Ubuntu – alt + shift not work

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I use Alt + Shift to change the language. It is so normal and I have worked with that for a long time. But some days some thing have happen for me. That is Alt + Shift not work all times. For example I can use it on libreOffice to change the language and also on browses. But on some application it does not work. I do not know why.

For example on Taskque software, when I want to add my own task and change the language, Alt+Shift doesn't work.

Best Answer

  • Perhaps this will help...

    Open a terminal and run:

    gksu gedit /etc/default/keyboard
    

    (or use some other text editor)

    Do following changes in the file:

    XKBLAYOUT="de,us"
    XKBVARIANT=""
    XKBOPTIONS="grp:alt_shift_toggle"
    

    (Replace de,us with your languages)

    Restart and try again.

    More Info http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.6/doc/xorg-docs/input/XKB-Config.html#id2521334