First character appears twice in Activities Overview

Hi there! I reported the bug to the corresponding thread. In the meantime I find the bug is making my life harder and I don’t want to go over a downgrade, so I thought I could try and dig into what’s behind the bug and even find a fix. I am writing to this category in hope of finding ideas for doing that kind of research. Apologies in advance if this kind of cross-posting is not desirable.
After a major update (I believe it was the one referred to in the linked thread) I started to experience an unpleasant bug in Activities Overview. The first character I write appears twice. I can only use the command after I delete the extra character. For example, if I want to write “firefox” I have to press “f”, “ff” shows in the text box, I then press BACKSPACE, and then I can write “irefox”
You can see the bug in the following video. Thanks for your help!!

Inxi

System:
  Kernel: 5.10.150-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.10-x86_64
    root=UUID=20705b87-eec6-4fb3-8353-031c51df1cac ro quiet splash apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: GNOME v: 42.5 tk: GTK v: 3.24.34 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM v: 43.0
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING v: Rev X.0x
    serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 4403
    date: 04/27/2022
Battery:
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus
    serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
    status: discharging
Memory:
  RAM: total: 15.6 GiB used: 6.47 GiB (41.5%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges
    required.
CPU:
  Info: model: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 3 gen: 4
    level: v3 note: check built: 2021-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
    family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x21 (33) stepping: 0 microcode: 0xA201016
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 12 tpc: 2 threads: 24 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 768 KiB desc: d-12x32 KiB; i-12x32 KiB L2: 6 MiB desc: 12x512 KiB
    L3: 64 MiB desc: 2x32 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3282 high: 4565
    min/max: 2200/6442:6146:5994:5846:6294:4950:5698:5102:5398:5250:5550
    boost: enabled scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores:
    1: 3540 2: 3125 3: 3942 4: 4565 5: 3433 6: 3471 7: 2879 8: 2874 9: 2874
    10: 2883 11: 3593 12: 2874 13: 3062 14: 2881 15: 4038 16: 3986 17: 3048
    18: 3411 19: 2874 20: 2911 21: 2874 22: 2873 23: 3593 24: 3176
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    vgif vmcb_clean vme vmmcall vpclmulqdq wbnoinvd wdt x2apic xgetbv1 xsave
    xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown status: Not affected
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: always-on, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Nanjing Magewell Eco Capture Dual HDMI M.2 vendor: SafeNet
    driver: Eco Capture v: N/A alternate: MWEcoCapture pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 4 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1cd7:0051 class-ID: 0400
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: nvidia v: 520.56.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 515.xx+
    status: current (as of 2022-10) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
    process: TSMC 12nm built: 2018-22 pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 0b:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:2182
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.4
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: nvidia gpu: Eco Capture,nvidia
    display-ID: :1 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 5440x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 1439x286mm (56.65x11.26")
    s-diag: 1467mm (57.76")
  Monitor-1: DP-0 pos: right res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 93
    size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65") diag: 604mm (23.8") modes: N/A
  Monitor-2: DP-2 pos: center res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 166
    size: 294x166mm (11.57x6.54") diag: 338mm (13.29") modes: N/A
  Monitor-3: DP-4 pos: primary,left res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 92
    size: 443x249mm (17.44x9.8") diag: 508mm (20.01") modes: N/A
  Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Nanjing Magewell Eco Capture Dual HDMI M.2 vendor: SafeNet
    driver: Eco Capture bus-ID: 7-3:3 alternate: MWEcoCapture chip-ID: 0951:16ed
    pcie: class-ID: 0300 gen: 2 serial: <filter> speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 4
    bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1cd7:0051 class-ID: 0400
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16
    link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 0b:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aeb
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 0d:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
  Device-4: Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha S type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
  Sound API: ALSA v: k5.10.150-1-MANJARO running: yes
  Sound Server-1: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.59 running: no
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
    speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp5s0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
    broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE vendor: ASUSTeK driver: r8169 v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 06:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8125 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-3: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASUSTeK driver: igb v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: d000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> type: noprefixroute scope: link
  IF-ID-1: br-ac907f97584b state: down mac: <filter>
  Message: Output throttled. IPs: 1; Limit: 10; Override: --limit [1-x;-1
    all]
  IF-ID-2: docker0 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: unknown mac: <filter>
  Message: Output throttled. IPs: 2; Limit: 10; Override: --limit [1-x;-1
    all]
  IF-ID-3: veth5348e53 state: up speed: 10000 Mbps duplex: full
    mac: <filter>
  WAN IP: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-6:3
    chip-ID: 8087:0029 class-ID: e001
  Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: enabled,running
    rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
Logical:
  Message: No logical block device data found.
RAID:
  Message: No RAID data found.
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 342.34 GiB (73.5%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Corsair model: Force MP600
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 63.2 Gb/s
    lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: EGFM13.0 temp: 42.9 C scheme: GPT
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 465.46 GiB size: 457.09 GiB (98.20%) used: 342.34 GiB
    (74.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2 label: N/A
    uuid: 20705b87-eec6-4fb3-8353-031c51df1cac
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%) used: 312 KiB
    (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1 label: N/A
    uuid: 6206-C799
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Unmounted:
  Message: No unmounted partitions found.
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 6 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 1-5:2 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0610 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-6:3 info: Intel AX200 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb
    interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 8087:0029
    class-ID: e001
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-4: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 6 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 3-4:2 info: ASUSTek AURA LED Controller type: HID
    driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 16mA
    chip-ID: 0b05:18f3 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  Hub-5: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-6: 5-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-7: 6-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-8: 7-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 7-1:2 info: Logitech Unifying Receiver type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID
    driver: logitech-djreceiver,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
    power: 98mA chip-ID: 046d:c52b class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: 7-3:3 info: Kingston HyperX Cloud Alpha S type: Audio,HID
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid interfaces: 6 rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 0951:16ed class-ID: 0300
    serial: <filter>
  Hub-9: 7-4:4 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) USB2734 ports: 5 rev: 2.1
    speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 0424:2734 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-10: 7-4.2:5 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) Hub ports: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s power: 2mA chip-ID: 0424:2412 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 7-4.2.1:10 info: Melfas LGD AIT Touch Controller type: HID
    driver: hid-generic,hid-multitouch,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s power: 100mA chip-ID: 1fd2:6103 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: 7-4.4:6 info: Apple Magic Trackpad 2 type: HID,Mouse
    driver: magicmouse,usbhid interfaces: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 05ac:0265 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
  Device-3: 7-4.5:8 info: Microchip (formerly SMSC) Hub Controller type: HID
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Sensors:
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  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 41%
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It seems to be related with an extension, if you disabled the extensions and restart the session, its solved, the extension with the issue is dash to dock. This extension had a similar issue before (issue 4651 in gnome-shell) if you use the “Gnome” layout in “Layouts” application the problem is solved and you dont need to disabled all extensions.

