on-screen keyboard always displays once enabled

Bug #942530 reported by James Hunt on 2012-02-28
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Whilst investigating bug 937611, I enabled the on-screen keyboard. However, I subsequently switched if off via "System Settings" -> "Universal Access" -> Typing tab -> "Typing Assistant".

As expected, the keyboard no longer displays on the desktop but when the screen locks automatically or is locked manually, the on-screen keyboard is displayed again.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: gnome-screensaver 3.2.1-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-16.25-generic-pae 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-16-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.93-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Feb 28 10:28:11 2012
GnomeSessionIdleInhibited: No
GnomeSessionInhibitors: None
 org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay uint32 600
 org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'ubuntu'
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-screensaver
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-01-12 (46 days ago)
WindowManager: No value set for `/desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager'

James Hunt (jamesodhunt) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Trenton Fox (tcfox54-gmail) wrote :

This bug is terribly annoying.

Ľubomír Mlích (hater-zlin) wrote :

after upgrade to ubuntu 12.04, problem disappeared

James Hunt (jamesodhunt) wrote :

A way to fix this:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.screensaver embedded-keyboard-command ''

For some reason, I had the following set:

$ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.screensaver embedded-keyboard-command
'onboard -xid'

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