Search doesn't work properly in GNOME overview with input methods

Problem

If you use an input method to write characters (e.g. when typing Japanese characters), the search box in GNOME overview (Activities) doesn’t display them properly. It only displays the first character.

Related Issues

Bugzilla report: 2062660 – The input string via Input Method isn't renderred properly at the search box on Activities

GNOME report: String input via input method is not rendered properly in the overview search box (#2188) · Issues · GNOME / mutter · GitLab

Solution

An update has been released to fix this issue.

After you update your system in your usual way (and possibly reboot), you should no longer be affected by this problem. If the problem persists, please start a new discussion topic and we’ll help figure out what’s still wrong.

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