Bug 1562276 - 'Input Method Selector' doesn't show up in KDE applications menu
Summary: 'Input Method Selector' doesn't show up in KDE applications menu
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: im-chooser
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Akira TAGOH
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-03-30 00:48 UTC by Bill Crawford
Modified: 2018-11-30 20:50 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-11-30 20:50:16 UTC
Type: Bug

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2018-04-02 08:51 UTC, Akira TAGOH
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Description Bill Crawford 2018-03-30 00:48:40 UTC
Description of problem:
Not visible

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Look in menu

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on applications menu
2. Look in Settings
3. Don't find this

Actual results:
... you get the idea

Expected results:
As the .desktop file contains 'NotShowIn=XFCE;' I would have expected it to show up in the KDE menu.

Additional info:
Yes, I am aware that there's a kcm for "fcitx", however a lot of the instructions on the lazywebs for enabling (e.g.) Japanese input seem based around using im-chooser (and ibus), and the KDE config module seems to expect fcitx to already be running, rather than offering a way to configure it to start with the session.

Comment 1 Akira TAGOH 2018-03-30 09:55:12 UTC
Can you see any logs when you run im-chooser on konsole say?

Comment 2 Akira TAGOH 2018-04-02 08:51:50 UTC
Created attachment 1416132 [details]

Well, I tried to reproduce this but couldn't. once I got im-chooser installed (on f27 KDE Live, it isn't available there by default), I can see "Input Method Selector" under KDE Menu->Applications->Settings.

Comment 3 Bill Crawford 2018-04-04 01:33:27 UTC
I can run it from the command line, but I expected to find it in the Settings menu. It's not there. If I remove "X-GNOME-PersonalSettings;" from the Categories line, it shows up.

It also shows up if I *search* using the search box once I've opened the menu.

This is Application Menu, not an alternative.

Honestly, I don't actually care whether it's "im-chooser", or someone comes up with a KDE version, as long as it appears in that menu with the same description, because almost all the instructions I found using Google mention this (and are generally quite GNOME-centric, but at least if this shows up in the menu, people can find it!).

Are you sure you aren't seeing the fcitx configuration menu entry? It's called "Input Method Configuration", and it doesn't work unless fcitx is already running, which didn't help :o)

Requested info: yes, I see one line of output when I run it in a konsole:

    Gtk-Message: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.

Comment 4 Akira TAGOH 2018-04-04 02:59:50 UTC
Another possibility is that KDE may changed their mind to follow up the GNOME's behavior about the desktop entries. it may be likely if you can also see the menu on KDE Live as I attached and package version is different to what you have.

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 16:18:53 UTC
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Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2018-11-30 20:50:16 UTC
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