imsettings-switch man page

imsettings-switch — Switch Input Method


imsettings-switch [ -hnqrx ] [ --no-update ] [ --quiet ] [ --restart ] [ --read-xinputrc ] [ --help ] [Input Method name | configuration filename]


imsettings-switch switches Input Method which is managed under imsettings. Either Input Method name or configuration filename are required unless --read-xinputrc option is specified to determine the target from $HOME/.config/imsettings/xinputrc or $xinputrcdir/xinputrc.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

-n --no-update

Do not update $HOME/imsettings/xinputrc. without this option, imsettings-switch will updates it with the targeted Input Method.

-q --quiet

Do not show any messages except errors.

-r --restart

Restart the given Input Method or one which is determined from xinputrc by --read-xinputrc option.

-x --read-xinputrc

Determine the targeted Input Method from $HOME/imsettings/xinputrc or $xinputrcdir/xinputrc if not available.

-h --help

Show summary of options

Input Method name

Switch Input Method to Input Method name.

configuration filename

Switch Input Method to configuration filename.

See Also

imsettings-list(1) imsettings-reload(1)


This manual page was written by Akira TAGOH <>

Referenced By

ibus.conf(5), im-chooser(1), imsettings-list(1).

Apr 10, 2013