Keyboard layout switching with Alt+Shift
On Wednesday 17 December 2008, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
In KDE 3.5.10, I can't switch keyboard layouts with Alt+Shift even
though that option is enabled in the control center:
Regional & Accessibility->Keyboard Layout
->Xkb Option->Layout Switching->[x] Alt+Shift change layout.
The generated "Command" is:
setxkbmap -option grp:alt_shift_toggle
It works fine in KDE 4.1.3. It even generates the same "Command".
Furthermore, loading the KDE 4 keyboard layout applet in KDE 3 works and
I can switch with Alt+Shift. The KDE 3 one doesn't. What am I missing?
I can't directly answer the KDE related question, but I do it like this in
my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it works fine either in Fluxbox, or in KDE (with
Fbx as the WM):
Option "XkbLayout" "gb,de"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,compose:m enu"
Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately it doesn't really do a nice job.
It enabled alt+shift switching but changes the layout globally instead
of just in the application that has focus, I don't get a tray icon that
tells me the current layout and shortcuts (like CTRL+C/V for copy/paste)
stop working when not in a latin alphabet layout (I use us (English), de
(German) and gr (Greek) as layouts).
I also posted in the KDE list but no one knows how to fix this :P