Ubuntu – How to set up keyboard layout switching and indication in Xubuntu


I use 3 different languages (English, Czech and Russian) every day. I'd prefer to switch (preferably globally, I don't like per-window) between them with Left+Alt+Shift.

I'd also like to see the active language indication.

Unfortunately I couldn't find any obvious way to set this up in XUbuntu 11.10 – there is even no keyboard indicator applet available in the panel configuration. Any recommendations?

Best Answer

There is a keyboard layout plugin for xfce - xfce4-xkb-plugin. Install it, if it's not installed, then add it to the panel. Right click its icon and add the layouts you want.

To configure only keyboard shortcut use:

setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle us,ru
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