"Key switches keyboard layout while pressed" -- how?
triade-lists at zeelandnet.nl
Thu Jan 25 16:01:56 GMT 2007
On Thu, 25 Jan 2007 12:55:43 +0100
> On Thursday 25 January 2007 12:34, H.J.Bathoorn wrote:
> > You need to look at "kcontrol, "regional&accessibility", "keyboard
> > shortcuts" right at the bottom, the last entry. The default combination is
> > Alt+Ctrl+k but you can change to whatever you want.
> That's what I'm doing now; the problem is that in order to use a nonstandard
> character, I have to a) Press the key combo to switch layouts; b) Type the
> character; c) Press the keys to switch back. I find it quite bothersome. The
> other option is to leave the layout as is, but that's also bothersome because
> the Slovene keyboard is QWERTZ whereas the Spanish one is QWERTY, and I often
> mis-type Zs and Ys.
> What I'd like is a way to have the Slovene keymap on by default, and when I
> want to type, say a Ñ (whose key in a Slovene keyboard is Č), press Meta + Č
> and get a Ñ (Meta being whatever special key I choose, preferently Right
> CTRL). That is, that Meta switches layouts *only for the key you press it
> In GNOME this is completely straightforward and works perfectly, but not in
> KDE, and I don't know why. The checkboxes are there; they just don't work.
> - Urtzi -
Ah, that's a whole different bundle of monkeys but ...... would indeed be "xmodmap".
I tend to get all the characters I want using a US-intl lay out. If it's only the z and the y key why not re-map only those two?..or literally exchange them physically on the keyboard.
I've got a qwertz (german) layout on one of my laptops and it's not really the z and y that's bothersome but the special characters like / | @ # that I've got to find.
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