In the new Gnome Software in 16.04, the keyboard is weird - whenever I type in the search bar, keys get pressed twice:

I've tried disabling "Key presses repeat when key is held down" in Control Center -> Keyboard.

Search bars and text fields in other GTK 3 apps work perfectly. This is on a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.


I also had this problem, did some searching and found this. It fixes the issue for me no longer getting double letters

Install ibus-gtk In the terminal do

sudo apt-get install ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3

Reboot. (Does not work until rebooted)

Should work now!

  • Sorry, but didn't work – user423626 Apr 23 '16 at 7:06
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    Did you reboot? also try sudo apt-get install ibus-gtk3 – FingerlessGloves Apr 23 '16 at 14:54
  • Thank you! ibus-gtk3 solved it. Please edit your answer to say ibus-gtk3 instead of just ibus-gtk. – user423626 Apr 24 '16 at 6:29
  • I have this issue only with a wired USB keyboard. Disabling keystrokes changes nothing on the wired and the command above + reboot didn't worked so far. Neither changing the input language – FabioCosta May 3 '17 at 20:45

I had the same problem after upgrading to 16.04.

I had previously disabled IBus when I was running <=15.10 due to an issue with the Jetbrains Pycharm IDE.

Renabling IBus fixed the issue with Gnome Software for me.

Try opening your system Settings ­> Language Support and ensuring the Keyboard input method at the bottom of the page is set to ibus. If it was set to none, reboot after you change the setting.


I had the same problem with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 16.10. with Gnome. I tried the sudo apt-get install ibus gtk fix before that and this did not work for me.

I had the language set on my first language (Dutch).

I changed it in the settings to English (United States) and this fixed it for me.

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