Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate

Is there a pre-assigned keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate?
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Dead keys (especially the big umlauts) on Xubuntu

I have tried to find a solution to this - on Ubuntu, it worked flawlessly. The Swiss German keyboard layout was detected without a problem. On Xubuntu, though, I cannot type the ¨ dead key and then ...
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scroll lock modifier for arrow keys

Most laptops these days have the pgup/pgdn/home/end keys as fn overlays of the arrow keys. It has always been a minor annoyance that the fn key is on the other side of the keyboard, making one-handed ...
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Dead 'p' in Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome desktop 3.18

I have a problem I'm running Gnome 3.18 (GDM) on my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK100NF and the keyboard works perfectly expect the dead p key. The caps works (ie I can type a P) 'p' works in text mode It ...
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Configuring Ubuntu for the first time on notebook, hungs up

New notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled, after first power on tried to configure system first time: after successfully connecting to network, next step for setting up keyboard layout: as laptop have ENG/...
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How do I remap the caps lock key to Alter key in ubuntu 14.04?

I have found an answer here: http://askubuntu.com/a/614664/205859 which shows: caps:none – Disables Caps Lock. caps:super – Caps Lock becomes an additional Super (aka Win key). caps:ctrl_modifier – ...
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Function keys, layout switching don't work for 5~ minutes after boot (16.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS For some reason, for 5~ minutes after booting, the system wouldn't respond to function keys (brightness and audio control for example) and I can't switch layouts Does ...
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Hold keys for modifier

I've fallen in love with being able to hold down on a key on Android for about 100ms to get the modifier key beneath it, and I'd love to have that same ability for Ubuntu. I don't need to repeat ...
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How can I specify certain keyboard shortcuts for certain keyboard layouts [duplicate]

I've searched all over Ubuntu 16.04 and the web but cannot find a way to specify a keyboard shortcut to switch to a certain layout. The default is that one keyboard shortcut switches between layouts, ...
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gnome-tweak-tool CapsLK and Ctrl button exchange doesn't work

I want to exchange my CapsLK and Ctrl buttons. So I configure it in gnome-tweak-tool by choosing Swap Ctrl and Caps Lock in Typing. But it doesn't work. When I open it from the terminal, I notice the ...
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Can't get the correct keyboard layout

I have this Panasonic laptop and can't seem to get the correct keyboard layout. Some of the keys don't work properly, such as the one above Enter and the right Alt Ins Del and Ctrl keys. I have tried ...
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Keyboard language configuration, Ubuntu 16.04

I would like to change keyboard language, I need to have German one. Here is what I did: 1. I opened Language Support and I installed both Deutsch and German language. 2. Then I opend Text Entry ...
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How to edit ctrl key mapping?

The Ctrl key on my keyboard broke so I was trying to map it to something else. I followed the instructions in this guide, except that when looking in the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/it (I'm ...
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Backquote key not working after updating to Ubuntu 16 from Ubuntu 15

My back-quote key is not working anymore. I have set my keyboard layout to US, international with dead keys. It works when I launch i3 like before but when I launch with Unity, this key is the only ...
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Remapping only 1 key to another [duplicate]

I rarely use '^' (Shift+6 or Unicode U+005E) and use '⁓' (Unicode U+2053) all the time as part of my signature on emails and so forth. I realize the Swung Dash (⁓) and Tilde (~) are very similar, I ...
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Unable to Use Ctrl-keyboard Shortcuts in any application

I just updated Ubuntu 16 LTS and after the restart I can't use Ctrl Keyboard combinations (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + Right, Ctrl + T ...) in applications anymore (neither left - Ctrl nor right - Ctrl). I'm ...
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KeyBoard Layout

I'm using a laptop that has strange layout for the keyboard, for example '<' button exists beside '1' button. I've tried many English layouts like US, Canda, UK but it's none of these layouts, ...
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Fn key not working in Asus R510Z [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS along side a default windows 10 installation. All the fn shortcuts are not working in my ubuntu system. It doesn't show up in the keyboard layout, nor can I find any ...
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symbol keys missing on my keyboard

I installed LTS 14.04 and ever since some of my keys went missing. First, the dot symbol key is not working, so I have to use the dot key from the numeric keypad. Secondly, the right alt key is a ...
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How to install Cangjie (Traditional Chinese) input for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPc

