Keyboard dead keys not working as expected in Gnome 40
I'm using Latin American Spanish keyboard layout, after upgrading to Gnome 40 I have noted a weird behavior when writing accented letters, now when you type an acute accent or grave accent, it is showed on the input underlined and it waits for other letter to be typed to compose an special character.
This was not the case with Gnome 3.xx where the accent character was displayed but didn't wait for another key and only changed to an special character if you type a character that can be accented, like vowels.
With the new behavior you are not longer able to write only the accent characters or multiple of them at the same time easily as you need to type an space or press an arrow to avoid triggering the dead key. This is specially annoying if for some reason you need to enter this kind of characters on a regular basis, for example when writing
to remark something important in a text.
The only reference to this I have found is on the release notes:
The interface for using the Compose Key has been improved: Compose sequences are shown as they are being entered. Dead keys are handled in a similar way, too.
I believe this is a nice change if you are a writer and use Gnome to write a book, but if you are a programmer or in the IT world, this is just plain frustrating. At least there should be an option to make this behavior configurable.