The keyboard layouts plugin which I use on XFCE to switch between layouts (like the name says) stopped working on the Update to XFCE 4.10.1. The reason is, that "Keyboard Layouts" depends that xkbcomp is available in /usr/share/X11/xkb. To fix this, simply make a symbolic link:sudo ln -s /usr/bin/xkbcomp /usr/share/X11/xkb/That's it.
This is from a bug I reported that never got a response (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/console-setup/+bug/881222). That was a 11.10 upgrade and now with a Precise upgrade, the issue continues with the Precise upgrade.
I can't add alternative keyboard layouts.
Steps to reproduce
Go to Keyboard Layout
Press the + button
Nothing at all appears.
I use ubuntu 12.04. I added following keyboard layouts to the default English layout: Czech, Slovak and Russian (by adding layout in Keyboard Layout Settings). Czech and Slovak layouts are working fine (I use Alt+Caps shortkey to switch between layouts). Russian layout is not working - when I pres a character key, no character appears, neither latin nor russian. I can only write numbers.
I am creating a Linear layout ,which internally consists of two views(linear layouts) which are expanded and collapsed onclick. This layouts inturn have a list of linear layout whose child is a Relative layout containing 2 layouts (linear)which are swapped and shown each time when clicked. Depending on the data set to the inner layouts the size of the main linear layout changes.
I have no way of knowing how many of you use two or more different keyboard layouts, but at least for me it is quite easier to have the layout applet remembering the different layouts for each application - for example I tend to use my native language in my im conversations, english in my browser, spanish in abiword - having to constantly switch the layouts every time I go from one window to anoth