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Re: Input method change in GNU IceCat installed via Guix

From: znavko
Subject: Re: Input method change in GNU IceCat installed via Guix
Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 13:33:20 +0000

Sorry, I do not recognize it as Xfce4, but I do not know what it is, may be 
another theme, or may be another DE like Mate??
Need to look into your system configuration file. This is a file used to build 
system, like /etc/config.scm
it is using in 'guix system reconfigure /etc/config.scm'. Can you attach it?
For example, my config for my xfce4 environment is this now:

The lines are necessary:

          (services (cons*   ;; xfce4 desktop, dhcp-client, slim  (service 
xfce-desktop-service-type) ;; this is me xfce4 service 
So I need to look your config.scm
Also I do not believe you use xfce4. Do you have such processes?

# ps -ef | grep xfce
bob 474 397 0 15:13 ? 00:00:00 /bin/sh 
bob 486 474 0 15:13 ? 00:00:01 xfce4-session
bob 489 1 0 15:13 ? 00:00:00 /home/bob/.guix-profile/bin/dbus-launch 
--sh-syntax --exit-with-session xfce4-session
bob 509 1 0 15:13 ? 00:00:00 
bob 515 486 0 15:13 ? 00:00:09 xfce4-panel --display :0.0 --sm-client-id 
bob 525 486 0 15:13 ? 00:00:04 xfce4-terminal --geometry=80x24 --display :0.0 
--role=xfce4-terminal-1557645126-40294034 --show-menubar --show-borders 
--hide-toolbar --active-tab --working-directory /home/me --tab 
--working-directory /home/me --tab --working-directory /home/me --sm-client-id 
bob 531 1 0 15:13 ? 00:00:00 xfce4-power-manager --restart --sm-client-id 
bob 563 515 0 15:13 ? 00:00:00 
 /run/current-system/profile/lib/xfce4/panel/plugins/ 6 14680095 
systray Notification Area Area where notification icons appear
bob 566 515 0 15:13 ? 00:00:00 
 /run/current-system/profile/lib/xfce4/panel/plugins/ 11 14680096 
battery Battery Monitor Show and monitor the battery status
bob 568 515 1 15:13 ? 00:00:45 
 /run/current-system/profile/lib/xfce4/panel/plugins/ 14 
14680097 pulseaudio PulseAudio Plugin Adjust the audio volume of the PulseAudio 
sound system
bob 570 515 0 15:13 ? 00:00:02 
 12 14680098 xkb-plugin Keyboard Layouts Keyboard layouts setup and switch 
root 2787 2778 0 16:27 pts/2 00:00:00 grep --color=auto xfce
May 12, 2019 1:21 PM, "Zelphir Kaltstahl" <address@hidden 
(mailto:address@hidden<address@hidden>)> wrote:
        I have a switcher in my panel, but it does not look like yours:  ( 

        It always shows the same keyboard icon whether or not I changed to 
another IM in other application, which do not have the issue. Even when I 
switch globally to Pinyin input, IceCat simply writes normal keyboard 
characters. No Chinese character choice pops up. Basically I would not know by 
only looking at Icecat, that anything changed, regardless of which IM I choose. 
OK, I only have German and Chinese Pinyin installed currently. But it seems 
Icecat is completely unaware of any IMs I set in Fcitx. 
On 5/12/19 2:50 PM, address@hidden (mailto:address@hidden) wrote: Have you 
added the keyboard layout switcher applet to the Xfce4-panel ? screen: (
Does it change layout in Icecat with mouse click on it?

May 12, 2019 11:33 AM, "Zelphir Kaltstahl" <address@hidden 
(mailto:address@hidden<address@hidden>)> wrote:

        I am running Xfce4 and the display server is: 

        $ ps -e | grep tty7 1319 tty7 00:14:38 Xorg 

        What does "system config" entail? 


On 5/12/19 12:41 PM, address@hidden (mailto:address@hidden) wrote:  

        Hello, Zelphir! I had such problem on Gnome+Wayland. It did not used 
another newly added layout, but only US even when I choose Russian in the 
applet in the gnome toolbar (the bar on top). It was for all apps under 
Gnome+Wayland. But I only tried to config system for it, so I had not purpose 
to solve it. I have no such problem in Xfce4. What is your desktop environment 
and display server? Also your system config might be needed. May 12, 2019 10:10 
AM, "Zelphir Kaltstahl" <address@hidden> (mailto:address@hidden) wrote: 

        Hi Guix Users! Recently I installed GNU IceCat via Guix. A few days ago 
I noticed something: I cannot switch input method when the GNU IceCat window is 
focused. My shortcut was CTRL+tilde before and I already tried changing it to 
the more common CTRL+ALT+space, but that also does not work. To me it seems, 
that IceCat does not bubble up the keyboard event for this shortcut to the 
system and then the system (Xubuntu 18.04) does not notice, that I pressed the 
input method switching shortcut. But that is only a guess, as I do not really 
know how the order of keyboard event processing is organized. If it was only 
switching a few characters on the keyboard, I could live with simply typing 
differently, but when I want to input Chinese characters, I currently need to 
open another program, any text editor not having this issue, and then type 
there and copy paste it into IceCat. I am using Fcitx for input method 
management. My GNU IceCat version is `60.3.0esr (64-bit)`. Another application 
where it does not work is Emacs. However, there the useful built-in IM exists 
which can be switched to by: `C-u C-<backslash> chinese-py <return>` so I do 
not need it there. What can I do to make IM switching work when IceCat is 
focused? Regards, Zelphir

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