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[Bug 1007423] Re: ibus won't turn 'on' when in certain programs


Look like this problem exist for long time. But as far as I remember
last LTS 12.04 ibus does not behavior like this. It change when I use
the shortcut key.

I can confirm the Ibus-daemon is working. When I use my shortcut key
"CTRL + space", I can see the input change from English to Chinese in
the daemon at panel (in my case). But when I type, it still show
english. I can only type Chinese if I switch it using mouse.

I also observe 1 problem. The ibus will stick to the input of previous
shutdown. If I used Chinese in my previous shutdown, the next time, it
will keep showing Chinese. Even I switch it, it still show Chinese in
the next program. The only solution is restart the ibus-daemon.

So bad, don't have other better input method.

I still like the old version of SCIM input at 8.04. So bad the

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  ibus won't turn 'on' when in certain programs

Status in ibus package in Ubuntu:
Status in libreoffice package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix
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Bug description:
  What I expect to happen: I can turn on and change and use input
  methods in ibus in any program.

  What really happens:
  When in gedit, ibus turns on fine and I can input in Japanese (anthy) and other languages e.g. Chinese pinyin. 
  However, when using firefox, I can't get the input method to change to anthy or any other from "Input method Off" using my shortcut keys (Ctrl+Space). 

  If I manually right click ibus icon in the tray and left click the
  input method (e.g. anthy), the first time, the bullet point changes to
  anthy AND "Input method Off", the second time it will change
  completely to anthy but sometimes it stays at "Input method Off". Even
  if the bullet point changes to anthy, I am not able to input in anthy
  at all.

  The first time I turned ibus 'on' to anthy in EiskaltDC++ it worked, however the following times it didn't work at all. 
  When I restart ibus, and try to switch to anthy or another input using right-click on the ibus icon, I only see "No input window" where there should be input methods. However, when I switch to kate/gedit, I am able to use any other input method, and can switch input methods using keyboard shortcut or GUI click menu. 
  After switching to another input method (e.g. anthy), I am able to switch to other input methods in apps that I can't use other input methods in (e.g. firefox) via the GUI click menu (but not keyboard shortcut). 

  If I check "Share the same input method among all applications":
  -- and switch to anthy (or any other input method besides "Input method Off") in gedit, I am able to type using anthy in gedit, but when I switch programs to firefox for example, it won't work. I can see the anthy logo in the tray icon, and also in the anthy menu, but all the switch "input mode" "typing mode" "conversion mode" "dictionary" buttons will have disappeared, and only the anthy logo button (change ibus input) and "About the input method" button remain. 
  -- I can't change the input method (using keyboard shortcut orc GUI click menu) in any application I can't type using other input methods. 
  -- I can also no longer change input methods using the GUI click menu, but must use my shortcut (Alt-Shift_L), even in applications that I can input non-english in (i.e. gedit/kate). 

  Sometimes the GUI click menu displaying input methods with current
  input method bullet pointed doesn't display correctly, even in apps
  that I can input non-english in (gedit/kate). I must right-click the
  tray icon again for it to refresh and display properly. For example,
  if I switch using the keyboard shortcut, the input method will have
  changed but the bullet point will still be on the previous input
  method, unless I right click the tray icon again.

  To 'input' other languages into firefox (or any other program), I must
  first type in gedit or kate and then copy the text over to firefox. I
  can't even type non-english languages in LibreOffice Writer!

  I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 amd64 with KDE 4.8.3 and IBus 1.4.1-3ubuntu1
  (On i5-520M, 4GB, GT330M)

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: ibus 1.4.1-3ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
  Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Fri Jun  1 23:33:41 2012
  InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120423)
  SourcePackage: ibus
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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