Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Why does the 'r' command change keyboard layout to US? - Ubuntu GNOME

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 installed on my machine with my system set to UK. When I run the r command via ALT + F2 to reset the shell, the keyboard layout changes to US even though my system's ...
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Customized keyboard layout ignores AltGr key [14.04]

For some reason I want to change my Russian layout so that I put stress mark (U+0301, like hére) by pressing AltGr+Yo, in a pretty similar way to other languages' layouts. So there I go, making a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome3, keyboard layout automaticly changes all the time

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I decided to try GNOME 3. The installation went well and I like it. The only extremely annoying problem is the keyboard layout. I can set up several languages and ...
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Shift+Backspace key mapped to Delete

For some reason when I hit Shift+Backspace, it functions as a Delete key. I have had this problem for a while, and I am just now getting around to fixing it. I tried to open up my .Xmodmap and fix ...
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deleted the compiled keyboard layouts

First of all, I'm new to Linux (using Ubuntu, and got 1 day of exp :p) so even though I think I know how to fix the problem, I don't know how to actually do it. I wanted to change the keyboard ...
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How to switch to a desired layout using a command?

I often press alt+F2 or Super+R to quickly run something. I know where to edit keybindings, so I can add an extra-action (a command to execute) to those hotkeys. Action that I want to add is ...
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non-US external keyboards with ubuntu touch

On android I've had issues with non US keyboards, they didn't work without special apps or some fiddling with system files. As ubuntu touch is based partly on open source android (cyanogenmod?), and ...
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Change keyboard layout

I'm not the only one with this probmem. Switching to workman layout. I tried on ubuntu 12 and 14 on two different computers with the same error. Following instructions in this question but get ...
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citrix connection changes keyboard layout on remote machine

I have a Citrix connection from my Ubuntu 14.04 to a remote computer (W7). On the host machine and the remote machine there is only one Keyboard layout in the settings to chose from: EN (US). But on ...
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'return' button behavior is broken

Initially, I installed guake. By default, this program is opened by F12 button, it doesn't work in my case, I tried to reassign launch button to another button and mistakenly set to 'Return' button, I ...
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How to configure shortcuts to switch to specific keyboard layout in ubuntu 14

I use 3 different languages and the standard way to switch between them one by one is not convenient (I need to remember the current language and check how many times I have to click the switch ...
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Custom Keyboard Layout to use H J K L as ARROWS not working properly

I set up my keyboard layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ to use the keys H J K L as arrows Left, Down, Up and Right as the third and fourth shift level. mostly I followed this post: ...
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How to set Home and End to Ctrl on Ubuntu 14.04?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad New X1 Carbon. Since they put Home and End at the position of Caps-lock, I want to map both of these two key to Ctrl. I've tried some method, but none of the ...
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Validate password against regular expression?

Is it possible to somehow set a regular expression that would validate a user's password? So that if the regexp is set to: ^qwerty|йцуке$ than both qwerty and йцуке will be valid passwords. I want ...
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Key swap not working after reboot

I am running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to swap my caps lock and control key. I run setxkbmap -option ctrl:swapcaps and it did work. But after reboot, it gets back to what it used to be: caps lock ...
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Tilde key on Mac Air with Ubuntu

By default, no layout on my Macbook Air allows me to print backtick (`) and tilde (~) symbols. Instead, I get backslash, pipe or whatever, depending from the layout. I changed the behavior of the key ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 custom keyboard layout doesn't work

I'm spent hours trying to get this to work, and I have no idea, what I'm doing wrong. I must admit, that I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, so I might be missing something obvious... I've read several ...
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Bash Script for adding Keyboard Layout to available Layouts

I am writing a bash script to add a layout (Urdu as input language) to the available keyboard layouts. The current status is: script automatically detects the current layout, as a string. adds te ...
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14.04.1 unable to switch layout

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr, I've added russian layout in System settings > Region & Language > Input Sources. Also, I've installed gnome-tweak-tool, and set input source ...
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Swiss French Language support

I'm a bit disapointed on how keyboard and regional settings are handled by Ubuntu (14.04) for our little country, Switzerland :) Let me explain : 3 main languages (French, German and Italian. Please ...
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keyboard not working correctly under ubuntu 14.4

I recently switched from windows 8 to ubuntu now some keys on my keyboard do not work. I have a brand new hp notebook 2000? It worked fine before the switch.
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Configuring XKB fails

I am running LXDE on ubuntu 12.04, and I use two keyboard layouts (german and greek). My problem is that I cannot use the "AltGr" key of the German keyboard (it is the right "Alt"). It somehow ...
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Two different languages

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I want to keep the system in english language but I need the system to have regional setup of italy, like keyboard, currency etc. I couldn't find a way to do this setup. How can I ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard Problem

I bought a wireless bluetooth keyboard(Havit-KB210BT). It is working well with my android phone. But it is not working properly with my laptop(Ubuntu 14.04). When I press u it writes , when I press i ...
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How to type Sinhala, Tamil or other Asian languages in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

If you used Google input tools to type in Asian languages when using Microsoft Windows, you might wonder how to do it in Ubuntu...
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How to use Caps Lock as Enter in 14.04?

