Bug 250957 - keyboard shortcut conflicts when using several keyboard layouts
Summary: keyboard shortcut conflicts when using several keyboard layouts
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2   
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Version: 7
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-08-06 04:13 UTC by Miao ZhiCheng
Modified: 2008-06-17 02:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-17 02:06:34 UTC
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Description Miao ZhiCheng 2007-08-06 04:13:11 UTC
Description of problem:
In gnome, when I use both U.S.Engish and French Alternative keyboard layout by
configuring in gnome-keyboard-properties. Some application will conflicts on
some keyboard shortcuts, such as typing Control-a in xchat will exit xchat,
typing control-a in logjam will exit  logjam, etc.

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

How reproducible:
Reproducible everytimes.

Steps to Reproduce:
Adding both U.S.Engish and French Alternative keyboard layout in
Open xchat, type control-a in input box, then xchat quits

Actual results:
Control-a(US keyboard) maps to shortcut control-q

Expected results:
No conflicts.

Additional info:
Other bug report,

quote from above :

 didier said on 2006-08-13: (permalink)

Same here on Edgy with french/english keyboards, in gedit:
CTRL Q is using CTRL A action (french keyboard layout is azerty, qsdf...).

in gtk/gtkkeyhash.c
_gtk_key_hash_lookup() returns both exact matches and matches with a different
keyboard group (it seems to be a feature).

As gedit TextView window doesn't have a binding for CTRL+Q it catches the 'q ->
a' entry from group 1, cf gedit/gedit-window.c:gedit_window_key_press_event(),
and uses CTRL A binding.

#if 0 the partial match in _gtk_key_hash_lookup() or #if 0 the
gedit_window_key_press_event() fix it.

I don't understand the rational behind the partial match logic for keybinding,
IMO it's confusing.

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