Questions tagged [keyboard-layout]

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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Remap keys only for a particular application/program/process

Sometimes it is convenient to have Escape where Tab usually is and arrows where h,j,k,l usually are. Sometimes applications are not very configurable in terms of keybindings. There is xmodmap which ...
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Function key of HP laptop changing behaviour after waking up from sleep mode in Arch Linux

I'm in the process of setting up an Arch Linux system on an HP laptop, but because of the funky way the keyboard is laid oud (the key labeled as the less/greater key sends scancode 105, which is ...
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xev does not respond to numeric keypad keys

xev gives no response for my "/", "*", and "-" keys!! but outputs those responses below for "0", "+", and "." on my numpad keys, ButtonPress ...
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Enabling key repeating for a key that doesn not repeat

I use an HP laptop keyboard with a French AZERTY layout, which looks like so: After installing Arch Linux and changing the keyboard layout for the virtual console to fr-latin1 by running loadkeys fr-...
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Why is the behavior of the Compose key different under pure console and X?

I'm setting up the keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 20.04. I generally want to be able to input various Unicode characters, both in pure console and in X, using the same keystrokes. I know that console has ...
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Shift+End key selects text instead of going to the end

I switched very recently from Win10 to Linux Mint 20.1, because Windows is getting worse over the years in terms of optimization. However, I have been used to using it for a decade now, and some ...
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Map key which produces multiple scan codes on Fedora

I own an MSI Laptop which has some special functions on the F keys, for instance, Toggling Touchpad on F4 key. In Windows, this key is working as expected: enabling/disabling the touchpad. But in ...
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Keyboard layout switcher ineffective with Unity games on Manjaro XFCE

I am using an AZERTY 105 key generic keyboard. When I play Unity games without any control remapping options, I am a little handicaped when the default movement or menu movement controls are mapped to ...
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custom console keymap - cannot open include file us

I want to make a custom console keymap as described in the Arch-Wiki This is my file: # /usr/local/share/kbd/keymaps/personal.map include "us" # swap Caps_Lock and Escape keycode 1 = ...
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Set custom keybind to swap between virtual consoles

I want to be able to quickly and easily switch between virtual consoles, but on my keyboard, Control-Alt-FN are awkward to press. Is there a way I can add an alternative keybind (say, Win-FN), ...
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setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps does not map Caps Lock to Escape inside Debian VM running in Oracle VirtualBox on macOS

I am using Xfce 4.12 on Debian 10 running inside Oracle VirtualBox 6.1 running on macOS Catalina. All my key mappings are set to default on macOS. (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys &...
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Ubuntu doesn't change the keyboard layout

On Ubuntu 20.04 I have installed two keyboard layouts (RU and EN). Sometimes(quite often) I face an issue with changing the layout(mostly happens after the Suspend period): when I want to change the ...
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Alternative way to activate keyboard layout

I have three keyboard layouts: English, Russian and Greek. I use first two very often, and the Greek is only needed when working on some statistical problems (from time to time). My preferred way to ...
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GroupLatch doesn't work with Shift for some keys using xkb

I am using custom keyboard layout with two groups for German and for Cyrillic. CAPS is used as a group latch in two ways. Either one "CAPS followed by the key" or "CAPS+Key" gives ...
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XKB Layout with Caps modifier, some combinations conflicting with other modifiers

I created a custom keyboard layout in xkb format to simulate arrow keys and put it in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/custom: xkb_symbols { name[Group1]= "English (US) with Caps mod"; ...
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Swapping CAPSLOCK and ESC keys, but “deeper”

I'm on Manjaro with bspwm and sxhkd (if that matters). Currently, I have setxkbmap -option caps:swapescape in my .xinitrc which works to swap my ESC and CAPSLOCK keys. However, the swap doesn't seem ...
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Highlghting with Shift+Home and Shift+End do not work correctly on Manjaro XFCE on a Laptop Keypad

I found the solution to this problem to KDE (Highlghting with Shift+Home and Shift+End do not work correctly on Manjaro KDE on a Laptop Keypad) but that doesn't work for XFCE and I would really ...
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In Debian, how to change keyboard mapping in a single USER-SPECIFIC file to be used by X (via setxkbmap) and (kernel) virtual consoles (TTYs)?

