Bug 477179 - Selecting compose key in gnome-keyboard-properties does not work
Selecting compose key in gnome-keyboard-properties does not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Control Center Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-19 09:08 EST by Gary Benson
Modified: 2008-12-23 03:30 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-23 03:30:52 EST
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Description Gary Benson 2008-12-19 09:08:40 EST
Description of problem:
Selecting a key to be a compose key in gnome-keyboard-properties does not work.  The key stops being the key it was, but it doesn't start being a compose key.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gnome-keyboard-properties (System > Preferences > Hardware > Keyboard)
2. Go into the Layouts tab
3. Click "Layout Options..."
4. Click "Compose key position"
5. Select "Right Alt is Compose"
6. Click "Close"
7. Click in the "Type to test settings" box
8. Hold down right alt, and type "a'"
Actual results:
There is a beep, and nothing appears in the text box.

Expected results:
The character "รก" should appear in the text box.

Additional info:
Note that the right alt key is no longer acting as an alt key.  If it had been, the thing you just typed would have activated the "Add..." button.

Note that the selected options are being added to the GConf database:

 mambo:[~]$ gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd
  layouts = [us]
  model = pc105
  options = [Compose key compose:ralt]
Comment 1 Gary Benson 2008-12-23 03:30:52 EST
Yesterday's yum update fixed this.

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