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GTK_IM_MODULE=xim breaks dead keys in GTK and QT applications

I'm using XIM to have the compose key take into account my ~/.XCompose file (it's the only input method that takes it into account, all the others I tried use hard-coded tables). However, it is ...
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Why does the system compose sequences take priority over my .XCompose file in Qt apps?

My usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose <Multi_key> <minus> <greater> : "→" #Rightwards arrow My .XCompose file has a similar rule with a space at the end <Multi_key> &...
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Is it possible to bind [Compose] + [`] + [`] to type “ (opening double quote)?

I know I can type the opening quote using [Compose] + [<] + ["], but that's quite cumbersome. I'd like to rebind relatively often typed sequences so that they are easier to reach. In my .XCompose ...
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Make Compose not compose after certain key presses

On my laptop, I use the Win as a modifier. With the Fn key pressed, the key sends a different keysym and I use that as a Compose key. keycode 133 = Hyper_L keycode 134 = Multi_key add mod4 = Hyper_L ...
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Why is my Compose key not being passed to Synergy?

The key that I assign to the compose key (right Alt) is not passed to the remote computer by Synergy. I don't know if it's a problem with Synergy or with X, but my guess is that the compose key is '...
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XCompose multiple characters: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

In my ~/.XCompose, I have this line: <Multi_key> + <3> + <3> : "¯\_(ツ)_/¯" # Shrug. Which sadly, does not do what I want. Since only the first characters of the shrug is used. Can ...
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Compose key not working

I added setxkbmap -option "compose:ralt" to my .xinitrc to map the right alt key as the compose key (Multi_key) and copied the default .XCompose file to my home directory. Why is the compose key now ...
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GNOME compose key not working after replacing window manager

I decided to give Qtile window manager a try. It's running together with GNOME. That is, at least the gnome-session is running, launched from Qtile's autostart script. However, the compose key, which ...
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Compose plus apostrophe doesn't work with Cyrillic

I used to have a custom .XCompose, I removed it to possibly eliminate the cause. Unfortunately, the problem persists - I can't create an accented Cyrillic character, such as the ones here [1]. Simply ...
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Using per-user keyboard XKBOPTIONS for all desktop environments

I have set the compose key correctly by typing setxkbmap -option compose:rwin in XFCE, but before that I just flipped a switch in Gnome 3. Meaning that desktop environment has different ways of ...
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AltGr key released when rappidlby pressing other keys

I have a Norwegian Lenovo USB keyboard. When I hold AltGr and press v and b rapidly, it produces “bvbv instead of “”“”“”. I get the latter, expected, result when pressing v and b slowly. Never ...
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Compose key doesn't work on Debian stretch

My /etc/default/keyboard reads # KEYBOARD CONFIGURATION FILE # Consult the keyboard(5) manual page. XKBMODEL="logitech_base" XKBLAYOUT="gb" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="lv3:ralt_switch,compose:rctrl" ...