Layout switcher does not switch by shortcut

Bug #692980 reported by vestel on 2010-12-21
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-applets (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-applets

HISTORY:
I set Keyboard Preferences to 3 keyboard layouts: USA, Rus (Russia), Jpn (Japan).
Shortcut for layout switching is set to Alt+Space.
When I press shortcut it cycles through the layouts normally, no matter which Alt is pressed Left Alt or Right Alt.
Current keyboard layout is changed every time I press a shortcut.

ACTION:
I add Lat (Latvia) to keyboard layout list.

ACTUAL:
When current language set to USA, pressing shortcut, it switches to Rus as expected.
When current language is not USA, pressing shortcut, does not affects current language.

EXPECTED:
When current language set to USA, pressing shortcut, it switches to Rus.
When current language is not USA, pressing shortcut, it switches to next keyboard layout.

DETAILS:
I can switch current language with a mouse.
Both shortcuts (LAlt+Space/RAlt+Space) don't work normally when Latvian keyboard layout is available.
Deleting Jpn (Japan) keyboard layout does not affect the bug.
Deleting Lat (Latvian) layout fix shortcut behaviour.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 10.10
Release: 10.10

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gnome-applets 2.30.0-3ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.41-generic 2.6.35.7
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Dec 21 14:54:47 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-applets

vestel (vestel) wrote :
vestel (vestel) wrote :

Similar behaviour found:

To previously mentioned list - USA, Rus, Jpn I add Finnish (Fin).

Switching by keyboard shortcut is not working.

I'm adding Right Windows button to layout switching methods. It works to switch - USA -> Rus -> Jpn -> Fin and than not working again.

Left Ctrl + Left Shift working OK.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at http://www.ubuntu.com/download to know how to install that version. Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
vestel (vestel) wrote :

This is still actual issue for latest release of Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal.
I've tried to make both old installation update and fresh install, both environments have similar behavior.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-applets (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
vestel (vestel) wrote :

It is expired, but still is not fixed. New Use case to show bug found.

HISTORY:
I set Keyboard Preferences to 2 keyboard layouts: USA, Rus (Russia).
Shortcut for layout switching is set to Alt+Space.
When I press shortcut it cycles through the layouts normally, no matter which Alt is pressed Left Alt or Right Alt.
Current keyboard layout is changed every time I press a shortcut.

ACTION:
I add Fin (Finnish) to keyboard layout list.

ACTUAL:
When current language set to USA, pressing Alt+Space shortcut, it switches to Rus as expected.
When current language is not USA, pressing Alt+Space shortcut, does not affects current language.

EXPECTED:
When current language set to USA, pressing Alt+Space shortcut, it switches to Rus.
When current language is not USA, pressing Alt+Space shortcut, it switches to next keyboard layout (FIN).

DETAILS:
I can switch current language with a mouse.
Both shortcuts (LAlt+Space/RAlt+Space) don't work normally when Latvian keyboard layout is available.
Ctrl + Shift shortcut is not affected and still can be used.
Deleting FIN (Finnish) layout fix shortcut behavior.

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-applets (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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