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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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Switch AltGr and Ctrl with XKB

Ive tried various xkb_options to swap the right AltGr key with the left Ctrl key, bot none of them worked. On my X11 setup, I've used a .Xmodmap file to redefine these keys like so: ! CTRL on ALTGR, ...
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Help with xmodmap example from archwiki

This article: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/xmodmap#Reassigning_modifiers_to_keys_on_your_keyboard Has an example: clear lock clear control add control = Caps_Lock Control_L Control_R keycode 66 = ...
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Custom keyboard config stopped working for spacebar only after upgrading Fedora 34 → 36

Context I have a custom keyboard config. It worked like a charm on Fedora 34. I have just upgraded to Fedora 36 and reinstalled the keyboard layout. Issue The custom layout is picked up, except for ...
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Sway input, how to get the 'us intl' layout (US keyboard international variant)

I am trying to get this layout working Should I put something in /etc/sway/inputs/default-keyboard ? I tried to get the information with man 5 sway-input and swaymsg -t get_inputs but it did not help. ...
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Keyboard mapping stops working -- how to debug?

I am alternating between two layouts, English and Hungarian (the latter has some accented characters). The problem is that sometimes the Hungarian layout stops working, i.e. when I switch to it, the ...
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Set Ibus keyboard shortcut for "Hangul toggle key" via config file

I am using a fully-updated installation of Gnome Manjaro Linux. I have added Korean (Hangul) as an input source in Settings > Keyboard. My goal is to use the keyboard shortcut Super+Space to toggle ...
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How to setup Void Linux Gnome Keyboard configuration in Xorg?

When I was using Arch Linux I was able so set my configurations as described in the link https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Xorg/Keyboard_configuration under sub-section "Using X configuration ...
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How can I restart the cinnamon panel keyboard layout selector?

Somehow, the language indicator / keyboard layout switcher on my cinnamon panel has disappeared. This happens to me once in a while, and I'm used to having to logout and start a new session. But - can ...
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why right and left shift keys not working in kali linux

Previously I used windows 7, at one time the right and left shift keys were a bit strange, they did their job as functions, but when pressed right SHIFT the cursor would move to the very end of the ...
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How to assign dot symbol for the numpad del key in the KDE (X11) permanently?

I use the KDE Plasma with X11 on my laptop. And I set up two keyboard layouts in the KDE settings: US English and Russian. I'd like to assign the dot symbol for the numpad Del key. I found the ...
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problem with xmodmap NoSymbol

so my keyboard got water-damaged and subtract key(the one in the num pad area) is randomly repeating itself so I wanted to disable the key with xmodmap -e 'keycode 82 = NoSymbol' and when i run ...
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How to remap a key combination to a key combination in X?

How do I remap a key combination Ctrl+54 (keycode for C) to Ctrl+C? I want this because I am switching between keyboard layouts often, but many programs accept keyboard shortcuts only in latin layouts....
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Swap F9-F12 with their Fn+media key counterparts with XKB

The F9 through F12 keys on my Asus keyboard are also media control keys when the Fn button is held down. But I would use the Play/Stop/Prev/Next media keys constantly if I didn't need to hold the Fn ...
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Associate Alt(Meta)-Key with Ctrl-Key, and Caps-Lock for Hyper-Key

I want to swap the Alt(Meta)-Key with the Ctrl-Key, and use Caps-Lock for Hyper-Key. This is what I have xmodmap -pke | grep "Control\|Alt\|Meta\|Hyper\|Super" keycode 37 = Hyper_L NoSymbol ...
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How can I get a Hindi transliteration keyboard in Fedora Linux? (like there's Google Indic for Android)

I am new to using Fedora Linux. While setting it up through my Virtual box Machine on Win10 it asked for input keyboards. I usually work in English (in/en) keyboards, but sometimes I had to do some ...
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How to swap / remap the Escape key with backtick (`) and Caps-lock with Escape Key

So I just bought a 60% keyboard, and I didn't realize that the backtick doesn't have it's own dedicated key. This is problematic as I write a lot of Markdown and JavaScript. It seems like swapping the ...
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Reset keyboard remap permanently

I had the brilliant idea to switch the FN key and CTRL key on my lenovo laptop keyboard which I now after 3-4 months realize was the biggest mistake I've ever made in any linux distro. This didn't ...
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How to remap the AltGr key on wayland?

