Re: Firefox 4.01 in Kubuntu 11.04: no ¨dead¨ keys, no compose key.

Bas Roufs basroufs at
Thu May 19 11:34:37 UTC 2011

Hello everybody

Thanks for the input that has come in so far in this thread:

>> Recently some strange problem popped up in Firefox 4.01 inside Kubuntu
>> 11.04: ¨dead keys¨  as well as the ¨ compose key¨ do not function any more
>> in that specific application. .........

With respect to this feedback:
> I just opened FF 4.0.1 and in the Google entry space typed Straße, and it
> came out with the ess-tset just as I typed,
> using the key I have mapped to compose.  This is in PCLos, kde 4.6.2.  I
> don't have FF 4.01.  AFAIK, my FF is up to date.

A few minutes ago, I carried out your ¨Straße¨ test in a few
applications. It DOES work in LibreOffice, Kontact and even in e.g.
Konsole. However, it does NOT work in Firefox. So, I am wondering what
difference there is between your and my configuration. My
configuration: Kubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwal) along with KDE 4.6.2 and
Firefox 4.01, which is the latest update from the regular repository.
My PC is a netbook: Eee PC 1001 HA. Main specs: 250 GB HD, 1 GB DDR2
SDRAM, cache 512 MB L2 cache, processor 1,66 GhZ.

> I've had a related problem ever since KDE 4.6.2, and it continues in
> 4.6.3, which came along with Kubuntu 11.04. No right-click in Firefox!
> FF 4.0 didn't fix it, and neither did the recent update to 4.0.1.

This is weird. In my case, right-click in Firefox 4.01 DOES work. A
context menu pops up, with i.a. a language spell check language
selector. Also the distro and and KDE version I am using are the same:
Kubuntu 11.04 along with KDE 4.6.2.

However it may be, I still did not find any workaround enabling me to
instruct Firefox to follow the same keyboard lay out and compose key
settings as elsewhere in the system.

Respectfully yours,

Bas G. Roufs
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