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I use an uncommon keyboard layout (Dvorak, intl. with dead keys), and I'm trying to run a game (Prey) using steam's proton compatibility tool.

Before running the game I switch my layout to QWERTY. The game launches and runs great, except it still uses my default layout (Dvorak) instead of QWERTY. And I can't seem to change it.

I'm pretty sure that proton doesn't use the same keyboard manager as gnome (or something like that), and that's why it doesn't register that I changed layouts.

How do I get I to register my current layout, or make proton use QWERTY by default instead of using my default layout.

My OS is Manjaro Gnome edition.

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We tried dragging the preferred keyboard layouts to "US - Qwerty" on top, and we allowed different input sources per application. One or both of these seemed to help.

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If you're running GNOME as your DE, there's a setting somewhere in the language settings (can't recall where), but if you stumble upon a select box where the value is IBus, change the value to None and you should be good to go when you change keyboard layouts

I stumbled here when looking for a solution to the same problem with XFCE

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