Bug 909595 - F18 keyboard switching doesn't allow for Shift-Shift or Win-Shift or Ctrl-Shift to be used for keyboard switching
Summary: F18 keyboard switching doesn't allow for Shift-Shift or Win-Shift or Ctrl-Shi...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-shell
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-02-09 18:20 UTC by Michal Ambroz
Modified: 2014-02-05 19:03 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 19:03:48 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Michal Ambroz 2013-02-09 18:20:44 UTC
Description of problem:
After upgrading to Fedora 18 it is not possible it Gnome to choose Shift-Shift as a shortcut for keyboard switching. This way it is not possible to set the same keyboard switching key for both console and XWindows session.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 18

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click layout icon on the top bar
2. Regional and Language settings
3. Choose tab Input Sources
4. Follow link to "Shortcut Settings" tab Typing
5. Click to change "Switch to next source"
6. Push ShiftL-ShiftR (the linux default) or Win-Shift (windows default) or Ctrl-Shift (Windows default for some other countries).
Actual results:
It is not possible possible to use any of these "well known" combinations for switchin to alternate keyboards.

Expected results:
I would expect that all these combinations will work as users are used to them and you find them in many guides and it is confusing users.

Additional info:

Related links to topic just on the fedoraproject.org project itself.
and many more.

Comment 1 zless 2013-03-13 12:59:50 UTC
To set change layout shortcut: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1192770#p1192770

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Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2014-02-05 19:03:48 UTC
Fedora 18 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2014-01-14. Fedora 18 is
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