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 map Alt+H to the Arrow-left key?

I would like to have my HJKL keys to function as arrow keys whenever the Alt key is pressed down. Also other combinations should work, such as Ctrl+Left should be seen when Alt+Ctrl+H is pressed. ...
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how to bind AltGr to <Ctrl> + <Alt>

I am trying to create a linux equivalent of Ergonomic Telugu Keyboard layout called Sarala (Hard la). I have been able to map all the keys so far. The layout uses the following key combinations for ...
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Setting initial configurations of user session for Arch Linux

I have to configure the keyboard every session with the command: setxkbmap -layout br And to connect: systemctl start dhcpcd I want the system do this automatic, I've tryed change the ...
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Remapping power key to delete

I have a macbook pro running Ubuntu 13.10 with FluxBox. Unfortunately, the power button is physically above the backspace where I would expect the delete key to be in. In OS X, the PowerKey program ...
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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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Grub2 keyboard layout when decrypting partition

According to the OpenSUSE 12.3 documentation the only keyboard layout which can be used during a Grub2 boot is the "US keyboard layout". Is there really no way to change the keyboard layout used when ...
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Can I Change Caps Lock to Hyper/Additional Modifier?

In Arch Linux, I have Caps Lock function as an alternate Ctrl: In the console through a personal keymap, and in X through a "kbd" option in xorg.conf. I've already researched a little about changing ...
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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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Assign hotkey to single keyboard layout in LXDE

Well, the question is following: can I assign separate keyboard shortcut to every layout I have? Exactly like in Windows we can assign Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2 and so on, to any layout.Question appeared after ...
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Type some text with xdotool independently of the keyboard layout

The command xdotool type "hello" can be used to type the word hello. But only if the keyboard layout is not English, otherwise it will type something else. How can I solve this problem so that ...
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xmodmap shift + keycode to produce keysym

There seem to be few examples for how to use xmodmap to bind a modifier + some key, to a new key. E.g. I want to bind left Shift (keycode 50) + ` (keycode 21) to emit a grave accent character: ` ...
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How do I run a script when I switch between keyboard layouts

I use more than one keyboard layout, and I would like to find a way to run a script when I switch between them. Is this possible? So far, I can assign a shortcut for a script like this: #!/bin/bash ...
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Fn key results in slashes rather than brightness, etc

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. On 14.04, the Fn key controlled bits and pieces such as mute, brightness, volume, lock touchpad, etc. all worked fine. After the upgrade, they don't. ...
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How can I make the TTY use the appropriate charset?

Note: forked of this per recommendation here. While I got the X keyboard layout right on my own after I fixed that stupid typo, I still can't set the console charset, key map, font map, or whatever ...
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X11: disable Shift+NumpadN outputing N when NumLock is off to have Shift+NumpadHome

I’m using GNOME 3.14.3 on ArchLinux. If I press Shift+Home (regular Home) while the cursor is placed at the end of a line, the line gets selected. That’s expected. If I press just the regular Home, ...
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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How to troubleshoot layout switching when it “locks” on specific layout?

Recently I installed ChakraOS based on Arch with KDE and I cannot switch layout. Neither graphically, nor from cli. The strange thing is that I can switch to spanish with various other distributions ...
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keyboard layout?

I just bought a new keyboard. I love it, but some of the keys don't map to the symbols they say they have. How can I find out what the layout of my keyboard is? Is there some sort of list of keyboards ...
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setxkbmap command and set local keyboard

Suppose the following code of shell: setxkbmap us ## set keyboard layout to English language ## OR setxkbmap ir ## set keyboard layout to Persian language ### OR setxkbmap ru ## set keyboard layout ...
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Can I remap SHIFT+CAPS LOCK in a virtual terminal?

I recently acquired an old netbook which has no backslash/pipe key. I have successfully remapped the caps lock to backslash using loadkeys. I would like to map SHIFT+CAPS LOCK to the pipe key in a ...
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Brazilian Keyboard layout in CentOS 6.5

I'm Brazilian and new with Linux. I have the CentOS 6.5 with Gnome 2.28.2 running in a VirtualBox VM. I'm using it to PHP programming and I'm loving it. But I'm having a hard time to make ...
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Xmodmap syntax for rebining shift+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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Shortcut keys that are independent to keyboard layout

Is there a way to define an association of a particular physical key of the keyboard to some action, independently of the letter that this key is associated to in any layout? Example: In most ...
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Force English layout for the «Compose» key pressed

I like using Compose key. The problem is that large part of my text being typed in non-english layout. This means that some symbols messed up, and most isn't even present (i.e. latin characters). ...
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Programmatic way to install xkb keyboard layout

I have a new keyboard layout that is working so far. I want to ship this to users who most probably will have minimal knowledge of Linux. Trouble is to install this layout I have to do a lot of copy ...
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What is the difference between X11 keymapping and virtual console keymapping

In linux we have X11 which governors keyboard layouts but sadly any changes made there don't affect the system as a whole so in a tty you are left with standard qwerty no matter what your X11 ...
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how to swap ctrl and capslock using xmodmap?

