Bug 1420079 - Some apps incorrectly grab Alt when switching keyboard layout with Shift+Alt
Summary: Some apps incorrectly grab Alt when switching keyboard layout with Shift+Alt
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mutter
Version: 25
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Florian Müllner
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2017-02-07 17:55 UTC by Zen
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:27 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:27:08 UTC
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Description Zen 2017-02-07 17:55:57 UTC
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Fedora; Linux x86_64; rv:51.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/51.0
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I have Shift+Alt set as a shortcut for switching my keyboard layout since many Fedora releases.

Recently, I noticed that on pressing Shift+Alt some programs incorrectly grab the Alt key as if Shift was never pressed with it.

So far I found that this happens in:
* Firefox
* Windows programs under Wine
* Gnome Terminal
* Transmission

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Press Alt+Shift (starting with Alt).
3. Ensure that the keyboard layout is switched.
Actual Results:  
The keyboard layout switches but also the focus is moved to the menu bar (in the case of Firefox this means unhiding the menu bar).

Expected Results:  
The keyboard layout switches and the focus stays where it was before pressing Alt+Shift.

The bug only reproduces when pressing Alt+Shift. Shift+Alt works correctly.

Comment 1 Zen 2017-02-22 19:36:08 UTC
On further investigation, this appears to be a bug in wayland. I switched my desktop to x.org and the problem disappeared.

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