I'm using GNOME 3.28.0 (in Arch Linux). I do also use two languages, so I constantly switch back and forth between those.

I'm trying to configure the shortcut(s) to switch between sources – inside Settings > Devices > Keyboard, but so far, I'm unable to use the ones that I would like: Alt + Shift – and if possible, disable the shortcut to Switch to previous input source (since I only use two languages).

The default ones are: Super + Space and Shift + Super + Space.

Any clues?


I tried to set it up "manually" using dconf Editor and the "key" org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-input-source...but for some reason it doesn't like Alt + Shift. I even restarted the system just in case.

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I figured this one out.

I was trying different shortcut combinations by changing this "key" org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-input-source – inside dconf Editor.

The correct combination value in order to use (the left) Alt + Shift was: ['<Alt>Shift_L'].

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    Still working as of 2021, thanks !
    – rowman
    Commented Jan 13, 2021 at 5:46

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