SuSE 11.2, KDE 4.3.5
I did a fresh install of SuSE 11.2 a few weeks ago and have been banging
my head against walls since. I am experiencing text entry problems.
1. TAB key acts strange sometimes.
- In konsole (2.3.1), sometimes tabbing to complete a command
does nothing, other times it works like I am used to
(displaying a list of possible completions).
When tab completion works, the typed characters are
displayed as normal black
characters on white background. When it doesn't work,
the character colors are reversed.
When not working properly, if I type and extra space ' '
character, and then backspace
one character, then tab completion works. One really
odd thing is that I can run several
instances of konsole, and tab completion will work on
some and not on others.
- In gnumeric (1.9.13), tab sometimes will not go to the
next field unless an extra space is typed at
the end of the field data. Having to type an extra ' '
space character is a recurring theme here.
- In gnucash (2.2.9) tab acts the same as in gnucash. In
both cases, this never happened in 11.1.
- In firefox (3.5.9) tab "sometimes" acts the same as
gnucash and gnumeric (above). Also, getting
firefox to list possible URL connections from history
sometimes requires hitting the ' ' space key.
At other times, firefox will display possible
completions, but will not tab select them until a space
key is pressed. The same behaviors occur in common
drop box screens, such as google's search
text entry; again a seemingly random behavior.
These problems show in many other app's.
2. Spell check and text entry is strange:
- In abiword (2.6.8), thunderbird (3.0.4) and emacs
(23.1.1) there are several strange things
"SOMETIMES" strings are not echoed from the app, but
are instead displayed in a small text box that
pops up somewhere on the monitor. The text box
appears for each string and goes away after
the string is completed. "As you type" spell checking
is not performed. This problem is really
"SOMETIMES" the strings are displayed on the app while
typing, but spell check is not performed
until after the string is completed.
SOMETIMES "as you type" spell checking works as in
previous versions of the OS. The string
is underlined as soon as it doesn't match anything
in the dictionary.
I've tried to google these problems, but the search strings are so
common that there are way too hits to be of use. I'm sure these aren't
really random happenings, but I haven't been able to see a pattern yet.
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