Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1015789
Not able to setup alt+shift as input source switch shortcut
Last modified: 2015-02-17 12:31:46 EST
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.
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
The text area is not changing and there's no any system's reaction to alt+shift combination.
The text are should change to 'alt+shift' and then alt+shift should work as a layout switcher across the system.
The issue is reproducible in virtual machine. My second layout is Russian.
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.
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.
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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