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setxkbmap

Set the keyboard using the X Keyboard Extension.

  • Set the keyboard in French AZERTY:

setxkbmap {{fr}}

  • Set multiple keyboard layouts, their variants and switching option:

setxkbmap -layout {{us,de}} -variant {{,qwerty}} -option {{'grp:alt_caps_toggle'}}

  • Get help:

setxkbmap -help

  • List all layouts:

localectl list-x11-keymap-layouts

  • List variants for the layout:

localectl list-x11-keymap-variants {{de}}

  • List available switching options:

localectl list-x11-keymap-options | grep grp: