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Old 07-12-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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xfce change keyboard layout

Hello! Currently I use kde, but I want to taste xfce as well. In kde I can easily change the keyboard layout since there is such an option in the control centre -> regional and accessibility->keyboard layout. In xfce there is no such an option. I searched this forum and I found this thread
but it does not say what to do if I want to change the keyboard layout without exiting X. In kde I just click with the mouse on application that changes the layout.
Old 07-12-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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You can follow the suggestion on that link. Once you list multiple layout in xorg.conf, you can either use the XFCE panel plugin (keyboard layout switcher) or you can define a key in xorg.conf to switch it. I prefer the latter method, here's the relevant part of my xorg.conf (I use Alt+Shift to change language):

    Option         "XkbLayout" "us,tr"
    Option         "XKbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"


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