[kdepim-users] Limit for keyboard layouts?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 16:17:12 BST 2011

On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 23:02, Stan Goodman <stan.goodman at hashkedim.com> wrote:
>> Does the Main Layout Count not have a spinbox? (little up/down
>> arrows)
> It does, and it can be set to 1, 2, 3, or 4, but to no other number.

Interesting. You are right, I cannot get mine any higher either.

>> On the Keyboard Layout plasmoid, right-click and try to select the
>> different layouts from the list. Does that not work?
> I try to avoid made-up names like "plasmoid", but the list of layouts in
> the panel shows only four names. The fifth one that appears in Configure
> Desktop is absent.

I cannot reproduce this. Are you sure that you clicked "Apply"?

> Nevertheless, I am pretty confident that there is no way to use a fifth
> layout except to swap it for one of the other four, which is too clumsy
> a workaround to bother with.
> That four layouts are possible is a great advance of the two-lsyout
> limitation with which Windows (at least XP, the most recent one I have
> seen) is still burdened. Maybe a day will come when some Linux committee
> will wake up to the fact that four is also not enough for everybody.
> `

On my system I've configured up to 8 (right now, qust to test). After
8, I do get a message that only 4 keyboard layouts are allowed! Give
me some time, I will file an issue on this.

Dotan Cohen

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