I am running Xubuntu 20.04 on amd64.

When I installed a Korean keyboard layout ("input method") through IBus, a small window appeared on my screen.

ibus-ui-gtk3 property panel window

Using xwininfo I found that this window is titled "ibus-ui-gtk3".

The window has options relating to the Korean input method (e.g. a button to toggle between hangul and hanja). However, the window never goes away, even when I switch to a different input method (e.g. English).

How do I make this window go away, or at least only show up when using the Korean input method?


I solved this issue by opening "IBus Preferences" (ibus-setup from CLI) and changed the "Show property panel:" option in the "General" tab to "Do not show".

Now the "property panel" (as I now know it is called) is not present. There is also a "Hide automatically" option that seems to make the window only show up when you start typing.

"IBus Preferences" window with the "Show property panel" option set to "Hide automatically"

  • The default value of that setting should be "Do not show". Had you changed it previously? – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Sep 26 '20 at 23:50
  • @GunnarHjalmarsson No, I don't think I changed it manually. The window popped up the first time I switched to the Korean input method. Now that I have had the setting set to "Hide automatically" for a while, it seems that the window pops up whenever I click into some text box (e.g. url bar in firefox), even with the English input method, so I will probably change it to "Do not show". – pizzapants184 Sep 27 '20 at 3:24
  • I see. Good that you figured out the applicable setting anyway. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Sep 27 '20 at 5:00

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