autocompletion menu shows up when space key is pressed with some keyboard layouts

Bug #525502 reported by Guillaume Martres
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Bug Description

OS: Ubuntu 9.10
Whenever the space key is pressed, the autocompletion menu shows up and no space is entered. The problem disappear when the line 214: "<accelerator key="space" signal="activate" modifiers="GDK_CONTROL_MASK"/>" in dreampie.glade is commented.
Apparently, glade doesn't take into account the "modifiers" parameter and the action "on_show_completions" is fired whether or not Ctrl is pressed along with space. Trying to manually set the shortcut with glade itself doesn't work either: no shortcut is entered when I press Ctrl+space, however Alt+space and space work.

This happens at least when the fr-oss xkb layout is used, steps to reproduce the problem:
- setxkbmap fr oss
- launch dreampie, press space
- to get back to your default layout use setxkbmap XKBLAYOUT-XKBVARIANT, which should be stored in /etc/default/console-setup

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Noam Yorav-Raphael (noamraph) wrote :

Thanks for the report.

It seems to me that this is a GTK-related keyboard bug, which shows itself only for some keyboard layouts. For me it works as expected - space writes a space, ctrl+space shows the completion list.

Do you have any non-standard keyboard layout?

Changed in dreampie:
status: New → Incomplete
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Guillaume Martres (smarter) wrote :

Indeed, I'm using fr-oss, switching to us or fr-latin9(which was the default layout in the majority of distros before fr-oss replaced it some years ago) makes the problem disappear.

summary: - autocompletion menu shows up when space key is pressed
+ autocompletion menu shows up when space key is pressed with some
+ keyboard layouts
description: updated
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Noam Yorav-Raphael (noamraph) wrote :

Now it does it for me too. Thanks for the steps.

Changed in dreampie:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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Noam Yorav-Raphael (noamraph) wrote :

This is a GTK+ bug. I reported it on https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=611089 .

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Noam Yorav-Raphael (noamraph) wrote :

In the meanwhile, you can comment out the line in share/dreampie/dreampie.glade or just choose another accelerator.

Changed in dreampie:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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