Bug 753035 - ibus: ensure the option to activate/deactivate IBus is available and intelligible in the Preferences
ibus: ensure the option to activate/deactivate IBus is available and intellig...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ibus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: fujiwara
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Reported: 2011-11-11 00:47 EST by Harshula Jayasuriya
Modified: 2012-06-04 02:02 EDT (History)
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Description Harshula Jayasuriya 2011-11-11 00:47:04 EST
There are two broad issues:

1) The ability for IBus to be activated/deactivated (start/stop IBus intercepting all keystrokes) via a keyboard shortcut must remain. Otherwise, for those not wanting IBus to intercept every keystroke, the only option is to quit IBus and restart it when it is needed. Is there really a significant maintenance overhead in keeping the activate/deactivate option available?

2) The current Preferences UI is confusing.

a) 'Preferences -> General -> Keyboard Shortcuts' contains:

* "Toggle"
* "Enable"
* "Disable"
* "Next input method"
* "Previous input method"

The semantics of "Toggle" has changed between F14 and F16, from 'activate/deactivate IBus' to something closer to 'Previous input method'.

Furthermore, 'activate/deactivate' is more accurate/clearer than 'Enable/Disable'.

b) 'Preferences -> Advanced -> Hot keys setting' contains:

* "Use trigger keys to enable or disable an input method"

What's a 'trigger key', that string is not used in the 'Keyboard Shortcuts'. Again, 'activate/deactivate' is more accurate than 'Enable/Disable'.
Comment 1 Harshula Jayasuriya 2011-11-11 00:48:07 EST

a) Modify 'Preferences -> General -> Keyboard Shortcuts' to contain:

* "Toggle between input methods"
* "Next input method"
* "Previous input method"
* "Activate/Deactivate"

b) Then remove 'Preferences -> Advanced -> Hot keys setting'

This will concentrate all the relevant keyboard shortcut options in one place.
Comment 2 Harshula Jayasuriya 2012-06-04 02:02:50 EDT
In Fedora 17 this has all been cleaned up. Now there is just:
* "Enable or disable"

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