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Old 06-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
obform
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Keyboard misbehaves in Evolution mail under Ubuntu 9.04


A few days ago my keyboard started to act strangely in Evolution when I reply to mail or create new mail: the comma key acts as a backspace, and the a key produces no character. The keyboard works perfectly for the rest of my Gnome desktop and in all applications.

My only recent change was to switch my mail default from plain text to HTML (so I could insert links easily). Changing it back didn't solve the problem.

I have been using Evolution mail under Ubuntu for over a year with no complaints. The transition to Ubuntu 9.04 seemed to go smoothly.

I don't understand the function of the files in my .evolution directories well enough to tamper directly.

Can someone help?

Many thanks,
--obform
 
Old 06-26-2009, 01:39 AM   #2
donanap
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Hi obform,

Have you changed any sort of country/locations settings in your email or on your OS recently?

I had a similar thing happening in windows on my dell laptop. The reason was because, the laptop was purchased in ireland but I bought it back to australia. The keyboards in the two locations are slightly different. HOWEVER, my 'australian' hotmail account recognises my input as an australian keyboard...
so.. when I want to hit the '@' symbol on my irish keyboard I hit 'shift+2'.. but the '@' symbol on my irish keyboard is infact where the ' symbol is on an aussie keyboard...

Sorry if that makes no sense at all.. basically - could it be a location setting??

Thanks,
Donna
 
Old 06-27-2009, 10:56 AM   #3
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Alas, that wasn't it.

I went to System Preferences Keyboard and found it set to US International, where I meant it to be. Just to be certain, I set that as default, called for a system-wide return to defaults, and confirmed that both a and comma worked correctly in the sample box. I then restarted Evolution, but the problem persisted.

--obform
 
Old 06-27-2009, 10:58 AM   #4
obform
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Alas, that wasn't it.

Thank you, Donna. I went to System Preferences Keyboard and found it set to US International, where I meant it to be. Just to be certain, I set that as default, called for a system-wide return to defaults, and confirmed that both a and comma worked correctly in the sample box. I then restarted Evolution, but the problem persisted.

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