I have two input sources configured in my Gnome installation (Spanish and UK English). I'm able to change between theme easily using the Super+Spc shortcut, and I have configured using Gnome tweak tool that every window in my environment can have its own input source (for example, I use Spanish in Pidgin, but UK English for terminals).

This is fine for me, but I want to go one step further and I want to pre-configure that every time I open a program, its input source will be the same. Right now, when I open the Terminal, I need to actively change the input source for that window. I'm looking for a way to say "every time I open a terminal, use UK Engglish input source" instead doing it manually.

Do you know if that possibility exist in Gnome? Do you know any 3rd party program that can make the magic?

  • You can write a mini shellscript for this. Hint: xprop -spy -root _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW Nov 18, 2016 at 13:33
  • askubuntu.com/questions/79319/… "$ cat ~/bin/gnome-terminal #!/bin/sh export LANGUAGE=en_US exec /usr/bin/gnome-terminal $@" except change US to UK
    – trudgemank
    Nov 18, 2016 at 14:02


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