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The keys ctrl-shift-e in terminator are meant to do a vertical screen split when terminator is open and has focus. In stead some emoji dialog is opened that is useless from the perspective of using terminator.
How can I prevent the system from intercepting the key combo ctrl-shift-e?
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open terminator
2. press ctrl-shift-e while terminator has focus.
The dialog for an emoji choice opens.
A vertical screen split (two terminals within terminator).
I would very much like to know how Terminator can be made to receive the key combi ctrl-shift-e.
I tried to find out whether the key is part of settings, but apparantly not, I can not find it. Neither in gnome settings, nor in tweak settings. Also, I can not find the binary responsible for the interception. Finally, I cannot find which package is responsible for the interception.
Even though there is a workaround (using the mouse) I consider this a bug, because when typing in a terminal I want to avoid using the mouse. It is very annoying if I am forced to using the mouse. I sincerely hope there is an easy fix, like some setting I am not aware of, or removing a package.
I found the bug after upgrading to Fedora 28. Using Fedora 27 this was not a problem.
That sounds very much like a window manager is catching the key binding before it even arrives at terminator itself. Using Xfce (and thus, xfwm4 as window manager) i don't even know that a emoji selector exists in some kind. o.O
Understanding that you're using GNOME or something related, I'd suggest to recheck the settings again. Unfortunately, since I'm not a GNOME user, I cannot say, where to search exactly.
It is gnome. However, neither the gnome settings nor the tweaking utility mention this shortcut. I mention that in the original description. If it was a simple setting I would have no problem. AFAICS it is not, unfortunately.
Because it is not in the gnome settings anywhere, I suspect it is hidden in ibus, because the emoji input dialog comes from ibus.
I wonder whether other people using gnome have the same issue. It is a fairly new bug, since Fedora 28, so it will take time for people to report it, I guess.
It seems this is a new feature brought by Fedora 28:
if you `man ibus-emoji` :
Launch IBus Emojier. The shortcut key can be customized by ibus-setup (1).
Fun thing, my system does _not_ show any emoji chooser albeit with its current config it should. Nevertheless I think this can be closed with NOTABUG :)
(In reply to Francisco Garcia from comment #4)
> It seems this is a new feature brought by Fedora 28:
> if you `man ibus-emoji` :
> KEYBOARD OPERATIONS
> Launch IBus Emojier. The shortcut key can be customized by
> ibus-setup (1).
Thank you very much for this solution. It works. I have been able to delete the shortcut as I have no need for the emoji input dialog.
> Fun thing, my system does _not_ show any emoji chooser albeit with its
> current config it should. Nevertheless I think this can be closed with
> NOTABUG :)
I agree that it is thechnically not a bug, but it is pretty annoying if it gets in the way of my daily work with Fedora and Terminator. I am very glad though that you found where to disable the shortcut.
I do wonder why this dialog is on by default for everyone, especially if it interferes with other programs.
So, rant aside, I agree, this is not a bug of Terminator. Not sure if I should change the status tho, let me know if I should.
Thanks for pointing this out Francisco! I wouldn't have any idea about this. :-)