Language switching shortcuts don't work in the lock screen (gnome-screensaver)

Bug #1286903 reported by Mikhail V. Golubev on 2014-03-02
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Hotkeys configured in the system Text Entry settings for keyboard language switching (e.g. Ctrl+Shift or CapsLock) don't work in the lock screen (gnome-screensaver).

Steps to reproduce this bug:
1. In the system Text Entry settings:
  1a. add two or more languages to the input sources list (e.g. English and Russian);
  1b. Set hotkeys to switch sources (e.g. Ctrl+Shift or CapsLock).
2. Lock the screen (Ctrl+Alt+L) or just wait idle time.
3. In the lock screen try to switch keyboard layout language using selected shortcut.

Expected: keyboard input language switched
What happened instead: keyboard input language didn't switch

Ubuntu versions affected: Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 14.04 (daily builds)
gnome-screensaver versions: 3.6.1-0ubuntu7, 3.6.1-0ubuntu9

description: updated
affects: unity-greeter (Ubuntu) → gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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