kkbswitch(1) A keyboard layout indicator for KDE 3.


kkbswitch [ --help ] [ --help-kde ] [ --help-qt ] [ --version -v ] [ --license ] [ --author ] [ --caption <caption> ] [ --icon <icon> ] [ --miniicon <icon> ] [ --dcopserver <server> ] [ --nocrashhandler ] [ --waitforwm ] [ --style <style> ] [ --geometry <geometry> ] [ --display <display> ] [ --session <sessionid> ] [ --cmap ] [ --ncols <columns> ] [ --nograb ] [ --dograb ] [ --sync ] [ --font --fn <fontname> ] [ --background --bg <colour> ] [ --button --btn <colour> ] [ --name <name> ] [ --title <title> ] [ --visual TrueColor ] [ --inputstyle <style> ] [ --im <server> ] [ --noxim ]


This manual page documents briefly the kkbswitch command.

This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the KDE handbook format; see below.

kkbswitch is a keyboard layout indicator for KDE.

It is useful when you have configured the XKeyboard extension of your X Server to have more than one keyboard group (layout), for example US/ASCII and Russian. KKBSwitch displays an icon in the system tray that indicates which layout is currently active and enables layout switching by clicking the icon or by right click and selecting layout from a popup menu. Note that KKBSwitch does not help you configure XKeyboard. This means that you still have to configure XKeyboard by editing the XF86Config file or use a setup program to do it for you. KKBSwitch is a KDE application, but is reported to work under GNOME as well.


These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-h --help
Show summary of options.
-v --version
Show version information.
Show information about the author.
Show license information.
--caption <caption>
Specify the caption of the window.
--icon <icon>
Specify the icon of the window.
--miniicon <icon>
Specify the mini-icon of the window.
--dcopserver <server>
Specify the DCOP server to use.
Disable KDE crash handler (enables core dumps).
Waits for a compatible window manager to start.
--style <style>
Sets the application's GUI style (overrides KDE).
--geometry <geometry>
Sets the geometry of the window.
--display <display>
Specifies the X display to use.
--session <sessionid>
Restores the application for the given session ID.
Forces use of an internal colour map on an 8-bit display.
--ncols <count>
Limits the number of colours allowed in an 8-bit display.
Forces Qt to never grab the mouse or keyboard.
Overrides --nograb, which may be implicitly set.
Forces synchronous mode (for debugging).
--font <font> --fn <font>
Sets the default application font.
--background <colour> --bg <colour>
Sets the default background colour and application pallette.
--foreground <colour> --fg <colour>
Sets the default foreground colour.
--button <colour> --btn <colour>
Sets the default button colour.
--name <name>
Sets the application name.
--title <name>
Sets the application title.
--visual TrueColor
Forces the application to use a True Colour visual on 8-bit displays.
--inputstyle <style>
Sets X Input Method (XIM) input style. Possible values are: onthespot, overthespot, offthespot, and root.
--im <server>
Sets X Input Method (XIM) server.
Disables X Input Method (XIM) support.


This manual page was written by Shlomi Loubaton <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.