Keyboard Layer/2

Release date: 
Sunday, 18 June, 2006




The alternative keyboard layouts switcher for OS/2 and eCS. It can be used also as a current layout indicator. Full integrated in Warpcenter and XCenter-eCenter (with System tray widget package).

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Available as ZIP and WarpIN package:

  • download the ZIP package to temporary directory, unpack and run install.cmd;
  • the WarpIN package is self-installing.

See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Keyboard Layer/2 v. 3.0.2 (20/8/2018, Dmitry A. Steklenev (glassman)) Readme/What's new
Keyboard Layer/2 ---------------- The brief description Keyboard Layer/2 is the alternative keyboard layers and keyboard layouts switcher for OS/2 version 4.0, 4.5 and eComStation. In addition driver displays the current keyboard layer via the special indicator. In case you're satisfied with standard keyboard switcher Keyboard Layer/2 can be used simply as a current layer indicator. Just make sure that "Don't touch my keyboard!" is selected in options. According to "IBM OS/2 Warp 4 Keyboards and code Layouts" switching between latin and national keyboard layers should work in the following countries: The country and keyboard layouts ------------------------------------------------------------------ The Arabian countries (ar and ar470) Bulgaria (bg and bg241) Greece (gk and el459) Israel (il) Latvia (lv) Macedonia (mk) * Russia (ru441 and ru443) Serbia and Chernogoria (sr) Thailand (th and th190) ------------------------------------------------------------------ * It is the only tested country Important notes --------------- If you have the HPFS386 Local Security feature enabled, you must make sure that the Keyboard Layer/2 directory is always readable. Known problems -------------- - If the window of any program using similar with Keyboard Layer/2 pop-up algorithm will be overlayed with the indicator window most likely that they will fight for superiority with 100% CPU loading. In this case simply drag away one from another. - ALT and SHIFT switching method works only in combination: (LEFT ALT and LEFT SHIFT) or (RIGHT ALT and RIGHT SHIFT). Don't try to use left ALT with right SHIFT and vice versa. - In full screen OS/2 sessions the standard switching is locked. - With "Transparent focus" enabled Keyboard Layer/2 can not be activated from a task list. - The mode "Transparent focus" does not work with enabled (modes) "Move Pointer to Focus", "Activate Window a Pointer" checkboxes and disabled "Only When Pointer is Moved" ones in the NPS WPS Enhancer. History of changes ------------------ Version 3.0.2 Fix: Fixed OS/2 3.0 installation. Upd: The Keyboard Layer/2 does not do any operations, if the size of a stack of the active program is below 1024 bytes.  local copy
Keyboard Layer/2 v. 3.0.2 (Source code, , Dmitry A. Steklenev (glassman))  local copy
XCenter plugin v. 0.1.1 (, Dmitriy Kuminov (dmik))  local copy
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