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Is there any way to setup hot key language switching? I'm using Kubuntu. In the configure KDE Control module I have added two active layouts, then on Xkb Options tab, I enabled "Enable xkb options" check box, and checked "Group Shift/Lock behavior ->Alt+Shift changes group". But this didn't help. I still need to click on the task bar in order to switch the layout How did you setup to change current keyboard layout with hot keys?
I have two applications installed Kxkb and KeyboardSwitch. The first one I used to get "grp" string as adviced in the Ubuntu forum. But the result is still the same. By the way, if I remove both these application, who will be responsible for switching and whether it is possible to setup layout switching with standard Kubuntu hotkeys?
Check your Xorg.0.log to see if you find any errors when you try to switch languages.
By the way, if I remove both these application, who will be responsible for switching
If you remove those apps, then xserver will handle the language switching using the settings in xorg.conf. If you want to use the kxkb (to view the flag of the currently selected language), then you have to edit ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals:
Search for "Switch to Next Keyboard Layout" and change it to "ALT+SHIFT_L", or whatever you want.