Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 859425
Switch keyboard shortcut steals key-pressed events
Last modified: 2013-08-01 09:49:36 EDT
I have two keyboard layouts defined and a shortcut to switch between them. Let us say Ctrl-Shift. However many programs use shortcuts either, such as Ctrl-Shift-T.
Whenever you you press the longer shortcut (Ctrl-Shift-T), Fedora switches the keyboard and the application gets "Shift-T" instead.
I changed the switch keyboard layout to Alt-Shift and so when I press Alt-Shift-T, the application, that has focus gets Alt-T.
The logical behaviour is when I just press Ctrl-Shift (depending on the switch layout shortcut), it shall switch the keyboard. However if more keys are pressed at once (let us say Ctrl-Shift-T), the application, that has focus should get Ctrl-Shift-T so it can do whatever is associated with the combination.
I don't think this is logically possible, but assigning to the input layer. It may need moved into the X keyboard stack.
I guess the main reason for this is a wrong event for the functionality. The "switch keyboard layout" works on key-down. You can never press all the keys at once.
If it were registered on key-up, it should not be a problem to check, whether just Ctrl-Shift was pressed - which means switch layout, or Ctrl-Shift-T, which is open class in Eclipse.
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