Description of problem:
When pressing any global keyboard shourtcut (configurable via System settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts; i.e. for switching keyboard layout, volume up/down), focus temporary switches from active text input to something else, then restores back shortly. Maybe even active window loses focus, but window frame does not shows this (window header remains to look active).
For example: when I press ctrl+shift here to switch keyboard layout, when writing this description, yellow frame disappears from text input box, text caret disappears too; they appear again when releasing ctrl+shift. The same occurs in all other programs, i.e. terminal.
It causes serious annoyance, for example in Twitter when losing focus in Reply text box, reply rolls up and I have to click it again with mouse and set caret to correct place each time I switch keyboard layouts.
Other key combinations, not only ctrl+shift, also cause this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Bug exists in Red Hat ____Enterprise___ Linux Workstation 7.0 (Maipo).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open for example gedit
2. Press Ctrl+S
3. Press Create Folder button
4. Try to change keyboard layout or volume up/down
5. Focus will be removed from new folder, folder will not be created
Focus is removed from new folder, folder will not be created.
Layout changed, folder name is on desired layout, folder is created and named as user wants.
This bug exists at least in Ubuntu (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1244090 for more reproduce scenarios ). The bug is reported to upstream too (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=700316) with no luck.
Bug exists in Fedora 20 too.
gnome-shell is responsible for capturing the media keys.
Fedora 20 with all installed updates. Bug is still here. Please fix it.
Fedora 21 with all installed updates. Bug is still present in GNOME.
Still an issue in GNOME-3.14.
This is unfixable under X11. It should just work under Wayland.