I'm trying to have the "regular Alt" instead of the AltGr key, this is because it would be more easily to me work with emacs with that setting. I tried to change the keysym with xmodmap but ...
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How to make Dead Keys(Compose) Work with Window Managers?

My Window Manager/Desktop Environment has some applications where the dead keys (e.g.`, ~, ö) are not working by default, when I press then, they sometimes doesn't show at all on key press, sometimes ...
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Remap CTRL + 7 to the character {

How do I remap the character { to CTRL + 7. The reason is that AltGr + 7 is awkward to press for me and would be easier by using CTRL + 7. Also I want to set it up the same way of getting { on both a ...
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Tilde and angle bracket keys are swapped

I have looked for solutions to this problem quite a bit now, and I haven't found any good answers to it. This is the layout I am using When pressing the tilde key (the one to the left of 1), it ...
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Control modified keys show up as wrong keys

I'm using WSL 1.0 Ubuntu inside Windows Terminal v1.11.2921.0 from a Windows machine, to SSH into a NixOS box (Linux) On Windows, I am using the Programmer Dvorak keyboard layout. I also remapped Caps ...
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US Keyboard Layout backslash and return switched after firmware upgrade

Since I upgraded the firmware of my lenovo t480, my backslash is now switched with my return key, that means mostly when i want to hit return i write \ and when i want to write \ i hit return.. ...
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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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Trying to set keyboard layout to us intl on wayland

I have been trying to set the keyboard layout model US and option intl on manjaro sway (wayland) The following commands dit not work localectl set-x11-keymap us intl setxkbmap -layout us -variant ...
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How do I use MacOS keyboard layout on Ubuntu 20.04?

In addition to using Ubuntu 20.04, I have recently started doing some of my work on MacOS. The problem, however, is that my typing speed on both is not so good. On the one hand, the MacOS keyboard ...
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in terminal utilizing vi command , somehow changed the keyboard so that upon pressing a character on the keyboard does not output the proper value [duplicate]

while in terminal . utilizing and learning basic Linux commands and was covering the usage of the vi command when it became apparent that something was different than the screen that i was taking ...
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Change of Keyboard Layout has no effect in VM

I am running a Kali-VM with virtualbox on my MacBook. Because my Laptop is rather old I decided to deactivate the GUI with help of this guide. I have a German keyboard, so I tried to change the layout ...
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Custom AltGr + Shift only work on some keyboards

internet I'm trying to map the numbers to the shift+algr + home row keys. I've made the following changes to a custom file in xkb/symbols. key <AC01> { [ a, A, ...
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XFCE swap Alt and Super (windows) key

I have tried many things to try to swap the alt and windows key on my Thinkpad X220 running LinuxMint 20.3 with xfce/xfwm4. I've tried setxkbmap -option altwin:swap_alt_win, adding the following to ~/....
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Remapped Menu to Super but it only works to certain extent

I was looking for a way to remap the Super key to Menu because I like having the right Super key but now that I'm looking for a new keyboard, I see only a few of them have the right Super key. So that'...
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`setxkbmap` option stops working after plugging an external monitor

I've been having this rather annoying problem that I would like to at least understand. I have a laptop (Dell XPS 15 from 2017) with a spanish keyboard layout. I then have a usb c hub that connects it ...
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Keyboard layout not launching at startup after update to Debian 11!

