Ctrl+Period conflicts with Freedesktop ibus unicode input default keybinding on Linux

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In Linux distribtions that have version 1.5.25 of ibus, the default key binding for entering Unicode characters has been changed to Ctrl+Period, which conflicts with 1Password. 1Password can be activated with Ctrl+Period as usual, except when the browser focus is on a text field. When the browser focus is on a text field, Ctrl+Period activates the ibus Unicode interface instead.

Workaround is to change either the 1Password or the ibus keybinding to something other than Ctrl+Period. For example to change the ibus hotkey to Ctrl+/ one could use the following command:

gsettings set org.freedesktop.ibus.panel.emoji hotkey "['<Control>slash']"

Alternatively, run ibus-setup to open an ibus settings GUI.

This applies to Fedora 35 and Ubuntu 21.10, among others.

See also:


1Password Version: Not Provided
Extension Version: Not Provided
OS Version: Linux
Referrer: forum-search:Ctrl+Period doesn't open 1Password when focus is on a form field


  • Hello @jhaiduce, thank you for the clear and extensive explanation of this issue. I have passed it on to our development team so we can take a look at how best to handle this in the future. And in the meantime, I hope your ibus-setup solution proves useful to other folks who may come across this thread!

    ref: dev/core/core#11108

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