Unix: Change the keyboard layout using a key switch

If you want to type using another keyboard quickly you can use setxkbmap to change your X windows keyboard using a keymap.

Let’s say you want to switch from a us keyboard to a french keyboard. Use setxkbmap us,fr -option grp:ralt_shift_toggle

Then press right alt and shift together to switch between the two. I hold shift then tap alt gr

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Posted: Monday 21 August 2017, 11:3AM

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