The problem is that I can't type anythin into text box. Also Backspace and delete buttons don't work.

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Meanwhile, I can use context menu, so we can make sure that the search itself is working succesfully. enter image description here

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I can confirm this bug (it bogs me too). loki 0.4 is running on an Intel-based PC using Kernel 4.4.0-36-generic

When I investigated into it I found that different users have different behaviour (typing is possible for another user). I created a new user by

sudo useradd -c 'elementary test user 0' -d /home/elementary0 -m -s /bin/bash  elementary0  

added a password.

When switching to that user the input/search works.

So it might be that some "old user settings" causing this behaviour.

Could someone help, which settings causing this behaviour?

  • It happens when ibus runs.
    – Anwar
    Commented Dec 4, 2016 at 8:02
  • @anwar, can you elaborate please? What kind of processes causes ibus to run? how do I turn it off?
    – yeedle
    Commented Dec 11, 2016 at 21:23
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    @yeedle I've written an answer to a similar question. The process is ibus-daemon. Killing it enabled me to input
    – Anwar
    Commented Dec 12, 2016 at 5:30

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