This is NOT a duplicate of Changing the keyboard layout/mapping on both the console (tty) and X in an X/console agnostic way?, where a system-wide /etc/default/keyboard is discussed. I'm looking to ...
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switch between keyboard layout on debian 10 testing ( Gnome 3.38.1)

at first i'm a new in linux .... i have debian 10 testing ( Gnome 3.38.1) on my desktop and i have 2 problem First one is how to remove or disable all keyboard shortcut was made by default ? second ...
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XKB Keyboard Configuration on Debian system

I'm configuring my keyboard layout on Debian to learn how XKB extension works. I'm trying to load a custom keyboard layout and am not sure why it's not working in a graphically environment but is ...
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Is there an equivalent to Jason Randolph's Super Duper mode vim re-mapping for Linux?

I'm very interested in moving from my Mac to a Linux system. The main barrier is my dependence on Jason Rudolph's Keyboard. Specifically, I need an equivalent to (S)uper (D)uper Mode. Super Duper ...
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Using new (2019) Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard - how to map emoji and office keys into sth usable?

I bought „Microsoft Ergonomic” keyboard to replace my used up Microsoft Natural. And … they moved „Win” key to the left, and placed new „Office” and „Emoji” keys on the right instead: By default ...
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Some applications ignore my keyboard layout

I'm using the Dvorak keyboard layout and KDE Plasma desktop on X11. Some applications are designed around the Qwerty layout. For example many games use ASDW for the movements. If I switch to the US ...
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How to swap Escape and Caps Lock for tty and X11 [duplicate]

I have done quite a lot of research on how to swap the Escape and Caps Lock keys. I achieved it while using X11 via my .xinitrc file and the following line of code: setxkbdmap -option caps:swapescape ...
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Swap semicolon/colon to P unexpected cause semicolon/colon affected by Cpas Lock

I use xmodmap -e "keycode 47 = p P p P" -e "keycode 33 = semicolon colon semicolon colon" to swap P and semicolon/colon My expected behavior: semicolon/colon don't affected by ...
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Scrolling TTY without dedicated PgUp and PgDown

My keyboard does not have separate PgUp and PgDown keys. They are in the numpad, sharing their position with KP_9 and KP_3. Scrolling terminals with Shift+Pg{Up,Down} was not possible either with ...
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Keyboard layout switcher issue

I'm running latest Pop OS using i3 as my window manager and Gnome is also installed and I have configured 00-keyboard.conf for layout (us,ru) and switching method and using gxkb as indicator.I also ...
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What program reads a specific X11 keyboard mapping config file

Greetings to all those knowledgeable about X11 keyboard mappings. I'm running GalliumOS on a Lenovo N22 chromebook. Under xfce, the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/chromebook_ralt is read by some ...
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locale set-x11-keymap only works after reboot

I've set the X11 keyboard configuration on Debian 10 with: localectl set-x11-keymap latam So, I get: localectl System Locale: LANG=es_AR.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=es_AR:es VC Keymap: ...
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Is it possible to configure the Hyper modifier-key on Wayland?

In X11 I'm using the Hyper key, is it possible to configure a hyper key for wayland?
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Add japanese input support

In Ubuntu 18.04 and forward I used to install Japanese(Mozc) software that allowed me to change among the different syllabaries using this tutorial: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/JapaneseInput . ...
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Keyboard layout on login

Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch), no GUI Recently something happened to my SSH, so I need to login to my debian locally. I stuck on login (GUIless) because of keyboard layout, which by default is likely ...
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Xmodmap re-mapping doesn't stop re-mapped key's behaviour

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon (2nd gen) running Arch 5.8. I'm trying to swap the "end" key and the left "super" key around (so that they behave as each other on the keyboard). I also ...
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How to get the keybind on a keyboard's special FN key? Showkey and xev can't find it

I'm trying to map the special 'FN' key on a Logitech K360 keyboard to 'Mod3' in the i3wm window manager on Debian. However, I can't find the keycode for the 'FN' key. Showkey and xev don't return any ...
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How to find out which keymap layout is used by setxkbmap?

