Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Press any key - Which key to press? [on hold]

I see press any key on my screen and: I'm wondering which key I press... OR I'm pressing a key, but nothing happens!
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How can the keyboard layout in KDE be changed via GUI

I am using KDE under Ubuntu 15.04. and while I haven't any problems changing the keyboard layout under other desktop environments it doesn't work under KDE via settings (Input devices > Keyboard > ...
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XKB Problem, cannot remap, Remapping unsucessful

Hi I'm relatively new to ubuntu, but i don't know much about it. My problem is that my keyboard has stopped working, not all of the keys But in particular the T and Y and the backspace buttons . I ...
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Simultaneous Ctrl_L+Shift layout switch doesn't operate as before

After using gnome-tweak-tool on my 15.04 with Unity the keyboard layout switch (Ctrl L+Shift) doesn't work as before. Now I always have to complete the exact sequence as: pressing "Shift" key first, ...
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keyboard microsoft curve 3000

I bought a new keyboard. It seems to be working fine but some keys are not correct. I cannot find how to reconfigure the keyboard layout. Is there a way to detect the keyboard layout and modify the ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool's numpad delete key behaviour doesn't work

I use a lot of keyboard layouts, but some of them have comma instead of dot on the numpad delete key. I want to override this behaviour and always use dot, but when I open gnome-tweak-tool, then go to ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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Why is setxkbmap in .xsession not working?

Currently I have to run setxkbmap gb every time I restart my system. This started happening since I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 with systemd. It used to work putting this command in the .xsession file, ...
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My keyboard entry mode says it's Irish, but isn't

As of today, Shift+2 gives me the @ symbol and Shift+' gives me ". (The at sign and the double quotation mark have swapped places.) Alt Gr+4 no longer produces the € symbol. This tells me that my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Ibus QWERTZ QWERTY problem

I use Anthy to input Japanese and Ibus Pinyin to input Chinese on Ubuntu 14.04. However Ibus won't respect that I'm using a German keyboard and forces an US layout when I'm using Anthy and Pinyin, so ...
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How to Remap Brightness Keys

I have a Dell laptop which has some fairly standard media keys along F1-F12 as well as three special keys by the power button. For the longest time, my brightness down button hasn't worked. For some ...
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input source menu icon missing and ibus language switching not working 15.04

I have installed ibus-m17n packages and added ibus-daemon in start up applications. Then I enabled Show current input source in the menu bar in System settings > Text Entry. I have noticed ...
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how to fix automatically keyboard layout (input method) change on start-up?

When starting computer, my default language (keyboard layout) is selected propertly. However, after few minutes the layout is changed to English (although Language Indicator is showing my language, ...
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How to make a Hebrew-English keyboard layout combo behave like in Windows?

I would like my he-IL/en-US Keyboard layoutas in Lubuntu 15.04 to behave like it does in MS Windows, with respect to Hebrew. That probably means a lot of things, not all of which I'm aware of, but at ...
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Trying to set Alt Gr+Keycode 50 to backslash using XModMap

I've just started running Linux Mint, However I'm using a slightly different keyboard hardware wise. It had a multitude of issues in the start, such as Shift being mapped wrongly, atastrophe/asterisk ...
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How to swap Caps with Left Control and change layouts using Caps Lock+Swith (grp:shift_caps_switch)

I already tried a lot of methods for changing this and none of those worked. I used xmodmap and setxkbkey but it both ways there's always problem with setting it. However, using those methods don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Chromium Kiosk Mode in XSession German Keyboard?

I have a very strange problem. I set up a Kiosk System with Ubuntu and Chromium-browser. As noted in several tutorials I start chromium in a custom XSession: # /usr/share/xsessions/kiosk.desktop ...
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Keyboard mapping multiple keys to l shift (ubuntu 14.04)

I just recently bought a new wired keyboard and all the ctrl, alt, super keys do not work. I checked using xev to check the keys and everything is given a keycode of 50 which maps to the left shift. ...
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gnome: How to set lv3:rwin_switch xkb option in tweak tools

I set my keyboard layout like this: setxkbmap -layout us -variant altgr-intl -option '' -option caps:escape -option altwin:swap_alt_win lv3:rwin_switch which is fine, as long as I do not plugin and ...
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GNOME Ubuntu 15.04 interchanging keyboard layouts

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Gnome 3 installation where English (US) is the first keyboard layout and Russian is second. After the system boots up English is used by default and after I switch to Russian ...
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Setting Ubuntu's capslock to backspace, and backspace to del?

I've managed to get capslock to backspace, now, for some time, with the following commands: setxkbmap -option caps:backspace xset r 66 However, I tried something like backspace:delete, ...
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Notebook running linux with a mac external keyboard

I run Ubuntu on my notebook and use an external mac keyboard. It is very confusing that the order of the CTRL, ALT and SUPER (or COMMAND) is different. On the notebook's keyboard it is: CTRL, SUPER ...
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Keyboard not mapping properly, upon removal of external keyboard

I know that there has to be some kind of simple solution, and I have searched for it, but have come up with nothing. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Macbook 3,1. The keyboard has worked perfectly ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login keyboard stuck on english. I want french keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a french computer (AZERTY keyboard, see below) but I selected english keyboard while installing Ubuntu. Then change my keyboard parameter like this: and here is my ...
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Remap Fn+F3 from XF86Sleep to XF86MonBrightnessUp

I have got a new laptop which is Toshiba Sattelite Pro R50 and I've installed Linux Mint 17.1 on it. After a while it turned out brightness buttons are mapped incorrectly. Fn + F3 is mapped to ...
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Command for Refresh

