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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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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Multiple Keyboard Layouts and Shortcuts

I configured KDE to switch easily from a bépo (french-dvorak) to an azerty layout. I configured it with the KDE interface (systemsettings), but I guess it just call setxkbmap be and setxkbmap fr. 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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setxkbmap switches between 2 out of 3 layouts

Issuing that command: setxkbmap -layout "us,ua,ru" -variant ",winkeys" -option "grp:shift_caps_toggle,grp_led:scroll" -model pc105 -rules xorg When hitting Caps Lock+Shift I'm switching between ...
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How remap my CapsLock key to work as if it was a Return key using setxkbmap?

I tried several things: setxkbmap -option caps: return setxkbmap -option caps: enter I also tried to modify the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc by: "Key <CAPS> {[Enter]};" But nothing ...
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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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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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Number of installed keyboard layouts in Linux Mint Qiana

I cannot add more than 4 keyboard layouts in Linux Mint Qiana running Cinnamon. Is that normal? Is there such limitation or I am doing something wrong?
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Remap 2 to F2 in xkb on Lubuntu 14.04

My 2 key is no longer working due to a hardware problem. I wish to replace its use by the key F2 through xkb, as I had no luck with xmodmap - even with help. The F2 key value (i.e., the F2 key-press ...
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Change keyboard layout when using a keyboard or other

Well, i was deep reading into setxkvmap 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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Remapping keys that generate multiple scan codes

I have a ThinkPad W540. On its keyboard there are four multimedia keys above the numpad. Two of those keys generate keycodes (and, apparently, scancodes) that correspond to combination of keys, Win_L ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Xmodmap syntax for rebinding Shift+Down to Up

I would like to rebind some keys on Linux via Xmodmap. Left and up cursor on my Acer (yes, I know) laptop have broke. I would like to map shift+down to up, and shift+right to left. Struggling to ...
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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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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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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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Modified keyboard layout under VirtualBox

I'm running VirtualBox on Linux. (The virtualbox 4.3.10 package on Ubuntu 14.04 if it matters, but I'd prefer a version-agnostic solution.) I have a tweaked keyboard layout on the host (under X11), ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Awesome: keyboard layout switch

I use awesome as a window manager under gnome (debian system) and I made a widget to switch keyboard layout by this code: -- Keyboard map indicator and changer kbdcfg = {} kbdcfg.cmd = ...
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How do I get a list of all the available keyboard layouts in X.org?

I know these layouts have two-letter codes like 'us'for the US layout. I need a list of all the layouts available and also to pair the two-letter codes to the proper names of the layout to get the not ...
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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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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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Save setxkbmap settings?

I'm having trouble setting my keyboard settings to swedish, running Raspbian on a raspberry pi. I've tried everything and the only thing that worked was the command setxkbmap se. But this doesn't ...
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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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xkb: make ctrl+backspace behave as delete

How can I map Ctrl+Backspace to behave as Delete key with xkb? I can remap a single key on /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc but can't figure out how to do the combination. My OS is Ubuntu 15.04
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Remap altgr key to AC10 in XKB

I'd like to remap the altgr key to AC10 key. So far, I edited /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us as follows: // key <AC10> { [ semicolon, colon ] }; key <AC10> { [ Alt_R ]} After $ ...
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Switch keyboard layout programmaticaly

I use three different layouts and looking code to change layout programmaticaly from .bashrc function.
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How do you configure numpad keys using XKB?

I haven't figured out how you configure XKB to use the numpad yet. I found the following in the "us" file. partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { name[Group1]= "USA"; ...
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Change behaviour of numpad to dpad in GNOME 3

I'm a long-time Windows user who uses the numeric keypad with the numlock off for navigating text, highlighting it, etc. Shift + Home (7 on the numpad) selects all text till the beginning of the line. ...