A while after installing ubuntu 18.04 I was prompted to select a keyboard shortcut for switching between keyboard layouts.

I choose Alt+Shift. The results are really annoying as they render any keyboard shortcut that uses these two keys unusable (such as Alt+TAB+Shift to return to previous app).

I am not sure what is the program that controls this keyboard shortcut, as the one shown in gnome settings is Super+Space.

Is there anyway to find the responsible program?


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The following command will let you reconfigure your keyboard setting:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
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    This alone didn't work for me, I had to also enter gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.input-sources xkb-options command after the above command; as is stated here: askubuntu.com/a/1073524/25831 Dec 10, 2019 at 10:05

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