I have a keyboard with multimedia keys (play song, pause song, etc). For example, I can play/pause a song with Fn-Key + F5. I wanted to invert the Fn-Key so that it is pressed by default. I read that ...
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Keyboard Shift+2 showing @ not double marks

My keyboard suddenly starting acting like a Mac, so get @ when I want a double quote marks ". May be obvious, but how do I revert it back. It has just suddenly happened, I don't even know why? ...
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Configuring aluminium Mac Japanese keyboard on 15.04

I have an aluminium Mac keyboard with Japanese layout. Using System Settings -> Text Entry, I can configure it easily as a regular Mac keyboard. However a lot of the non-alphabetic keys are mapped ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.04 installation on MacBook — Issues with keyboard layout and installation from DVD

I'd like to install Ubuntu Server 15.04 on my MacBook (from May 2008) to set up a server for my home network. I run into two major problems though: 1. When I burn the ISO to a DVD (using OSX Disk ...
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Custom keymapping via udev/hwdb.d is not working

Background: I got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and several keys are not working at all under Ubuntu such as the F1-F10 keys. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS running on my machine. My ...
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My shift, alt, windows, and control key are all being mapped as shift. On one keyboard

Basically title. If I borrow my dads keyboard it works, and I can do things like open terminal using the shortcut, but with my keyboard I can't. I have a "AGPtek PC000006" keyboard. This doesn't ...
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How do I stop my keyboard layout reverting to English USA from English on reboot Ubuntu 14.04

Removed English USA from Keyboard settings. English is the only thing in there. Can revert to English after reboot by clicking on EN icon but having to do this every time I reboot is annoyying
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Single click on altgr or right control as context menu

I've got new laptop, but I am dealing with one problem. There is no context menu button. I use alt-gr or right control often, but I was thinking, I alwas use it with another key, so basically single ...
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Xfce IBus layout switching not working

Somehow, only default Xfce keyboard layout switching is working for me. When I remove all hotkeys from Xfce settings manager and try to switch to IBus I can change layouts from IBus widget, but ...
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What are all the ways in which the keyboard layout can change on an Ubuntu system with an Xfce DM

Background: on the second system, now, my keyboard layout has started reverting from an English layout to the German layout originally set (it's a localized install). One of the problems that make it ...
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Bengali Input method in lubuntu

I've newly installed Lubuntu as I've found Ubuntu 14.4 very slow in my old computer, and only with 1 GB of Ram. I've installed Bengali and Assamese in Language Support. After that I cannot find the ...
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“ctrl-space” not recognized under 'French (alternative)' input source under 15.04

The "ctrl-space" emacs shortcut to set the mark does not seem to work when emacs is launched within the terminal ('emacs -nw') when my input source is set to 'French (alternative)'. Surprisingly, the ...
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Xbindkeys & xte - keybindings not works

I have problem with .xbindkeysrc config. First line works as expected, Mod4+Space change language layout. But other configs won't work, if enable Mod4+w 'w' not works. What I can do to make this ...
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Problem with Keyboard Layout

I am creating a keyboard layout for my Dad (Yeah I gave him Linux!) On windows he used this one (The first one "Russisch für Deutsche, empfohlen" (translated: "Russian for German users, ...
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remapping CapsLock to Control when using a PS2-to-USB adapter?

The setup: I'm trying to remap the CapsLock key to be Control when using my Model M keyboard (with trackpoint) with a PS2-to-USB adaptor. The problem: if the now-remapped control key stays pressed ...
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Ubuntu - remap copy/paste and language switch

I am using Linux (Ubuntu) with XFCE at work. At home I use Mac Os with Cmd+c etc shortcuts. This is very useful because you can use Control as regular key in terminal without stupid remapping like ...
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Logkeys logging wrong keys

Ok, so I tried the following: --us-keymap --keymap --export-keymap=FILE --keymap=FILE And a few others. Nothing seems to work. I'm running "Ubuntu 14.04" on my "HP Pavilion DV6." I've tried so many ...
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Setup 3rd/4th level characters (typographic layout)

When Ubuntu used GNOME, there was support for typographic characters on the third/fourth level, independent of input source (e.g. «English US» or «Russian»). As I've learned, in Ubuntu 15.04 the ...
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Keyboard stopped working after key remap

After following How to remap Super(left) key to control key and restarting the computer. My keyboard, a dell at101 http://i46.tinypic.com/30djz91.jpg is almost completely unresponsive. It will not ...
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How to remap a bluetooth keyboard

I have a bluetooth keyboard (here is the link of keyboard's manual: http://cdn.targus.com/web/uk/downloads/akb32it_user_guide.pdf) and I want to remap that keyboard. I already tried using xmodmap, but ...
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can't change keyboard layout to german on ubuntu server

I have a fresh installed ubuntu server in a virtualBox and am trying to set the keyboard layout to german, but don't succeed. I have installed and configured dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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Borken bar instead of vertical bar Ubuntu Server 14.04

I'm trying to write a script in Ubuntu Server 14.04. When I press the key for a vertical bar "|" my screen shows a broken bar "¦" My keyboard is in spanish and the layout is latinamerican. All other ...
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xkb configuration to map Alt + h --> Right

I have a Chromebook that's missing a number of vital keys. I'd like to remap those to ones that are present. Unfortunately the Chromebook has a dearth of keys in general so I need to map a ...
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Problem with keyboard layout after initialisation

When I log in to ubuntu in the top of the screen the square for keyboard layout correctly shows my preferred layout. But when I type the layout is set to English. If I go at the top and 'change' to my ...
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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 ...