National keyboard layouts, relocating control keys, etc., generally at the operating system level. See /keyboard-shortcuts for key mappings in applications.

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keyboard layout bug in Trusty 14.04

My default layout is AZERTY, but i also have the QWERTY layout (don't know why, my keyboard is AZERTY) and sometimes after booting my computer, QWERTY is selected automatically while itdisplays to be ...
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Configuring keyboard layouts: 3-way switch, 3rd layout when CapsLock is on

I'm trying to configure my keyboard in this way: I have 3 layouts, 2 of which I use fairly often (eng, rus) and 1 I use occasionally (e.g. when I'm writing some official letters) - cz. The difference ...
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Change which key is primary and which secondary (need to hold Shift to access)

So I have a standard American (English) QWERTY keyboard and was wondering if there was a way I could have some keys act as if I were holding the shift key on them. The main keys I would like to do ...
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How to effectively get an US AltGr-Intl layout on NetBSD?

After switching to the us layout with wsconsctl -w encoding=us I was looking for a way to modify the keymap to my liking. I did: wsconsctl -w map+="keycode 1 = Cmd_Debugger Caps_Lock" wsconsctl -w ...
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How do I emulate a virtual keyboard with an arbitrary character set?

I am writing a couple applications that change how your keyboard works. (One that allows key-chording, and another that allows you to say syllables out loud to type individual characters.) The ...
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Changing keyboard settings for Spanish

I'm using Debian 8.2 Jessie. I'm in argentina, and my system is not configured for my keyboard with Spanish layout. What packages do I need and what to do with them? If I go Gnome's settings > ...
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How to list all currently available compose key combinations?

Is there some way to inspect the state of X to get exactly and only a list of compose key shortcuts and what they map to, either as literal keys, for example: aa å 88 ∞ or as glyph names, for ...
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How to create lowercase pi (“π”) with compose key?

I'm pretty sure I used to be able to create lowercase pi characters using Composepi (as described on for example fsymbols.com), but it no longer works. My compose key works for other characters (like ...
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Where do I edit the keyboard “system settings” these days?

The last time I manually edited keyboard settings was sometime last decade. There days it looks like things have have changed. Now, when I use the Keyboard layouts dialog in XFCE or LXDE, I can either ...
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Make CapsLock switch between text input and navigation

I'd prefer CapsLock to switch between text and navigation modes rather than lowercase and uppercase modes, much like NumLock swaps numbers and navigation, on as low a level as possible. For example, ...
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How do I enable the on-screen keyboard in the Linux Mint lock screen?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2. I'm locked out of my own computer after changing my password to one using a 3rd tier character. I had set up my keyboard settings so the windows key enabled 3rd tier ...
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Character encoding keyboard suddenly changes

Now and then I lose the Swedish encoding on my Linux platform Kubuntu / just suddenly the character set on the keyboard is changed. For instance when I press the key for the Swedish letter ä, got it ...
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xkb: how toggle keyboard layout with win + capslock?

I want to set custom shortcut to change keyboard layout using setxkbmap. For example win_caps (Win+CapsLock). This option is not listed in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst How can I achieve this?
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Add keyboard switcher to stalonetray

I am running xmonad on top of your average Ubuntu installation. In xmonad, I run stalonetray to handle wifi. This is my .xsessionrc: stalonetray & nm-applet & exec xmonad How do I add ...
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My tarmak setup through xkb didn't work properly

I was using the dreymar big bag of keyboard tricks http://forum.colemak.com/viewtopic.php?id=1438 to setup my keyboard to learn colemak using tarmak. Now after installing that, I ran : setxkbmap us ...
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Fedora 23, how avoid ctrl+shift layout switch with another ctrl+shift hotkeys?

