Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Switch the keyboard layout with Alt+Shift and keep the language bar value correct on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and paid attention that by default I can't switch the type layout with Alt+Shift combination. I tried to play with dconf Editor and with Gnome Tweak Tool, and now I ...
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How to remap the right Alt key to perform the Alt key function (within programmer dvorak)?

I use the programmer dvorak keyboard and Ubuntu did changed the layout between 13.04 and 14.04 (did not use 13.10). They changed the right Alt key to instead be something else, not even sure what it ...
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What is the difference between keyboard-configuration/layout and keyboard-configuration/layoutcode?

I am trying to automate the installation of Ubuntu 14.04 Server (as a virtual machine). While trying to set the keyboard layout to German, I noticed two different configuration options: ...
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Using multiple keyboards for multiplayer games?

I often play some games with a friend of mine that use single-screen or split-screen multiplayer, with arrow keys controlling player 1 and WASD keys controlling player 2. I have an extra keyboard ...
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Ubuntu Phone with USB Keyboard - Howto change external keyboard layout to German?

On my Ubuntu Phone Aquaris E4.5 I connected a wireless keyboard with a USB receiver module. Like I show in my German YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSYxwHMElbM But the the keyboard is ...
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Problem with keyboard after reinstall 'ubuntu-desktop'?

I apologize in advance for my EnglishAfter reinstall 'ubuntu-desktop' (before can't login, show 'failed to start session) my keyboard settings is broken.Auto-switch layout keyboard don't work. When I ...
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Keyboard suddenly using wrong layouot, do not recall editing any configs

Last night after restarting I found that my keyboard layout changed from the normal uk layout I use. I made some changes and it was back to normal, but whenever I restart it changes again. I have ...
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Is there any specific reason why Gnome Terminal Emulator uses Shift+Ctl+V and not the typical Ctrl+V?

Typically Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V are considered the standard keyboard shortcuts for cutting and pasting. In Ubuntu 15.04 Gnome Terminal Emulator the shortcuts use an additional Shift key which turns ...
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Typing in Marathi on Kubuntu

I am using the latest version of Kubuntu. I am trying to figure out how to type in Marathi in various office programs. I tried ibus before. It worked in a text editor and a browser but did not work in ...
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switching keyboad layout disables setxkbmap customizations

I use this command: setxkbmap -option "lv3:caps_switch" to customize my keyboard shortcuts (home, end, left and right arrows). Configuration resides in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file. Everything ...
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Wrong (EN) keymap after fresh install

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.2 you might end up dumped on a login screen that only gives you the "EN" keyboard map to enter your password. Of course, when installing you changed to your own ...
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us keyboard not working in 14.04 after removing *.xkm files from /var/lib/xkb

I wanted to customize my keyboard shortcuts and followed the advice given here: Why did 13.10 break my custom keyboard layout? I modified my /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file and deleted *.xkm files ...
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Fn key behaves like Ctrl-left and Ctrl-left not working

On my laptop, an Elitebook 840, for unknown reasons (after a problem with xorg and an unplugged external screen actually), the Fn key does not behave anymore like a Fn key: I can't change anymore the ...
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shortcut not work when change keyboard language

when i change my keyboard layout from En to another language. shortcut not work in new language. for example ctrl+s didn't save my edit in text file.
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KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly

edit: turns out my keyboard was disconnect/reconnecting. KDE is supposed to handle that, but it isn't. reported as https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346336 I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 (kde ...
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System ignore selected keyboard layout

After my experiments with keyboard layots (to achieve this thing) I lost ability to switch them. Only available layout is En(us). I can switch it and icon in top bar changes but it not affects to real ...
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Switch keyboard layout with Win (Super) key

I need to mention that I know about this bug. The problem is that in Ubuntu 14.04 (I use Gnome classic as DE) I still can't switch keyboard layout with ❖ (Super). It's not a problem to set this key ...
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Input language and keyboard layout

I am not very familiar with Ubuntu and most time I am using Windows. So I want to make this environments more alike. In Windows I have such things like input language and keyboard layout. ...
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num lock messing up keys on right side of keyboard

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavillion DV9700 laptop. This use to work fine (for years) I have had 14.04 running for at least 3-4 months. This problem just started a couple weeks ago, not sure ...
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Keyboard starts as English even being configured for Spanish

Upon Ubuntu's installation I configured the keyboard to be Spanish. I think it worked fine for a while but after sometime, and maybe some updates, every time I start Ubuntu it is set to English even ...
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How can I type the symbol ^ in emacs?

I have Ubuntu and I got Emacs from the Ubuntu store. My keyboard layout is Latin American. To type the symbol \, I use AltGr and the ? key and it works in Emacs. To type the ^ symbol, I use AltGr ...
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Anthy uses previously selected (wrong) layout

Using Ubuntu 14.04.2. I have the following input sources in Text Entry: Russian, Japanese (Anthy), English (US). When switching to "Japanese (Anthy)" from "English (US)", everything works fine. But ...
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How to enable Esperanto typing in Trusty?

How do I type Esperanto in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty)? I found many pages showing how to do it enabling the Adding Esperanto Circumflexes (Supersigno) in Keyboard layout settings. But none of them works ...
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Why I can't scan codes of extra keys for Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (usb) via evtest?

sudo evtest output: Available devices: /dev/input/event0: Power Button /dev/input/event1: Sleep Button /dev/input/event2: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard /dev/input/event3: ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer ...
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Dvorak on Ubuntu Phone

Simple enough, and one of the only reasons I'm not switching entirely: How can I get the Dvorak layout on my Ubuntu phone, just freshly installed on the devel channel? Thank you :)
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`xinput --test` output

Hi I'm fairly new to Linux so bare with me. I looked all over the internet and could not find an explanation of what xinput --test outputs when used on a keyboard. I know it outputs mouse coordinates ...
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How to install Norwegian keyboard and spelling?

