Introduction to Xfce4 Keyboard Plugin

If your system has a standard (US) keyboard, you probably do not need to install this plugin.

The Xfce4 Keyboard Plugin package contains a very customizable and useful Xfce4 Panel plugin to setup and use multiple (currently up to 4 due to X11 protocol limitation) keyboard layouts and switch between them, individually by application, individually by window, or globally for the desktop and all applications and windows.

本パッケージは LFS-8.3 において正しくビルドでき動作することが確認されています。

Package Information

Xfce4 Keyboard Plugin Dependencies


librsvg-2.42.2, libxklavier-5.4, and xfce4-panel-4.12.2

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xfce4-xkb-plugin

Installation of Xfce4 Keyboard Plugin

Install Xfce4 Keyboard Plugin by running the following commands:

sed -e 's|xfce4/panel-plugins|xfce4/panel/plugins|' \
    -i panel-plugin/{Makefile.in,xkb-plugin.desktop.in.in} &&

./configure --prefix=/usr         \
            --libexecdir=/usr/lib \
            --disable-debug       &&


This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed -e ... xkb-plugin.desktop.in.in} and --libexecdir=/usr/lib: The sed and the switch are necessary to place the xkb-plugin in the default Xfce4 panel plugins directory.

--disable-debug: This switch disables debugging support.


Installed Program: xfce4-xkb-plugin
Installed Library: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/xfce4/xkb

Short Descriptions


is the Xfce keyboard layout plugin.

最終更新日: 2018-08-26 12:02:46 +0900