"Switch input sources individually for each window" does not work when a keyboard layout is selected using the mouse

Bug #1993900 reported by Fedon Kadifeli
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-shell (Debian)
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

As far as I remember, this problem was not present in the previous versions of Ubuntu (Xorg):

After selecting "Switch input sources individually for each window" at the "GNOME Settings" / "Keyboard / Input source switching" section, the keyboard layout can be changed for each window using the keyboard shortcut (Windows Key+Space), however when the selection is attempted using the mouse, nothing is changed and the current layout stays as is.

The problem is that I can use the keyboard shortcut on a local machine; however, I have to use the mouse for a remote desktop, since the key combination is captured by the local machine in this case.

Wayland seems to work OK in this respect.

Ref: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1436720/

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.04
Package: gnome-control-center 1:41.7-0ubuntu0.22.04.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.15.0-52.58-generic 5.15.60
Uname: Linux 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu82.1
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: unknown
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Sat Oct 22 19:02:15 2022
InstallationDate: Installed on 2019-03-08 (1324 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" - Release amd64 (20181017.3)
SourcePackage: gnome-control-center
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to jammy on 2022-04-29 (176 days ago)

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Fedon Kadifeli (fedkad) wrote :
Fedon Kadifeli (fedkad)
description: updated
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Eberhard Beilharz (ermshiperete) wrote :

I see the same behavior in Ubuntu 22.10 when running X11 ("Ubuntu on Xorg"). I don't see this bug with Wayland.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Fedon Kadifeli (fedkad) wrote (last edit ):

@ermshiperete Yes. And the *same* problem here in Ubuntu 23.04 (Xorg) too...

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

@Fedon: I think this is an issue which should be better reported to GNOME upstream. But gnome-control-center is probably not the correct project, since gnome-control-center just sets the dconf value in question, while the problem is that that value is no longer honored in x11 sessions. So it would be good if you could submit an upstream issue:


If you do, please post the URL to it in a comment here.

affects: gnome-control-center (Ubuntu) → gnome-shell (Ubuntu)
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Fedon Kadifeli (fedkad) wrote :


There is already an issue there: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-shell/-/issues/6484

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Ah, thank you!

Changed in gnome-shell:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-shell (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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