Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 250957
keyboard shortcut conflicts when using several keyboard layouts
Last modified: 2008-06-16 22:06:34 EDT
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):
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
Control-a(US keyboard) maps to shortcut control-q
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...).
_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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