I'm using a bq aquaris ubuntu phone and I really need norwegian spell check and norwegian keyboard. How can I install this thinks ?
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Right shift key not working [closed]

I have a relatively new install of Ubuntu 15.04 beta. Up until yesterday everything was working swimmingly. At some point on 4/1/15, my right shift key stopped working as a shift key and I haven't ...
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How to set languages/shortcuts from config files or command line?

I need to provision several Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 desktops. Most things I've been able to provision easily because they can be set in config files or from the command line. But I'm having trouble with 2 ...
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how to install Tamil language Key board in Lubuntu?

I want to install Tamil language support to my Lubuntu. but from the available language support it is not listed.how do I add the Tamil language and use it to my Libre Office?
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Why does the keyboard indicator show my custom keyboard on a dark gray background?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface, and I have created a custom keyboard layout by manually creating an xkb symbols file. I put the file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and I have also ...
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How to set the keyboard for a remote server?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop on a server. I access to this server using X2Go. Everything is ok except few troubles: I am not able to write several keyboard symbols such as these 2 ones: [ and ]. ...
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How to add a new keyboard layout to Ubuntu Touch?

I have an Ubuntu Phone and I need a keyboard layout for a language (Romanian) that's not in the list from System Settings / Language & Text / Keyboard layouts. I would like to contribute with the ...
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External USB Numeric Keypad not working 14.04

I just got an external USB number keypad to use in Blender 3D, It works on Windows but not in Ubuntu. The keyboard on the laptop does not have a numlock key, but I did try the keypad on another Ubuntu ...
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How can I swap the Fn key for a Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard?

I have a Microsoft Keyboard N9Z model. I am using it on Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is, F1, F2, F... keys are by default act as media player keys. Fn key is required to be pressed to get regular ...
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Why does the Unity keyboard layout indicator not always show, and how can it be fixed?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface. There are three keyboard layouts I normally switch between. In the beginning everything was fine, but as of recently when I restart my system instead ...
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Logitech K750: dead_circumflex and less interchanged

I'm using the german Macintosh version fo the Logitec K750 and everything works fine but unfortunatly the < and the ^ keys are interchanged. I tried to use the keyTouch-Editor to fix this and ...
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type rupee and euro with same keyboard

I have a DELL Vostro 3546 laptop. It has rupee on 4 and euro on 5.If I select english(with rupee sign) as keyboard i can't type euro but I can type rupee and if i select english(alternate ...
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Change language layout in screen lock

I'm Xubuntu 14.04.2 user. I have two keyboard layouts: Russian and English. Sometimes I closing my laptop and when I'm back and trying continue to work Xubuntu wants me to enter my user password (my ...
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Own keyboard layout

I'm working with us and de layouts. Is it possible to edit/add some symbols to us layout? I would like to have some German letters on us layout: AltGr+o=ö, AltGr+Shift+o=Ö AltGr+s=ß, AltGr+a=ä, ...
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Console Keyboard Issue

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on a VM (Vsphere). While everything is fine if I connect via SSH, the keyboard in the console is broken and I cannot seem to get it right. I tried to run ...
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Keyboard source is stuck

After installing Ubunto 14.10 on my computer, I edited the "next source" option on the keyboard settings(Text entry settings) and also added another language (English US, Hebrew). When pressing on ALT ...
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How to get the { } on a macbook pro retina mid 2014 running Ubuntu?

As the title says, i can't find the combination to get these { }.My keyboard layout is Portuguese (Portugal). I'm using the macbook pro retina mid 2014. Thanks.
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Can't switch 3 languages: English-US (as base), Russian and Ukrainian. Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (desktop:Unity)

In answers with tag "keyboard-layout" I don't found my case so have to ask. I'm using three languages: English-US (as base), Russian and Ukrainian installed. Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (desktop:Unity) allow ...
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How do you use right alt as your input switch?

I am very new to ubuntu and I want to know how to set right alt as my input switch. I am using ubuntu gnome 14.10. thanks in advance!
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How to set Super_R to mod3?

My current situation looks like this: $ xmodmap -pm xmodmap: up to 3 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift Shift_L (0x32), Shift_R (0x3e) lock Caps_Lock (0x42) control ...
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problem in sublime text 3 with spanish characters [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.10 and configured US international keyboard with dead keys. In every app, when I type the ' char followed by a, I get a nice á char. But in sublime-text-3 I get ´a... ...
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how to type special characters in wijesekara layout ? [duplicate]

I have used wijesekara layout with windows xp. at there i could use alt+num to type the keys that are not in the keyboard. but now in ubuntu wijesekara layout it seems that this doesn't work. how can ...
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Cannot add any keyboard layout in MATE Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

When I log in Unity or MATE by sitting down behind the display I can change keyboards. However if I connect to my work PC via xrdp and use MATE version is 1.8.1 I cannot. I need to use keyboard ...
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How do I select the keyboard layout when I log into my Kubuntu 14.04 machine?

I have a laptop with a German keyboard in it, so upon installation, I thought I would set that as the default layout of the system. But most of the time, I use an external keyboard with a dvorak ...