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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New Apple keyboard layout on Arch Linux

Apple authorized support changed the top case and keyboard on my Macbook Air that was manufactured in 2011 and the new keyboard layout is not recognized. I've installed Arch on this notebook but I ...
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XKB: assign multiple keycodes to one behaviour (<ESC>)

I have a new bluetooth keyboard, and for some reason the keycode that the escape key returns is 172 instead of 1 (according to 'showkey'; the same codes have 8 added in xkb, so 180 instead of 9). By ...
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I've added a new keyboard layout but the letters are still in English [on hold]

I've added Japanese keyboard layout. However, when switch to it, it still types in English. Why is that? How can I type in Japanese characters, what should I install and how exactly?
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How can I stop my Debian Cinnamon desktop from always starting with the US English keyboard layout?

Since a few weeks Cinnamon on my Debian "Jessie" 8 system suddenly started to start with the X keyboard layout set to US English. It does that even though in the "Keyboard" settings the German layout ...
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How to allow for caps-lock keyboard layout change

I am using a freshly installed Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04, and I want to set caps-lock to change keyboard layout (single key, not key combination). I used to have this Linux-mint, and I grew used to it. I ...
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Tilde key missing on Arch Linux with XFCE4

I am running Arch Linux with XFCE4 as desktop environment on a Lenovo T400. The problem is that I am unable to type a tilde ´~´ instead it leads to a ´|´ or ´<´ when using other US layouts. The ...
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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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Invert fn key use of PGUP/HOME and PGDN/END keys

I am trying to invert the Fn-key behaviour of the PgUp/Home and PgDn/End keys on my MSI laptop. Currently I need to press Fn+PgUp to get Home or Fn+PgDn to get End, and since I use Home (End) a lot ...
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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 to change key mapping for HOME and END keys in XTERM?

I am working on RHEL 6.4. In my old system running on RHEL 5.3, the Home is mapped to ^[[1~ and End is mapped to ^[[4~. In the new system, Home is mapped to ^[[H and End is mapped to ^[[F, which is ...
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How do I temporarily switch between keyboards on KDE Plasma 5?

I would like to be able to switch between my default US English keyboard to an Arabic one, as I would like to learn some Arabic. I know that going to System Settings → Regional Settings → ...
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Use two differents keyboards in FreeBSD, in X env'

So I have bought a laptop and installed FreeBSD on it. I am now trying to finish this all. The laptop has a danish keyboard, but I have also a usb typematrix keyboard with bépo (french dvorak) layout ...
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Fn keyboard keys not working (when udev is disabled)

I am in the process of getting rid of udev daemon from my system. I have fixed all issues, only one small problem is remaining: It used to be (when I was using udev), that Fn+Down acted as ...
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Mod, Meta, Super … keys?

In Window Managers circle there are some technical terms; couple of them are Mod keys and Meta keys. The questions here I am asking are What exactly are those and are they universal across ...
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Map ctrl+key different from typing key in xkb or xmodmap

Is it possible to map ctrl+key different from regular typing key in linux? I have done it in windows with MSKLC but can't figure out how to do it in linux. E.g. I want to type dvorak but have regular ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for Mint 17.03 Rosa for language switch?

Clicking the flag is not an option. ALT + Caps doesn't work, I went through all shortcuts - no language switch options, there is custom shortcut option - if anyone can help provide a command to do so ...
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Remap Fedora 23 Keys under the i3 window manager

I have read that xmodmap has been overridden by xkb since Fedora 23. I am using i3. xkb seems really overwhelming when all I want to do is swap the windows key and alt key. From xev the outputs are: ...
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How to change keyboard layout for an specific virtual terminal?

I know that "loadkeys" is used to change keymaps on the console but when it changes the keymap settings it changes it for all virtual terminals. I looked at the man page and it mentions a "--console" ...
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Is there a way to convert OS X keyboard layouts to use them on Linux?

This is how such layouts are specified: <?xml version="1.1" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE keyboard SYSTEM "file://localhost/System/Library/DTDs/KeyboardLayout.dtd"> <keyboard ...
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Arch: cannot make setxkbmap persistant

I followed this wiki but I didn't get it work at boot automatically, I mean every time I boot I have to run this command: setxkbmap -model pc104 -layout fr,ara -variant ,azerty -option ...
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Alternative to `xkbcomp`?

In Getting and setting XKB layout, section Using keymap (xkbcomp) is marked as deprecated. What is the alternative then? (example method in section Using rules is not sufficient).
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how to configure VirtualBox-5.0 host key and ctrl-c settings?

I'm new to VirtualBox, my platform is Fedora23 (host), VirtualBox-5.0, FreeBSD 10.2 (guest). I really don't know why I cannot use Ctrl in VirtualBox guests. (1) After switched the "get out of guest" ...
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Keyboard map changes with TTY

I'm Belgian, and so the keyboard layout on my CentOS 7 is be-latin1. I've set it up with # loadkeys be-latin1. Everything up to here is fine, my chars are all corrects. The thing is, when I switch ...
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Mapping CapsLock to Escape for Colemak layout

I use vim and I mapped CapsLock to Escape. Recently I decided to switch from qwerty keyboard to Colemak keyboard layout. Colemak maps CapsLock to Backspace. How can I map CapsLock to Escape back? In ...
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How do I customise a keyboard layout in Cinnamon / Ubuntu?

I can see in Cinnamon you can select a new keyboard layout in - start - keyboard - layouts. But none of the layouts there match my new keyboard. How do I redefine a single key (differently placed ...
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Mint login screen: wrong keyboard layout

After installing Mint 15 / updating to Mint 17, i'm unable to login using the gui login screen and german localisation with a password containing special characters. Changing the language using the ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Media key problems with Microsoft keyboard

I have a Microsoft All-in-One wireless media keyboard (n9z-00001) which behaves weirdly with my current distribution, Arch Linux. (Linux 3.19.3-3-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 8 14:10:00 CEST 2015 ...
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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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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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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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Relationship of keyboard layout and xmodmap

I'm using Xubuntu. Before login I can choose a keyboard layout. I'm using xmodmap for remapping some keys. I'm interested in two things: How the state of keyboard mapping changes (a) when I turn ...
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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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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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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?