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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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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I'm unable to change keyboard layout in Debian Xfce? How do I do it?

The language selected during the the installation was English, I also selected London as my time zone. I do not want to change this. All I need to do is to have a possibility of changing the layout of ...
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How are my keyboard keys maped for i3wm?

How does i3wm map and name my keyboard keys Background: I'm trying to build my own Desktop environment using i3 Window Manager. My i3wm config file has the following keybindings for volume control: # ...
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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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How can I use quotes and cedilla without having to press the right alt key in the international American keyboard layout?

I am using Gentoo and dwm. My keyboard is configured with the command setxkbmap us -variant alt-intl but whenever I need to use double or single quotes or cedilla, I need to press the alt key. How ...
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Remap Left Alt to act as AltGr and to act as regular Alt when pressing Fn+Left Alt

setxkbmap, xmodmap and xcape are driving me insane! I'm using a macbook pro with us layout and mac variant. In macOS when you press and hold left or right alt keys they turn into a modifier so you can ...
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setxkbmap doesn't stay and resets everytime after using Fcitx

I just got this problem after manually updating my Laptop to Linux Mint 20. Before this I used Ibus together with Eurkey without any problem. After the update I realized they both didn't work anymore. ...
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Using the Numlock key as an equals key with XKB

The Numlock key sees little action in today's day and age, yet it's location in the (standard) keyboard layout is quite prominent. Since I use a lot of spreadsheets, using the keypad for data entry is ...
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Why does GTK change the c-cedil? Is it GTK?

I have a very old silly problem when working with browsers in KDE in Fedora, and I was never able to fix it, no mater how hard I googled for the solution. I use two keyboard Layouts, one is us ...
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Editing a xkb layout

I use Czech kb layout and by default the number row types accented characters (ě,š,č,...) and the numbers when you hold the shift key. I want to invert this behavior. I already tried to make a layout ...
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Why do most X keyboard layouts only use the right alt as a modifier key?

I've been typing in a language that requires use of the modifier key a lot lately, and I noticed it was starting to hurt my right hand from the weird contortions required to simultaneously press the ...
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Restore Default Super Key Behavior (xkbmap)

setxkbmap has always been a healthy bit of black magic as far as I'm concerned. I recently installed Dyalog APL. When I run the command dyalog, it globally changes my keyboard configuration to APL ...
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Changing keyboard layout variant

I use a czech kb layout, and I wanted to make the number row actually type numbers, instead of accented characters, so I added this to my default layout (/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/cz): xkb_symbols &...
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How to add keyboard layout in dwm

I want to add additional language input to my linux. I am using MX Linux and DWM desktop environment. How can I do this?
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Why changing the “/usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us” file causes setxkbmap to stop working?

On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, in a XPS 13, I've changed the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file to remap the first group as follows: default partial alphanumeric_keys modifier_keys xkb_symbols "basic"...
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Keyboard layout is totally off with one of my keyboards

I have an Obins - Anne Pro mechanical keyboard I used in the last 2 years on a Windows 7 PC. Since Windows 7 is no longer supported I decided to replace it with an Unix OS. I use a different computer ...
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Are the keycodes of modifier characters independent of keyboard layout and keyboard model?

For example, is the keycode of left control always 37? Where can I find a list of such keycodes?
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remapping media keys on an old windows keyboard

I have an old Compaq model sdm4540ul which has this set of keys on the top: when I run: >evtest No device specified, trying to scan all of /dev/input/event* Not running as root, no devices may be ...
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shift altgr combination for console keymap

I am using Artix Linux with OpenRC. I want to define a custom console keymap to generally use the US-design, but add some extra functionality for German umlauts. The following does work: /usr/share/...
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Can't switch keyboard layout in xfce

I have added a new keyboard layout in keyboard settings. I have added the language applet to my toolbar as well. Pressing Win+Space does not change anything. I also added the corresponding language ...
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How to remap key in keyboard on different layouts

I am using MX Linux with XFCE Desktop. For some reason, button right from the . key doesn't seem to work properly. It types / on English layout, but it doesn't type . and , on Russian layout (without ...
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How do I make the AltGr+Shift switch languages in Manjaro Linux?

For 16 years I've been using the AltGr+Shift to switch between languages in Windows. But in Linux it uses the left one. Is there a way to make language switching by the right one? I'm using Manjaro ...
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Running games with steam proton doesn't respect your current keyboard layout

I use an uncommon keyboard layout (Dvorak, intl. with dead keys), and I'm trying to run a game (Prey) using steam's proton compatibility tool. Before running the game I switch my layout to QWERTY. The ...
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Gnome Tweak Tool settings not effective on RDP sessions (xfreerdp)

My local machine is a Dell XPS running Ubuntu 18.04. I remap ctrl and caps via the Gnome Tweak Tool (Keyboard & Mouse -> Additional Layout Options -> Ctrl Position -> Swap Ctrl and Caps ...
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How to setup in xkb caps lock to vim keys and to regular Caps at the same time?

I'm currently using the Caps key as ISO_Level3_shift and I'm mapping the h,j,k,l,$ and 0 to vim keys. It works and everything is fine. However, I use SQL and I want to write all the code for SQL in ...
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Add keyboard shortcut for switching keyboard layouts xfce4

So suppose I have two layouts. English and something else. How do I make Shift + Alt (as it is in Windows) switch between those layouts. Searched the internet for a solution but couldn't find it. ...

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