After using my new Ubuntu for the first few months without looking for problems, I'm starting to try and tweak some things that would make my life easier.
Running Ubuntu 14.04, when I switch to Hebrew - which was set as the second language when I bought the computer - all the regular hot keys such as ctrl-z, ctrl-c, ctrl-v stop working and I have to switch to En do what I need to do, then switch back to He and continue working. It's getting annoying.
I don't really understand why is it that shift+alt works to switch back to En, and the rest don't.
Does anyone have a fix? is this something unique to Hebrew, or does it also happen with other languages?
Please let me know if I need to post any additional system info to get the ball rolling. TIA
Edit - First of all, I edited the title - I either just noticed that it happens only in libreoffice, or it was like this all along. not sure. I changed one thing - in the text entry setting, I selected "allow different sources for each window".
I finally found my problem mentioned in another thread: LibreOffice can't use keyboard shortcuts while typing in any language but English?
One user there wrote that the problem was supposed to be fixed by updating to libreoffice 4.2, but I'm running 18.104.22.168 and it sounds like the same bug.
I solved it by following another answer in the above thread, removing the libreoffice-gtk package, but just like a comment there warned, my libreoffice now looks like ms office from windows 95. I tried installing libreoffice-gtk3, but it doesn't change anything