Super easy and works with your builtin Gnome System Tool – No Hacks, no System File editing required!
Alt Gr +
AOUS now becomes
ÄÖÜß! (Works with Ubuntu too)
This post was heavily inspired by the one of Daniel Ritter. In order to find this information better on the internet I would like to provide it on my blog as well, with an additional tweak!
As a programmer I prefer using an US Keyboard instead of a local (in my case German) keyboard. But however when chatting or writing E-Mail I really need those ÄÖÜß Umlaute! There are multiple ways to do that, but they all are not good enough for me. I do not want to edit any system files, no do I want to type complicated Keyboard combinations. I prefer to use
Alt Gr +
AOUS to type
I found a very simple solution, that just works with builtin Gnome tools. It requires to use Gnome though, but could work similar on other Desktop Environments.
- Open Gnome Tweak Tool and enable:
Keyboard & Mouse -> Show Extended Input Sources
- Restart your Gnome session
- Open Gnome Settings and go to
Keyboard -> Input Sourcesand add the new Keyboard Layout