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I would like to have ibus work like to corresponding system in OS X.

In order to get an "à" in a text field I want to make these steps:

  1. I press the Compose key
  2. I press the a key
  3. (an "a" appear in the text field with a yellow background)
  4. (a menu of possible accented "a" letters appears)
  5. I press the ` key
  6. (an "à" appears and the yellow background behind the character disappear)
  7. (the menu disappear and I am no longer in the "Composite mode" and can continue writing text)

How can I configure ibus in Precise 12.04 to get this result?

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And why you just don't press '`' and then 'a'? – Lucio May 4 '13 at 16:07
Because in my mind I see "à" as "a plus accent", not "accent plus a". Anyway, I would like ibus to give me the same result for "grave" + "a" and "a" + "grave", as the OS X compositing system does. – gioele May 4 '13 at 16:21
@gioele I'm running 12.04 and Compose then a then Accent does the trick for me, though I don't have a yellow background option, I didn't need to configure it in a special way for it to work that way around. Maybe give us your key-binds and keyboard layout, might be something to do with language differences. – Oyibo Jun 2 '13 at 9:52
@Oyibo: does the compose mode goes away after you press the accent? in my case ibus remains in compose mode. – gioele Jun 2 '13 at 19:30
@gioele Yes it leaves it once I've pressed the accent I'd like. – Oyibo Jun 3 '13 at 8:20

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