View Full Version : [gnome] language input switcing applet

August 15th, 2010, 07:00 PM

I would like to ask, is there an applet for gnome panel that would allow me to switch my input language (keyboard map) by just switching a language in it? Kinda like in windows xp, where you can switch languages easily by pressing the language applet on the menu bar?

Thanks in advance.

August 15th, 2010, 07:43 PM
It is possible to have an "icon" and select it, however I find more useful to assign a key combination to change the layout.

First, I add the "new" layout in System -> Preferences -> Keyboard

I select the default I want, and in the "Layout Options" -> Key(s) to change layout

I choose the combination, and your done. Just press the combination and it changes, press it back and it will return.

After that if you also want to add the "applet", take the pointer to the panel, right mouse button and choose "Add to Panel.." and look for "Keyboard indicator" and add it.

This should create the applet in the panel, and then with the mouse you can select the layout.

I hope you find this useful.