There are 4 separate applications for configuration of different keyboard items

Bug #653681 reported by Mario Limonciello on 2010-10-02
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've just upgraded my Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 10.10 RC and noticed that in the Preferences menu I find 4 different applications that configure "keyboard related" things.

2 of them are for the input methods
1 is for the keyboard type
1 is for the keyboard shortcuts

I feel as though these should all be lumped under a single "Keyboard" application with tabs for the individual items to configure.

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :
Owais Lone (loneowais) wrote :

I agree but I'm not sure if this counts as a papercut. I think the fix here would be a new app to make available all the functions the 4 you mentions provide.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue, in the default Ubuntu install, that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. Since this is not quick and easy to fix it can't be addressed as part of the project.

For further info about papercuts criteria, please read

Since this is also upstream GNOME, you should consider going on #gnome-design (via and mock up a solution. Other mockups can be found at

affects: hundredpapercuts → null
Vish (vish) wrote :

I believe Karl Lattimer was mentioning something about implementing mpt's design for Natty and merging a few of those keyboard items as per : .
But i dont think there is a project for this yet, marking it as indicator-application for now.
Karl might know more..

Changed in indicator-application (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
affects: null → ayatana-ubuntu
Karl Lattimer (karl-qdh) wrote :

Duplicate item discovered; slightly more detail there

no longer affects: ayatana-ubuntu
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

affects: indicator-application (Ubuntu) → gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
TomasHnyk (sup) wrote :

Should not this be closed as Ubuntu uses the new Gnome Control center?

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Duplicates of this bug

Other bug subscribers

Related blueprints

Bug attachments