Cannot switch keyboard layout

Knapp magick.crow at
Tue Sep 18 06:37:08 UTC 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> wrote:
> On 18/09/2007, D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre at> 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
> Shift+Alt.
> > 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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