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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8141096

[Mac OS X] Some accelerators treated as QWERTY on non-QWERTY keyboards

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 7u45
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: client-libs
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      Description

      FULL PRODUCT VERSION :
      Reported against several versions of JDK 7 between 7u11 and 7u45

      ADDITIONAL OS VERSION INFORMATION :
      Reported by several users against Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.9

      EXTRA RELEVANT SYSTEM CONFIGURATION :
      Non-QWERTY layout (example: AZERTY French keyboard)

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      With Oracle JDK7 on Mac OS X, many modifier combinations trigger accelerators against QWERTY keyboard layout, even if the actual keyboard is not a QWERTY. The obvious example is the shortcut Ctrl-A triggerred on an AZERTY keyboard by the combination Ctrl-Q.

      This is a major regression from Apple Java 6 for all people not using a QWERTY keyboard.

      It is very weird because not all combinations seem impacted:

      Standard input: OK (French keyboard layout AZERTY is respected. Typing an A gives an A :)
      One-letter shortcuts: OK (Q)
      Ctrl-letter: Bug (Ctrl-Z triggers Ctrl-W. The keyboard layout appears to be QWERTY)
      Alt-letter: Bug (Alt-Q triggers Alt-A)
      Shift-letter: OK (Shift-A)
      Ctrl-Shift-letter seems OK
      Alt-Shift-letter: Bug
      Ctrl-Alt-Shift-letter: Bug

      REGRESSION. Last worked in version 6u45

      ADDITIONAL REGRESSION INFORMATION:
      Apple Java 6u51

      STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
      1. On an AZERTY keyboard, press Ctrl-A to trigger an action that should be trigerred by Ctrl-A


      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      2. The action should be trigerred
      ACTUAL -
      3. The Ctrl-A action is not trigerred. If an action is bound to Ctrl-Q, this action is trigerred, and vice-versa.

      REPRODUCIBILITY :
      This bug can be reproduced always.

      CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
      No workaround possible without a complete comprehension of this bug (the bug does only happen for some modifiers but not all of them)

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              Assignee:
              mcherkas Mikhail Cherkasov (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              webbuggrp Webbug Group
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