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August 16th, 2009, 09:49 AM
I have to work with different keyboard layouts , the layout indicator is on the panel and a key defined to switch between layouts . But it would be more convenient to have a specific shortcut to get a specific layout , like e.g. Alt+F2 for English , Alt+F3 for Hindi etc. . Could anyone to help ?
Would it be possible to define a Custom Shortcut under System , Preferences , Keyboard Shortcuts ? But I would have to have a Ď command í and I donít know what that could be :-) .
Thanks for helping !
January 17th, 2010, 10:49 PM
I am looking for the same answer. Please respond.
January 18th, 2010, 03:17 AM
You can switch layouts during a X-Server session using
setxkbmap layoutname For a german layout for example: setxkbmap de
You need to bind this command to a key (add a shortcut). Press Alt+F2 and start: gnome-keybinding-properties
In the new window click add, choose a name and set the command. Click ok. In the row which shows your command, click the right column and choose a shortcut.
February 24th, 2010, 11:14 PM
I had the same problem because i wanted to have two languages on my keyboard (Greek+English)... I use ubuntu 9.10...Firstly install the language pack and then System\Preferences\Keyboard\Layouts\Layout Options\Keys to change the Layout and choose alt+shift whch is familiar from windows(Damn Microsoft habbits!!! :P )... It solved my problem hope that helps you too...
November 4th, 2010, 07:38 PM
Thank you DrunkELf i managed to fix the problem ! Much love <3
October 28th, 2011, 03:25 PM
Thanks a lot, you made my day!
May 9th, 2012, 08:39 PM
Many thanks!!! Very very useful tip!!!
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