Whatever shortcut I choose in system settings to switch between keyboard languages, it won't work. Tried all available combination - Alt+Shift, Ctrl+Alt, Alt+Space, etc.

What could cause this? I've already reinstalled elementaryOS - didn't help. I suspect something is wrong with my user configuration, but I don't know what. I don't want to reset all settings.

DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="elementary OS 5.1.5 Hera"

What can cause this issue? Is there a way to debug this maybe?

1 Answer 1


Keyboard settings

For me it is working.

Next time, don't reinstall anything, just delete the ~/.Xauthority file, it will be recreated automatically next time you log in:

sudo rm ~/.Xauthority

Then log in normally. Let me know did it solve the issue.

Other solutions are here: How can I switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Freya?

  • Deleted that file - still having he same issue
    – szx
    Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 19:23
  • Try in terminal: sudo gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.keybindings switch-input-source "['<Alt>Shift_L', '<Alt>Shift_R', '<Shift>Alt_L', '<Shift>Alt_R']"
    – Sysadmin
    Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 19:32
  • Unfortunately this didn't help either
    – szx
    Commented Jun 10, 2020 at 19:41
  • I edited my post and added another older thread. Check it. Maybe you will find the solution there.
    – Sysadmin
    Commented Jun 11, 2020 at 5:57

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