Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Is there a way to change iBus icon in notification area? (xubuntu)

I need to constantly switch between different keyboard layouts, I did this with the "keyboard layout" element in xfce panels, it was ugly but I could put it anywhere (so I put it in a seperate "auto ...
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Caps lock doesn't work with Danish letters

On the virtual console in 14.04 (e.g. when I log out or switch tty) I have this problem: The caps lock key doesn't take effect on the Danish characters æøå. With caps lock on the output for these ...
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How do I configure multiple keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 14.04

There is Settings > Keyboard > Layout and there is something called iBus and input methods. I were using Keyboard > Layout GUI to configure my layouts in 13.10 and it worked fine. But after ...
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How can I assign the super function to the right Windows key?

I have just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. Currently I can only open the, um, "Dash" (?) only with my left Windows key. I'd like to use the right Windows key as well for the <Super> function. ...
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xmodmap for multiple layouts, not working since 13.10

I was excepting the upgrade to 14.04 would solve my problem, but it´s there since 13.10 - .xmodmap doesn't create for multiple layouts any more. I want to change the key with the letter 'a' to 'q' and ...
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Super key mapped as Multikey on startup

After doing the configuration: sem@sem-LIFEBOOK-E754:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration [sudo] password for sem: Your console font configuration will be updated the next time your ...
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How to xmodmap Super_L+TAB to Alt+TAB

I used xmodmap to use my Super+L key as a ctrl key, but I'd like to use Super+L+Tab as Alt+tab, as I don't like to switch in behaviour between my MacBook and Ubuntu Desktop. Is there any way of ...
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How do I activate Function Keys without pressing the fn button in the mac keyboard?

everyone! I had to change keyboards at work and they gave me a mac keyboard that wasn't in use. I configured most of it to the point where I can use it, but I noticed that I need to press the fn key ...
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Keyboard Map is Changed Randomly

I'm using xmodmap to bind a key to the numbersign # like so: xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = numbersign asciitilde". This works fine but the changes are regularly reverted by some background process, ...
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Wrong key behavior

I am encountering a very weird error recently, that I cannot figure out to solve...I have surfed for hours and hours without any solution. I explain: I have an Asus S301L , with Ubuntu 12.04 and an ...
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Russian layout - shortcuts like ctrl+c, ctrl+v not working. [13.10] [closed]

I've read many online resources, but got nothing. Shortcuts like Ctrl+c | Ctrl+v | Ctrl+x don't work in most of applications when I switch to Russian layout, but when I switch back to English (US) ...
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Can't change keyboard layout in some Qt programs

The problem after a recent update in my Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. When typing something in Qt Creator 3.0.1 or in my own program compiled with Qt 5.2.1 (from qt-project.org), I can't change keyboard ...
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How to remap certain keys on keyboard on ubuntu 13.10 with xkb

Water spilled on my laptop and key "9" is not working. I want to map ALTGr or Ctrl_R to 9 so that I can program with out any hassle. I've seen so many solutions with xmodmap but its kinda outdated I ...
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Editing keyboard layout

In /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols keyboard layout files, how can I edit the 102nd key, that is usually next to left shift? What is the code for it? I tried AB00, but that does not work.
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How do I swap Escape and Caps Lock?

It appears that the keyboard Layout Options that allow things such as "Swap the Escape key and Caps Lock" have disappeared from the keyboard settings in 14.04 Is there another GUI where they can be ...
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How to add “exotic” keyboard layouts on Ubuntu?

Checking the load-extra-items at org.gnome.libgnomekbd.desktop (via a.g. dconf-editor [). Unfortunately it still doesn't work for me. Can anyone help me with some walkaround (I'd like to enable the ...
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Keyboard layout changed (13.10/ Asus Q301L)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit installed on my Asus VivoBook Q301L. I plugged in a USB keyboard, and now my layout seems to have changed, and I can't change it back. I noticed that my USB keyboard has ...
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Is there a keyboard switcher for Ubuntu that displays a country flag instead of two-letter code?

Is there a way to make keyboard indicator in Ubuntu display country flags instead of two-letter codes? This feature of SwitchIt! layout switcher for Windows is the only one I miss in Ubuntu. Or, ...
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Logitech K360 keyboard types extra characters on certain keys like the 'n' key

Whenq I turnqed my computer onq today, the keyboard started typinqg extra characters like inq this messed up senqtenqce. The only way to get rid of the extra characters is to highlight them and press ...
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How to permanently disable the F10 key?

I have a problem with my laptop, that has a permanently stuck F10 key. Is there any way to disable this key for both, text mode and X window system? I found out, that in X system this can be realized ...
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Right arrow key problem in Lubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with the right arrow of my keyboard; it seems always pressed down. That is a big problem to me, for example when I listen to music and in many other situations. Please keep in mind I ...
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How to set up Unikey the same way as VPSKeys in Windows

I am trying to switch a laptop to Ubuntu for a family member. Currently the laptop runs Windows and a program called VPSKeys, which is used to add Vietnamese accents and other characters when using a ...
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Keyboard switch

Ubuntu 13.10 I like switching by left shift + alt. And it works. But only in that succession. Does not react on reversed or simultaneous press. How to fix, or do I want too much?
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Installing Dvorak keyboard in Xubuntu 12.04.4 when trying the os from a cd

I have used Ubuntu until my version is no longer supported. So looked at several versions and Xubuntu seems the most intuitive to me. I want to try it for a while before loading it on my computer ...
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SSH: how to modify received characters?

