Keyboard indicator doesn't show if a sub-layout is chosen on logon screen

Bug #572034 reported by Reşat SABIQ on 2010-04-30
This bug affects 1 person
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libgnomekbd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In my experience, Keyboard indicator doesn't show up on the panel if a sub-layout is chosen on logon screen, until a (non-sub-) layout is chosen on logon screen, AND a sub-layout is added to preferred layouts WHILE in gnome session (THEN, on next logon you can choose a sub-layout, and keyboard indicator will still be shown).

My 10.04 installation is fully up-to-date, and i've tried this by making a new user and going through all the trouble...

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

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 * Is this reproducible?
 * If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

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Changed in libgnomekbd (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for libgnomekbd (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in libgnomekbd (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Reşat SABIQ (tilde-birlik) wrote :

The steps are described above. To elaborate further, i think the layout isn't shown unless the user has more than 1 layout in preferences.
I personally think it's a bad requirement/design decision:
if a user has multiple computers, he might not be sure what layout is in a particular account's preferences. I personally would prefer showing a layout indicator always by default, and let those who don't need it delete it. The alternative, is those who do need it, have to add it manually: but they can't do so by looking for applets, only by adding another layout in their preferences, which is a weird way to approach this.

Changed in libgnomekbd (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Opinion
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