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IBus is a modern input method framework that shipped with Ubuntu/Fedora by default.

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KDE plasma: let ibus configure the keyboard

In order to use the great LaTeX table mode of ibus, I installed ibus. Now my issue is that ibus seems to collide with the KDE keyboard layout, in particular when I plug a new keyboard it switches ...
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How to toggle between ibus and xkb?

I am using MX GNU/Linux v19 (Patito feo). I have installed these three packages with apt. ibus ibus-mozc ibus-anthy I can confidently say that they got installed correctly as I can see this in the ...
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ibus not appearing in StatusNotifierItem spec-compliant system tray

This one is tricky as I have heavily customized my setup, but it has been bothering me a lot so I decided to ask a question. Recently, ibus stopped appearing on the system tray. While my system tray ...
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Kali Linux Crashes During ibus Upgrade

When upgrading Kali Linux it crashes with: "Oh no! Something has gone wrong." When rebooting, the same error appears and I am not able to use the Kali OS anymore.
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Using UIM to insert Unicode input from keyboard

According to "Transparent" Unicode input from keyboard UIM supports entering Unicode characters with Ctrl+Shift+u like IBus, but without showing an interactive prompt. I haven't been able ...
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Set Ibus keyboard shortcut for "Hangul toggle key" via config file

I am using a fully-updated installation of Gnome Manjaro Linux. I have added Korean (Hangul) as an input source in Settings > Keyboard. My goal is to use the keyboard shortcut Super+Space to toggle ...
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How to keep ibus from getting confused?

I installed the ibus package for it's emoji (emoticon) support. While that works and is nice!, I have a problem with ibus getting messed up. Sometimes something goes wrong and from then on when I type ...
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How to make Dead Keys(Compose) Work with Window Managers?

My Window Manager/Desktop Environment has some applications where the dead keys (e.g.`, ~, ö) are not working by default, when I press then, they sometimes doesn't show at all on key press, sometimes ...
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Trying to add the Latin American Spanish keyboard layout on IBus for Debian Bulleye in MATE, but I only get Spaniard Spanish

I am running Debian 11 Bullseye for AMD64 on an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA laptop, using IBus and MATE as desktop environment, having upgraded recently from Buster. Prior to upgrading point release, ...
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KDE: how to restart IBus without logging out?

Sometimes ibus crashes and the alt + space switch language hotkey stops working, and the taskbar ibus language icon (picture here) disappears, yet in the background I'll still notice some ibus-daemon ...
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KDE: how to get rid of IBus sys tray icon and keep Zoom

This is a variant of this question. But the provided answers either don't seem to work or would entail not being able to have Zoom (cf below). Situation: I run Kubuntu 21.04 with KDE Plasma 5.21.4 ...
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Installed Ibus-avro, open-keyboard, ibus-daemon is running background but unable to type in Bengali in MX Linux KDE

So for stability issues, I had to switch back to MX Linux, in its KDE version, since I am a KDE lover. But this time, something very unusual happened. I installed ibus-avro properly, added that in ...
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setxkbmap doesn't stay and resets everytime after using Fcitx

I just got this problem after manually updating my Laptop to Linux Mint 20. Before this I used Ibus together with Eurkey without any problem. After the update I realized they both didn't work anymore. ...
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Is there a graphical keyboard for ibus?

I am in the US and use a US-layout keyboard. However, I am doing a Korean language class and have a need to be able to type in Korean. I have downloaded and installed ibus with the korean language ...
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Change IBus language in current window

I'm not sure if this is a bug, or error of expectation or configuration - but when I switch language with IBus (with the m17n engine) it appears not to affect the open window. However, if I open a new ...
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Pop!_OS isn't reading .XCompose file

So I've been told that IBus can now work with .XCompose files and that I don't need to modify the GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE to xim anymore, but without setting it to xim my GTK doesn't read my ....
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How do I pick iBus keyboard layouts on NixOS

All additions to list of keyboard layouts made with ibus-setup have no effect, and after launching ibus-setup there is no trace of them. Having iBus enabled in configuration.nix means having no other ...
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Cannot switch keyboard layouts in KDE anymore

I cannot switch KDE layouts anymore. Despite having two layouts correctly configured in System Settings, I hope, please see the screenshot below, and layout indicator in tray clearly showing CZ flag, ...
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ibus-m17n input method no longer works on libreoffice-still

I've noticed it on the Desktop on which I installed Arch linux yesterday. It used to work on the laptop until I ran pacman -Syu today! As far as I've seen, it never worked on libreoffice-fresh, ...
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Ctrl-Enter, Shift-Enter and Enter are interpreted as the same key

I'm using Fedora 30 with KDE and am trying to bind (Zsh) autosuggest-execute to Ctrl+Enter for convenience. I'm trying to get it to work in gnome-terminal. However I discovered that showkey -a always ...
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KDE: how to get rid of IBus keyboard selector

Please, how to get rid of IBus service/IBus panel when running KDE? This Gnome(?) keyboard layout manager (?) can get into conflict with the layout set natively in KDE Settings. I need to switch ...
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AltGr isn't working with ibus-m17n in KDE Neon

I've added my arabic layout in /usr/share/m17n and I've no problem with Alphanumeric and Keypad mapping, it works fine. Here's how it looks like: (input-method ar phonetic) (map (arabic ("1" "١") (...
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Is there a way to reload the .XCompose file in Fedora?