If I try to select words in a text editor with Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right, or try to copy text from a terminal with Ctrl+Shift+c, it doesn't work. How can I fix this? I use KDE.
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Map non-standard hid reports to scancodes for Logitech G105 Gaming Keyboard

So, I've recently purchased the named keyboard and have been doing some reverse engineering as to how the Logitech Gaming Software does things with it. In this process I've discovered that a few magic ...
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Always insert the diacritic after a dead key

A followup question on this subject, perhaps any of you can help with that too. In Windows the layout for US International does/did this for me; Typing I ' d yields I'd (with no extra jams on the ...
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Disable the number pad on my laptop [duplicate]

I want to disable the number pad on my computer altogether. Pressing the number pad keys should do nothing, neither insert digits/symbols nor move the cursor. (Why? Because my dog keeps pressing them, ...
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particular Laptop key has no keycode (found with xev from Xorg) [duplicate]

that following key should be XF86AudioLowerVolume, but it has not even a defined keycode, i could assign the function of XF86AudioLowerVolume. I've used xev to find that out. I'm using debian Jessie ...
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Keyboard-layout variants missing in IBus preferences

I use IBus in Manjaro Fluxbox to switch keyboard layouts. But I need one kb-layout variant that is not displayed in IBus preferences. While some layouts, like English and French, have variants in ...
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Switch keyboard layouts from Plank dock

Can Plank dock be used to switch between keyboard layouts?
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Switch keyboard layouts with a launcher like Synapse

There are some light desktops like Openbox and Fluxbox that may not have a panel applet/switcher for keyboard layouts. I fact even those that work, had some problems. In such a case switching ...
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Change alt/cmd preference fedora22

How do I switch my Control and Alt keys so that Fedora22 will behave like an OSX keyboard? I've found references concerning Ubuntu but they don't directly appear to work the same. Gnome's ...
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How to add new keyboard layouts in Manjaro Fluxbox?

I want to try Manjaro Fluxbox, and I would say it's my favorite Manjaro to date, except for some quirks like the one that I don't know --- not only how to get a keyboard layout indicator / switcher, ...
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How to add a keyboard-layout applet switcher to Fluxbox toolbar?

In Manjaro Fluxbox there is no keyboard layout switch in the panel/toolbar tray. How do I add that?
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United States International like Windows

I am using Linux Mint on my laptop with a standard Qwerty keyboard. Is there any way of me using the same United States International keyboard layout like on Windows? So ") immediately works and shift ...
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How can I swap Alt/Compose *and* assign the (physical) Alt key as Compose on a Macboook Pro?

I've just installed Debian testing (stretch) with KDE 4.15 onto a Macbook Pro 15". I want to assign the Compose key to the left alt/option key, and use the command key as alt. I can easily do either ...
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How to get a HE/EN keyboard layout which is just like in Windows?

I want my keyboard in Linux to behave like it does on Windows - with respect to English and Hebrew. This is actually a tricky request, since just having en,il as the pair of layouts does not suffice. ...
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Easy way of mapping Ctrl+Shift+Alt+J to Down

I have an IDE called Intellij that I'm using on Linux to code Java applications with. I have the editor mapped to VIM keys, using the IdeaVim plugin. What I don't like is when I get a popup dialog ...
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How to See a Keyboard Layout Preview in KDE4?

I am using multiple variants of the same keyboard layout and I need to see the differences on the screen from time to time. Can I have a Keyboard Layout Preview in KDE4 (Mint)? I know this is ...
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How can I configure /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf to use multiple layouts

I want to configure kmscon to use two layouts. Now my /etc/kmscon/kmscon.conf looks like this: xkb-layout=us,ru xkb-options=grp:alt_shift_toggle font-name=Liberation Mono font-size=12 but it's not ...
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How to setup zkbd (zsh keyboard bindings) in a server?

I have zsh shell in a Linux server, and connect to the server from screen sessions in different computers. I'm trying to get control keys, such as home and end, to function correctly. Because zsh ...
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How to use accent keys with US keyboard on OpenBSD 5.7?

