Ubuntu – Shift + Alt consumes triple-key combinations

13.10

I've got Shift + Alt for keyboard layout change. But it forbids me to use combination like Shift + Alt + R (Very often used in Eclipse/Java). When I press these 3 keys the language is changed and Eclipse cannot intercept the key press. That happened after the upgrade to 13.10.
Is there some fix for this?

Best Answer

There is a lot of work being done about this issues. Layout change was really broken by the upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, and although most of it has been fixed, there are still problems.

The general bug with links to all the others is here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1218322

There is an issue similar to the one you mentioned with Ctrl+Shift here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1246656

Reading https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1218322/comments/407 seems that your problema can be fixed by adding the experimental PPA from attente. But there are conflicting reports around.

If you need help to add a PPA see https://askubuntu.com/a/40351/16395

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