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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pipeline(“|”)-key alternative

I don't have a |-key. is there an alternative to it? say, can I execute an equivalent to dmesg | less if I can't type |? System # uname -a Linux devuan-droid4 5.4.0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Jan 12 19:...
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Kali Linux 2020.1, how to add keyboard layout menu in XFCE?

When I was changing keyboard layouts in Ubuntu, a visual menu was appearing and I could see the keyboard layouts like this: But there is not any visual menu of keyboard layouts on Kali 2020.1. ...
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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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How can I make my preferred keyboard mapping consistent throughout my Linux installation? (CentOS 8)

When I installed CentOS 8, I had the option to select a keyboard layout for use with the installation process and when using the operating system after installation. My choice was Norwegian Macintosh, ...
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How to toggle keyboard layout in Sway from the shell?

How can I toggle between xkb keyboard layouts in Sway from the command line? My layouts are configured like this: input type:keyboard { xkb_layout pl,es xkb_options grp:win_space_toggle,...
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xkb combine modifiers and unmap modifier if actual key is held?

I keep reading through this document on SetMods and LatchMods, but in reality neither really do what I want. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/X_keyboard_extension I am trying to remap LWIN to ...
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prevent xkb layout from changing

I have a customized layout, but it keeps (what seems to be randomly) changing to default, I am not sure what I need to do more: // cat .profile setxkbmap -layout fr2 denis:~ $ uname -r 4.15.0-62-...
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Configuring kbdmap on FreeBSD for Meta+Left/Right key combinations

I have a FreeBSD 12.1 installation, and the problem is that on a syscons or vt virtual terminal (rather than, say, an XTerm emulated terminal), both the keys ← Left and ⎇ Alt+&...
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Difference in NumPad processing in Linux vs Windows

On my Windows 8.1 machine if NumLock is ON and I press Shift+KP_1 Then KP_1 acts as KP_End as it logically should. But in Linux(Manjaro/Fedora/Ubuntu/MX Linux) if NumLock is ON and I press Shift+...
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Set chinese in xkb

I tried the command setxkbmap cn but nothing happened. I'd like to write characters in pinyin, so that it would automatically write chinese characters and then have the possibility to turn in back to ...
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Make ctrl + alt work like altgr for multiple symbols [duplicate]

I installed Linux Mint to my old win 7 computer. All's working fine, but keyboard problems persist. I'm used to using Alt+Ctrl to bring out second symbols from numbers (like {,[,],},@...), but in ...
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How to set the keyboard layout for OpenIndiana Hipster?

Sadly OpenIndiana Hipster no longer ask for keyboard-layout during installation, so I'm stuck with American layout on a Norwegian keyboard. I was therefor wondering what the correct way (some file, ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl while using xcape

I would like to swap Caps Lock and Ctrl, and then use xcape to have my new Ctrl key be the escape sequence. In other words, when tapping escape on my keyboard is results in escape, when tapping the ...
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How to map LSGT to left control with xkb?

I'm trying to map LSGT (the key on European keyboards) to "left control" using xkb with no success (under X and ubuntu 18). I tried the following: replacing the LSGT line with key <LSGT> ...
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Setting up xorg with esperanto circumflexes

I am trying to set up my keyboard to be a normal dvorak keyboard with the circumflexes from Esperanto added onto the keys where it makes sense to have them. This means ŝ as a modifier on the s key, ĉ ...
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Where/how is my keyboard configuration really defined?

Short version What determines which symbol is printed on <alt>-<KEY> on Debian 10 (buster) with openbox (i.e. no KDE, GNOME, etc)? Long version When I type the sequence <q> <...
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How to install the keyboard layout carpalx QGMLWB

Carpalx QGMLWB is a keyboard layout. My operating system is Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS 64-bit; my desktop environment is GNOME 3.28.2. The list of installed keyboard layouts is at Settings > Language and ...
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How to use “3rd level of Caps Lock” as a compose key on Linux Mint 19.3 (based on Ubuntu 18.04)?

I'm trying to set up a convenient compose key to use for practicing Greek in duolingo. But, I don't want it to mess up my normal use of my laptop. I'm a developer by trade and use pretty much all of ...
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xmodmap: set Alt keys to simultaneously behave as normal Alt and as level chooser

I'd like to know if it's possible to set both Alt keys to behave simultaneously as Alt and as the third-level chooser (AltGr). I've mapped several special characters I often use under some combination ...
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How to add additional keyboard layouts in Manjaro XFCE?

Is there a straight way to use multiple keyboard layouts in Manjaro XFCE? I've seen answers for KDE. Also I've seen tricks with setxkbmap. Is there a normal straight way to switch layouts with a key ...
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keyboard layout is disabled in kde

I have kde Neon ~ ? screenfetch `..---+/---..` saeb@saeb-fujitsu `---.`` `` `.---.` OS: KDE neon 5.17 .--.` `` `-:-. ...
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Keyboard autocorrect function to catch common typos?

I find myself making the same errors repeatedly on my Dvorak Keyboard. For example instead of typing: I'm It comes out as I"m because my finger lingers on the shift key. This is similar to typing ...
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Allow multiple keyboard layouts on linux mint login screen

I found many posts that show how to change the default keyboard layout on Linux Mint login screen. However I need to be able to switch the layout before logging in. Specifically, I need to have both ...
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Enable dead key diacritic indicator

I recently tried Debian Buster with KDE Plasma 5 and I noticed a cool feature which I'd like to have on my current distribution. I use a US international keyboard with dead keys layout and, with ...
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Remap keys on Kinesis Freestyle Mac

The keyboard is Kinesis KB700PB which I am trying to use in Ubuntu. Here is its layout When I press the "left-arrow web" button, I get this using xev KeyRelease event, serial 37, synthetic NO, ...
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XKB Error: Couldn't lookup keysym Symbol interpretation ignored

I have someone's XKB file binding Caps + uhjk to arrows (here is the file https://gist.github.com/AlexP11223/945e24fdc07ae8b093ef939b46d30b64 with diff from the original). Now I am trying to bind Caps ...
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How to switch keyboard language in vtty?

