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       kkbswitch - A keyboard layout indicator for KDE 3.


       kkbswitch  [  --help  ] [ --help-kde ] [ --help-qt ] [ --version -v ] [
       --license ] [ --author ] [ --caption <caption> ] [ --icon  <icon>  ]  [
       --miniicon  <icon>  ]  [ --dcopserver <server> ] [ --nocrashhandler ] [
       --waitforwm ] [ --style <style> ] [ --geometry <geometry> ] [ --display
       <display>  ] [ --session <sessionid> ] [ --cmap ] [ --ncols <columns> ]
       [ --nograb ] [ --dograb ] [ --sync ]  [  --font  --fn  <fontname>  ]  [
       --background  --bg  <colour>  ]  [  --button  --btn <colour> ] [ --name
       <name> ] [ --title <title> ] [  --visual  TrueColor  ]  [  --inputstyle
       <style> ] [ --im <server> ] [ --noxim ]


       This manual page documents briefly the kkbswitch command.

       This  manual  page  was  written  for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution
       because the original program does not have a manual page.  Instead,  it
       has documentation in the KDE handbook format; see below.

       kkbswitch is a keyboard layout indicator for KDE.

       It is useful when you have configured the XKeyboard extension of your X
       Server to have more than  one  keyboard  group  (layout),  for  example
       US/ASCII  and  Russian.   KKBSwitch displays an icon in the system tray
       that indicates which layout is  currently  active  and  enables  layout
       switching  by  clicking the icon or by right click and selecting layout
       from a popup menu. Note that KKBSwitch  does  not  help  you  configure
       XKeyboard.   This  means  that you still have to configure XKeyboard by
       editing the XF86Config file or use a setup program to do  it  for  you.
       KKBSwitch  is a KDE application, but is reported to work under GNOME as


       These programs follow the usual GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  long
       options  starting  with  two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary of options is
       included below.

       -h --help
              Show summary of options.

       -v --version
              Show version information.

              Show information about the author.

              Show license information.

       --caption <caption>
              Specify the caption of the window.

       --icon <icon>
              Specify the icon of the window.

       --miniicon <icon>
              Specify the mini-icon of the window.

       --dcopserver <server>
              Specify the DCOP server to use.

              Disable KDE crash handler (enables core dumps).

              Waits for a compatible window manager to start.

       --style <style>
              Sets the application’s GUI style (overrides KDE).

       --geometry <geometry>
              Sets the geometry of the window.

       --display <display>
              Specifies the X display to use.

       --session <sessionid>
              Restores the application for the given session ID.

       --cmap Forces use of an internal colour map on an 8-bit display.

       --ncols <count>
              Limits the number of colours allowed in an 8-bit display.

              Forces Qt to never grab the mouse or keyboard.

              Overrides --nograb, which may be implicitly set.

       --sync Forces synchronous mode (for debugging).

       --font <font> --fn <font>
              Sets the default application font.

       --background <colour> --bg <colour>
              Sets the default background colour and application pallette.

       --foreground <colour> --fg <colour>
              Sets the default foreground colour.

       --button <colour> --btn <colour>
              Sets the default button colour.

       --name <name>
              Sets the application name.

       --title <name>
              Sets the application title.

       --visual TrueColor
              Forces the application to use a  True  Colour  visual  on  8-bit

       --inputstyle <style>
              Sets  X  Input  Method  (XIM)  input style. Possible values are:
              onthespot, overthespot, offthespot, and root.

       --im <server>
              Sets X Input Method (XIM) server.

              Disables X Input Method (XIM) support.


       This program includes documentation  in  the  format  of  KDE  handbook
       available in /usr/share/doc/kde/HTML/en/kkbswitch/ or by help option in
       the user interface.


       This manual page was written by Shlomi Loubaton  <>
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others). Permission
       is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this  document  under  the
       terms  of  the  GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version
       published by the Free Software Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public  License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

                               06 November 2004