I use the xfce "Keyboard Layouts" panel plugin to switch between english and french layouts. Sometimes it gets stuck and clicking the button and alt-shift stops working. The only fix I have found is to open the keyboard settings and under the layouts tab, click one of the layouts and click the up/down button. The weird thing is it only happens on my laptop and not my desktop. Has anyone else experienced this?

uname -a:

Linux Hermes 4.10.6-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Mar 27 08:28:22 CEST 2017 x86_64 GNU/Linux

'pacman -Q | grep xfce`:

gtk-xfce-engine 2.10.1-1
libxfce4ui 4.12.1-2
libxfce4util 4.12.1-1
xfce4-appfinder 4.12.0-4
xfce4-artwork 0.1.1a_git20110420-4
xfce4-battery-plugin 1.1.0-1
xfce4-clipman-plugin 1.4.1-1
xfce4-cpufreq-plugin 1.1.3-1
xfce4-cpugraph-plugin 1.0.5-4
xfce4-datetime-plugin 0.7.0-1
xfce4-dev-tools 4.12.0-1
xfce4-dict 0.7.2-1
xfce4-diskperf-plugin 2.6.1-1
xfce4-eyes-plugin 4.4.5-1
xfce4-fsguard-plugin 1.1.0-1
xfce4-genmon-plugin 4.0.0-1
xfce4-indicator-plugin 2.3.3-3
xfce4-mailwatch-plugin 1.2.0-7
xfce4-mount-plugin 1.1.2-1
xfce4-mpc-plugin 0.5.0-1
xfce4-netload-plugin 1.3.1-1
xfce4-notes-plugin 1.8.1-2
xfce4-notifyd 0.3.6-1
xfce4-panel 4.12.1-1
xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.2.4+8+g50c9279-1
xfce4-screenshooter 1.8.2-3
xfce4-sensors-plugin 1.2.6-3
xfce4-session 4.12.1-6
xfce4-settings 4.12.1-1
xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin 0.5.0-1
xfce4-systemload-plugin 1.2.1-1
xfce4-taskmanager 1.2.0-1
xfce4-terminal 0.8.4-1
xfce4-time-out-plugin 1.0.2-2
xfce4-timer-plugin 1.6.0-4
xfce4-verve-plugin 1.1.0-1
xfce4-wavelan-plugin 0.6.0-1
xfce4-weather-plugin 0.8.9-1
xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin 1.7.1-1
xfce4-xkb-plugin 0.7.1-2

I had a similar issue which was resolved by this:

  1. Remove the hole file fcitx in ~/.config.
  2. Uncheck auto-start fcitx.
  3. Reboot.

I think that fcitx missed up with the xfce settings. Now xfce-settings will be set correctly.

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