Bug 82577 - keyboard layout switcher's Grab Hot Key kills Mod keys in X
keyboard layout switcher's Grab Hot Key kills Mod keys in X
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
Mike McLean
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Blocks: 79579 CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2003-01-23 11:23 EST by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-15 12:50:52 EDT
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-01-23 11:23:23 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030115

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.

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How reproducible:

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
hot key.

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.

Additional info:

I'm reusing gnome bug http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101958 for this.
Comment 1 Alexandre Oliva 2003-09-15 12:50:52 EDT
This is fixed in Severn with all updates.

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