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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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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How can I get both custom compose sequences and Unicode character entry?

Entering raw Unicode characters by first hitting Ctrl+Shift+u and then entering the hex value of a code point to get that character (e.g. 262D for ☭) is quite useful, esp. when you're testing ...
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Keyboard modification in Linux

I'm using Karabiner on Mac OS X to make some of my keys work as half modifiers: for ex. tapping enter is enter but holding it is meta. Is it easy to do the same in Linux? PS. I mean: I want to be ...
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OS X-like deadkeys behavior on Linux

I'm on Debian (actually Crunchbang), and my notebook has a default US layout keyboard. My native language is Brazilian Portuguese (pt-BR), so I've changed my layout with setxkbmap -layout us -variant ...
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Xfce Keyboard Layout change Ctrl+Space

Ok, so I've been googling this for almost a week now...without any luck. When I open the Keyboard settings pane, the options are only limited to (ones that have "Space" in them) Alt+Space and Super+...
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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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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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Mint login screen different keyboard layout per user

I would like to know if there is a possibility to have a different keyboard layout per user login in Mint 17.1. I am using an us keyboard layout and my gf a de keyboard layout. Changing it for 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 application,...
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Typing punctuation adds an accent to the preceding letter after my laptop is docked for a few minutes

I am running Manjaro XFCE. Everything worked like a charm for months now, but 2 weeks ago the keyboard configuration from my external keyboard seems damaged. Writing on my laptop itself works ...
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Remapping Left Control <LCTL> in xkb changes behavior of Alt + Left Shift

For some reason pressing any alt key (including <MENU>) together with <LFSH> toggles "Switch windows of an application". This can be turned off by commenting out key <LCTL> { [ ...
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Flipping Control/Command in GNOME breaks Alt key in JVM

I want to switch Control and Command modifier keys in GNOME / Debian Jessie, because I use a Macintosh laptop. I have managed to get these changed via the TweakTool -> Typing panel, like this: Ctrl ...
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How to set up the login screen to ask for keyboard layout

I just upgraded my distro, now it no longer has a menu to set the keyboard layout in the login screen (gdm). Previously a user could select there icon, then change the keyboard layout (it would also ...
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Console: Can't type special characters (Ubuntu 14.04)

We have linux-based computers (Ubuntu 14.04.4) prepared by other company to use their software. We have root password. Those computers has no X Window System. Just consoles. There is a problem with ...
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How can I stop using setxkbmap groups from snagging modifier keys?

I have several different keyboard maps that I can switch between to my heart's content using: setxkbmap dvp Then when I want another one: setxkbmap ptf Etc. This works, but I'd rather use the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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DDvorak layout, but QWERTY with Ctrl or Alt modifiers

I comfortably type using a keyboard layout named Light Developer's Dvorak, which I have further customized (negligibly) for myself. I don't know how to modify the commands so that pressing Ctrl, Alt, ...
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Will booting ubuntu in recovery mode use default keyboard layout?

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04 and I need to customize some of my keyboard keys in xkb. Unfortunately while doing so I managed to disable my keyboard and needed to boot from live USB to revert ...
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Missing KeyPress event

I got new thinkpad and it's missing a ContextMenu key and has PrintScreen key where ContextMenu should have been. I remapped it using xmodmap. The problem is, the key is missing KeyPress events, only ...
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Remapping Num Lock key to function as Caps Lock

As a followup to this question, my Caps Lock key is now mapped to Compose instead. However, it turns out that my 14 month old toddler still manages to turn on Caps Lock from time to time with his ...
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Why won't my custom layout work?

I'm trying to create a custom layout that I can use for various symbols. For now, I just copied the contents of gr(bare). However, the layout does not appear to work. When I press Caps Lock, the ...
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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. I'...
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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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Modifier keys cannot be mapped to regular keys on USB keyboard with udev

Using an hwdb file, /etc/udev/hwdb.d/99-keyboard.hwdb, I can remap the left Alt key on my USB keyboard as the Ctrl key: keyboard:usb:v*p* KEYBOARD_KEY_700e2=leftctrl This also works when I try to ...
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Alt key not recognized - Dell Inspiron n4110/Mint 16 (Petra)

I'm running a fresh install of Mint 16 on an essentially-brand-new Dell Inspiron N4110. I booted to Kali Linux initially, and noticed AltTab, AltF4, and AltD (address bar focus) weren't working in ...
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Zaurus and mapping keyboards

Is there still somebody using a Zaurus? I got a second-hand SL-C3000 with ROM version 1.11 JP and kernel 2.4.20, and I cannot manage to remap keys. There is no xmodmap, just an application "...
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Applications are not using the same keyboard mappings, it seems

I’m using an american keyboard and writing in Portuguese. I updated /etc/sysconfig/keyboard as the following article suggested. It worked but only in the console. Firefox and Sublime Text2 shows '+c (...
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How do I get gnome to use the same keymap for control as normal?

I'm using a relatively new centos system with Gnome. I have set the keyboard to dvorak, which was really easy and straightforward. However, for some reason, the control keys are still qwerty. I didn'...
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xkb: `ctrl:swapcaps` option messes with the escape key

I've been using setxkbmap -option "ctrl:swapcaps" to swap the capslock and left control keys, but I just recently noticed that this seems to mess up my escape key. With xev, I can see that pressing ...
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Keyboard layout bug in login window after screen lock

I use Fedora 16 now, but this issue already was in Fedora 15 before I upgraded it. When I lock my screen and then want to unlock it, I have a default English layout (I am from Russia and also have ...
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Detect Keyboard Layout by typing keys on archlinux

Is there any tool for detecting keyboard layout by typing keys?
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How To Reload xserver After a Change in Keyboard Layout?

I do a change in my current keyboard layout English(US-Dvorak) but it does not react with the following code without changing back-and-forth to another keyboard layout, for xserver reloading # ...
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Keyboard mapping on ChromeOS?

The down arrow key on my Chromebook is broken. I have been trying to find a way to map the arrow keys to the WASD keys. I have found that this cannot be accomplished through ChromeOS itself, and all ...
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xbindkeys/xkb map ctrl shortcut

I have installed colemakwide(xkb) and would like to keep shortcut like ctrl+s etc. The goal is that all ctrl shortcut behave like QWERTY which I did in windows/klc by have the original vk for the keys....
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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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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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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 group="126"...
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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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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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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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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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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 "...