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  1. #1
    Wayra NNTP User

    Default Changing keyboard layout


    I can't change the keyboard layout, when I add second layout in YaST.
    The switching key combinations doesn't work.
    When I add second layout in "Configure Desktop", I can change layouts
    but often I should first mouse click the flag icon in the tray, before
    keyboard combination begins to work.


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  2. #2
    Wayra NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing keyboard layout


    How to fix it?


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  3. #3
    john hudson NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing keyboard layout


    The keyboard layouts in YaST are for changing hardware. The layouts in
    Configure Keyboard are for changing the software layout of one keyboard.
    That is why you must click the flag to change the software layout. The
    keyboard combinations change the hardware layouts if you have two
    keyboards.


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    supertimorplusfort NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing keyboard layout


    Hi.
    To temporarily change your keyboard layout you can use scim (or skim
    for KDE). For the commandline there's setxkbmap.


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  5. #5
    Wayra NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing keyboard layout


    What about "Xkb options" in "Configure desktop"? Shouldn't it allow
    usage of keyboard shortcuts for switching layouts of a single device?
    Still, when I tune shortcuts there it usually requires that first the
    icon in the tray were mouse clicked, and only after that, shortcuts do
    work. It's not convinient as I have to change layout constanly. I'd like
    to be able to change layouts with keyboard shortcuts only.
    In addition, the icon in the tray doesn't change, when I do change a
    layout with a shortcut.

    I'd prefer to solve this by means of OS and not to download an
    additional 30 MB software, if it is possible.


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  6. #6
    john hudson NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing keyboard layout


    You have a choice; either configure the keyboard to respond to keyboard
    shortcuts OR use a quite separate (KDE) program to make a change in how
    the input from the keyboard is interpreted. The first will work whether
    you have KDE or Gnome installed; the second is limited to KDE. They are
    choices. Choose which works best for you but don't mix them up.


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  7. #7
    Wayra NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing keyboard layout


    As I said, I'd prefer to solve this by means of OS and not to install an
    additional 30 MB software, if it is possible.

    But I don't know why the keyboard sometimes doesn't responde to
    shortcuts and I have to click the icon in the tray in these cases.

    Also, it would be nice if the icon changed when I change the layout
    with a keyboard shortcut and not only when I change it with a mouse
    click.


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  8. #8
    Wayra NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing keyboard layout


    Maybe I take the normal behavior for a bug??? Does anyone now the
    answer?


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  9. #9
    Wayra NNTP User

    Default Re: Changing keyboard layout


    *know
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