungarian sometimes several times a minute.

gnome tweak tool doesn't work for me on fc20 either.

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