I've upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome Flashback to 16.10 and then to 17.04.

After that, switching keyboard layout was set to Alt+Shift, but didn't work. What works is the default Super + Space.

When I want to change in the new UI for keyboard shortcuts, I can't - it doesn't register this shortcut. It seems the shortcuts need to contain some character.

I have tried this solution but it doesn't work either. As a stopgap I am using ['<Shift><Alt>X'].

PS: I wonder why do things that work need to be constantly changed. Does every new version need a new way of configuring the system? And why Alt+Shift, which worked on every system I have ever seen since Windows 3.11 in 90's, need to change now? ...

  • Are you using 17.04 or 17.10? Is a bit confusing to me – Lucio May 7 '17 at 2:46
  • 17.04 of course :) Typo fixed, thanks – Ondra Žižka May 7 '17 at 3:08
  • There was a discussion recently about <Alt>+<Shift> on GNOME Flashback. You may want to study the thread, e.g. this message posted by a Flashback developer. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson May 7 '17 at 6:03
  • @GunnarHjalmarsson thanks, but it basically says it works, while it does not, as I wrote above. – Ondra Žižka May 15 '17 at 4:34
  • I have same problem, can't set Caps Lock as a switch combination – demon101 Jun 23 '17 at 13:38

Start Gnome Tweak tool

Typing -> Switching to another layout -> Alt+Shift (or CapsLock, ...)

  • very odd place to find this setting – pcnate May 22 '18 at 19:35
  • @pcnate yes. that's why I wrote the answer – demon101 May 22 '18 at 19:39

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