Ubuntu – Keyboard locks in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04


Could you help me with hell of a weird issue?
I use Intellij IDEA 13 on Ubuntu 14.04, and from time to time my keyboard completely (yep, completely, it's not about shortcuts) locks in IDEA. I still can do anything I want in IDEA with my mouse, also I can use the keyboard everywhere else except IDEA. And it can be fixed only by restarting IDEA so far.

Can anybody give a hint, please?

Best Answer

There is a an open issue in jetbrains youtrack for intellij idea that recommend two solutions:

  1. Keyboard input may be unlocked by restarting IBus daemon from a console:

    ibus-daemon -rd
  2. IBus can be disabled for IDEA by unsetting env. variable XMODIFIERS, but ability to input national characters in IDEA will be lost:

    XMODIFIERS="" idea.sh

I have used the second one and fixed my problem.

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