So I recently installed Mint 13 XFCE on a netbook, and this computer is shared with someone who uses the German keyboard layout. I have both keyboard layouts (German and US English) set-up, but the process of switching between them is somewhat tedious - I have to go into the keyboard settings menu, and from there to the layout tab, and then switch from one language to the other. I put a shortcut to this menu on the desktop, so at least I don't have to navigate through the menu to get to it, but it's still rather tedious.
This is the first time I've worked used multiple keyboard layouts on a Linux computer. On Windows it was always just a matter of Alt-Shift.
So I'm wanting to know if there's any existing shortcut that could be used, or if one could be set up...
In that same keyboard menu there's an "application shortcuts" tab, and I've made a new shortcut already for an application, but I imagine this might also work for other keyboard shortcuts in general. But for that I need a command, and I don't know what the command is to switch between keyboard layouts. I hope there is one, and preferably one that can be used to toggle it in either direction (the same command to switch from English to German and vice versa), but if has to be two separate commands that's not a big deal.
All help much appreciated! Thanks