I have a machine running OpenBSD 5.7. The keyboard is a standard US 101 keys keyboard. /etc/kbdtype is set to us. I'd like to use dead keys (ie. pressing ' and a should yield an a with an acute ...
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How Can I achieve Mac Extented Keyboard layout under Kali linux

Under Kali Linux 4 (running in Virtualbox under OSX), I have to use the right alt key + tilde to get a | symbol. Also, the number pad only functions as arrow keys and a US Mac Extended Keyboard does ...
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configuring setxkbmap for a single user/debugging xkbmap changes

I'm trying to do something similar to what this user asked, storing my keyboard layout. My first thought was to use .bashrc, but I turned to .bash_profile after realizing that I only need it set once ...
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Apply keyboard buttons combination on release

I installed LMDE2 Mate, with repos pointing on Debian testing. In Pycharm(Jetbrains IDE) I have to press Shift+Alt+E in order to call python console. My problem is, when I am pressing Shift+Alt ...
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How to make SysRq working on laptop?

My /proc/sys/kernel/sysrq contains the number 502, but Alt+SysRq+... seems not to work on my HP Pavilion laptop. How can I fix that? Update 1: By the way: neither my print-screen-key nor any other ...
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How do I enable Shift Lock? (Sticky shift key)

I want to map one of my keys the shift lock key. In my understanding, the shift lock key is a kind of a 'sticky' shift key: it remains pressed, shifting all keys of the layout until pressed again. It ...
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Unable to add a keyboard layout on Cinnamon

I'd like to try the Polish Colemak layout. It's built into xkb: /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules $ grep -ri 'Polish (Colemak)' * base.extras.xml: <description>Polish ...
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Using remapped Left Control <LCTL> key as shortcut

I have remapped the <LCTL> key to Tab in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/en using key <LCTL> { [ Tab, Tab, Tab, Tab ] }; key <MENU> { [ Alt_R, Alt_R, ...
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Map Caps Lock to Escape for server not running X [duplicate]

I am using xmodmap to remap the capslock key to escape for my Linux system running X. I am now working directly on a headless Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server that does not run X. Is there any easy way to ...
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Setting login screen keyboard

I'm running Arch Linux with the Gnome desktop environment. Using the Gnome settings I can add the dvorak keyboard layout and switch between with the shortcut key, but whenever start the computer the ...
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Remapping both Caps Lock and Windows keys to be separate modifiers

I want to use both my Caps Lock key and Windows key in my i3wm config. In particular, I want Caps Lock to take the place of $mod in the config and I also want to be able to reference the Windows key ...
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Swap shift and caps-lock

I would like to swap the behavior of the two keys Shift and Caps Lock on my keyboard. I have read the options in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst, played around with'em, but none of them seems to be ...
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XKB - Clearing locked modifiers

I've been having some trouble creating a custom keymap with XKB configuration. I would like to have a Shift key that locks when called with a specific modifier and can be pressed again to toggle the ...
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Remap key to two modifers or use meta shortcuts in terminal (terminator)

Background: Running Arch Linux on KDE. KDE shortcuts have a problem with being saved past reboot so i'm using xmodmap and xbindkeys. So I am using xmodmap. Right now caps lock is mapped to meta ...
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Remapping space + ijkl to arrow keys

I want to set my keyboard so that pressing space and releasing will emit a "normal" space, but holding space and pressing one of i/j/k/l will emit an arrow key. Is it possible to do that? Thanks!
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Insert both characters if a dead key combination is not recognized (e.g. 'a → á, 'b → 'b)

When I use any variation of English, US international (with dead keys,altGr dead keys or alternative) on my Linux Mint machine I always encounter this behaviour. When I press one of these keys: ' " ...
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Unable to switch to Dvorak layout

I need help switching my keyboard to Dvorak layout. I've done this a number of times through the GUI and never had problems until now. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS codename trusty, Xfce4 & ...