I use setxkbmap to set my keyboard layout to 'us(intl)' by running setxkbmap -layout 'us(intl)', which gives me access to keys like ISO_Level_3_Shift and Mode_switch... How do I apply the same layout ...
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Keyboard layout switching conflict on Linux Mint

I use Linux Mint, running Cinnamon as my DE. I'm used to switching keyboard layouts using LAlt+LShift. I'm also used to switching windows between workspaces using LCtrl+LAlt+LShift+<direction>. ...
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Invert Fn button behavior

I have just received a Logitech MX Keys keyboard which has a very annoying flaw, as you can see: The first line is inverted (actions instead of F1 to F12), so it requires to use the Fn. I was betting ...
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Cinnmon change layout super+space not work when keyboard not latin

I have got two keyboard layout us,ir By the way I have use super+space. Everything is fine when I use super+space to change layout language, Until the keyboard been ir. alt+shift work fine in ir and ...
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Alternative ways to enter English letters in Ubuntu

I don't know how but the English layout was removed from Ubuntu. At the moment I can't log in, because my password contains English letters. Also, when I'm starting it in advanced mode as root, I ...
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How to configure the keyboard to behave like Mac's?

I am using Gnome (on Ubuntu 20.04) and I would like to configure that my PC keyboard behaves like Mac's: all UI keyboard shortcuts should use the key closest to the space key as its shortcut key (so ...
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How can one create a custom keyboard layout for Linux?

Ideally, I'm looking for a GUI tool, maybe a web application, but good documentation on creating a text definition for a keyboard layout would be great too. What is the normal procedure here? In this ...
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FnLock LED as layout indicator on Thinkpad

Is it possible to use the FnLock/Esc LED on Thinkpad T580 as a layout switch indicator using XKB? At the moment I use CapsLock as an indicator and AltGr as a toggle key, but since capslock LED is ...
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How to remove key functionality in Ubuntu 20.04

I apologize in advance--I'm brand new to Linux. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. I have a keyboard that includes a keypad on the right side. Since I write a lot of notes in BoostNote and I haven't ...
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How to change the keyboard layout system-wide ? (Affects Console and LightDM)

I want to change the keyboard layout not in the Desktop but in the Console and and at the login screen. That is the default keyboard layout system-wide. I am running Linux Mint 20 (based on Ubuntu 20) ...
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How to swap the keys Alt with AltGr by using XKB

My ancient xmodmap configuration doesn't work anymore. I am using Gnome 3.8 and Debian. I wonder how I can do it using XKB way. It looks that XKB was created for super-intelligent human.
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Keyboard issues

My system detects my ctrl and alt keys as L-shift. Does anyone have any suggestions for fixing this? I'm using kali linux 2020.2 i386 (32 bit) version.
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Add second keyboard layout with localectl

I am using Fedora 28 workstation with Gnome. My current layout status with localectl status is System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8 VC Keymap: us X11 Layout: us I am using localectl set-x11-...
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What does the preserve keyword do in xkb config files

I want to know what the preserve keyword does in the xkb_types section of a custom xkb keymap. Here is an example from an existing config file: type "FOUR_LEVEL_SEMIALPHABETIC" { ...
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Enable Belgian keyboard for LUKS-LVM passphrase in OpenSUSE Leap 15.1

I have a new notebook from a German manufacturer with a Belgian keyboard and OpenSUSE Leap 15.1. The notebook was delivered with a temporary passphrase that you can change after completing the OS ...
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Elementary OS Luks passphrase not working

the past days I installed a lot of software, some of them from KXStudio Repositories, after that a reboot was required, now as the computer boots up and cryptsetup appears, my passphrase is not ...

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