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How to disable shift+space layout switching?

asked 2015-08-31 13:01:54 -0500

Mykola gravatar image

Can't find an option to disable that neither in Settings | Keyboard | Shortcuts, nor in Gnome Tweak Tool | Typing.

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answered 2015-09-02 09:31:24 -0500

Mykola gravatar image

Removing ~/.config folder fixed the issue for me. Be careful! This resets your gnome settings.

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Any clue where it was defined there? And why? Maybe no need to remove the entire ~/.config folder. This answer will helpful for others!

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-09-02 11:50:27 -0500 )edit

@Florian, In fact removing or renaming ~/.config/dconf/user file and restarting gnome session proved to be sufficient. No clue as to why <shift>space worked that way or where it was defined. At least for now.

Mykola gravatar imageMykola ( 2015-09-03 02:05:46 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-08-31 15:28:03 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2015-08-31 15:29:35 -0500

Go to Settings --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts. Under Input Methods (or so, second from the bottom) you see the shortcuts for changing the keyboard layout.

By default, this should be "Super" (aka Windows)-key + Space. (not shift + space). There you can put (almost) anything you want...

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Here is how Settings --> Keyboard --> Shortcuts looks like on my PC. As you can see, there is no Shift + Space shortcut in the list yet it still changes layout. And the question is how do I get rid of that unwanted behavior?

PS: Can't find Shift + Space shortcut in dconf-editor under org | gnome | desktop | wm | keybindings either.

Mykola gravatar imageMykola ( 2015-09-01 05:49:16 -0500 )edit

That is very strange. Shift should never trigger any shortcut. The modifiers are Super or ALT or CTRL, NOT Shift.

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-09-01 08:46:36 -0500 )edit

@Florian I know this is strange and It's bugging me so hard. Because I tend to press space a lot while still holding Shift, expecting to type white space, not change layout. Although I'm getting used to it every day :)

Mykola gravatar imageMykola ( 2015-09-01 09:45:53 -0500 )edit

@Mykola: In my opinion this is a bug. You should consider reporting it on bugzilla

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-09-01 10:14:43 -0500 )edit

Filed a bug report at bugzilla here .

Mykola gravatar imageMykola ( 2015-09-02 05:40:06 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-05-16 14:53:09 -0500

This is most likely caused by adding "Left Alt + Left Shift" switching method during installation. Workaround for me was to install gnome-tweak-tool and remove that assignment.

It's rather interesting bug as those two hotkey combinations are quite different.

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