Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 821221
ibus-setup language selection entries shadowed out
Last modified: 2014-07-28 02:52:53 EDT
Description of problem: When KDE is the desktop environment all input methods are grayed out. So, it is impossible to select any input method.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Install Fedora 17 TC-4 LiveKDE to disk. Then add language support for Japan, Korea, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 17 TC-4 LiveKDE to disk
2. Install language support for Japan, Korea, Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
3. Install additional ibus input methods if desired
4. Use im-chooser to select ibus
6. Go to ibus preferences, Input method tab, check Customize
7. Use pull down menu to pick input methods
Actual results: All input methods are grayed out and not select-able
Expected results: Installed methods should be select-able
Additional info: Also installed Fedora 17 TC-4 from DVD with GNOME and KDE. In GNOME the input methods can be selected
OK, it isn't as bad as I originally reported.
It is a bad GUI design. What I'm seeing is that all of the main language categories are grayed. If you click on a language, nothing happens. However, if you click on the > at the left it will reveal non-grayed selections. I just stumbled upon this now.
Previously, in F16 and KDE, you would simply mouse over the language and be presented with various options.
So, the severity isn't "high" but this is a confusing interface under KDE and needs attention (IMO).
The current input method tab on ibus-setup is same with Fedora 16 updates-testing repository.
> If you click on a language, nothing happens. However,
> if you click on the > at the left it will reveal non-grayed selections.
I don't understand your problem.
Maybe it's good to attach the screenshot:
% gnome-screenshot -i
Created attachment 584217 [details]
Input method selection under GNOME
This shows what a user sees when they are adding input methods to the list under GNOME.
When you mouse over a language the list is expanded to show those methods which are available and they are all shown in Black Text.
Created attachment 584218 [details]
Input method selection under KDE
This shows what the user sees when trying to add to the list under KDE.
All the Languages are grayed, and as you mouse over there is no expansion of the list as under GNOME. Also, there is no highlighting of the languages and if you click on the language nothing happens and the list is cleared.
To expand the list, you have to notice and click on the > to the far right.
This worked very similar to GNOME in KDE on F16.
I added 2 attachments which I think makes it clear what I was trying to say. If you need more information, please let me know.
Created attachment 584221 [details]
Input method selection under KDE 1
After clicking on the > the list is expanded and selections are highlighted when mousing over.
Created attachment 584222 [details]
Input method selection under KDE F16
This is how it looked in F16. No confusion....at least for me.
Interested. Probably I think it's a KDE problem.
Transferring to KDE for the furthermore investigation.
This also affects F18.
Proposing as NTH.
Created attachment 658578 [details]
Comparison how the input method selection looks on f18 with the oxygen-gtk
and the adwaita theme.
Moving to oxygen-gtk3 since ibus-setup uses pygobject3 based on gtk3.
Discussed at 2012-12-19 NTH review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-bugzappers/2012-12-19/f18final-blocker-review-6.2012-12-19-17.02.log.txt . Rejected as NTH, because this doesn't need to go in before freeze: the KDE live is not multilingual so it isn't affected by this, and all other cases can be fixed with an update.
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Created attachment 850347 [details]
No significant change in Fedora 20. It still looks confusing when using the
oxygen-gtk theme (which is the default).
oxygen-gtk3-1.3.2-1.fc20 from updates-testing fixes this bug?
(In reply to nucleo from comment #15)
> oxygen-gtk3-1.3.2-1.fc20 from updates-testing fixes this bug?
It does not fix this bug.
Created attachment 853550 [details]
ibus-setup with oxygen-gtk3-1.3.2
With oxygen-gtk3-1.3.2 input methods are grayed but I can select them.
(In reply to nucleo from comment #17)
> Created attachment 853550 [details]
> ibus-setup with oxygen-gtk3-1.3.2
> With oxygen-gtk3-1.3.2 input methods are grayed but I can select them.
I think this bug asks the following problems:
On your attachment:
"English" is gray
Need to click arrow key(>) instead of "English" to show "English (Canada)", "English (Colemak)", ...
"English" is black
Also can expand when click "English".
If you run ibus-setup on other desktops, the usability is different.
ibus-setup is enhanced now.