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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Adding a custom keyboard layout (and setting it as the default)

I'm on Arch Linux with i3, and I'm trying to create a personalized layout with IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols for use in linguistic research. I'm also using iBus for Chinese language ...
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Rebinding many keys at once

My goal is to have a very accessible way to remap many different keys. More specifically I want the number row and the home row to swap positions on my keyboard when I press shift+space. Right now I ...
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KDE: how to get rid of IBus keyboard selector

Please, how to get rid of IBus service/IBus panel when running KDE? This Gnome(?) keyboard layout manager (?) can get into conflict with the layout set natively in KDE Settings. I need to switch ...
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Change keyboard layout (Dvorak, Qwerty, etc.) in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

How does one change the keyboard layout from Qwerty to another layout such as Dvorak? I looked in: Settings > Region & Language Settings > Keyboard Help > Ubuntu Desktop Guide > Search But I ...
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Cannot change keyboard layout when using citrix receiver on fedora

I use Fedora 25 and use citrix receiver to connect to my job windows session. When I log on to windows the keyboard layout is messed up, it appears keystrokes sent are from an US keyboard and I am ...
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Using `setxkbmap` to swap esc, but not working consistently

I currently have the following line in my ~/.bashrc to swap caps lock and esc: /usr/bin/setkbmap -option "caps:swapescape". Sometimes, when I boot up my computer, it works flawlessly. Other times caps ...
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How do I disable a keyboard key in udev? (at driver level)

I would like to disable a keyboard key completely, specifically the XF86Back (keycode: 166) and XF86Forward (keycode: 167) on the Lenovo ThinkPad X220. For the time being, I disable these two by ...
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How do I install a new custom keymapping in XKB?

(This is a repost of an ignored question over at Super User) I am attempting to install a custom symbols file in my keyboard mapping in XKB, as found here. I would like to overwrite how the J key is ...
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How to add custom Keyboard Layout in IBus Preference?

Following along this example, I've made a copy of us file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/, edited the alphanumeric part to type some arabic words with my preferred arabic phonetic keyboard layout, ...
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Number of installed keyboard layouts in Linux Mint Qiana

I cannot add more than 4 keyboard layouts in Linux Mint Qiana running Cinnamon. Is that normal? Is there such limitation or I am doing something wrong?
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Freebsd 10.1: X11 keyboard is english ,how to set to italian?

I'm on freebsd 10.1,keyboard of X11 start in english layout,i have edited this file /usr/local/etc/hal/fdi/policy/x11-input.fdi <?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?> <deviceinfo ...
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Map Super+[Left|Right] to Home/End

How do I map key "Super" so, when combined with Left/Right, it produces keycode Home/End? My current setxkbmap: setxkbmap \ -model pc105 \ -layout 'us(dvorak-intl),us(alt-intl)' \ -option \ -...
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Use ISO_Level3_Shift as Escape when tapped

I use an alternative keyboard layout that uses CapsLock and # as ISO_Level3_Shift modifiers. setxkbmap de koy I also like using CapsLock as additional Escape key when it's just tapped. This can be ...
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Remap keys including a modifier

I use an alternative german keyboard layout on Ubuntu 18.04: ~$ setxkbmap de koy Now I want to swap three keys (Mod3 → f → ß → Mod3) as shown in that picture: This are the keycodes for these keys: ...
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Can I set the default keyboard layout using kernel arguments while booting Linux Mint 17 Live USB?

I have a USB flash drive that I'm using to boot machines with. It can boot with several GNU/Linux distributions, including Mint 17 [Cinnamon]. The only annoying factor is that I always have to change ...
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Caps Lock behavior under Sway / Wayland

Under X, I can make Caps Lock behave as Esc when pressed briefly, but as Ctrl when held down with: setxkbmap -option 'caps:ctrl_modifier' xcape -e 'Caps_Lock=Escape' -t 100 How can I replicate this ...
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Change keyboard layout without restarting system that applies to all virtual terminal instances

The devices I work with and develop on are made by a Danish company. Whenever we ssh into into the Debian 8 based devices, they keyboard layout is US QWERTY, but if we attach a US USB keyboard to the ...
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Change X text cursor shape depending on the window's keyboard layout?

