August 27, 2014

Webstorm/ IntelliJ loses keyboard input in Ubuntu

Edit : Several month after, issue isn't investigated et at jetbrains. Please vote for this issue so devs can start working on it ! 

Sometimes IntelliJ loses input from keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04. I've seen people complain about it as well with PhpStorm and IntelliJ.

Symptom : mouse clicks and menu work as expected, but no keyboard input is accepted and I must restart Webstorm to make it work again.

Solution : restart the ibus service in a terminal :

sudo ibus restart

For latin keyboard people, this switched my keyboard from AZERTY to QWERTY. I had to enter the following command to make it AZERTY again.

setxkbmap fr

Hope this helps.

August 12, 2014

Ubuntu default shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+Numpad overriding google docs quick style shortcuts

I love Google Docs - it's just so fast and user friendly.

I was really used to the Ctrl+Alt+1 / Ctrl+Alt+2 / ... shortcut allowing you to quickly set a level 1 / 2 / ... header style on a line.

When I switched to Ubuntu a couple of years ago, I realized this keystroke was already assigned to Window placement and was overriding GDocs shortcuts, but I never took the time to dig where I could override this behavior.

Today, I'm proud to announce that I finally found it ^^. In case it might help anyone : the offender is the "Grid" plugin. You can configure it or switch it off using CompizConfig Configuration Manager.

Hope this help.