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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    More than 4 keymaps ...


    I currently use 4 keyboard maps in my session (Russian, Ukrainian, Polish and French). I'd like to use one more : Sweddish, but it seems that I can't have more than 4. Does anybody knows a way to bypass this limit ?

    Many thanks,


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Berlin, Germany
    Xubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: More than 4 keymaps ...

    Right now it seems impossible to set up more than 4 keyboard layouts in gnome, at least in it's own preferences.

    But you could workaround this by setting the keyboard layout directly, with a custom GUI, which makes use of "gconftool-2". I wrote a script for such a GUI for different purpose, you may just modify it:

    The gconf-path is: /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts

    To lookup the values of your currently set up layouts, enter in a terminal:
    gconftool-2 --get /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts
    or press Alt+F2, enter "gconf-editor", and browse down the path.

    The actual command to set the layout would be like this:
    gconftool-2 --set --type list --list-type string /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/kbd/layouts [us]
    You will notice that your currently set value contains more than one entry. This only works in combination with Gnome's build-in preferences. If the value contains only one entry, those gets used by Gnome automatically, I've tested it.

    Feel free to ask, if you need further help to implement it!


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