Is it possible for an external program to detect the keyboard layout of the window under cursor, and change the text cursor shape appropriately? Changing the shape is definitely possible: see what ...
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How to set Caps Lock behavior in i3?

On KDE (and on GNOME as well), there was an option to swap Caps Lock and Escape key. I was expecting this same setting window in i3, but I didn't find one. Is there any similar setting in i3?
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Prevent keyboard layout reset when USB keyboard is plugged in

Whenever I plug in a USB keyboard, the layout of all keyboards is reset to some system default (a US layout which doesn't have modifiers and other keys the way I want them). I've observed this on many ...
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How to add a keyboard-layout applet switcher to Fluxbox toolbar?

In Manjaro Fluxbox there is no keyboard layout switch in the panel/toolbar tray. How do I add that?
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Paliate key sending wrong keycodes

After a waterspill over my laptop's keyboard the left arrow and the up arrow send grabled keycodes which correspond to several other keys. I can live without those keys since I can remap other keys ...
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Map both Caps Lock and Escape to Escape

I used dconf-editor to map caps to esc and esc to caps but I want esc to remain esc. How do I do that? Currently I put ['caps:escape'] under the xkb-options. I believe that the command I run ...
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Keep keyboard layout upon inserting external keyboard

I have a custom keyboard layout, that I enable using this commands: setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose /home/coub/.myxmodmap This works just fine, the thing is, that when I ...
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Turn multimedia keys into home/end/pageup/pagedown

I have a lenovo thinkpad where FN+arrow keys is mapped to multimedia keys. For consistency with my other laptops I would like these instead to map to home, end, page-up and page-down. I am running ...
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Change keyboard layout when using a keyboard or other

Well, I was deep reading into setxkbmap options and changing layouts posts, but I don't find what I need. The problems is the following: I have a laptop running Fedora 23 Cinnamon Spin, the laptop ...
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Multiple Keyboard Layouts and Shortcuts

I configured KDE to switch easily from a bépo (french-dvorak) to an azerty layout. I configured it with the KDE interface (systemsettings), but I guess it just call setxkbmap be and setxkbmap fr. The ...
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Key remapping for special characters (Umlauts) in Wayland

Under Xorg, I used ~/.Xmodmap in order to be able to type amongst others a German Umlaut (i.e., äüö) using the right Ctrl key and a, u, o, respectively (as well as Shift for capitals): remove Control ...
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How to display the current keyboard layout?

Is there a utility that allows to graphically display the current keyboard layout? This can be useful, for example, when writing in a foreign language and having the physical keyboard only ...
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Change the keyboard layout in LightDM

I installed LightDM on an Arch Linux system (using pacman) and it runs fine, except, that if I try to type a special character (like "@", "$", ...) in the user or password field it doesn't do anything....
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Portuguese language, US keyboard

I have a keyboard that has an american layout and I need to use it for portuguese locale. On windows and mac this usually defaults to a setting named "US International", but none of the similar ...
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Gnome 3.22: disable alt+shift keyboard layout switching

After the latest upgrade on Debian stretch, hitting alt+shift on my keyboard make it change layout, which breaks all my alt+shift+<anything> xbindkeys shortcuts. I have disabled all shortcuts ...
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Buscador OS - Changing the keyboard layout to german

I'm trying to change the keyboard layout to german (de_DE.UTF-8). It doesn't work, whatever I'm doing. This is what I already tried: sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-...
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How to configure Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) to change keyboard layout with caps lock?

