Showing the preedit for compose sequences may be distracting
GTK+ release 3.24.25 seems to have introduced
- Show preedit for compose sequences
which shows ⎄ once the compose key is pressed and which disappears once the compose sequence has ended. It would be great if showing this could be configured.
Steps to reproduce
- Intend to type a sequence using the compose key, e.g. Compose + " + a for ä
- Press your compose key, ⎄ appears
- Press the keys for the sequence, e.g. ⎄"
- Press the last key of the sequence, e.g. ⎄"a, the cursor jumps back and the result, e.g. ä, is shown instead.
Currently the intermediate parts of the compose sequence are shown and the cursor jumps back once the sequence ends. I find this visually distracting, when typing texts with many diacritics (e.g. in multiple European languages). Also, over the years of typing all diacritics with the compose key, I've grown used to keeping the compose key pressed, which now flickers the ⎄ on and off if held too long.
The ability to disable the distracting jumping around of the cursor and the flicker of ⎄.
- version: 3.24.25
- os: Arch Linux (package version is 1:3.24.25-1)