I would like to configure my Ubuntu server(without X Windows) to modify escape characters received from the SSH clients. Because by some reasons I can't modify original keystrokes on the remote ...
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Keyboard language is different every log in

I set my keyboard to german - and it is the only language selected. Nevertheless, every time I log in, the keyboard language is somehow English. (This bug is similar to this one: Keyboard language ...
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Typing '#' with a Mac UK Keyboard (Ubuntu on VirtualBox)?

I can't type the '#' character in Ubuntu running under VirtualBox. The host is a MBP with UK Internacional Keyboard. In Ubuntu, I use the English (UK, Macintosh internacional) layout. Instead of '#', ...
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xkbcomp Command at Startup using .xinitrc

How do I install my custom keyboard map and have it start automatically at startup? The following command works when I run it in a terminal: xkbcomp -I$HOME/.xkb/ $HOME/.xkb/switch-LALT-LCTL.xkb ...
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Enter key not working after xmodmap change

Mistook key number for another key, now i cant get it back to working. tried: xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Return NoSymbol Return" xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Return" xmodmap -e "keycode 36 = Enter NoSymbol ...
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Reconfigure keyboard layout - 13.10, 14.04 [duplicate]

I always modify keyboard layouts to add special characters as my needs. To modify the layout I open the codes under: /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ The changes would apply after a re-login, or a reboot ...
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How to revert to legacy switching layout method?

I'm using XNeur to quickly switch between input languages (Russian and English). Since Ubuntu 13.10 implemented new method of switching keyboard layout it is not possible for this software to operate ...
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Change Language Layout does not work when I have a menu selected

What I mean… I open synapse and hit Alt+Shift but it does not change the language, the same happens if I have to change keyboard layout but I have already clicked to a menu that gives me the option to ...
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How to erase a complete line left of cursor?

If I want to erase a complete line right of my cursor, I can use Ctrl+Shift+Delete. But what if I wanted to delete a line the other way? Ctrl+Shift+Backspace deletes only one word - the same behavior ...
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Disable “Semi-maximize left” in Ubuntu 13.10

As the title says, How can I disable or re-assign the "semi-maximize left" keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 13.10? By default it is bound to Ctrl + Super + ← I have tried to change the bindings for the ...
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Ether top bar icons ether layout change does not work in ubuntu 13.10

There are bunch of different versions of unity packages in ppa's for 13.10, some of them fix bug with changing layout by Alt+Shift and some fix another bug - when you do not see icon of xchat in your ...
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Change keyboard layout (English UK) on command line to English US

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. The keyboard layout is English US everywhere except for the Command Line where it works in English UK. Terminal also has English US. How do I change the default keyboard ...
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Keyboard layout won't reset on new windows - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have setup the options of Keyboard layout as shown in the attached picture. Nevertheless, sometimes when I write on my browser in Arabic or German, and after that I start a terminal (or any program ...
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How can I activate a custom keyboard layout

I have defined a custom keyboard layout following this description: Custom keyboard layout definitions The layout definition is added to this file: /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us and it starts like ...
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Turn off localization in ubuntu

Okay so when I install Ubuntu and I set my timezone to Belgrade parts of the interface are in Serbian, Cyrillic. That annoys the hell out of me. Some programs are entierly in Serbian even though I ...
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How do I create curly brackets using Shift + Alt

I'm used to writing curly brackets using Left Shift + Left Alt + 7 or 0. As of right now I can only do them using the Right Alt + 7 or 0. How do I configure my Left Alt + Left Shift to behave as ...
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Alt-Gr key is not working in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu with mostly default configuration; the keyboard seems not to detect the Alt-Gr key so that I can not type international characters. How can I enable Alt-Gr key?
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How to work around keyboard layouts requiring Alt key which are also keyboard shortcuts in LibreOffice?

In LibreOffice Writer, Alt + E is the shortcut to activate the Edit menu, Alt + A for Table menu and so on. I have a Dell Inspiron 3520. The layout I normally use is English (US). The one that I'm ...
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Temporary keyboard layout switch in Ubuntu 13.10 (give my right Alt back!) [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 13.10: is there a way to temporarily switch the keyboard layout? Use case: While I am typing text in Russian and need to input # sign (or maybe a little word in English: "cat" or ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts

Just upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 to have that out of the way when 14.04 comes. I am working with an Apple keyboard, which for unknown reasons has alt/cmd keys switched (and a few other weird things). In ...
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Typical Command / Super key usage on a Mac

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Macbook Pro 11,2. There are several key combinations which are standard on a Mac, and I'd like to utilize them. If someone could help me with one or a few of these, I'd ...
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Custom keyboard layouts: adding a character for which no keysym is defined

A couple of years ago, I followed the custom keyboard layout howto, and have been in dvorak+bilingual+typographic bliss ever since. I’d now like to add the thin non-breaking space (U+202F) as one of ...
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Keyboard language problem [duplicate]

My keyboard is originally in Spanish, but it automatically changed to English when I updated to Ubuntu 13.10. I need it in Spanish. How do I switch it back?
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Abnormal behaviour of layout toggle led indicator

I have installed Ubuntu trusty in my desktop PC. I use Latin (English US) and Greek keyboard layout. I have changed the default key-combination (Super+space) to (Shift+Alt L) in order to toggle ...
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Map return key as ctrl (when held down)

On OS X I have been able to map the return key to ctrl, but only when it is held down. This can be done using the program KeyRemap4MacBook. This is a huge help when writing in Emacs, and other ...
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How to switch keyboard layouts in Xubuntu? [duplicate]

In Unity one can easily switch between keyboard layouts using the keyboard tray icon. There is also the Keyboard menu where one can add/remove/set keyboard layouts. I can not find any of this ...