After update to Debian 11 the keyboard layout is not launching at startup. I use the cinnamon desktop environment. I found out that I always have to go to Settings/Keyboard/Layouts and shift the ...
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Non-breaking space and win-space toggle conflict, Mint

I am adjusting my keyboard layout in Linux Mint and I use nobr space quite often, so I need it on my shift+SPCE. And I also like both Ctrl+Shift and Win+Space options for layout changing. ...
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MacOS keyboard layout not working on linux trough barrier(synergy)

my issue is rather complicated, so I do not expect to find a solution, but maybe someone has had the same issue before me. My workspace is composed of 2 computers, a mac and a PC running Linux Manjaro....
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Mint/Cinnamon: cannot add keyboard layout anymore

I'm using Cinnamon 5.0.7 and try to install an additional keyboard layout (I have some defined already), which worked fine some time ago. Now adding is disabled -- the + button is greyed-out. After ...
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Use the multimedia keys on external usb keyboard to change brightness of laptop screen

I have Linux Mint 20.2 on an HP Elitebook laptop, and everything works fine. In particular, I am able to use the onboard keyboard keys to change the brightness of the screen. Now I will use an ...
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How can I have the right ctrl key behave as the left ctrl key?

I would like to have the left and right ctrl keys to behave the same. I already have the left key working as it should, in all the shortcuts, etc., but the right one seems to be completely ineffective....
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Custom keyboard mappings

I have a PC with Linux Mint 19.2 installation that I set up a while ago. For that system, among other similar modifications, I figured out a way to remap one specific key combination: Meta + ~ ...
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Setting an X11 keymap on Arch Linux

I am running Arch Linux and I would like two input languages on my system. English, UK Kurmancî (Northern Kurdish) In my .xinitrc I have the following: # keyboard layout setxkbmap -layout gb & ...
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In Fedora + KDE Plasma Firefox sometimes ignores change of keyboard layout

I'm using Fedora 35. It was the main version (Gnome), but then I installed KDE pleasma using sudo dnf install @kde-desktop. I have two keyboards English and Persian. Sometimes Firefox ignores the ...
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How to set keybindings systemwide?

I am using bspwm in Arch Linux, without any Desktop Environment. I have swapped the escape and Capslock key for VIM, but the thing is, the keys only work in bspwm, i.e, if I change the tty then, the ...
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Keyboard layout gets stuck when using Super + Space shortcut to change the layout to Persian

I have two keyboard layouts on my machine. English (US) and Persian. When I use the keyboard shortcut Super + Space to change from English to Persian, it works just fine, but when I use it to change ...
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How to map the keyboard to type Lower than or Greater than symbol on thinkpad T430 keyboard?

I have a thinkpad T430 with an azerty keyboard running endeavourOS: Unfortunately, I can't type the "lower than" and "greater than" symbols. I was hoping that it should be ...
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Flip meaning of 'fn' function key - e.g. F5 by default, Mute-Sound media key only when 'fn' is pressed

I don't know if it's the keyboard model or a change in the system. After moving from HP Zbook G3 with Debian 10 to Zbook G8 with Debian 11, the way the function keys on the laptop are used has been ...
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Set r_ctrl to super using setxkbmap

Need to make my right ctrl act as a windows/super key. This needs to be a one-way change, I do not want to also swap my left windows key to control, I want to have two super keys, one on each side. I'...
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Partially unrecognized shortcuts in sxhkd

I'm on VirtualBox running Arch and Bspwm. My keyboard layout is AZERTY. The following line of the sxhkdrc file doesn't works as expected. Everything is at default. super + {_,shift + }{1-9,10} bspc {...
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Trying to add the Latin American Spanish keyboard layout on IBus for Debian Bulleye in MATE, but I only get Spaniard Spanish

I am running Debian 11 Bullseye for AMD64 on an HP Pavillion Touch 14-N009LA laptop, using IBus and MATE as desktop environment, having upgraded recently from Buster. Prior to upgrading point release, ...
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Swap Control and CapsLock with use of loadkeys in text console

I wish to swap Control with Caps Lock but in text console (not terminal emulator on X11/Wayland). I gone through manual pages of loadkeys and keymaps. After few tries I did it but do not fully ...
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New keyboard layout variant not detected after reboot

I have added a new section to the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/il file. I then added a reference of the section in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst and refreshed sudo dpkg-reconfigure xkb-data. However,...
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