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How to change keyboard layout shortcut in Xfce?

asked 2013-02-22 14:59:26 -0600

After the system installation, I realized that I've commited an error. I meant to assign right control key for keybord language switch (since I have English and Spanish), but instead I assigned the right alt. Yeah, the "alt gr" key.

I'm using right now Xfce, and I didn't found where to change that shortcut. It's not in the Keybourd Shortcuts list.

Anyone knows how to change it in Xfce? I know it must be very simple, but I just don't manage to figure it out.

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answered 2013-02-22 15:25:53 -0600

updated 2013-02-22 15:30:01 -0600

Keyboard shortcuts are defined on two locations. The shortcuts to handle the window manager are defined in the Settings Manager > Window Manager Settings > Keyboard.

The Default theme can not be changed, but when you add a theme you can change that one.

More global keyboard shortcuts, like volume adjustements, can be found in Settings Manager > Keyboard Preferences > Shortcuts.

Again you need to add a new theme before you can start customizing it.

Answer number 2:

Create a file '~/.Xkbmap' containing the following line:

-option grp:right_control_toggle,grp_led:scroll en,es

Change scroll to whatever languages you want

Answer number 3:

Use command setxkbmap es or setxkbmap en

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Thank you for your response. I didn't have an issue with language changing so 2 and 3 are unneeded, and as for answer 1 it's the same as in the page in fedora wiki. The issue here is that my keyboard is not in he list.

notfrombrooklyn gravatar imagenotfrombrooklyn ( 2013-02-24 10:54:28 -0600 )edit

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