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From the Xfce forum: "You can try to install xfce4-xkb-plugin and to add it to your panel, it allows you to quickly change the current keyboard layout. The feature to add a keyboard shortcut to change among the layout added in xfce4-settings is planned for 4.10".
Alternatively you could try Xfce Settings -> Keyboard -> Application shortcuts -> Add -> Command: setxkbmap -layout fr (adjust as required) -> OK -> <press the key combination you want>
is there a way lemme toggle between the two layouts instead of assigning each one a shortcut !
You could have a script that does the toggling and set the application shortcut to call the script. Unfortunately I cannot find a command that reports the current keymap. A workaround would be for the script to write a note of the last map it set which it could read to find out the current map and then set the other.
That is not very robust because, if the file is permanent, it has a 50% chance of indicating the wrong map on initialisation (logon? boot?). Ideally the file would be removed during initialisation. For interactive use that might be "good enough", especially if the script also flashed up a notification of which keyboard it had set.