On a recent install of 10.10 I can't toggle with Alt + Shift between USA/Isr, even though I can toggle by pressing the language icon on the tool bar.

Any suggestions?

3 Answers 3


Have you checked the keyboard preferences?

Go to System --> Preferences --> Keyboard --> "Layouts" Tab --> Options

and find the option "Key(s) to change layout"

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  • Thanx, Its also the same under ubuntu 12.04
    – themhz
    Commented Aug 24, 2012 at 21:23

if you are using Ubuntu 14,the keyboard shortcut is Super (Windows Logo) + Space bar,it will toggle between the languages.

if you have more than two languages,shortcut for the next source is Super (Windows Logo) + Space bar and for the previous source is Shift + Super (Windows Logo) + Space bar.

you can change the shortcuts using text entry setting.


Related to the feature you mentioned, there's currently an open issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/control-center/+bug/36812

Enabling the Alt+Shift key to toggle between languages will cause that Ctrl+Shift+Tab (used to reverse cycle through open child windows/documents) does not work. At least that's my experience. Is it working for you?


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