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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Logitech K120 Spanish keyboard composite key

I'm using MX Linux 23.2, my keyboard is Logitech K120 Spanish, during installation, I chose 104key-pc keyboard, but when trying to configure composite key to create accent char (such as á, à, ã, ç, ...
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KDE - Map left and right `Alt` keys independently

When creating shortcuts, the left and right Alt keys map to identical references. Is there a way to create a shortcut for both individually so that RAlt+Key1 and LAlt+Key1 can point to different ...
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Replace "Z" symbols to "ᛞ" anywhere in display

I don't want to see this symbol in my life. I want to see this symbol "ᛞ" image instead. This is the last symbol of one oldest runic alphabets (unicode). But however, I need programs like ...
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How to fix Uni Gitanjali keyboard layout for bangla?

I use MX21.3 + KDE plasma(v5.20.5). For my native language bangla, I prefer uni gitanjali layout. After I enable it from the “system settings”, I run into a problem. It doesn’t have a আ key. Instead, ...
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`setxkbmap kr` not doing anything?

I'm trying to add a configuration to my multilingual setup on my ArchLinux desktop, but Korean doesn't seem to do anything, despite it being listed under setxkbmap. How do I set it up similarly to ...
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Shortcut that set at "switching to another layout" blocks other shortcuts

I use ALT+SHIFT as keyboard layout. This combination set at "switching to another layout" parameter of the Keyboard config. But if I want to use some combination that contains the 'switching ...
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Cannot write "ê" or "ë" in my keyboard with the ^-key on terminal applications, but I can on non-terminal applications

I use Manjaro, with i3 but the problem is also present with plasma. For this message, I will call the ^-key, the key to the right of the p on a French AZERTY keyboard, which has a ^ and ¨ and can be ...
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How many levels can XKB accomodate?

I am intending to add an additional level to the unconventional 8-level German Neo2 layout for redirecting keys to QWERTY when the control modifer is pressed. Whilst I don't expect 9 levels to not ...
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Can't type the ^ character in the terminal but can use it in GUI applications

I use Manjaro, with i3, but the problem is also present with Plasma. For this message, I will call the ^ (caret) key, the key on the right on the p, where a "^" and "¨" is printed ...
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Using different layout for each keyboard

I've seen similar questions here, but I don't think I'm duplicating any of them. I've been making progress on this matter for years, but there's still some way to go. The latest stage is that I use ...
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LXQt - iBus / X server won't respond to Alt+Shift for switching keyboard layout

I'm using LXQt on Lubuntu 22.04, and am having trouble switching keyboard layouts (between Hebrew and English). I can switch them by mouse, using the iBus panel applet, but - neither RAlt+Shift nor ...
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Setting keyboard layout on Fedora 38/39

since Fedora 38 installation I have a problem with keyboard layout setting. Probably during the installation of F38 I've chosen en_US and cs_CZ locales and keyboard layouts. And now I cannot find ...
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strange issue with my keyboard. Some of these keys will not work, and only on cinnamon. Plus help with remapping of a key

So i tested this on windows as well as with pop!_os (my distro) DE and another DE, and only on cinnamon i'm observing this. I'm on a german notebook and set up brazilian keyboard layout which, again, ...
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ubuntu, several switches for keyboard layout

I have: I am new to Ubuntu (or Wayland?) and have an issue with two different ways to switch keyboard layout. Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS Gnome 42.9 Windowing system Wayland And I currently have two ...
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How can I permanently set keyboard layout via localectl?

I am using the niche keyboard layout EurKEY on my system (EndeavourOS, i3wm). Setting it works using the command setxkbmap eu. However, this ia valid for the current session only. According to Arch ...
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Ubuntu 22.04, Wayland will not indicate keyboard language input switch when using Alt+Shift

When I switch keyboard layouts in Ubuntu 22.04 via Alt+Shift, the indicator on the top menu does not change. This only happens on Wayland, on X it works fine. I think I saw a bug report somewhere, but ...
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Remapping KP_UP to Up

I am encountering weird issue with Android Studio, and it seems the fix will still take some time. When I press arrow keys at numeric keypad at the editor window, the cursor won't move. But it does ...
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Gnome seems to be overwriting my keymap configuration on archlinux

I have finished several Arch Linux installations and I am in the process of creating my own custom installation script. It is almost finished but I have an issue with gnome overwriting (It's an ...
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Is it possible to have several actions for a single keycode in XKB keymap?

In XKB (X keyboard extension), it seems to me only one Action max is possible for any keysym: There is zero or one key action associated with each keysym bound to each key. https://www.x.org/releases/...
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How to lock modifiers other than Shift

I have a custom keyboard layout which heavily uses modifiers for navigation and commands. It works great when I have both of my hands on the keyboard, but now I'm trying to configure my keypad to be a ...
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descriptive keyboard layout in pop-os top bar

In pop!os, the top bar shows the keyboard layout (if >1 layouts are used). However, the en1 and en2 labels are not very descriptive: Is there a way to have e.g. "dv" and "us" ...
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Keyboard layout not working on Alpine Linux 3.17

I am running several Alpine Linux installations, some VPS via SSH, some on real hardware. One of the machines (via SSH) can only input ASCII characters - e.g., pressing Option + o on my Mac keyboard ...
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Keyboard layout skipped during installation and changes don't persist in Linux Mint

I installed a fresh Linux Mint 21.2 64bit. During the installation, the menu to choose the keyboard layout was skipped, so I couldn't choose one. Now after the installation, when I try to login, the ...
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External keyboard configuration on ChromeOS?

