Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Gnome locked screen changes my keyboard layout

My keyboard layout is set to german (QWERTZ) but whenever I return to the desktop from the lockscreen my keyboard changes to QUERTY. How can I fix this problem. I tried going to settings but the only ...
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How to set the keyboard layout using the terminal?

My keyboard layout is currently US. I need it to be a UK layout. I've tried the following which works but applies the change to the current session only. I need the change to be persistent. setxkbmap ...
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Problems switching keyboard layouts

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04. I selected System Settings… Text Entry and have added the Dvorak UK keyboard. My partner still uses the UK QWERTY keyboard, so we switch between layouts. Since switching, ...
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Greek dead key ; stopped working

Hello I am using Xubuntu and I added the Greek keyboard layout, everything was working ok until the next restart where the accents were not working ( ; key + vowel ). I tried removing the layout and ...
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Why My External Keyboard can not use Ctrl,Alt and Win(Super)?

Guys I'm newbie in Ubuntu. Recently, I install Ubuntu14.10-gnome3.14. However,here is a question.My laptop keyboard works well,but my external keyboard can not use L_Ctrl, R_Ctrl, L_Alt, R_Alt,and ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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Keyboard layout changes after login

In my system with Ubuntu 14.04 system, I've recognized that my keyboard layout changes after I log in. Normally I use only Turkish keyboard layout, I can use it during login screen appears but after ...
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Deactivate Caps Lock in 14.04

I really don't need caps lock (who does?) and would rather have it as a shift key as I sometimes hit it by mistake especially on the small netbook keyboard. Since I don't read while I type this might ...
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How to remap the arrow keys

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1050 laptop whose keyboard's right arrow key is not working. Earlier when I was on windows 8.1 I used sharpkeys to remap: the down arrow to right arrow, the left arrow ...
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How to type devanagari tra letter?

please advice me some layout for xubuntu 14.04 so that I could type devanagari (sanskrit) and particulary letter "tra", I tried everything, as it seems to me and cand find it. Also if you could ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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add HP envy 17 keyboard layout to ubuntu?

I just installed ubuntu on my hp envy 17 and I can't get my number pad to work also Some of the other keys do not work is there a way that I can transfer the HP 17 keyboard layout onto? If not what ...
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Ubuntu arrow keys stopped working

My 'up','right', and 'down' arrow keys have stopped working. This is the third time I've had this problem. I've looked tirelessly for an answer with no luck. (I'm aware there are similar questions on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: “Cedilha”

I am a beginner and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with text entry given by English International with dead keys. Everything works well but instead of getting "ç" I get "ć". Yes, the key that I have ...
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How do I install/use the Dvorak keyboard layout in Ubuntu Touch?

I'm using Ubuntu on my Nexus 4 on the 14.09 stable channel, the one thing I hate the most is that I cannot comfortably type on it. I'm a Dvorak user - how do I get this layout installed? Thanks!
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How to have 'delete' key simulate 'fn+delete'

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook Air(6,2) and I need to edit the xmodmap so that my keyboard will simulate a 'fn+delete' everytime I press the delete key. Could someone show me how to use this in order to ...
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CTRL and ALT keys mapped to Shift for some reason

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm loving it. However, when playing a game called Garry's Mod I noticed that my CTRL and ALT keys were both being detected as Shift. I looked at the keyboard layout ...
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Layout change on Ctrl-Down/Up: a way to solve “QWERTY-shortcuts in Dvorak layout”

There are several related questions: Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active? Dvorak layout with Qwerty hotkeys (Dvorak — Qwerty Ctrl) Why ...
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Configuring different language keyboard layouts for programs

I'm currently on Ubuntu 12.04 using xmonad. In a ~/.xsessionrc I've got the following configuration for different keyboard language layouts: setxkbmap -option ...
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Key arrangement for Macbook with Right Command?

I installed Ubuntu on my Macbook Air 5,1 a few weeks back, and it's been great, except that I couldn't figure out how to remap keys the way I want them. Most guides suggest swapping the command and ...
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Enabling SIL phonetic Biblical Hebrew keyboard

Looking through /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/il under Ubuntu 14.10, there are several Hebrew keyboard layouts defined: “Hebrew”, “Hebrew (lyx)”, “Hebrew (phonetic)”, “Hebrew (Biblical, Tiro)”, and ...
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Why is shift-alt being mapped to meta?

Some background: I look after the key handling code in the Kodi media centre software, and I've been trying to pin down an obscure bug reported by a user. They have a remote control that emulates a ...
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How do I setup a keyboard mapping compatible with a Chromebook?

Google's Chromebooks do not have standard keyboards. Ubuntu has a Mac layout, but no Chromebook layout. Help! Keys that do no function correctly: All the F keys after F5 All the "Media" keys below ...
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Accented letters can't be typed after Alt+Tab

If I'm typing on LibreOffice or Gedit, and I switch windows via Alt+Tab to check on something, when I come back accents (á, é, í, ó, ú) don't work. Te re-enable them, I have to open a different text ...
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Lost my left ALT-key

I have upgraded my Ubuntu (from anno dazumal) to 14.10 and lost the standard behaviour of ALT-key of my old account. The left ALT are now a ISO_Level3_Shift. A new made account have a correct ...
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using third level character unaccessible for non us layout

On Ubuntu 14.04 the right Alt Gr key is configured as a switch to tertiary character input (Like "€"). While this works (almost) for the (default) US keyboard, it fails on any other keyboard layout ...
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in kde How to get an icon that show the currant layout language

This is not for KDE System Settings → Text Entry → Lower left corner: [v] Show current input source in the menu bar How to get the language icon to show the current language in ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Can you tweak 'Onboard' show label popups for hardware keypresses?

