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I didn't like Unity and installed Gnome-shell on my Ubuntu 11.04 and everything was alright. Except that I can't switch my keyboard between languages!

How can I fix this? What's wrong? I don't have this problem in Unity or Classic Ubuntu but in Gnome-shell, It just doesn't work.

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You can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Space to switch between different keyboard layouts. Usually, that would let you change between different languages.

If you want to configure the keyboard shortcut, search for "Keyboard Input Methods" in the gnome-shell overview and open it. Then, change the keyboard shortcuts there.

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