Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 825067
[kde] ibus fails in libreoffice-kde when window loses focus
Last modified: 2015-07-13 13:37:08 EDT
Description of problem: This happens on in KDE. If you switch to a different input method in an LibreOffice application it will work. However, if you change focus to another window you will lose the ability to use any ibus input method
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fully updated F16 system. KDE 4.8.3-1
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start LibreOffice Writer and use Ctrl-space to toggle to an alternate input method. I used "Intelligent Bopomofo"
2. Enter some characters
3. Move mouse and click on another window, such as Konsole
4. Move back to the LibreOffice Writer window and click
Actual results: The ibus method display on the taskbar shows the keyboard icon and not the Intelligent Bopomofo icon. Mousing over the taskbar ibus icon show "No Input
Expected results: The LibreOffice window should have retained its input method setting. And, you should be able to toggle between methods with Ctrl-Space.
Additional info: FWIW, this problem does not exist in F17. Yet, ranked this bug as "high" since to do any work in LibreOffice I have to constantly switch between using KDE and GNOME. I also verified the bug on a VirtualBox VM.
Of course the Description of problem should have read "This happens ONLY in KDE".
Possible you've found a gtk or oxygen-gtk bug.
If you change gtk style in systemsettings->application appearance->gtk+ appearance to Adwaita or Clearlooks (and restart your session), does the problem persist?
On one system the gtk+ appearance was set to Mist. The other system was set to oxygen-gtk.
I tried setting both systems to Adwaita and Clearlooks and restarted my session each time.
The problem persists.
Oh, one last thing, is libreoffice-kde installed?
If so, try uninstalling, see if that helps
If not, try installing, same test.
libreoffice-kde was installed. Uninstalling did the trick. Now there is no problem to select input methods.....
New bugzilla against libreoffice-kde or transfer this one?
I'll re-assign it. then we can start trying to figure out how and why it's failing.
I wonder if this and bug 824709 are related
I was unable to reproduce the symptoms of https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=824709 on my system with libreoffice-kde either installed or not installed.
On the other hand, I (the reporter of 824709) have seen the bug you reported here, and that is on F17, and with Japanese-mozc. I will try uninstalling libreoffice-kde on Monday.
It seems I had not thoroughly tested in F17. I don't get the symptoms of 824709. Meaning the keyboard isn't dead. However, I get a failure of a slightly different nature. The ibus icon on the task bar continues to show either the bopomofo or mozc input method being selected. However, they are not. If you type you will only get what you type on the keyboard.
Erasing libreoffice-kde cures that symptom in F17. So, that component is causing troubles in many different ways on both F16 and F17,
I can confirm that erasing libreoffice-kde solves the problems (824709 as well the problem reported here) for me on F17, too. On the other hand, updating to the latest version 126.96.36.199-3.fc17.x86_64 of libreoffice-kde did not solve either problem.
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