Switched to Dvorak a few months back (love it), but I'm still having some trouble moving from hunt-and-peck to touch-typing. I never learned it for Qwerty either but it's ridiculous not to try when ...
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Keyboard layout layout error on Acer Aspire M5 ubuntu 14.10

I just got my machine back from Acer repair for an accidental spill and upon reinstalling ubuntu now the keyboard layout is all screwed up. Now pressing the rows from 1-+ through z-? Now yield the ...
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When I press escape key, the = key appears to be pressed instead

I have no idea what caused this, but as of yesterday or the day before, when I press ESC, the = key seems to be pressed instead. This happens across all programs. And it doesn't seem like the ESC key ...
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Change default keyboard layout on startup via terminal [duplicate]

How I can change a default keyboard layout after logging in? Now it's set to my native. I want it to be an english one. Note, that I have no access to the desktop. The only I can use is a shell from ...
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Can't type Korean any more after 14.10 upgrade

Basically what the title says. I'm using ibus for the keyboard layout and have ibus-hangul (re-)installed. Everything worked fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10. I can still switch to Korean, as can ...
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Why my CAPS status resets every time i change language

Hi there and greetings from Kefalonia/Greece. I have a little issue: Every time i change the keyboard's language using alt+shift, my CAPS status resets and i have to press again the CAPSLOCK key to ...
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My keyboard layout is all wrong.. And hotkeys aren't working!

I'm very new at Ubuntu (I'm a recent Windows convert) Basically when I first set up the OS I chose the keyboard layout as "English (UK)" and it's got the @ and " keys messed up! I have no idea where ...
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Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Avro successfully in my machine Ubuntu 12.04. The only problem I am facing currently is that whenever I switch to Bengali-Avro Phonetic and try to write something, I can see erroneous ...
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Japanese Layout on Ubuntu Linux 3.2. 0-58

I installed the Japanese keyboard layout but it doesn't seems to be in hiragana ? 3 of them are roumaji and 2 of them are some unrecognizable Japanese words ? My dad uses a 3.2. 0-58 I'm learning ...
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How to bind keys from a specific keybaord

I would usually use xbindkeys to bind a key or key combination to a command in Ubuntu. I now have two separate keyboard inputs and I would like to bind keys from one of these keyboards to commands ...
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How to install Berber Latin alphabet

How to install Berber Latin alphabet Berber old language can be writing by special Latin alphabet or Tifinagh alphabet. i would like to install " Berber Latin alphabet " on my keyboard. Ubuntu has ...
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Can't modify the behavior of the function key

I am hitting my adaptive Fn key by mistake and want to make it harder to hit it (by adding shift) or completely disable it. xmodmap -pke |grep 151 shows keycode 151 = XF86WakeUp NoSymbol ...
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Preseed - don't ask about the keyboard

In my 14.04 preseed file, it keeps prompting me for the "Country of origin" and "Keyboard layout", even though my preseed file should prevent that from happening. I've tried every permutation of the ...
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I cant make symbols with Ctrl + Alt + (key) And my keyboard doesent have an Alt Gr key: what do i do? [duplicate]

Im on a laptop with a bluetooth keyboard connected. When i changed from Windows 7 to Xubuntu 14.04 (now using KDE 4 with it) I could no more use Ctrl + Alt + (key) to make symbols as @£$½¥{[]} I ...
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How to unset XKB configuration? I want Ubuntu to not touch it

How can I tell Ubuntu 14.04 (or later) to leave my XKB keyboard configuration alone? I load my own XKB configuration on session startup (from my home directory) and it is regularly "reset" to what the ...
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full stop sign in phonetic m17n

I can type in marathi using phonetic M17n option. But the only problem I am facing is that when I type full stop . it changes to pipe | i.e. hindi end of sentence. How do I type full stop using ...
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Gnome3 Can't change keyboard layout

I'm norwegian so I have the norwegian keyboard as default, but now I need to write something in spanish, so I added the spanish keyboard layout. However, when I try to change between them the label in ...
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Create a key combo for special character

I'm using the only input method for my language but it buggy (that an other story). So now I use the combination feature of the keymap, like press and hold Ctrl then press A then it will result the ...
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different keyboards have different layout [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop and since installation I have some strange problems with layout. Firstly, the default setting for changing layout is not working, it just ...
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Cannot switch keyboard layout under i3 wm

I've recently decided to give ubuntu a try again. So far everything works fine except one strange detail. I have ibus autostarted and sitting into my tray of i3 wm, but I didn't start it. my addions ...
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Modifier keys of Bazalias gaming keyboard are handled incorrectly

My Bazalias gaming keyboard works fine in the BIOS settings, in the grub command line, and in Windows. What's happening is, once Linux boots, the keys Ctrl, Alt, and Super are all handled as ...
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Alt-shift: skip some of the languages?

I use alt-shift to switch between keyboard layouts in Ubuntu 14.04. I have 3 languages enabled, but I use one of them much less often. How could I make alt-shift skip the rarely used language(s)?
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Backslash/vertical bar key not working on Apple aluminium keyboard

I connected a long apple aluminum keyboard (with F1-F19 keys, and a numpad, and ~/` next to left shift) to my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. Everything works fine on the keyboard except the backslash/vertical ...