Solved!!! Thanks a lot!!!

This works for me as well. I got this behavior after regalar update of the rolling release.
After switching of “dash to dock” and logoff the session, I can reactivate the “dash to dock” again and the issue is still gone.
One observations I did, before I fix this issue: When you focus by a click in the search bar, then the first letter just appears once.
Thank you for the help.

Found help here: Duplicate first key stroke on activities overview · Issue #1855 · micheleg/dash-to-dock · GitHub

Me again, sorry to say, but after an reboot the issue is back there. Todays update, didn’t fix the problem.
Are there some other help to fix it, without switching off the “dash to dock” “forever”?

regards

[~]$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_ID=ManjaroLinux
DISTRIB_RELEASE=22.0.0
DISTRIB_CODENAME=Sikaris
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=“Manjaro Linux”
[~]$ uname
Linux
[~]$ hostnamectl
Static hostname: p…m
Icon name: computer-desktop
Chassis: desktop :desktop_computer:
Machine ID: 211…fe8
Boot ID: d8a…874
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
Kernel: Linux 5.10.154-1-MANJARO
Architecture: x86-64
Hardware Vendor: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Hardware Model: H77-DS3H
Firmware Version: F10

Hi,
I’ve having an error that consist on the first character that I type when searching being put twice. It started happening a few weeks ago, and since that, I got the gnome 43.1 update, I was on 42.5, if I remember correctly.
I don’t know what other information I can provide appart from that I’m using the spanish keyboard layout, and that I don’t know if this is an error particular to manjaro or if its general to gnome, I didn’t find anything by searching online.

Thanks

@skay: Your post has been restored.

@delthia I’ve merged your topic here for better visibility since folks are still having issues (that I can’t reproduce, by the way).

Is the marked solution still valid?

Sorry about the confusion, I’m in a lot of pain right now and it’s affecting my mental functions

Yes, disabling the extension does stop the problem from happening, but changing the layout to ‘gnome’ has the same effect of disabling the extension, but it just does it automatically and also changes other settings.

As mentioned on a previous post, there is an issue on their github page, but I didn’t think of looking there before

Hi,

the solution of [dgmvecuador] didn’t work for me proper, as I wrote, because I want to keep using the dash-to-dock option and after re-login first the issue was gone (even after re-activating it), but after reboot my system the issue comes up again.

So the solution to switch off the “Overview on startup” (see Thread at dash-to-dock git:

Is a better workaround for me, because for me, I can do without the “Overview on startup”. On that way, the issue does not appear anymore and I can still use the dash-to-dock, then.

I have this double character problem , dash to dock is installed but disabled, problem still happens.

I had thought it corresponded with my switching from Wayland to Xorg, so that I could use ‘Barrier’, but looks instead like my switch to Xorg corresponded with an upgrade which brought in this issue perhaps.

But after disabling all extensions, I still get the double character.

Can confirm clicking in the search box does NOT double the character.