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Last night everything worked fine but today when I turned on my system I saw that keyboard layout indicator at the top of screen is disappeared!!! even I cannot change it by alt+shift like before!!!

In login screen it is there but when I login to my user it just gone!!!

I added my keyboard layout again but nothing changed !!1

Help please

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What keyboard layouts do you use? – Radu Rădeanu Oct 7 '13 at 10:03
Must be a bug... I haven't be able to change my layout in the last 2-3 days, and no indicator is visible too. Don't know what updates caused the breaking though... Is your layout indicator visible in the login screen? – Loupax Oct 9 '13 at 17:48

For example, if you use English (US) - us and Kurdish (Iran, Arabic-Latin) - ir\tku_ara layouts, just run the following command in terminal:

gsettings get org.gnome.libgnomekbd.keyboard layouts ['us', 'ir\tku_ara']

and keyboard layout indicator should appear.

Some explanations: the keyboard layout indicator it doesn't show if you have set only one keyboard layout, but when you set more than one keyboard layout, this will appear.

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it did not work!!! – Farshad Foroughi Oct 7 '13 at 10:41

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