Unable to use <Ctrl+Shift+key> shortcuts with <Ctrl+Shift> keyboard layout switcher on Ubuntu MATE, 16.04 (with HWE), 17.10 and 18.04 LTS

Bug #1720364 reported by Norbert on 2017-09-29
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
MATE Desktop
New
Unknown
X.Org X server
Confirmed
High
ubuntu-mate
Undecided
Unassigned
marco (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
xorg (Debian)
New
Unknown
xorg (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
xorg-hwe-16.04 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Install ubuntu-mate-desktop on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with HWE (Xorg 1.19.5), or 17.10 or 18.04 LTS.
2. Set-up two keyboard layouts - English and Russian
3. Set <Ctrl+Shift> as keyboard layout switcher
4. Try to use shortcuts starting from <Ctrl+Shift>:
4.1. Open Firefox, open new tab, go to some site in it, close tab, try to click <Ctrl+Shift+T> to restore closed tab.
4.2. Open mate-terminal, try to open new tab with <Ctrl+Shift+T>, or copy (<Ctrl+Shift+C>), or paste (<Ctrl+Shift+V>).
4.3. Open pluma, write some text, try to navigate in it with <Ctrl+Shift+arrow>.

Expected results:
<Ctrl+Shift> switches keyboard layout, shortcuts starting from <Ctrl+Shift+...> work normally.

Actual results:
<Ctrl+Shift> switches keyboard layout, shortcuts starting from <Ctrl+Shift+...> do not work.

Notes:
1. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xorg 1.18.4) with Marco and Compton work normally with <Ctrl+Shift> keyboard layout switcher.
2. This problem was discovered before on 13.10, 14.04 and other modern versions with GNOME desktop (Metacity and Compiz) - see bug 1245473.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: marco 1.18.1-3ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-12.13-generic 4.13.3
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Fri Sep 29 16:18:02 2017
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-08-26 (33 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha i386 (20170826)
SourcePackage: marco
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Installation of Ubuntu 17.10 MATE beta2 (from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-mate/releases/17.10/beta-2/ubuntu-mate-17.10-beta2-desktop-i386.iso, SHA256SUM Checksum 21a0a00d121c2178bfb1569abbad46836d656e7b5385a0cc8b6ed51155a56bbf) gives the same result.

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Bug exists in Ubuntu MATE 17.10 final.

Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2017-10-30
summary: Unable to use <Ctrl+Shift+key> shortcuts with <Ctrl+Shift> keyboard
- layout switcher on Ubuntu MATE 17.10
+ layout switcher on Ubuntu MATE 17.10 and 18.04 LTS
tags: added: bionic
Changed in xorg-server:
importance: Unknown → High
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in mate-desktop:
status: Unknown → New
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Bug exists in 16.04.3 LTS after installation of HWE stack (especially `xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04`):
     sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-16.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

summary: Unable to use <Ctrl+Shift+key> shortcuts with <Ctrl+Shift> keyboard
- layout switcher on Ubuntu MATE 17.10 and 18.04 LTS
+ layout switcher on Ubuntu MATE, 16.04 (with HWE), 17.10 and 18.04 LTS
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2018-01-12
tags: added: xenial
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in marco (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xorg (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xorg-hwe-16.04 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Bionic Beaver with all updates, bug exists. Ctrl+Shift as layout switcher, English+Russian layouts.

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :

Same with latest MATE 1.20 on bionic.

Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2018-03-02
description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2018-03-02
description: updated
Changed in xorg (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Roman Shchekin (mrqtros) wrote :

This is very old and annoying bug. Can someone fix it, please???

Buckstabue (buckstabue) wrote :

It's still present on ubuntu 18.04

KisChang (734615869-b) wrote :

When i upgrade install keyboard-configuration:1.178ubuntu2.3 on Ubuntu18.04
This bug appears

Can someone fix it, Thanks!

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