Bug 4670 - difficult to change keyboard layout in ThinLinc
Summary: difficult to change keyboard layout in ThinLinc
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client (show other bugs)
Version: trunk
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Depends on:
Blocks: keyboard
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Reported: 2013-05-30 13:30 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2021-06-30 09:29 CEST (History)
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Description Peter Åstrand cendio 2013-05-30 13:30:59 CEST
If you want to switch keyboard layout on the fly, this must be done on the client side. In some cases, the client OS provides GUIs and/or hotkeys for this. However, when running in fullscreen mode, you cannot typically use them: The GUI is not visible, and the keyboard might be grabbed. One idea is to provide our own hotkey or GUI element for this. For example, we could provide an option on the "F8" menu. 

On UNIX, we can probably expect that "setxkbmap" can be used. On Windows, there are API functions such as ActivateKeyboardLayout. OS X remains to be investigated.

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