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Old 11-30-2011, 03:32 AM   #1
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add keyboard layouts in LXDE


How to add keyboard layouts in LXDE? (using Debian Testing)

I don't want to edit XF86Config, would rather switch to Windows Millennium or something.
 
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If you don't want to edit a file, you've got the wrong desktop in LXDE! But changing to Windows is a bit drastic. If you switch to Xfce, you will get a keyboard configuration tool, as well as a keyboard applet for the panel which both shows what you're using and lets you change by clicking on it. You will also be able to decide if changing keyboards applies to the computer, the application, or the window: Latin in one window, Cyrillic in another.
 
Old 12-03-2011, 05:41 AM   #3
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How to add keyboard layouts in LXDE? (using Debian Testing)

I don't want to edit XF86Config, would rather switch to Windows Millennium or something.
I hope you were joking about Windows ME

This is the command I am using to switch between British English/Greek using Ctrl - Shift. I suppose you can change it appropriately.

Code:
setxkbmap -option "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll" -layout "gb,gr"
It is also changing the Scroll Lock LED when switching to Greek. You can put it in a file, give execute permissions and make it autostart every time you login to avoid giving the command every time.
 
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