Description of problem:
To solve some issue with Japanese keyboard and some IME settings ImmDisableIME is called. This however cause (on Windows 7) the keyboard taskbar applet to be hidden so user cannot easily change input method when virt-viewer is on focus.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Last one with Japanese fixes.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use Windows 7 machine
2. Set a Japanese keyboard.
3. Install new virt-viewer.
4. Open a remote machine
5. Note that icon to change keyboard is hidden.
Icon get hidden
Icon visible, possible to switch IME/keyboard
One issue without ImmDisableIME is that pressing on the title of virt-viewer application with Hiragana input selected (as default and when the application is open) and start typing a new window get the keyboard input.
On other input methods (still with a Japanese keyboard) key events are not sent to the remote machine.
One possible solution would be to always hook and filter the keyboard at low level before Windows attempt to process IME inputs (so getting raw keystrokes).
Currently hook is installed only at some stricter condition and can be disabled.
in different ways.
I can't move this bug to the right component, as "A value must be set for the 'oVirt Team' field."
So, I've cloned the bug there and I'm closing it here.
For any further discussion, please, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1342984 is the proper place for it.