Ubuntu

Shift-Fn key registers as Fn key without Shift.

Reported by dmoore on 2012-07-30
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

On any Ubuntu 12.04 system, a shift function key press (such as Shift-F1) will register as a function key press without the shift (F1 in this case). This breaks all types of software.

To see the problem in action, open terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T), Edit-> Keyboard Shortcuts, click an item to change the accelerator then press "Shift-F1". You will see that the Shift does not register, only the F1 key.

This was purported to be a fix:

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/26414
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xkeyboard-config/commit/?id=1d1338afa6aa555c5f6c83d07fceec43a4d87f0d

but I see these changes were included in Rev78 f lp:xkeyboard-config , which made it into 12.04 already if I am reading correctly.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xkeyboard-config (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
dmoore (damien-moore) wrote :

Digging into this some more, it looks like the problem is actually in GTK+

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=661973

Apologies

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