Whenever I change language layout, this notification appears and after 3 seconds disappear and I do not want to see this notification.

layout switcher pop-up

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    Are you sure you see that thing in Unity? If not, please edit your question to reflect the desktop environment you are using. May 7 '18 at 21:39
  • yes i am sure my desktop is unity May 7 '18 at 21:54
  • @LinuxAsaad What's the output of the following command in Terminal: echo $XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP?
    – pomsky
    May 7 '18 at 21:57
  • sorry, i thought my desktop was unity i did not care that is gnome. after run the above command, output was gnome May 7 '18 at 22:09
  • it overlay - crazy thing. It blocks any shortcuts with Ctrl+Shift. For example it is not possible to press Ctrl+Shift+P in Sublime for control panel
    – mpz
    Jul 23 '18 at 3:43

My solution for 18.04 LTS. As a Thai people, we have a norm to use the ` key to switch between en/th. So I try it too, and found out that when I chose (pressed) ` key in the settings 'Switch to the next input source', the system automatically choose Shift + ` in 'Switch to the previous input source' for me. And with this settings, when I pressed only ` ..I got a pop-up too. But when I try hold-pressed Shift key and then pressed ` ..NOW it's has no pop-up!. This more safety than the default 'SuperSpace(press these in simultaneously)' that can sometime-freezed the desktop. (But if you have to or want to use ` or ~ (both are on the same key) you can still copy it from characters map.)

  1. Turn OFF default values: Settings => Keyboard Shortcuts => Typing enter image description here

  2. Install gnome-tweaks and turn on your new key layouts: enter image description here


That language indicating overlay is part of the GNOME shell, so probably not so easy to switch it off completely.

As a workaround you may set another alternative keyboard shortcut to switch between input languages, for example Alt+Shift which will not show the overlay. To do so, follow the Q&A: Ubuntu 17.10 can't change the input switching shortcut to alt+shift.

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