Ctrl-Fn shortcuts for switching windows sometimes have to be pressed twice

Bug #507799 reported by David Fraser on 2010-01-15
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-settings-daemon

Since upgrading from karmic to jaunty, my Ctrl-F1 to Ctrl-F5 keyboards that are defined for switching workspaces aren't working consistently
I have checked that they are still defined in the Keyboard Shortcuts window, and tried redefining them.
It seems that applications are now receiving the events sometimes.
Symptoms are:
 * In Firefox, Ctrl-F4 initially closes a tab, then switches to workspace four. Other keypresses behave similarly - the initial Ctrl sequence seems to be sent to the application
 * In gnome-terminal, if I have been typing in the terminal, pressing Ctrl-F2 through Ctrl-F5 the first time yields character sequences like;5Q;5R;5S. Repeating the keypress while Ctrl is held down (or pressing a different Ctrl-Fn) actually switches workspace. When I first hold down Ctrl, the cursor changes from solid rectangle to an outline. Pressing any key (e.g. Alt, Shift, F1, etc) changes it back to a solid rectangle. Since Ctrl-Alt doesn't do anything, the easiest way to avoid the problem is to hold down Ctrl, press Alt, release Alt, then press Fn whilst still holding down Ctrl

I am using Compiz as the window manager, and I have the Gnome Compatibility and Commands plugins enabled

I am using SCIM and it is configured with Ctrl-Space as the trigger and Ctrl-Shift switches to the next language

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
David Fraser (davidf) wrote :

I have also tested with SCIM entirely disabled, and the bug remains

Changed in scim:
status: New → Invalid
David Fraser (davidf) wrote :

Added log from xev of the problem

Jaunty is no longer supported. Is this behavior still occuring on newer Ubuntu releases? If so, please reopen this bug report.

Changed in compiz:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
David Fraser (davidf) wrote :

I'm no longer using Gnome; for what it's worth, the above behaviour doesn't occur in XFCE on Ubuntu 12.04

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