UI doesn't allow setting Left Ctrl as Compose

Bug #1973226 reported by Kevin Bullock
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gnome-control-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In Ubuntu 20.04, I was able to set Left Ctrl as my Compose key using gnome-tweaks. I just upgraded to 22.04, where the Compose key settings have been removed from gnome-tweaks and moved into control-center, but Left Ctrl is not in the list of options for Compose.

I was able to restore Left Ctrl as my Compose key using:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options ...

adding 'compose:lctrl' to that list, but it would be nice to expose it in the GUI.

For context, my modifier settings are:

* Caps Lock is Ctrl ('ctrl:nocaps')
* Left Ctrl is Compose ('compose:lctrl')
* Both Shift keys enable/disable Caps Lock ('shift:both_capslock')

which gives me both a Ctrl key on both sides of the keyboard and an easily-accessible Compose key.

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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

This is a design matter and should better be reported upstream:


If you report it there, please post the URL to the upstream issue here for tracking purposes.

P.S. Good that you figured out how to set it via the gsettings command. :)

Changed in gnome-control-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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Kevin Bullock (kbullock+ubuntu) wrote :
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Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :


Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-control-center:
status: New → Fix Released
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