Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 169122
default "Turn on/off" hotkey binding to Shift too easy to mistrigger
Last modified: 2015-04-21 00:33:33 EDT
Description of problem:
function for changing languages with shift is creating problem. Eg. if I am
writing in Hindi then I have to use frequently 'shift'. Due to this unwanted
language change happens frequently. This occured very often.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible:everytime when releasing shift key
Steps to Reproduce:
1. change language with Ctrl-space.
2.Press shift key
3. Relaese shift key
Actual results: Language change occured too often
language should not change with shift key
Evidently this behavior is not active by default in all SCIM IM languages, but
only a select few.
Shift Enable/Disable Examples
I suspect that this behavior is a hold-over from the default SCIM Pinyin
behavior which was a primary motivation for the creation of SCIM. It is highly
desired for Chinese as it matches the behavior of popular software like Ziguang
I suggest that we decide if we should add an option to the various IM languages
whether they are enabled or disabled in our environment by default. Some
languages may desire this SHIFT behavior, while others like this report where it
would be undesirable. An option with per-language default would allow expected
behavior and an option to change it if the user so desires. We should make
these determinations based upon the default behavior of popular equivalent
software on platforms like Windows, or precedent of RHEL4.
Agreed, basically I think it would be better for scim-pinyin to handle this
itself, like scim-anthy does for example, but failing that we may have to
default according to locale or something like that.
It's a bug of scim-tables. I'll fix it asap.
James, I've sometimes seen this behavior in scim-anthy too. Is there any
possible explanation for this?
I believe scim-tables no longer default to using Shift-release
for toggling between native and ascii input.
I haven't seen this behavior anymore for a while. Closing.