Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82577
keyboard layout switcher's Grab Hot Key kills Mod keys in X
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
As soon as you enter a Mod key in the keyboard layout switcher's Grab Hotkey,
this Mod key will be dead for the rest of the X session, even if you Grab Hotkey
again and change it to something else. The key will come back functional in the
next X session, even if it's still the layout switcher hot key.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the keyboard layout switcher applet
2.Choose Preferences, Options and click on Grab hotkey
3.Press say Alt_L-Shift_R
4.Close the applet window
5.Focus on any other application (say gnome-terminal running bash), enter a word
and then Alt-backspace
6.Log out, and log back in
7.Verify that Alt is functional again, but it still works as the layout switcher
Actual Results: In 5., Alt-backspace. Depressing Alt actually changes the
cursor from a filled black square to a white square with black borders, so it
does something, just not what it's meant to. xkbvleds indicate the key is no
longer functional as a Mod key.
Expected Results: Grab Hotkey shouldn't mess with keys after it's done its thing.
I'm reusing gnome bug http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101958 for this.
This is fixed in Severn with all updates.