upgrading 17.10 to 18.04 I stupidly set a keyboard shortcut for switching input languages to Left Ctrl, and it messed up copy paste Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, now they work with Right Ctrl, which is highly inconvenient.

I tried to fix it in keyboard settings, but I can't see either of those 3 positions (neither 'alternative switch to next source' - changes input language, nor copy or paste to clipboard) on the list so can't change it there.

I suppose I would need it to fix it manually, but I don't know what command to type in.

as on the screen below 2nd position says command.

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So do you know how could I change it back? Do I need to add it manually if it's not on the list of shortcuts in settings->keyboard? If yes what command to use?

Would be very glad for help.

  • Even if the question is not exactly the same as yours, I'd guess that this answer applies to your problem too. Aug 24, 2018 at 12:12
  • thanks so much, I found an answer there. I installed gnome tweaks and went to Key and Mouse -> Additional Settings -> Switching to next source -> here I unclicked the box with my setting Aug 24, 2018 at 12:57
  • Right, that's the GUI way. Great that you solved the issue! Aug 24, 2018 at 13:32

1 Answer 1

  1. Install gnome tweaks "sudo apt-get install gnome-tweaks".
  2. Open gnome-tweaks.
  3. Go to "Keyboard and Mouse" and then click on "Additional Layout Options (Image)
  4. Click on "Switching to another layout" and deselect "Left Ctrl". (Image)

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