Ctrl+Shift+Key Not Working – Ubuntu, Linux Mint

If you select the Ctrl + Shift combination to switch a keyboard layout in Ubuntu or Linux Mint, any other hotkeys with Ctrl + Shift + <Key> may stop working.

This is a known bug in Xorg that can be fixed by applying this patch.

This is a short note about how to fix the Ctrl + Shift + <Key> hotkeys in Ubuntu or Linux Mint by installing the Xorg patch from this PPA.

Fix Ctrl+Shift+Key in Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Execute these commands to install the Xorg patch from the PPA and fix the Ctrl + Shift + <Key> hotkeys in Ubuntu or Linux Mint:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nrbrtx/xorg-hotkeys
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Reboot the computer:

$ reboot