After extensive search, I've only found guides to remap/swap Caps Lock to something like Control. However, I am trying to make Caps Lock another Enter (to be precise, I want it for one-handed 'Run' in ...
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Key combinations for each language in Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to have key combinations for each language (change the layout) in Ubuntu 14.04, for example: Ctrl+1 - Spanish, Ctrl+2 - French, Ctrl+3 - Russian, etc I haven't found this options in text ...
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New keyboard layout does not refresh unless renamed

Keyboard layout names are not being released for reuse. I am trying to create a new xkb layout. Here is how I am doing it. Add the new layout to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/in Register the layout ...
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Lost Compose and Super Key [closed]

Novice here using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. I was attempting to set the third tier key when I noticed that the compose key no longer functioned. I fiddled with the settings for keyboard>keyboard ...
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How do I type umlauts etc in Xubuntu 14.04?

I've been experimenting with 14.04 (Xubuntu, XFCE, etc), and so far haven't been able to make sense of any of the messages saying how to enter characters marked by things like umlauts, accents, etc. ...
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How can I remove a single temporary key mapping without resetting the entire keymap?

So I saw this question the other day. The user's K key was broken and they wanted to map it to Right-Shift. A good answer popped up and I thought I'd test it to see if it worked. I ran: xmodmap -e ...
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The shortcut keys for switching keyboard layout randomly stop working

ALT-SHIFT switches between Hebrew/English keyboard layouts. Every few hours, this stops working. The layout-switching icon in the panel continues to work. If I go back to Settings->Keyboard, and ...
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How to change currency keyboard mapping

I use a Slovenian keyboard layout and that has a dollar $ signs assigned where the number 4 key is also present. As I live in the UK and I use the pound sign a lot I would like to change it so instead ...
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Which US international keyboard layout gives me all umlauts and sharp S?

I would like to use a US keyboard layout. However, from time to time I need to type German umlauts and sharp S. All the US international keyboard layouts have left me unsatisfied. I am always either ...
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Regional language not working on google chrome only

I had installed malayalam language keyboard (from keyboard layout settings in systemsettings) in Ubuntu on my Dell laptop. and I can type malayalm language in any window or application except google ...
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Thinkpad T410 Keyboard Layout?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo T410 Thinkpad but I'm getting some strange 'shortcut key behaviour. For instance the Fn key puts the computer in Suspend, Alt closes the active window and ...
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Tap (not hold) Right Alt key to toggle to hangul (Korean)

I have to hold down the right alt key to type in English when using ibus-hangul and the Korean (hangul) keyboard layout. However, on other operating systems I can just tap right alt to toggle input ...
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How can I change the Keyboard Layout on login screen?

I changed my Keyboard Layout from Swedish to English, but now my password doesn’t work and I can’t login. I need a way to change the keyboard layout at the login screen without having access to the ...
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Computer Shutsdown without prompt after bluetooth Del key pressed

Summary When pressed the fn Delete / Lock key forces immediate shutsdown. I want to ignore this key or make it act as a regular Del key. More Info I have a bluetooth keyboard that has a Delete/Lock ...
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English only layout for password

I have couple keyboard layouts installed. Using Ru for very limited range of tasks. But almost every time my pc wakes up from hibernate current layout is Ru (and sometimes it gets stuck, and it's ...
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Issues with xmodmap, alt+shift or alt+control viewed as hyper?

I have a file, .xmodmap, that looks like this : clear Control clear mod4 clear mod1 keycode 64 = Control_L keycode 37 = Control_L keycode 133 = Alt_L keycode 108 = Super_R keycode 134 = Alt_R add ...
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Nepali keyboard layout help in ubuntu

how to write गर्दै ni nepali using nepali keyboard ? When i type gr/d{ it shows गर्दई but i want गर्दै. Please guys help me to find out the problem.
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Assign Ctrl+Shift to Caps Lock

I was wondering if I could assign Ctrl+Shift to the Caps-Lock key. So when I type Caps-Lock+Right it should mark a complete word e.g. I already looked at this question but since I don't run any ...
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Disable ibus in Ubuntu 14.04

I regularly switch between 3 scripts (English/Roman, Kannada and Hindi/Sanskrit/Devanagari). In 12.04, I used to enable IBus by typing Ctrl+Space to switch from English to Kannada, and again the same ...
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Keyboard layout - certain keys work with AltGr, other doesn't

I run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.14 on Windows 7 with a Swedish keyboard layout. In Windows everything works fine but in Ubuntu some keys/characters (the most important for a programmer) doesn't ...
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What are the steps needed to create new keyboard layout on ubuntu?

The keyboard I am trying to create has a lot of Unicode and looks like this: Being unsuccessful with the following tutorial: ...
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Why does pressing ctrl+space bring up a keyboard layout menu?

I am trying out StumpWM, however when I press Ctrl+Space I get a menu to change keyboard layouts. This conflicts with emacs region selection. What causes this behaiviour and how do I disable it? I ...
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Can not type \, | and ~ on Ubuntu inside Virtualbox

I have installed a Virtual Box Ubuntu 14.04. I run into two very basic problems: Somehow I cannot type \ | ~ characters in terminal or textfile. It is a clean and fresh install under Virtual Box. ...
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@ symbol and " swapped on keyboard

I've very recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (on a Dell Latitude 640M with XP Professional in a separate partition) and the two symbols @ and " have swapped positions on the keyboard (I chose UK language ...
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modifier only ibus keyboard layout switching in kde

I recently upgraded to kubuntu 14.04. I used to have Shift+Alt as a shortcut to change keyboard layouts back in 12.04 but its not working now. I see <Shift><Meta> as next input shortcut in ...