Bug 847033 - Keyboard shortcuts cannot be disabled
Keyboard shortcuts cannot be disabled
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-08-09 09:49 EDT by Steevithak
Modified: 2013-08-01 00:15 EDT (History)
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Description Steevithak 2012-08-09 09:49:06 EDT
Description of problem:
After installing F17, I opened a gnome terminal window, clicked "edit" and then "keyboard shortcuts". I unchecked the two options labeled "enable menu access keys" and "enable the menu shortcut key F10". This is normal procedure for making the terminal usable in GNOME. However as of F17, the terminal is broken and unchecking these options doesn't really turn off the feature. Even with the those "features" unchecked, I still can't use the F10 key without GNOME interfering with my work by displaying some annoying menu over top of what I'm doing.

I can't describe how incredibly annoying this bug is as I have to work in terminals constantly. This single bug is enough to make me move to another distro so I can get work done again, so please, please fix it ASAP!! 

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install F17
2. start terminal
3. press f10 (can't use it because gnome-terminal eats it)
4. click edit, click "keyboard shortcuts"
5. uncheck both "enable GNOME to eat F key options"
6. press f10 (gnome-terminal has ignored settings 
Actual results:
F keys cannot be used in gnome-terminal 

Expected results:
terminal should work properly once the features that interfer with f key use have been disable as it has done in all past versions of GNOME

Additional info:
considering how important terminal use is to some fedora users, maybe someone should add verification that the terminals work right to some sort of check list of important stuff to check before shipping a new release? This is basic stuff that shouldn't be broken - I've used a lot of different linux distro in my time and never, ever seen one shipped with a broken terminal before!
Comment 1 Steevithak 2012-08-09 10:08:29 EDT
Because of the seriousness of this bug, I've also filed a bug upstream in the GNOME bugzilla: 


If there's any additional info I can provide to help get this fixed, I'll be happy to do so.
Comment 2 Steevithak 2012-08-09 13:52:41 EDT
My GNOME bug was marked as a dupe of this bug:


Reading those bug comments is scary - the GNOME folks have apparently spent nearly a full year trying to solve this one and it's still broken. Any chance someone at RedHat could take a look at the code and maybe send a patch upstream to GNOME?
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