I am currently custumizing my .XCompose file in Fedora 29 Workstation (with the default GNOME 3, Wayland, etc). It seems that it does follow the rules I add to the ~/.XCompose file, but if I make ...
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How can I use ~/.XCompose with IBus and KDE plasma (on NixOS)

I want to use IBus with libpinyin on my NixOS install with KDE plasma. IBus is installed and works fine, with the following config in /etc/nixos/configuration.nix # use IBus for input i18n....
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No module named 'gi' when running ibus-setup

I am trying to run ibus-setup and getting the following $ ibus-setup Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/ibus/setup/main.py", line 31, in <module> from gi.repository ...
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Running ibus with i3 on Ubuntu with multiple users

I have Ubuntu 18.04 running and I installed i3 as my display manager. In this Ubuntu version, it is nevertheless the default to have a GDM login screen. If I login into any account, Ubuntu starts that ...
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Switch to another input method

I can't find anything clear of how linux is handling the keyboard. (system based configurations not gui) My problem is : I installed ibus on a linux mint with several languages but it just doesn't ...
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fedora with cinnamon desktop: ibus pinyin only works if system locale is switched to chinese

I am having a weird issue with ibus-pinyin. I am running Fedora 28 with the Cinnamon desktop (dnf groupinstall "Cinnamon Desktop"), and I occasionally type Chinese. I installed ibus and ibus-...
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How to input Chinese Radicals with ibus Pinyin Intelligent Keyboard?

I am using Pinyin Intelligent Keyboard of ibus so as to enter Traditional Chinese characters into my documents. However, I have discovered that the input method does not seem to allow me to type some ...
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How to type ü in Pinyin IME?

I'm using IME/iBus to type Chinese characters using Pinyin (Intelligent Pinyin 1.6.92 in Debian Jessie with Gnome 3.14.1). Now, I'm trying to type the word 旅行 (lüxing = travel), but all I get is 路性 (...
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map a special character from a font to a compose key shortcut

I am trying to figure out what are the feasible ways to type in non-english using the standard us keyboard. So far I have figured out how to set the compose key and use key shortcut: for example ...
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XKB: enable a LED for specific layout

There's a widely used XKB option grp_led:scroll to light ScrollLock LED for cycling between layouts. Unfortunately, it doesn't work with ibus ATM because the implementation makes XKB consider every ...
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ibus - Difference between Input Method and Input Sources

Currently if i press Super+Space, gnome desktop will pop up 2 language selections set by Input Sources from gnome-control-center. Then why not it pop up 3 languages selection set by Input Method ...
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Type Hungarian special alphabets on Debian, ibus

I am Vietnamese, I use ibus to type Vietnamese on my Debian. I just started to learn Hungarian and I need to type some Hungarian characters which I can't type with ibus-unikey, like ë, ö, ő, ü or ű. ...
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Can I use ibus with xorg.conf rules?

I just installed ibus. However, it appears to be overriding some of my xorg.conf rules. I have a file at /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-general-xkb.conf, which includes the following line. Option "...
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How can I enable ibus's input popup?

I'm trying to get ibus's popup selection to work. I followed the instructions in the Arch wiki, by installing the ibus and ibus-libpinyin packages. ibus appears to partially work. ibus-setup works ...
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After restart ibus, can't use it in wine application

When working on linux (mint mate 17.2), need kill ibus daemon and restart it for some reason. After that one of the editor which is a wine application can't use the ibus input anymore, while other ...
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How to disable IBus in CentOS 7?

There's a conflict with intellij IDEA for some reason. I see lots of pages on how to disable it in ubuntu (system settings gui), but nothing for CentOS.
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Getting Ibus working with tiling window manager

I am wanting to get the Ibus IME (Anthy engine for Japanese input) working in all my window managers. Unity is fine, along with Compiz and Metacity. But the one I really want to get it working with ...
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after uninstalling various input ibus, ubuntu wont let me login to desktop

As described, i have been trying to do a clean installation of ibus-pinyin (it broke over the past couple of versions), so i went into package manager and deleted anything ibus related that i thought ...
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How to type installed keyboard language? (installed the input language)

I have installed ibus language, below the desktop icon, it did show option to select chinese or english keyboard, however when i type it still show english letter only. What should i do to type ...
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Which Chinese Language Package to install for which purpose?

Following a step by step description of how to install the Chinese input method on Linux Mint, the first step is to install Chinese Language Package, unfortunately it was not mentioned which one, ...
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How to swap the Ctrl and Alt keys in ibus?

I swapped both sides of Ctrl and Alt using xmodmap. It is quite convenient to use Ctrl keys in Emacs, Emacs uses Ctrl key a lot. However, when I start ibus, the xmodmap stops working. I googled and ...
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Opensuse 13.1 Gnome Desktop Region&Language won"t open after installing ibus

i want to be able to write Kanji on my Opensuse system, so i followed this tutorial: http://www.localizingjapan.com/blog/2013/11/20/japanese-input-on-opensuse-linux-13-1-kde/ It does not work, ...
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Is IBus stopped developing?

Is this project became abandoned? As Bcooksley stated at this post, the authors has stopped developing IBus, and this is the reason why Kubuntu removed the Language Option in the System Settings. I ...
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No IBus choices in Input Method tab

As you can see in the picture, I can't select any input method. I have installed ibus-m17n and my IBus input (ibus-bogo). I use Mint 16 with KDE 4.11.5
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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In Fedora, how do I turn off the automatic dictionary suggestions?

I just installed Fedora 19 in VirtualBox using an image from virtualboxes.org. It suggests words from a dictionary wherever I type. It's slow and it won't let me type what I want, since it ...
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Fedora 18 : install input method

I'm using Fedora 18. I choose ibus in input method selector. In ibus, I choose preference to change input method. But I just see english-english method. I cannot choose input method for another ...
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Where is config file of ibus stored?

I'm wondering where is the config file of ibus stored? I checked ~/.config/ibus, and there's only a dbus socket. And no ~/.ibus folder available.
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