Summary: scim/skim input method causes serious focus problems
Product: openSUSE 10.3
OS/Version: openSUSE 10.3
Priority: P5 - None
Found By: ---
Under a variety of circumstances, having skim running can cause applications to
permanently lose the ability to receive keyboard input. Many programs seem to
be affected, including xterm, opera, swing-based java applications, but
triggering the bug reliably is not simple. Sometimes switching desktops will
do it. Sometimes rapidly opening and closing a dialog, or otherwise changing
focus within an application will do it. The following is the only completely
reliable trigger I've found:
1. Log in to kde, making sure skim starts (it appears to do so automatically if
2. Start openoffice.org
3. ctrl+f to open the find dialog
4. esc to close the find dialog
The result is that OO apparently no longer receives keyboard events. The
program itself operates properly otherwise, and responds to the mouse.
As mentioned previously, there are many other instances where similar results
can be obtained, though in some cases the application can be revived up opening
a new window, typing in it, and closing it. In other cases, it appears to be a
complete loss. Using the gtk-scim panel applet rather than skim or using a
different window manager seems to influence some of these bugs, but never
This is with:
installed and no manual configuration. I've verified this on two 10.3 installs
and a 10.2 install, so this has probably been around for awhile.
Sorry if this is a duplicate: Novell bugzilla's search has just been returning
"gateway unreachable" for me.
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