Questions tagged [input-method]

An input method is a program that allows any data, such as keyboard strokes or mouse movements, to be received as input. It is used for entering special characters and symbols that usually not found on input device (keyboard).

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How to configure mouse button 4 and 5 with X forwarding to behave as forward/back in a browser?

I am forwarding X over SSH and found that mouse button 4 and 5 don't behave as expected in my browser. I would expect them to work as "forward" and "back", but instead they scroll ...
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Can I merge keyboard and mouse to a single virtual input device?

There are some applications that use strange/inconvenient user interaction and that is impossible to edit. I want to remap a combination of a keyboard and mouse event to another combination of ...
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Input Methods for Anceint Greek (and other diacritic heavy languages)

Let me start by saying that I'm well aware that there's a keyboard layout for Ancient Greek. My issue is that Ancient Greek is a diacritic heavy language, and you can get up to 3 diacritics on a ...
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Can I change a compose sequence in Chrome?

When I digit Composec' in a terminal, I get a ć, latin small letter c with acute (U+0107). When I digit the same sequence in Chrome, I get a ç, latin small letter c with cedilla (U+00E7). If I want to ...
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PXN-0082 controller - xinput does not see but lsusb does - how to connect

I have an arcade controller I bought so my dying dad can play old school games. but it does not show up under xinput, where it does show up under lsusb Bus 003 Device 021: ID 0079:187c DragonRise Inc. ...
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can't input chinese character when creating folder in debian 11

I have switched to the Pinyin input method,then to create new folder. Environment: debian@debian:~$ uname -a Linux debian 5.10.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 5.10.46-4 (2021-08-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux debian@...
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Is it possible to combine two pointer xinput devices into a single device?

I'm using VirtualBox and it comes with a "Mouse Integration" feature, which creates a 2nd pointer input called VirtualBox mouse integration aside from the existing pointer input. $ xinput ⎡ ...
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How to configure the Elecom Huge trackball to scroll with the ball?

One of the cool things about trackballs is that the ball can be used for 2D scrolling upon pressing a user-defined button. I have an Elecom Huge trackball and want to configure it with xinput (so that ...
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Keyboard switching doesn't work in xfce4 in any sense

After playing with installing / uninstalling of KDE/GNOME/Mate I got a situation, where I can't switch keyboards in Xfce4 at all. Applet is configured normally and Keyboard layouts panel is showing ...
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right value and way to slow mouse speed touchpad

Os= debian stretch (mate). The speed from my mouse is to fast when I use the touchpad. xinput --list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" Device 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad': Device ...
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How Can I Disable the Global Shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + U in Linux Mint?

Backstory: some Linux distributions setup a keyboard shortcut to let you enter Unicode characters, and they use CTRL + SHIFT + U as that shortcut. As a programmer, I want to instead use that shortcut ...
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XIM UIM not working Compose Key

I am trying to use custom compose key sequences and have read that I need XIM for it (or UIM). The problem is, Compose Sequences stop working altogether when using it. The side effect that it ...
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Disable touchscreen in Wayland (by parsing /proc/bus/input/devices via awk)

Background info: I've got a buggy touchscreen on a laptop, and I used to have a special Bash script on startup for dealing with it, but I recently installed PureOS in an effort to be a little more in-...
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How to input unicode symbols with search?

Often times, I use unicode symbols (emoji, blocks, arrows, math...) in my typing, but it's very annoying to search-copy-paste them from the interweb, and it's also quite tedious to customize the ...
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Mouse calibration in Sway

I am using Wayland Sway in Arch and my pointer is not moving far enough across the screen for a given mouse movement. I assume that I need to change the calibration matrix for the mouse, however, ...
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Pop!_OS isn't reading .XCompose file

So I've been told that IBus can now work with .XCompose files and that I don't need to modify the GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE to xim anymore, but without setting it to xim my GTK doesn't read my ....
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How can I type Russian characters with accents in KDE?

I use KDE and have enabled the Russian keyboard layout. This works fine except that I see no opportunity to add accents to vowels. Is this in fact possible? I wish to use them in applications such as ...
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Change characters that serve as word separator in KDE?

I'm running KDE Plasma desktop in Arch Linux. In GTK-based applications, when I use the Ctrl-arrow shortcut to move a text cursor around words, it stops on underscore characters. e.g. If I am in a "...
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Linux terminal without keyboard (only joystick arrows and enter)

Dear stackexchange community, I am developing a project on RaspberryPi using Retropie for games, and I would like to offer linux command line functions. The Raspberry is embedded in a case and you ...
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Why is the 'less' command unable to read data from standard input?

The command less < brown_fox.txt will read the data from brown_fox.txt and print it on the screen. But if I want to read data from standard input or keyboard using less command, how should I go ...
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How do I pick iBus keyboard layouts on NixOS

All additions to list of keyboard layouts made with ibus-setup have no effect, and after launching ibus-setup there is no trace of them. Having iBus enabled in configuration.nix means having no other ...
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Can't start im-chooser in Fedora

I did im-settings in fedora, and it gives me the dialog 'unrecoverable error'. So I opened the log, and it says like this: [ 1571218115.984521]: GLib-GIO[8942]: DEBUG: _g_io_module_get_default: Found ...
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Compose key with FCITX

I'm using Arch+KDE Plasma. In the Plasma settings, I added the Compose-key to right-control. Didn't change any other settings. I recently installed FCITX (with the French AZERTY and the Japanese MOZC ...
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How to add Korean as the 2nd IME to elemetaryOS Juno with Japanese IME?

I want to add a Korean input method on an elementary OS Juno system which currently running fcitx-mozc with a US-101 keyboard. Because of some business restrictions, I cannot freely sacrifice Mozc ...
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Is it possible to install input methods via Terminal?

