[xubuntu-users] Shortcut to keyboard

Marko Oreskovic markoresko at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 09:13:04 UTC 2008

Juan Martín Sierra wrote:
> Dear Xubuntu users,
> I used to change the language of my keyboard through this combination: 
> Ctrl-Shift. and I´d like to do something similar in Xubuntu. Would any 
> of you, please, explain me how to achieve this?
I am using this solution since Xubuntu 6.10 onwards.

First, Add your keyboard layout(s) in Settings>Settings Manager>Keyboard
 >Layouts Tab - Add and choose Layput(s).

Second, you need to make X windows recognize your new Alt+Shift
(Or Ctrl+Shift key)

  sudo mousepad /etc/X11/xorg.conf

find part where is:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"

and add this to that section:
Option "XkbOptions" "grp:alt_shift_toggle"

(Before EndSection)

and Final:
Logout and login or Restart or Just restart X server
(Ctrl+Alt+Backspace) for new keys to have effect.

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