I have connected an external keyboard to my Acer Chromebook via USB but a few keys seem odd. Windows key was expected to open the search, but it acts like Alt.
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Caps Lock / Double Caps Lock to switch a keyboard layout

I'm seeking a new way to toggle between keyboard layouts on my Ubuntu system. Specifically, I'd like to achieve the following: A single press of the Caps Lock key should switch to the English layout. ...
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Change keyboard options in Plasma Wayland

Currently, I'm using altwin:swap_lalt_lwin,ctrl:swapcaps options on my keyboard layout. Sometimes I would like to disable them using a shortcut, but I don't know how. So far, I know that file ~/....
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command not found, while it exist in appropriate place

i had fresh installed debian 12 and almost all commands are not found. root@debian:/# dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration bash: dpkg-reconfigure: command not found i find it here root@debian:/...
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Make Compose key work while pressed

I'd like my Compose key to start composing the sequence without having to release it first. This used to work but now it doesn't, and now I'm not sure if I changed something or the input methods have ...
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Custom Umlaut mappings for Gnome/Wayland (xmodmap alternative)

Under X11 I used the following .Xmodmap to easily type Umlauts on a US keyboard layout: keycode 108 = Mode_switch Alt_R keycode 39 = s S ssharp keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis keycode 30 = u U ...
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linux mint not chanign keyboard layout from persian to english

i came to mint after using ubuntu for about a year. i have added persian(with persian keypad) layout to my keyboard. when i try to change from english to persian with LSuper + Space it works but not ...
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Combine Alt and AltGr keys

On macOS, there is no distinction made between Alt and AltGr, both keys are labelled "option" and used for both hotkeys and inserting special characters like @€£‰¶÷[]≠. That is, I can use ...
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What does Ctrl+/ do in bash?

when I press CTRL+/, it seems to have the same outcome as the shortcut CTRL+U, which deletes before the cursor until the start of the command. Does anyone know of CTRL+/ in Linux?
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Xkb names of brightness, volume control and standby functions

I've written a custom keyboard layout in xkb and I would like to incorporate volume and brightness control as well as the standby and maybe shutoff function into it so I don't have to reach for the ...
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escape not working, xev detects weird event

I've encountered a strange issue in my EndeavourOS-i3wm system. The escape key is not functioning at all. I haven't reconfigured any keyboard settings or messed with xkbmap. This problem occurred when ...
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How can I keep the keyboard layout between reboots?

I have a stripped down Debian Bullseye server (commandline only). I plugged in my localized keyboard and obviously it handled incorrectly. No worries, I did: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-...
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How to set keyboard layout and keep configuration?

I changed from gnome to i3wm and now everytime I log in to my computer the keyboard layout is set to english (my keyboard is spanish). I was able to change it with this command but just for the ...
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Prevent application from receiving keyboard event when changing layouts

I have XKB configured with: setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout is,ru-is -option caps:escape grp:rctrl_switch grp:shift_caps_toggle compose:sclk shift:both_capslock It turns caps into esc and let's me ...
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problem when changing the keyboard layout in tiny core linux

I have installed tiny core linux, and I need a different keyboard layout; I searched on the internet, and I've read this line, sudo loadkmap < /usr/share/kmap/qwerty/fi-latin9.kmap but it doesn't ...
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Why does my custom xkb layout not recognize the level switches?

I'm using a custom layout that is basically a heavily modified variant of the German PUQ layout that I initially just wrote over the AdNW layout, and to keep it from being overwritten by updates I now ...
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Where might one look to find a wonky keymapping?

I've got kind of a weird problem. I was trying to take a screenshot today, using PrintScr as usual, but it wasn't working. I went hunting for why and found that PrintScr is issuing the keys Option-...
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How to use custom keyboard layout in Windows and Ubuntu (WSL)?

I created a custom keyboard layout with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC) for my Windows 10 machine. The custom keyboard layout is based on the Swiss German Layout and the numbers are swapped ...
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keyboard layout switching with ibus

I've had to leave xim behind because of various graphical issues. And I'm trying to set up ibus but having trouble getting it to cycle through keyboards. Other info: Debian Testing Awesome WM This ...
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Keymap location /usr/share/kbd/keymaps or /usr/share/keymaps?

Did something change or are some distros just different? I see reference to both /usr/share/kbd/keymaps as well as /usr/share/keymaps Thanks.
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How to set xkb variant in sway for one of multiple layouts

I want to set the German layout with nodeadkeys as default, and the other layouts with default variant. It works when I set just the German layout and its variant, but not with multiple layouts: input ...
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How to change GRUB2's keyboard layout on a laptop?

This question has often been asked, and all the answers I could find involve setting GRUB_TERMINAL_INPUT=at_keyboard in /etc/default/grub (see for example https://askubuntu.com/questions/751259/how-to-...
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Inconsistent keyboard layout on Ubuntu

I am on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. I have two keyboard layouts enabled in the keyboard options, English (US) and English (Dvorak). I have the option set to use the same source for all windows. When I switch ...
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My bangla keyboard layout does not match the physical keyboard

Steps: Settings > Region & Language > Add Bangla to Input Sources selected bn. Here, is the gkbd-keyboard-display -l bn output. In LibreOffice Writer, when I work with bangla fonts ...
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Remap Keys to output Unicode characters

My goal is to typeset mathematics/physics more efficiently and more readable by remapping my keys to use the proper Unicode symbols. Therefore, I want to remap my keys, such that pressing Alt Gr + ...
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How to (permently) set keyboard mappings using setxkbmap? It gives an error

I am diving into custom keyboard mappings. Basically, I just want to switch the Alt_L with Ctrl_L and Alt_R with Ctrl_R (kind of like Command on MacBooks). In the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ctrl ...
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Is there an API to query setxkbmap's current layout?

A bit related to this previous question of mine, I wonder if there's a way to query what is the current layout. Say I have run setxkbmap -layout it,ru -variant ,phonetic -option 'grp:caps_toggle' and ...
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