I know this xmodmap script can swap ctrl and capslock: remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Control_L keysym Caps_Lock = Control_L keysym Control_L = Caps_Lock add Lock = Caps_Lock add Control ...
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Remap keyboard on the Linux console

I'm using Debian and I want to remap my keyboard because it has some problem. I googled and found xmodmap. But it doesn't work in graphicless mode, like tty1.
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Dead key not working with konsole, yakuake

After setxkbmap fr, dead keys do not work under konsole and yakuake (typing the dead key ^ immediately prints a ^, rather than wait for the next character), while they work in xterm. The font I'm ...
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Changing keyboard layout in OpenSUSE 12 without having to reboot

I have an OpenSUSE 12 VirtualBox for which I need to change the keyboard layout back and forth between home and office (otherwise I get bad mappings for \, ', etc). In my case I need to change ...
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How to change keyboard layout for skype from docker?

I deployed skype according to this document. However, i do not understand how to add keyboard layout and map.
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How to write short alpha using the compose key

I'd like to enter a short alpha using the compose key: ᾰ. I tried using compose+U+α but this doesn't work. Neither does using b instead of U. How can I enter the short alpha using the compose key?
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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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How to re-enable the caps lock key?

I am currently setting up my default keyboard layout like this: setxkbmap -layout us -variant dvorak -option ctrl:nocaps,[...] It disables the caps lock key and makes it an additional ctrl key, ...
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Change behavior of superscript key in text editor (elementary os)

When writing latex in sublime text is often use the ^ character to insert superscript. right now the default behavior is quite annoying, as it does not insert the ^ until i press space. How change i ...
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How to swap Ctrl and Alt in ibus?

I swapped both sides of Ctrl and Alt using xmodmap. It is quite convenient to use Ctrl keys in Emacs, Emacs uses Ctrl key a lot; however, when I start ibus, the xmodmap stops working. I googled and ...
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Keyboard key is not recognized even with showkey

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, in a laptop that I carry around and use with different physical keyboards (as I don't feel comfortable with laptop keyboards) For one of those keyboards (Dell SK-8135) the ...
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Can't add keyboard layout on Debian remote desktop

I want to enable Russian keyboard layout on a Debian remote desktop (connected with Xvnc). dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration changed /etc/default/keyboard as desired: # KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION ...
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Can no longer switch keyboard layouts in xfce

This appears to be a surprisingly complex problem, and worse, I'm not sure if it was a configuration change that I made or if it was an update to ubuntu that caused the problem. I'm running Ubuntu ...
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XKB: Can I have an eight-level key and have Ctrl participate in selecting it’s levels?

Is there an XKB way to generate a key event, form a normal key combo which includes Ctrl without having the ctrl modifier bit set? Or the same question asked in another way: Can I have an eight-level ...
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Setting a shift-like key for changing language layout in KDE

Is there a way to set a shift-like (not tab-like) hot-key for changing language layout in a KDE environment so that the language layout toggles again when the key is pressed and toggles to the ...
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Recent change causes Shift+Space to do nothing

For years now on Ubuntu-derivatives (right now on 12.04 derivative), I've been able to type all-caps holding the Shift key while typing, not having to remove it for when I need to hit Space. For the ...
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How to use the '-config' option of `setxkbmap`?

I have a keymap file with this content: xkb_keymap { xkb_keycodes { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)" }; xkb_types { include "complete+numpad(shift3)" }; xkb_compat { include ...
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Enforcing evdev changes

I am trying to remap the Caps Lock key and the q key, such that pressing Caps Lock returns q, pressing Shift + Caps Lock returns Q, and pressing q returns Caps Lock. I run Linux Mint 17 with an en-us ...
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i3 - How can I change the mod key to AltGr and disable it for “normal” input

I'd like to change the mod key to "AltGr" or "the right Alt key. Furthermore I'd like to disable the new mod key for any other input in Linux. So when I am writing text in my text editor I don't want ...
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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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Behavior of ALT in Qt5 applications

I work in Arch Linux 64bit with both English and Hebrew keyboard layouts available, using Alt+Shift to change between them. I recently noticed that when I work in Texmaker, which is a Qt5 ...
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Using xcape + xmodmap to change some keys

Using xcape and xmodmap, how does one Make the CAPSLOCK key behave as a SUPER modifier key when pressed in conjunction w/another key. Make the CAPSLOCK key function as the ESCAPE key when pressed ...
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Remap Keys for ALL layouts

I put xmodmap -e 'keycode 97 = backslash' into a script that is executed at startup. My hardware is a Japanese keyboard, so it lacks some keys and has some extra ones and I am trying remap some of the ...
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Tuning keyboard (dead key) functionality in X

My preferred keyboard configuration is US-International. When I use it on MS-Windows and type certain special characters (i.e., ~ ' ") followed by a, o n I get á ó or ñ as I wish. However when I type ...