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Old 10-26-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Changing keyboard layout as simple user


Hi everyone!

I have a question and I really feel stupid for even asking it.

I use Fedora 7 and for my work, I regularly have to switch the keyboard layout between U.S. English and French Canadian. What I want to know is whether there's a way to change the keyboard layout as the user. It's no big deal but I just find that annoying to have to type my root password every time, just for that.


Thank you for your time.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 08:01 PM   #2
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If you are using the KDE desktop, you'll find the section you need in the KDE Control Centre--> Regional & Accessibility--> Keyboard Layout. Select the layout you want to add, then click the add button. Under the Switching Options tab select: Show indicator for single layout (this will add a layout switching icon to your system tray) and Show country flag.

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Old 10-26-2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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Hey, thanks Nexus!

Actually I'm using Gnome, but with the information that you gave, there were enough indications to help me find something equivalent in Gnome.

Thanks again!
 
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Hey, thanks Nexus!

Actually I'm using Gnome, but with the information that you gave, there were enough indications to help me find something equivalent in Gnome.

Thanks again!
Happy to help. Perhaps you could post what you did, others may find it helpful.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 09:33 AM   #5
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Sure.

On the desktop, I right-clicked on on the panel, selected Add to panel..., I chose Keyboard Indicator and clicked Add. A small icon appears on the panel that indicates the keyboard layout. I then right-clicked on that icon and selected Keyboard Preferences. There, I went to the Layouts section where I could add the layouts of my choice. Once it was done, I closed the page and that's it.

Now I can change the layout with a simple left click on the icon.
 
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