Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Two keys swapped on Bluetooth keyboard

I have a notebook with ubuntu 16.04 installed and keyboard layout german. I use the notebook with an external Bluetooth Keyboard (Logitech K810). On this Keyboard the two Keys < and ^ are swapped. ...
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Keyboard Key Insert do not work?

I got the Problem that the Keyboard Key shift+ins on the application or number pad does not work (I mean the one on the right side. Not that "ins" near the letter keys right above). The six keys near ...
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Detect: New accelerator (keybind) for M$ Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0

How do I get Keyboard > Shortcuts > New Accelerator to detect / recognize my Microsoft Wireless 3000 v2.0 keyboard? I'm trying to bind the Zoom and Docs / Pics keys Also, there are keys at the top ...
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Problems with “: ” in Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.x and my keyboard doesnt work well. The > key didn't work on terminal, browser... anywhere! (the < worked well). If I press CTRL+ALT+F1 and open the terminal-mode, then ...
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Use exteral numpad for shortcuts

I have a laptop and an external USB numpad. I'd like to lay the numpad at my left hand and use it for shortcuts, eg. switching desktops, running apps. I figured that I've got to make Linux treat ...
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Keyboard Layout Changing Issues

I'm on ubuntu 15.10 and I have two keyboard layouts: Persian and English(UK). When I try to switch between these two if I keep holding the shift (I use R ALT + R Shift shortcut to switch ) it will ...
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Dead keys (accents) stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

Dead keys for accents (like â, è, ç) stopped working in LibreOffice and Pidgin after I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. In a terminal, I did ibus-setup, followed the instructions and everything went back to ...
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Keyboard layout is switched randomly in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have experienced quite annoying keyboard layout problem. I have still no idea, how does the default keyboard layout mechanism work. Is there any "layout setting per ...
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/usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes: which is used?

I'm using: Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64 bit). In my /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes directory, there are about 15 different keyboard mappings (e.g. ibm, xfree 86, etc.), along with a README and an "aliases" file. ...
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Insert this symbol ^ to run below command

I would like to run this command, but I don't know how to insert the symbol. As this command is use to determine if the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file has the correct ownership. This command I refer to ...
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Why is my keyboard layout messed up when using X2Go and VirtualBox?

I connect to an Ubuntu server from my Mac via X2Go, using MATE. I can type into almost any program with no problem. If I open OnBoard, the layout looks correct, but when I click the button that has ...
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What layout is required for Japanese ASB-KY4 compressed keyboard?

I got a Japanese compressed ASB-KY4 keyboard while I was over in Japan (so I could use it for entering Japanese text). However, none of the keyboard layouts I configure it with match up properly. ...
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Any way to assign individual keys to languages in Ubuntu?

I use 6 different keyboards almost daily, at least I wish to have them available all the time from the language bar menu, and in that case it is very tiresome to press super+space all the time to have ...
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Corsair K40 keyboard

https://github.com/cvuchener/k90-linux-driver/https://github.com/cvuchener/k90-linux-driver/ hid-generic takes control of the K90 keyboard, you need to unbind it (at least for the interface 0 of the ...
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Request for a guide on setting up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a working solution to set up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu with F13-F15 remapped to Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause? So far, I came up with the following solution: In ...
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Control-capslock Tmux error?

I'm having trouble getting tmux to accept a caps-lock key that has been remapped using setxkbmap. I use the following: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps When running tmux, the usual BASH command line ...
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how do i re-enable the accent key in Lubuntu?

i use a latin american keyboard layout, with Ñ key included and working. since upgrading to 16.04, the key beside the letter P, which allows for typing accented vowels, does not work. pressing it + a ...
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Change meta key in Ubuntu Phone

I bought the BQ M10 Ubuntu edition tablet. I also got myself a Bluetooth keyboard with a swedish layout for it. On the swedish layout, the "alt gr" button is used to get some special characters, like ...
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Fn Keys not working after Update on Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Rollback updates?

I've updated 2016-05-03 my Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Asus Rog G75vw and I notice that fn keys stop working. I remember that all was fine before updates, so I decide rollback updates from that date. I have ...
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Keyboard layout is ignored

I installed Ubuntu 16.04. At first I only had English keyboard. Then I added Lithuanian. But when I change layout, it still writes as keyboard is using English layout. When I open current keyboard ...
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How do I change default keyboard layout (not input method) in Ubuntu 16.04?

When I installed 16.04, I mistakenly chose the German keyboard layout. My computer is a Japanese computer with Japanese keys, but I regularly use several languages. How can I change the default system ...
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How one can create an installer for custom keyboard layout

I've managed to create a custom keyboard layout for my language. Now that the keyboard is in a state that I can share it. I don't know how to make it a redistributable package.
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Wrong keyboard layouts

I want to be able to switch my keyboard layout between German and English (UK). As default I set it system-wide to English (UK, extended WinKeys), using sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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How to change keyboard layout in tty?

I have changed the keyboard layout from English (UK) to English (US) via System Settings. But it just works for GUI, the keyboard layout on tty remained unchanged.
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How to get ZWNBSP from the keyboard?

