CRTL+Space not working in Ubuntu applications

For some time now content assist and the command panel have been broken in Eclipse and Ubiquity running under Ubuntu; they wouldn’t trigger the pop-up menues when pressing CRTL+Space.

The reason is ibus intercepting that key combination and it’s just as easily solved [1]:

  1. Open gconf-editor.
  2. Choose desktop -> ibus -> general -> hotkey.
  3. Open trigger parameter.
  4. Remove Ctrl+Space key combination from the list and press OK.

Resources

[1] Ctrl+Space doesn’t work in NetBeans [Ubuntu 12.04] [Solved]

http://jetcracker.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/ctrl-space-doesnt-work-ubuntu/ 

2 thoughts on “CRTL+Space not working in Ubuntu applications

  1. *remember to kill the ibus daemon:*

    $ ps aux|grep ibus
    4476 0.0 0.0 279264 3640 ? Ssl Apr19 0:24 /usr/bin/ibus-daemon –daemonize –xim
    4477 0.0 0.0 134928 948 ? Sl Apr19 0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ibus/ibus-gconf
    4479 0.0 0.4 651804 19076 ? Sl Apr19 0:15 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/ibus/ui/gtk/main.py
    4481 0.0 0.0 297868 2456 ? Sl Apr19 0:00 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ibus/ibus-x11 –kill-daemon
    $ kill -TERM 4476

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