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I have two keyboard layouts installed, English (US) and Russian (RU). The shortcut to switch between the two is ctrl+alt+k.
However, when I do the shortcutting, it only works half-way, i.e. it only switches from English to Russian. A second ctrl+alt+K does NOT switch it back from Russian to English, so I have to move the mouse pointer to the panel and left-click on the flag every time I need to switch from Russian to English.
This is inconvenient and I have not found a workaround, so any thoughts or suggestions are welcome and appreciated.
It can be changed by the graphical server itself. I am switching between Danish and Russian - я-учитель русского языка - and I have edited the xorg.conf to accomodate this. I have a CoreKeyboard section ending with the following:
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "dk,ru"
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll"
This means that I change encoding by pressing both Shift keys together. The ScrollLock light indicates which layout is active.
thanks a lot, will give it a try.
yesterday I was told by a local Linux guru that the Ctrl+Alt+K combination is actually a KDE "bug" (an annoying feature the KDE dev team has not been able or willing to get rid of so far).
ALT-Tab Task List Selection
Ctrl-Tab Desktop Selection
Ctrl-Esc KDE System Gaurd
Alt-F1 Start Menu
Alt-F2 Run Command
Alt-F5 Desktop Icon Arrangement
Ctrl-Alt-F1 Exit to command prompt
Ctrl-Alt-F7 or F8 Takes you back to KDE desktop from command prompt
Alt-underlined letter: Performs task associated to the window menu panel
Tab To move from button to button
Crtl-Alt-Backspace Restart XWindows
Alt-(leftclick mouse) To hold on to the window/GUI and move it around
Ctrl-F Switch to desktop
Ctrl-Alt-Delete Log out (safely)
Ctrl-Alt-PgDown Shutdown computer
Ctrl-Alt-L Lock Screen
Alt-F5 Show list of all windows
Alt-F1 Show K Menu (can also be the Windows key)
Ctrl-Alt-D Show desktop
Ctrl-Print Take screenshot (to clipboard, must paste it somewhere, e.g. konqueror)
Alt-Print Take screenshot of active window only
Thanks for the heads-up-- I've read about these in the SuSE Help :-)
My problem, as I have explained in the beginning, is that Alt+Ctrl+K shortcut, which is supposed to be a global toggle for keyboard layouts (which are set up via Control Center > Regional and Accessibility > Keyboard Layout), does not seem to work the way it is supposed to. It only works, if I may say so, half-way: when in the English layout, an Alt+Ctrl+K toggles to Russian. However, a repeated action does NOT revert the layout back from Russian to English. The result is, I have to reach for the mouse and make an extra move with the cursor, which is unconvenient. I am pretty sure the solution is somewhere there but I haven't figured it out yet.
I tried what OSourceDiplomat suggested but it did not seem to work for me (maybe I did something wrong).