Is it possible to install "Traditional Chinese" below via Terminal? What are the commands?
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Ctrl-Enter, Shift-Enter and Enter are interpreted as the same key

I'm using Fedora 30 with KDE and am trying to bind (Zsh) autosuggest-execute to Ctrl+Enter for convenience. I'm trying to get it to work in gnome-terminal. However I discovered that showkey -a always ...
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How to type Windows-style ALT codes in Linux?

I see that Linux has a more user-friendly version of the ALT codes used to type in special symbols. I need to be able to find an application that will accept and correctly interpret those alt codes, ...
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Why do control-left and control-right (arrow keys) not navigate by word in `less`?

In less's line editing mode, the left and right arrow keys move the cursor backwards and forwards. I was hoping to use these together with the control key to navigate by word, as promised by man less. ...
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How to Remap Chewing (Chinese Input Method)

I'm using Bodhi Linux and yesterday made a huge mistake upon updating the system and remapped my keyboard completely wrong. I was able to get the English keyboard remapped, but the Chinese is still ...
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Is it possible to type μ on the bash command line without copying and pasting?

This may seem a bit of a strange question, but it occurred to me that when typing a command such as the following, I always have to copy and paste the character from Wikipedia. echo '5 μs' >> /...
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What effect does environmental variable CLUTTER_IM_MODULE have?

I knows this can be set like as CLUTTER_IM_MODULE=xim, but I don't know what effect this variable has.
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Debian fcitx input method can't input chinese, no input frame/window show up

I install the fcitx input method using apt install fcitx fcitx-sunpinyin after that, I manually set the fcitx to the startup applications and restart. However, when I try to involk the chinese input ...
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Is there a way to scroll to the previous input method in fcitx?

In fcitx one can set shortcut to scroll to the next input method (e.g. Ctrl + Shift). However, sometimes I need to switch constantly between two adjacent input methods (e.g. Chinese and Japanese), ...
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fedora with cinnamon desktop: ibus pinyin only works if system locale is switched to chinese

I am having a weird issue with ibus-pinyin. I am running Fedora 28 with the Cinnamon desktop (dnf groupinstall "Cinnamon Desktop"), and I occasionally type Chinese. I installed ibus and ibus-...
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How to get accented characters instead of quotes?

I'm using Gnome desktop environment on Debian 9.5, my laptop is Acer Aspire V5 series. I usually cycle through three keyboard languages during the day: English, Italian and Spanish. The first two ...
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How to use Chinese/English keyboard in Alpine Linux

I recently replaced the US keyboard on my Thinkpad X200, with one that is a mixed English / Chinese keyboard (An example image of it can be seen here). Currently it is functioning as an impeccable ...
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How to input Chinese Radicals with ibus Pinyin Intelligent Keyboard?

I am using Pinyin Intelligent Keyboard of ibus so as to enter Traditional Chinese characters into my documents. However, I have discovered that the input method does not seem to allow me to type some ...
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How to input half-width characters in Mozc (fcitx)?

I don't seem to find any way to configure mozc-fcitx. By default, full-width characters are entered, which include even spaces. Is there a way to use mozc-fcitx to input half-width characters?
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Validate ~/.XCompose

I'm working on creating my own compose key sequences in ~/.XCompose. As I add more and more sequences, occasionally I make typos or use the same sequence for different symbols. Examples: Typo / Non-...
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Chinese input with Stroke 5

I need to use input Chinese characters on my Debian Sid laptop. I would like to use the "Stroke 5" method. I've installed Fcitx and selected the "Stroke5" input method in the Fcitx configuration ...
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Stack tilde and bar over letter

I am looking for way to stack a tilde and a bar over the same letter (mainly a and i) without them to overlap, and preferably the tilde on top of the bar. The goal is to transliterate nasalisation in ...
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capture input and send key events at the same time

I'm looking to create a simple input method program. Currently, I'm able to capture input from any window using passive key grabs (thanks user dirkt!). Separately, I'm also able to send key presses ...
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StructureNotifyMask interferes with other windows on linux Mint

I'm attempting to capture all keyboard input based on the code from this answer. The actual key capturing is working fine. However, running the code on Linux Mint Cinnamon causes other issues: I'm ...
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how to proxy key presses

How can I build a component that sits between the keyboard and applications that captures all key presses and emits it's own key press signals. The emitted signals won't necessarily be 1-to-1 with ...
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Query current input method in fcitx [for xmobar]

I have been working on getting a new Debian (Stretch) install working satisfactorily on my new computer (Lenovo X270), including setting up xmonad/xmobar. Since I am studying Japanese, I wanted to set ...
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uim can’t register mozc (ubuntu)

Trying to use mozc with uim, I installed apt-get install uim-utils mozc-utils-gui uim-gtk3 (mozc-server automatically installed) and following this suggestion, further ran sudo uim-module-manager --...
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Entering Unicode characters by name

Emacs has the insert-char feature: You press a key combination and get a menu containing all Unicode characters with search similar to dmenu and most DE's program launchers. For example, to enter "∃" ...
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Why are there two entries per device on /dev/input/by-path

If I go to /dev/input/by-path I can see my input peripherals. I've got one keyboard and one mouse, and on my platform the output is: pci-0000:05:00.0-usb-0:1.2:1.0-event-kbd pci-0000:05:00.0-usb-0:1....
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Using "<" for input redirection of a file with commands that already handle files [duplicate]

Regularly, I have seen the following syntax: awk 'stuff' <file sort <file The thing is, I usually write: awk 'stuff' file sort file And things work perfectly. So if both syntaxes are roughly ...
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Unable to change input methods in fcitx

I have installed several fcitx chinese input methods but I am unable to switch input methods. This is the output I copied from the terminal after executing: fcitx-diagnose # System Info: 1. `uname -...
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