It becomes impossible to type character ~ in French. Instead it triggers the highly intrusive, therefore annoying side panel.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In French localisation (even with a new profile), type AltGr 2é~ key (so not the numerical keypad).
2. Optionally, check what keys are attributed to the Side panel.
The side panel is triggered.
If you keep doing it, you go through a cycle of trigger and make disappear.
You should be able to type a space key and get your ~ in your document. The side panel should stay away.
Optionally you may check what key is used by the side panel; by default it is only Shift F5.
User Profile Reset: Yes
On French keyboards, AltGr 2é~ doesn’t produce an immediate result: if you follow with a letter, it would print characters like ãñ…, but if you follow by Space, it prints the ~ character.
Why does this have Hardware,OS set to All,All and which operating system and desktop environment are you on anyway?
Sounds like Compose Key AltGr followed by ~ Tilde supposed to be waiting for the next keystroke to form a composed character. Which it does for me on Linux GNOME with an English keyboard Compose Key set to AltGr. Not triggering the sidebar.
(In reply to Eike Rathke from comment #1)
> Why does this have Hardware,OS set to All,All and which operating system and
> desktop environment are you on anyway?
I work on French Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Setting to new because I see it reported in bug 145170 comment 2.
Somewhat similar issue in bug 146906 comment 26. There are various issues with Alt Gr vs Ctrl + Alt shortcuts depending on keyboard layouts, see bug 107244.
I think this should be fixed with same fix as bug #151059
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 151059 ***