Enabling keyboard layouts in "KDE control module" breaks Kubuntu's default Alt+Shift behaviour

Bug #92198 reported by KeeperOS
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kubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)
Declined for Intrepid by Harald Sitter

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Binary package hint: kubuntu-desktop

Ok, when I first installed Kubuntu 6.10 (in Greek) Alt+Shift would cycle between Greek and English layout (with the Scroll Lock led cycling on or off). Everything was working fine.
However after I manually selected Greece as my language/region (instead of the default selection "Default") and then activated the multiple keyboard layouts (which creates that icon that shows a flag for the active language) for some weird reason it no longer accepted "Alt+Shift" as the hotkey plus the (new) default (Ctrl+Alt+K) will not work once I'm in Greek (the "Kei" becomes the Greek letter "Kapa" which apparently is not recognized as the hotkey...).

What did that thing screw up?

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Changed in kubuntu-meta:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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dresnu (dresnu) wrote :

A straight forward solution (by no means a final one) could be to set the alternate shortcut to Alt+Ctrl+Kappa.

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KeeperOS (feilakas-bugzilla) wrote :

Heh, that's what I've been doing all this time, however it ain't comfortable, I am much too accustomed to the Alt+Shift combo and actually requires me to make conscious though to type the correct combo (after the one I use mechanically fails...)

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Yannis Tsop (ogiannhs) wrote :

Same problem here as all those who use alt+shift for a second keyboard layout. And there many of those here in Greece (everyone).

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Louis-Dominique Dubeau (ldd) wrote :

How do you set the alt+shift shortcut? I have an idea of where the problem might be but I want to make sure I know what your problem is.

I've been having problems getting kxkb (aka KDE Keyboard Tool) to switch between a US and French-Canadian keyboard myself.

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KeeperOS (feilakas-bugzilla) wrote :

You don't. You can't.

The default Kubuntu settings have it set this way.

However if you go and try to mess with the regional settings it's disrupted and after that, KDE doesn't allow for that key combination...

Basically my question was how to return it to the default behavior.

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Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Is this still an issue in 8.10/9.04? If so, please provide a step by step guide on how to reproduce this (starting from a fresh installation).

Changed in kubuntu-default-settings:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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KeeperOS (feilakas-bugzilla) wrote :

I have not had a chance to download Kubuntu 8.10 and since 9.04 will be officially using KDE 4 I doubt the same would apply.
However in at least 7.04 and 7.10 the same problem would apply and in the exact same manner.
If anyone wants to recreate it though here's how:

Like I said in the OP if I were to install Kubuntu with the OS language set to Greek the Alt+Shift key combo would cycle through Greek and English, exactly as expected.
However if I were to MANUALLY set the Regional Settings to Greek/Greece then the KDE language applet would activate and cycling would only happen via it and that would not accept Alt+Shift as a valid Key Combo.

That's it really.

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Nathan Handler (nhandler) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in kubuntu-default-settings:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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