How to switch keyboard language in vtty? No X involved, I just booted as root bypassing everything, and need to deal with files in language other than English. I think it's Linux Mint but not sure, ...
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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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xkb: How to map keypad arrows to <Ctrl>+<Alt>+[keyboard arrow]?

I have reviewed all the answers to every remapping question on ask.ubuntu.com and Stack Exchange sites, and I still can't grok how to get this done. I would like, when the 4/left arrow key is pressed ...
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Change layout to Dvorak and replace caps with control

I want to use Dvorak layout and have caps replaced with control with a way to toggle between the two layouts. With a us layout I can replace caps with control by putting the following in a file ...
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Use the XKB option lv3:caps_switch to remap CAPS to AltGr

I want to make this upgrade-save: Configure Caps Lock as AltGr and Arrows like in vim I already have a separate partial for my changes, but I still have to add an include in my symbols file. I ...
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how to toggle group layout (layer) with grp:toggle option of setxkbmap

I am only able to change keyboard layout using the switch option (while pressed) and not the toggle option. I tried several keyboard layouts, custom ones or default ones. I tried on Manjaro with Gnome ...
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Finding APL symbols on the keyboard

I use GNU APL on Debian 10. My Apple keyboard is configured to input APL characters using the right Alt key and the latter is remapped to the right Command key: setxkbmap se,apl -variant ,dyalog -...
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How to change my current keyboard layout

I use Manjaro with Deepin on an old MacBook with a German keyboard. I have set as a "German (Macintosh, no dead keys)" which is kind of usable, even if it does not allow me to access the alt keys ...
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Keyboard mapping

Tried a few different answers from here and other websites, but I can't seem to get my laptop keyboard mapping correctly on Debian at all. My keyboard is a slightly abnormal layout. It's qwerty, and ...
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Set Colemak keyboard layout as default in Mint

I am currently using Mint 19.2 & I would like to set Colemak layout as default layout for the keyboard. I actually want this for my Ubuntu (18.04) system as well. This is especially needed on the ...
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Rebind key within only one application [duplicate]

I am moving from Windows to Fedora, previously I have used Autohotkey and a script found here: https://github.com/Karrandalf/D2SpaceModifier to rebind space to also send Super, then isolate the ...
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A Compose Key as a Part of a Layout Switch Combination

Why I can't switch my layout with these settings: setxkbmap -layout us,ru -option grp:alt_caps_toggle,compose:caps Is it possible at all to have a compose key assigned on CapsLock and a layout ...
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Control_L + Shift_L + t not working

I'm running gentoo & xfec4 (4.12-r1). Control_L + Shift_L + t does not work Control_R + Shift_R + t works Control_L + Shift_R + t works Control_R + Shift_L + t works Looking at xev lctl and ...
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Changing keyboard depending on input

I have a Latam keyboard installed on my laptop and I also have a US English external keyboard. I would like to maintain both layouts without changing the layout for the entire system. Depending on ...
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Use setxkbmap to swap r_alt and prtsc

I am on a lenovo thinkpad running manjaro and I want to swap the right alt key and the prtsc key using setxkbmap. Lenovo puts the prtsc where right alt should be and is driving me nuts. I followed ...
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Circonflex and backtick cannot be typed in most applications

OpenSuse does not ship with my preferred keyboard layout (NEO2). It is a German keyboard layout but not the standard German keyboard layout. After downloading and executing the install script, I was ...
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How do I remap the right alt key to the <print> key

I'm using xah-fly-keys in emacs. And I would like to make use of the conveniently placed right alt key to behave as a toggle between command mode and insert mode through binding it to an unused key ...
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FreeBSD won't load my keymap

I successfully installed FreeBSD 12 in a VM. While installing, the installer asked me what keyboard layout I want, so I selected "Czech (QWERTZ, accent keys)". After I was done, I rebooted the system ...
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Fedora 30 on Macbook Pro - cannot remap caps lock

I'm running Fedora 30 (gnome desktop) on a 2015 Macbook Pro, and am trying to remap caps lock to ctrl when held down and escape when pressed. To do this, I ran: setxkbmap -option 'ctrl:nocaps' &&...
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How to choose a keyboard layout without rotating all options

I am new to Linux and start with the Mint. I use three keyboard layouts (Eng, Rus, Fr), but only two of them are of everyday use. In Windows, I was using the CapsLock to switch between the main two ...
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Cannot switch keyboard layouts in KDE anymore

I cannot switch KDE layouts anymore. Despite having two layouts correctly configured in System Settings, I hope, please see the screenshot below, and layout indicator in tray clearly showing CZ flag, ...
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Neutralizing a combination of two keys on the keyboard in X11

I'm trying to disable the key combinations of Up + Down and Left + Right. I tried to use the xmodmap utility, but it does not seem to support key combinations other than the ones using metakeys. I ...
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keyboard configuration for third level gets lost repeatedly

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo X250 for several years now and in the beginning I set up third level characters but forgot how. Since this week, the third level characters stop working all of ...
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Using xmodmap to remap Caps_Lock to Control and Tab to Alt breaks C-M-KEY combos

Here's the goal: swap CapsLock and CtrlL and also swap Tab and AltL. (This would allow me to have both useful modifiers easily accessible). I have tried a few different ways to do this with xmodmap ...

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