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#1 2016-12-12 18:36:33

zz
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Registered: 2016-12-12
Posts: 2

can no longer change keyboard layouts

Very new to xfce, so please forgive me if I am missing something obvious.

For some undetermined reason (and completely out of the blue) I can no longer change keyboard layouts (this happened a few weeks ago).

I used to have U.S. English and another language, and now the keyboard is locked to U.S. English (pressing the button to change the layout does nothing).

I have tried reinstalling xfce4-xkb-plugin, and deleting (and then readding the keyboard applet from the panel.

Other languages appear in the configuration, but I can't access them (even if I DELETE U.S. English, and have ONLY another layout, the indicator still shows U.S. English, and can't be changed).

This is driving me crazy. Please help. Thank you in advance.

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#2 2016-12-12 18:54:00

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 831

Re: can no longer change keyboard layouts

Could you provide some additional information:

--what distro and version?
--what version of Xfce? (In Debian and family: apt-cache policy xfce4)
--what is the output of this command?

$ cat ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboard-layout.xml

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#3 2016-12-13 05:04:30

zz
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Registered: 2016-12-12
Posts: 2

Re: can no longer change keyboard layouts

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Using Gentoo (no real version, of course smile ).

$ qlist -Iv xfce
dev-util/xfce4-dev-tools-4.12.0
x11-terms/xfce4-terminal-0.6.3
x11-themes/gtk-engines-xfce-3.2.0-r200
xfce-base/exo-0.10.7
xfce-base/garcon-0.5.0-r1
xfce-base/libxfce4ui-4.12.1-r2
xfce-base/libxfce4util-4.12.1
xfce-base/libxfcegui4-4.10.0-r1
xfce-base/thunar-1.6.10
xfce-base/xfce4-appfinder-4.12.0-r1
xfce-base/xfce4-meta-4.12
xfce-base/xfce4-panel-4.12.0
xfce-base/xfce4-session-4.12.1
xfce-base/xfce4-settings-4.12.0
xfce-base/xfconf-4.12.0-r1
xfce-base/xfdesktop-4.12.2
xfce-base/xfwm4-4.12.3
xfce-extra/thunar-volman-0.8.1
xfce-extra/xfce4-gvfs-mount-0.0.4
xfce-extra/xfce4-xkb-plugin-0.7.1
$ cat ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/keyboard-layout.xml 
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<channel name="keyboard-layout" version="1.0">
  <property name="Default" type="empty">
    <property name="XkbDisable" type="bool" value="false"/>
    <property name="XkbLayout" type="string" value="ru,us"/>
    <property name="XkbVariant" type="string" value=","/>
    <property name="XkbOptions" type="empty">
      <property name="Group" type="string" value="grp:ctrl_alt_toggle"/>
    </property>
    <property name="XkbModel" type="string" value="pc104"/>
  </property>
</channel>

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#4 2022-06-17 20:39:20

juris
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Registered: 2022-06-17
Posts: 3

Re: can no longer change keyboard layouts

I had the same problem, but noticed in a 2021 posting that several users were able to solve the problem in earlier versions of xfce by simply changing the order of the languages in their keyboard settings. This worked for me in the recent version of  xfce, but seems to be a bug that needs fixing.

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#5 2022-06-18 12:32:35

asinoro
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Registered: 2022-06-13
Posts: 21

Re: can no longer change keyboard layouts

If you go start Applications > Keyboard > Layout, doesn't give the option to select languages?

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#6 2022-06-20 14:34:57

juris
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Registered: 2022-06-17
Posts: 3

Re: can no longer change keyboard layouts

It does give options, and this is where the order the laguages appear seems to be important.n

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#7 2022-06-21 14:05:50

juris
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Registered: 2022-06-17
Posts: 3

Re: can no longer change keyboard layouts

I ran into the same problem again and, again, solved it by simply toggling the order of the languages back an forth. Toggling the language flags back and forth does nothing.

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