I have 2 icon do the same think (switch keyboard layout) in Ubuntu 11.10/GnomeShell. I think it is because I whitelist whole systray-area. Icon in systray (num. 1 on picture) consume much space and I like remove it. It is posible? screenshot:
Michael Milligan (milli) instructions how to apply the patch for gnome-settings-daemon
gsd-keyboard-kbd applet should be GONE.