tips and trics section refers to "Region and Language" setting which does not exist

Bug #884639 reported by meborc on 2011-11-01
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu Desktop Guide >> Tips & Tricks >> Compose key

The manual is guiding users to set their "Compose" key from "Region and Language" setting tab in system settings. This does not exist any more. As far as I can see, there is no option to set the compose key currently in 11.10

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: ubuntu-docs 11.10.5
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Nov 1 09:30:28 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: ubuntu-docs
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

meborc (meborc) wrote :
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-11-01
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low

Modified the reported entry in to :

Define a compose key

1. Click the icon at the very right of the menu bar and select System Settings.

2. Click Keyboard Layout and click Options.

3. Find the group called Compose key position. Select the key or keys you would like to behave as a compose key. You can choose keys like Caps Lock, either of the Alt keys, or the menu key. Any keys you select will then only work as a compose key, and will no longer work for their original purpose.

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Milo Casagrande (milo) wrote :


this patch looks fine, it can be integrated easily. Just a suggestion that I have, instead of "Click X and click Y", I would write "Click X and then Y".


Modified - "2. Click Keyboard Layout and click Options." to "2. Click Keyboard Layout and then Options." as suggested by Milo.
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Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2012-09-16
Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-docs - 12.10.3

ubuntu-docs (12.10.3) quantal; urgency=low

  [ James Plate ]
  * Use "Super" key instead of "Windows" key on
    (LP: #993770)

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * Re-merge with gnome-user-docs
  * Add "What's new in Ubuntu 12.10?"
  * Rewrite the Unity docs, including adding pages for each of the
    default lenses
  * "Tap" instead of "type" Alt to close HUD (LP: #992683)
  * Fix instructions for changing Compose key setting (LP: #884639)
  * Provide keyboard-only instructions for turning on Mouse Keys
    (LP: #1030767)
  * Fix typos in lens pages (LP: #1058565)
  * Fix spelling of 'hierarchies' (LP: #1058658)
  * Change "Super+P" shortcut to "Super+C" (LP: #1049090)

  [ Gunnar Hjalmarsson ]
    - Mentioning of the possibility to launch a guest session from the
      login screen
    - Link to the tutorial "Customize Guest Session" reinserted (It was
      silently removed in revision 104 of lp:ubuntu/precise/ubuntu-docs.)
      (LP: #987788)
 -- Jeremy Bicha <email address hidden> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:17:51 -0400

Changed in ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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