Open Bug 534854 Opened 10 years ago Updated 1 year ago

Cannot type characters using 3rd level chooser in firefox (on a "white" Macbook)

Categories

(Core :: Widget: Gtk, defect, P5)

x86
Linux
defect

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People

(Reporter: mcepl, Unassigned)

References

Details

(originally filed as https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=547018)

Reporter got a Italian keyboard layout, so to access characters like "@ # [ ] { } ~" he needs to use 3rd level chooser key, which he mapped within gnome keyboard layout option on the "right apple" key of the macbook.

("keyboard preferences" -> "layouts" -> "layout options" -> "key to choose 3rd level" checking the "right win" checkbox)

This stop working inside firefox since upgrade to F12. (also tried with a freshly created user)

Hitting any key having the "right apple" pressed produce any (visible) effect, both in the address bar and inside the web page (filling forms etc...)

Actually it was broken on gtk2 applications too but was then fixed (RH bug for the Gtk2 issue is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=537567)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox-3.5.5-1.fc12.i686
(the issue has been reproduced with the current Mozilla binary)

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. in gnome starting from the "system" menu -> "keyboard preferences" ->
"layouts" -> "layout options" -> "key to choose 3rd level" check the "right
win" checkbox
2. choose an Italian Keyboard layout
3. try to type one of this characters : @ # [ ] { } ~

Actual results:
nothing happens

Expected results:
you see the character
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