Cannot switch keyboard layout
magick.crow at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 07:37:08 BST 2007
I would suggest that you ask at the KDE lists or IRC. Maybe a KDE Dev
might have an idea? I am sure they would want to know about Gnome
beating them. LOL
On 9/18/07, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18/09/2007, D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre at rosegardenmusic.com> wrote:
> > On Monday 17 September 2007, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> > > In any case, why can I not configure Alt+Shift to switch layouts? I've
> > It was an interesting quest. I tried hacking the "kdeglobals" file to put
> > Alt+Shift in by hand, since it was impossible to arrive at that using only
> > the GUI.
> > No dice. I can't figure it out. It seems this mechanism simply considers
> > shift and alt to be modifier keys, and they can only be used in conjunction
> > with a non-modifier key.
> > I don't guess it has to be that way, but I don't know where to begin hacking
> > to try to change this. KDE? X11? Something else?
> > Seems to me your friend is going to have to get over it. May I suggest
> > something like Alt+Shift+Space or Alt+Shift+Z that's easy to whack with one
> > hand?
> No dice. I've got her on Gnome for now, but we both dislike Gnome. The
> keyboard shortcut is _that_ important. Yes, Gnome works with
> > I know the kind of user you're dealing with. I'm glad to be rid of the last
> > of mine, to be honest about it. Except my wife, actually. She grew up on
> > Linux though, so when I put Vista on her machine to play with (long story)
> > she was totally pissed off about Windows having everything where she couldn't
> > find it in plain sight. She DEMANDED that I expunge that madness
> > immediately, and switch her back to Kubuntu.
> > I complied. :)
> > Anyway, sorry I failed my little quest. On the bright side, I've been using
> > KDE since 2.1, and I never once investigated the keyboard shortcut
> > configuration bit. I've been changing layouts with the damn icon for years
> > (on Windows too.) If I had a nickel for every pointless mouse motion...
> Bug filed:
> Dotan Cohen
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