Keyboard layout

Problem: The keyboard panel plugin in XFCE 4.6 has some bug and tends to “forget” the layout switch key combination (ALT+SHIFT).
Solution: Use the example file. Copy it from /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-keyboard-layout.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d, then open and edit the keyboard layouts as needed and insert the following option:

Section "InputClass"
	Identifier "keyboard-all"
	MatchIsKeyboard "on"
	MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
	Driver "evdev"
	Option "XkbLayout" "us"
	#Option "XkbVariant" ""
	Option "XkbOptions" "terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp,grp:alt_shift_toggle"

You may need to configure the same from Menu > Settings > Keyboard and from the xfce4-xkb-plugin.

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