After a recent update, I can't search with the application launcher search bar anymore using the keyboard, because it won't accept input from the keyboard. Interestingly enough, I can type words elsewhere and paste it into the search bar, but I can't type directly in the search bar.

Any way I can fix this issue?

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Answering my own question here, in case someone else looks for a solution to this problem. Turns out, Slingshot doesn't play nice with ibus. All I had to do was run killall ibus-daemon from the command line to disable ibus, and the problem was fixed.

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