Is there a standard keystroke to get a ZWNBSP (zero‑width no‑break space) from the keyboard?
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Can not switch language with hotkey keyboard

I have added the locale language at installation. System is installed freshly and has latest updates. keyboard language does not switch with keyboard shortcuts (alt + shift). Can I change the ...
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ibus switching between input methods no longer working on 16.04

I just upgraded to 16.04 and use ibus to manage multiple keyboard input methods. When I switch between them using my favorite hotkey combination, the icon changes (indicating that has registered), but ...
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What is the qnamespace.h name of the key for the symbols ? and /

For konsole the mapping between physical keys on a keyboard and chars (or strings) ommited when pressed can be defined in a file default.keytab and the mapping goes like this: key A -Alt-Shift : "a" ...
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<Shift+Shift> layout switching works not as expected

I have two keyboard layouts, English and Russian. I selected <Shift+Shift> as a layout change shortcut and have used it for years. Earlier, on Elementary Luna, Gnome 3, the layout switched as ...
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setxkbmap error: “More than one layout variant on command line”

I need to set a stateless keyboard layout switch between uk and ro layouts while pressing right Alt. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. In gnome I do this with grp:switch in dconfEditor > gnome > ...
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AltGr selectively dropped in communication chain on Finnish keyboard

I am using Kubuntu 14 LTS on two machines, one as 32-bit version and the other as 64-bit version. I have been using x2x to control the former system from the keyboard and mouse of the latter. I have ...
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remap the top number keys to use the symbols and numbers with the shift key

As a developer I often have to write a lot of % $ # symbols in my code. It is extra work over a day to keep hitting shift so obviously this will be a real functional improvement for programming to ...
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Enter key not working in terminal

Just now, the enter key has stopped working in a terminal only. Works in all other apps, but only generates the default system sound when pressed in the terminal. Tried both xTerm and ...
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How to report a keyboard layout issue

I am using a MacBook Air with a French (a.k.a. AZERTY) keyboard. I chose the "French (Macintosh)" keyboard layout in System Settings / Keyboard / Layouts. Everything works fine, even for exotic ...
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Keyboard input problem

I have a Japanese computer (a Fujitsu FMVA 78HA) I recently moved from Ubuntu 12.04 (which crashed) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 The installation went fine but after a few days the computer crashed ...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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Map ctrl+key different from typing key in xkb or xmodmap

Is it possible to map ctrl+key different from regular typing key in linux? I have done it in windows with MSKLC but can't figure out how to do it in linux. E.g. I want to type dvorak but have regular ...
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How to change grub command-line (grub shell) keyboard layout?

When I boot in GRUB2 and press c, I have access to GRUB shell. How to change the keyboard layout (language) of this GRUB shell? Note that I'm booting an Ubuntu VM inside Virtualbox.
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shift + left alt not working

I´m currently unable to make special characters using left alt on my MacBook Pro, Swedish keyboard (running for an external SSD, Ubuntu 14.04). For example, if i try to make a pair of curly brackets ...
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Keyboard layout wrong

I tried an English keyboard today and I added the language laybout to Xubuntu. Then I Switched back to the German keyboard and also set the layout settings back to the German language. I even deleted ...
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managing keyboard layouts outside unity

I would like to know if there is any way of using the standard ubuntu keyboard layouts from outside Unity. I am using a different WM (Fluxbox). The brute force approach would be to use xkb. I can ...
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Two keyboard icons in Tray

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that for some reason I now have two keyboard indicators in the system tray, see a screenshot here: Screenshot of system tray. The keyboard icon shows ...
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Is crontab's @reboot entry triggered after X has started?

Using crontab -e I have added an entry to my cron tab file @reboot /home/rene/misc/change-layout.sh change-layout.sh contains some xmodmap -e statements to change to keyboard layout. When I ...
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What files do I have to write to define a personnal keyboard layout?

I use a Dvorak-base keyboard, specifically defined for the french language, named "bépo". I also use a polytonic greek (ancient greek) keyboard, based on "querty", which I obviously am not satisfied ...
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How to type accent grave without letter or alt in terminal?

I'm trying to type a terminal command that calls for an "accent grave" (`) character. I'm running Ubuntu with a US keyboard, and I can't find how to type this. I see lots of talk about using alt codes ...
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Remap Keypad Ins/0 key to Right Arrow Ubuntu 14.04

The title pretty much covers it... What's the simplest way to do this? I'm currently flipping through the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file, but there are a million different section, seemingly for ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration has no effect :-(

Unfortunately the change of my keyboard layout does not has any effect with the command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" on my ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS server running in a virtual box. Even if ...
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Is there a way to make Caps Lock led indicator to indicate current keyboard layout?

In Ubuntu 13.10 and older there were a keyboard layout option "use keyboard led to show alternative layout", so I could use it to have caps lock LED indicating current keyboard layout. Now there is no ...
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Malfuctioning key for Š, Ď, Ň etc. on playonlinux-executed MS Office

I am using Ubuntu 15.10 and MS Office installed and executed via playonlinux (problems both on 2007 and 2010 as well). Everything works OK, the only problem is that the key used mainly for czech ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Custom Keyboard Layout

What are the steps needed to create new keyboard layout on ubuntu? and after reading many post on this forum about modifying keyboard to suit my needs, I figured out how to modify existing Ubuntu ...