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NumLock turned off on layout switch
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Extracting from bug 1218322, confirmed there by multiple users:
When switching the keyboard layout using a shortcut (such as
Alt+Shift), NumLock functionality is (mostly) turned off. More
precisely: it goes into an inconsistent state where pressing numpad 5
inserts the digit 5, but the other numpad keys move the cursor.
Pressing the NumLock key turns it off completely (pressing numpad 5 no
longer does anything), and pressing once again turns it on.
This means that if someone prefers to have the NumLock functionality
switched on all the time, they have to press the NumLock key twice
after each layout change. I find this a huge usability problem.
(I don't have a LED, so I cannot tell how that one is lit.)
The bug is not present when changing the layout via the indicator
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: gnome-settings-daemon 3.8.5-0ubuntu11.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Nov 3 21:54:37 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-05-30 (522 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-12 (21 days ago)
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