[kdepim-users] Limit for keyboard layouts?

Stan Goodman stan.goodman at hashkedim.com
Thu Oct 27 22:02:25 BST 2011

On Thursday 27 October 2011 21:44:17 Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 21:23, Stan Goodman 
<stan.goodman at hashkedim.com> wrote:
> > Hi, Dotan...
> > 
> > I have indeed listed five layouts, and the fifth layout is indeed
> > on a grey background, as you say. Main Layout Count is 4, and I do
> > not find any way to increase it, nor any way to employ the fifth
> > layout. If I am missing something that you have discovered, please
> > enlighten me.
> 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.

> 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.

> > For what it's worth, I am not using Kubuntu, but openSuSE v11.4.
> Oh, no in openSuSE you cannot have more than four layouts.
> Just kidding, openSuSE is fine. I do not believe that this might be a
> distro-specific issue.

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.
Stan Goodman
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