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I cannot type the caret character '^' in native KDE apps, such as plasmoids, editors (Kate, KWrite), etc.

It worked in previous (older) versions of KDE (3.5, I think). I believe it may be related to the fact that I'm using a keyboard with a german layout, however, it would seem farfetched - I can type the caret character just fine in non-KDE apps (such as chrome, firefox, etc).

I tried switching keyboard layouts, but no cigar. What's going on? What do I have to change to get the caret character back?

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Did you try to press the key twice? Or once and then the space key? On my german keyboard with Gnome/Unit I have to do this to get the caret to display... – oddfellow Mar 26 '12 at 13:30
@oddfellow I have to press the key twice. as far as I know it has always been that way (even on windows!). I tried to do it with the space bar, but to no success :( – user2817 Mar 26 '12 at 14:33

Same happened for me, only way to get it back was to switch to a keyboard layout without deadkeys.

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@Demizey Can you explain how to do this? (You can edit your answer to include this information.) – Eliah Kagan Aug 30 '12 at 21:37

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