My system is Manjaro Linux. But I think this does not metter. In settings panel I cannot make CapsLock as keyboard layout changer. Please help.
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Cinnamon Alt-Tab shortcut not picking up xkb mapping Backslash to Tab

I'm using Cinnamon 3.6.7 and trying to map my physical Backslash key to work like a "right tab" button. All I did was use setxkbmap -print to generate a short keymap file, then put replace key <...
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fedora 30 GNOME wrong french apple aluminum keyboard layout

I've just installed Fedora 30 (GNOME desktop) on my machine with french apple aluminum keyboard. But "@" key is not correctly mapped. It should be at left of "1" key but instead I have "<". And ...
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How to put some keyboard layout aside from layout switching ring?

What I need is to switch between Russian and English layout with my favorite shortcut (namely Shift-CapsLock) switch to Belarusian layout with another shortcut (say, Ctrl-RightShift, but actual ...
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How do I enable the on-screen keyboard in the Linux Mint lock screen?

I'm using Linux Mint 17.2. I'm locked out of my own computer after changing my password to one using a 3rd tier character. I had set up my keyboard settings so the windows key enabled 3rd tier ...
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How to allow for caps-lock keyboard layout change

I am using a freshly installed Ubuntu-Gnome 16.04, and I want to set caps-lock to change keyboard layout (single key, not key combination). I used to have this Linux-mint, and I grew used to it. I ...
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On an Apple Keyboard under Linux, how do I make the Function keys work without the fn modifier key?

I use an Apple wired keyboard on Linux. By default the function keys (F1, F2, F3, etc) require the fn key to be pressed for them to work. Without the fn key, these keys control the features like ...
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setxkbmap switches between 2 out of 3 layouts

Issuing that command: setxkbmap -layout "us,ua,ru" -variant ",winkeys" -option "grp:shift_caps_toggle,grp_led:scroll" -model pc105 -rules xorg When hitting Caps Lock+Shift I'm switching between ...
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Awesome: keyboard layout switch

I use awesome as a window manager under gnome (debian system) and I made a widget to switch keyboard layout by this code: -- Keyboard map indicator and changer kbdcfg = {} kbdcfg.cmd = "...
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Keyboard layout change indicator

I have (and often change) 3 keyboard layouts on my Mint 17/Mate. I would like to see a notification on my screen when layout is changed, e.g. "Switched to English/US". I tried to do it via keyboard ...
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How does Chromium browser determine the default keboard layout on Linux?

I'm trying to figure out how the Chromium Browser sets up the default onscreen keyboard layout / locale on Debian (and general Linux OS as well). Does Chromium Browser sniff the OS settings and/or ...
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how do i map the cmd key to ctrl on kubuntu 18.04?

I'm using an apple mac keyboard and I'm trying to map the "cmd" key to the "ctrl key but not having any luck can someone advise? I've tried setting the keyboard model to apple macintosh but that has ...
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setxkbmap -layout us,pt doesn't work

I'm using i3 and imported some keybinds from another user that has the US keyboard. From the i3 forums, the easiest way to do this would be to do: setxkbmap -layout us,pt ..... This solution seems ...
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Can't change keyboard layout inside vncserver

How to change keyboard layout inside (tiger) vncserver? I am running startxfce4 inside it. I can show country flag in the corner and switch layout by clicking on it, but I can't switch by keyboard ...
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Cannot map a hotkey on my keyboard (XF86Mail)

I had the following problem: I wanted to make use of some Hotkeys on my keyboard (I am using Openbox, but it should not make a difference.) Most of my keybinds worked just fine (XF86AudioRaiseVolume,...
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xmodmap configuration reset after time

I wrote a simple layout changing configuration for xmodmap (Caps/Ctrl swap, and such) and stored the config to $HOME/.Xmodmap. When I run xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap everything works fine, the layout is ...
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Gnome: Make Ctrl + Alt act like Altgr (3rd level choose)

I try to follow touch typing on a german QWERTZ-Layout. Since I am programming, I often need special characters, such as {, which can be accesed via the third keyboard level on the numbers row. On ...