When Application menu is opened, it's not possible to switch input language, so you should close it, switch, and open again. Screenshot shortcut is not working in this mode too.

I use secondary language with cyrillic letters, guess I could miss some settings for it, inasmuch as Android Studio hotkeys work only with primary english keyboard.

Apps menu

  • So what is the question?
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Apr 30, 2016 at 19:50
  • @RolandiXor how to change keyboard layout? It's seems to be bug thought.
    – Ardi
    Commented May 10, 2016 at 12:22

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This might be related to how X (the display server of most Linux distros, including elementary) works. What also do not work when the application menu is opened, for example, are global multimedia hotkeys.

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