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 with Solaris in VirtualBox

Today I've installed Solaris 11.2 on Oracle VM VirtualBox. After that when I type the | symbol at the command prompt, it's wrongly displaying a ~ symbol. Could someone help me any fix / correction ...
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In a Linux system without X started, how do I assign the right windows key to the right control key?

I am working on a Linux system without X server, so I don't have Xmodmap to change keys on my keyboard. Since the keyboard attached to the Linux PC is a "windows keyboard" (if there is such a thing) ...
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linux: detect if external keyboard is plugged to laptop

I have an OSX laptop with a running Ubuntu Virtualbox and I either interact with it with the laptop keyboard or with an external USB keyboard that I plug in when in the office. Is there a script I ...
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How can I remap the multimedia keys for function keys on this bluetooth keyboard?

I got a Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 and after installing it just by following the bluetooth pairing, the default settings will leave the function keys mapped as multimedia keys, so I ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to ctrl+b [duplicate]

I recently moved to Linux from OSx and in there I had mapped Caps lock to Ctrl+b. This was mostly done because of tmux. How can I do this in Ubuntu 14? There is a very comprehensive answer here how ...
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How to get UK keyboard layout in Centos 5.11 console

I have tried loadkeys 'gb' and I get cannot open file gb I tried localectl but as 5.11 doesn't use systemd this doesn't work I have used loadkeys uk successfully, however it gives me what I think is ...
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How to reverse ESC and CAPS_LOCK on TTY

I'm looking for a way to swap Esc and Caps Lock on Linux virtual console. In X11, I can do this with setxkbmap -option caps:swapescape, but I don't know an equivalent in text mode. So, what can I do?
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How does pressing the “A” key (e.g PS/2 i8042 keyboard) make its way from linux kernel to userland? [duplicate]

I have been trying somewhat unsuccessful to look into how hitting keys on a keyboard ends up with now bytes writen to stdin. I understand that there are different kernels, with different version ...
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Different characters for some keyboard keys

I'm running Ubuntu in virtual machine and what I've noticed is that the shortcuts to characters (like : ; ") are different than shortcuts used in windows. I'm guessing this has to do with OS (or is ...
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Different keyboard layout for each keyboard

my setup is the following: I have a notebook (with integrated keyboard/non-Apple running Arch) and an external keyboard (fancy Apple keyboard) The problem is that Apple uses a different internal ...
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alt-shift toggles keymap when part of a shortcut

I have two xkb layouts, and use Alt+Shift to toggle between them: setxkbmap "fr,us" -option grp:alt_shift_toggle However, when I press a shorcut which contains Alt+Shift, the shortcut isn't taken ...
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Gnome 3 how to disable Keyboard layout changeble order(list)?

Gnome 3 (3.14.2) on my CentOS changes keyboard layout order(list) after changing. It looks like this: I have 4 layouts: 'en - de - fr - sp', after I change layout from 'en' to 'fr' the order is '...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 remove left SUPER from window tiling

I have it so only right SUPER switches between desktop and overview via the setting in the tweak tool which allows me to use the left super key inside applications (which is great as Im coming from ...
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How to change keyboard settings of the active user using udev and setxkbmap?

I have a usb keyboard that I plug in into my desktop at work. While using it tend to manually set the following setxkbmap option: setxkbmap -option compose:ralt setxkbmap -option ctrl:swap_rwin_rctl ...
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How do I use specific key combinations to change to specific keyboard layouts in Debian 8 (Gnome 3.14.1)?

For example, pressing Alt+LShift switches to eo and Alt+RShift switches to en (no matter what the current layout is)? I have previously found a solution utilizing setxkbmap, but using that breaks the ...
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How to lock keyboard layout on login screen in Gnome

I use Gnome 3.xx desktop manager on openSUSE 42.xx and two keyboard layouts. I would like to lock the keyboard layout on the Gnome login screen, so it is always US layout. Basically, I want logins and ...
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Remap CAPS_LOCK key for both virtual consoles and desktop environment in one easy step

I want my CAPS_LOCK key to be another CTRL key in both virtual consoles and my desktop environment. I know there are dozens of ways to accomplish this. However, a while back I came across an elegant ...
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Keyboard layout settings conflicting

I just changed my keyboard to an Ergodox with a US layout (previously it was Portuguese) I use Arch Linux with Gnome 3, so I went to the settings manager, and added US as the default keyboard layout. ...
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Change keyboard layout when using a keyboard or other

Well, I was deep reading into setxkbmap options and changing layouts posts, but I don't find what I need. The problems is the following: I have a laptop running Fedora 23 Cinnamon Spin, the laptop ...
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Vim with foreign QWERTZ keyboard

Vim is optimized for the standard US keyboard: If we want to use it with the following QWERTZ keyboard (common in Austria and Germany): What should we do? (aside from using the US keyboard map, ...
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Adding a custom keyboard layout (and setting it as the default)

I'm on Arch Linux with i3, and I'm trying to create a personalized layout with IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols for use in linguistic research. I'm also using iBus for Chinese language ...
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Different languages/keyboard layouts for different users - Debian

I am running Debian 8 Jessie. Would it be possible to set user-specific languages and keyboard layouts for users in Debian?
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Map F2 to replace the 2 key – also with Shift and Alt combination – in Lubuntu 14.04.3

I run a Danish keyboard layout in Lubuntu 14.04.3. The 2 key is malfunctioning (hardware problem). I wish to replace its use by the key F2. The F2 key value (i.e., the F2 key-press event) will then ...
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Ubuntu changes Keyboard layout randomly on boot

English is not my native language so please be patient. Happy new year to all. This is not a vital question, but has become so anoyning that need to be solved ASAP. At work I Use a Notebook Lenovo ...
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How to map S-Up to Down? [duplicate]

The down key on my laptop is broken. I want to map shift+up to down. My original layout had (from xmodmap -pke) keycode 111 = Up NoSymbol Up keycode 113 = Left NoSymbol Left keycode 114 = Right ...
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KDE changes keyboard layout on shortcuts

I ran into a strange anomaly with KDE 4.14.3 (Gentoo Linux) on my college's workstation. He had two keyboard layout: hu qwertz and us qwerty, and the hu qwertz was the active layout. When He typed a ...
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Remap hash key - Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon on a Macbook Pro 2011. I use the English (UK, Macintosh) keyboard layout and it's a decent layout, everything's where I need it to be apart from the hash key. I have to ...
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How to set the keymap for keyboards that are plugged in later?

I have configured my keyboard layout by adding a call to setxkbmap to my .xinitrc. This works for my laptop's internal keyboard and for any external keyboard that is plugged in when the X server ...
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Create keyboard layout where capslock is control

I prefer to have capslock as control. On startup of my session I perform setxkbmap -layout us -variant altgr-intl -option compose:menu,ctrl:nocaps which does that for me. On every suspend this ...
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How to set-up mac-like accents input on Linux? [duplicate]

When I hold a letter button on Mac, a pop-up appears asking if I'd like to enter an accented version of this letter (like é or ë for e). Can this be configured to work the same way on GNU/Linux?
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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 ...