Simple Scan window not responding to keyboard shortcuts

Bug #854382 reported by Alex Peters on 2011-09-20
This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
Simple Scan
simple-scan (Debian)
simple-scan (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The menus indicate that a single page can be scanned by hitting Ctrl+1 on the keyboard, but pressing Ctrl+1 does not cause a scan to occur.

Additionally pressing the Delete key does not delete the currently selected page.

Curiously, pressing Alt+D or Alt+P to open the Document or Page menu respectively does not result in the relevant menu opening.

Pressing Tab does cause focus to shift back and forth between the page area and the toolbar.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: simple-scan 3.1.91-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Sep 20 12:45:41 2011
 libsane 1.0.22-2ubuntu1
 libsane-extras N/A
 hplip 3.11.7-0ubuntu5
 hpoj N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-11-generic root=UUID=7ceba223-c023-4c5b-825d-6680919457f0 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7

SourcePackage: simple-scan
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-12 (7 days ago) 04/04/2007
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: F.05 30CC
dmi.board.vendor: Quanta
dmi.board.version: 79.10
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Quanta
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.05:bd04/04/2007:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPPaviliondv6500NotebookPC:pvrRev1:rvnQuanta:rn30CC:rvr79.10:cvnQuanta:ct10:cvrN/A: HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: Rev 1
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

Alex Peters (alex-peters) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in simple-scan (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Nagel (nailor) on 2011-12-08
Changed in simple-scan:
status: New → Triaged
Colan Schwartz (colan) on 2011-12-08
tags: added: a11y regression-release
Michael Nagel (nailor) on 2012-04-14
Changed in simple-scan:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in simple-scan (Debian):
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :


under Debian Jessie (Gnome & Mate) Ctrl-1 doen't work.

The same source under Trusty works.


Jörg Frings-Fürst (jff-de) wrote :


some more tests:

With Ctrl{1,2,a,x} -> don't work

Also Ctrl-f don't work, but Ctrl-n work


Eric C. (eric.c) on 2016-08-10
tags: added: running-kde xenial
Changed in simple-scan (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
sds (sds-gnu) wrote :

for me this is a regression from 17.04 to 17.10

Colan Schwartz (colan) wrote :

This worked fine for me with 17.04 and below, but stopped working with 17.10.

tags: added: artful

I confirm it used to work on Ubuntu 16.04 but doesn't work any more on Ubuntu 18.04.

Colan Schwartz (colan) wrote :

The upstream Gnome bug is, but Launchpad won't let me add that here. Strangely, the Debian bug report doesn't refer to it either.

@Colan Schwartz: thanks for the link. It suggests a workaround for the issue: start simple-scan from terminal with `XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=XFCE simple-scan` (each time). I confirm this is harmless (it doesn't change anything on your system so if you retart simple-scan as usual it won't work) and works under Ubuntu 18.04 (Ubuntu desktop). This seems to indicate that the problem comes from the integration with the desktop.

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