keyboard layout indicator cannot be hidden

Bug #631989 reported by Rocko on 2010-09-06
This bug affects 65 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Ubuntu network, Bluetooth, keyboard menus
Fix Released
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: indicator-application

The indicator-applet in Maverick now shows the keyboard layout indicator. However, it ignores the setting allowing it to be hidden that was introduced by the fix to bug #519372 (/desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/general/disable_indicator), and it appears that there is no other way to turn it off.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: indicator-application 0.2.6-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.28-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 1bd8e90541d49b96c13cbfcc9baf103b
CheckboxSystem: d00f84de8a555815fa1c4660280da308
Date: Tue Sep 7 05:49:47 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Alpha amd64 (20100224.1)
SourcePackage: indicator-application

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-09-06
affects: indicator-application (Ubuntu) → gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Evgeny Kuznetsov (nekr0z) wrote :

SHould this not be marked as Confirmed and Regression?

oldmankit (oldmankit) wrote :

These icons take up a lot of space on the indicator applet...really looking forward to seeing them go!

Dmitry Pashkevich (dipish) wrote :

I use an alternative layout switcher like xneur that has its own indicator so I definitely don't want the standard one messing around inside my panel! Having 2 indicators looks ugly (especially when they aren't adjacent) and takes up space. Please fix!

Rocko (rockorequin) wrote :

There is a good workaround for this problem at Instead of the keyboard icon and text, you get just the letters 'US' for the US keyboard, etc. Note that after making the changes, you need to log off and back in again to get it to work.

summary: - Regression: keyboard layout indicator cannot be hidden
+ keyboard layout indicator cannot be hidden
majesty (majesty-nashemisto) wrote :

I use an LED indicators for show current layout, and icon on notification area is useless. Please make fix for this broken feature!

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Pavlo Verba (pavlo.s.verba) wrote :

Please fix this, it is quite annoying.

Olli Ries (ories) wrote :

thanks for your report - please reopen if this issue still exists in 12.04

Changed in ubuntu-indicator-mods:
status: New → Incomplete
Mihai Capotă (mihaic) wrote :

Issue still exists in 12.04. Whenever there are more than one keyboard layouts available, the indicator is visible. There is no option to hide it.

Rocko (rockorequin) on 2012-03-31
Changed in ubuntu-indicator-mods:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

Fixed in Ubuntu 13.10.

Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in ubuntu-indicator-mods:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Pavlo Verba (pavlo.s.verba) wrote :

Great, thanks for fixing it!

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