I am a newbie to Linux (and Ubuntu). Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPC on PowerMac G5 dual 2.3GHz, with English (US) as the selected language and keyboard. Then installed (?) Cangjie 3 with "sudo ...
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Font settings not working in Xfce keyboard layout panel plugin in 16.06

There is this bug: font cannot be changed in xfce4-xkb-plugin, the applet that displays keyboard layouts. In fact the font can be changed but is displayed much bigger. Can this be fixed somehow?
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After fresh installation of XUbuntu 16.04, US layout on USB keyboard after each reboot

The built-in keyboard of my laptop is connected to the system as a USB device. During installation of XUbuntu 16.04 from the official 64 bit ISO image, I was asked about my keyboard layout. I ...
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Lubuntu: Remapping caps to backspace: 15.10 or 16.04

I've spent more time then I care to admit, attempting to change caps to backspace in Lubuntu on a spare computer (15.10), cause I want to switch to lubuntu as my main linux (with 16.04). Basically ...
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ibus doesn't work in libreoffice, pluma etc in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have iBus with Sanskrit (IAST) and Bengali layouts. Besides that I have English and Russian keyboard layouts. iBus works in other applications (Firefox, Thunderbird), but doesn't work at all in ...
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Anthy add as a language option ubuntu 16.04

By default when you install the japaneese language on Ubuntu 16.04 uses the mozc method. But is inconvenient for me thefore I want to install the anthy. So I installed these packages: pcmagas@...
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Keyboard layout randomly changes when I start VS Code or Sublime Text 3

I have a big and annoying problem, my keyboard layout changes to se when I start VS Code or Sublime Text 3. To fix it, I created simple lines in .zshrc but this is not right way to fix this problem! ...
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Insert a unicode character via keyboard shortcut, xmodmap chooser not working

I'm trying to create a keyboard mapping to insert a unicode character via the keyboard. It appears that xmodmap is perhaps the best option, but I can't figure out how to get a third-level character. ...
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How to change keyboard layout in Lubuntu 15.10?

I have recently upgraded my PC from Lubuntu 14.10 to 15.10. Before the upgrade my keyboard layout matched my Danish keyboard. But after the upgrade I probably have a standard English/US layout. ...
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Trouble with multiple keyboards and some applications

I have a Typematrix 2030 keyboard which I use with a bépo-layout and a normal qwerty-keyboard which I use to play games. I have the two keyboard layouts installed and change between them. Now, some ...
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Map the Right Alt to Right Control in Xubuntu

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 and I want to try out Emacs. I think binding the Right Alt key to Right Control key would help. I already tried using setxkbmap but it did not work. I did this : setxkbmap -...
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How to show keyboard chart of a specific layout variant from command line?

There is previous similar question but solution there didn't work for me in Ubuntu 16.04. I mean: gkbd-keyboard-display -l us,intl The commands below work but I want to be able to specify which ...
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How to remap ALT_R to left key?

I created a file Xmodmap including this line: keycode 108 = Left Single click is OK, but the remaped Left key can't respond to repeated click.
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How do I get my Fn key to work on a Thinkpad T430s?

I have installed 16.04 on t430s laptop. FN key is not working, which means that none of the FN key-combos work. (e.g. FN+F8 should decrese screen brightness. running xev in terminal shows that ...
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How do I add modifier keys to keyboard mapping?

I have a keyboard with several extra keys (Logitech G710.) It has 4 macro keys, but with the driver I use they end up getting mapped to their own "launch (#)" keys. I'd like to map them as new ...
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Compose “dead_greek” with compose key

The config file for my compose key /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose lists all the key sequences for composing Greek letters; all of them require the pressure of a special dead_greek key. This ...
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Swapping Alt and Super keys with different Keyboard Layouts in 16.04

I have two keyboards I use regularly, one PC layout and one Mac layout. I would like the Alt and Super keys in the same position on each but they are reversed. I don't mind switching them manually ...
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gnome shell keyboard and Super

I just starte using gnome shell but I have some old configuration that prevents me from using Super. I'd like to erase old info on keyboards. Currently If I add a keyboard on a fresh new user it does ...
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CTRL+SHIFT+??? also changes language, when just CTRL+SHIFT should do it

Just moved from Unity to Gnome and faced such problem: I change keyboard layouts by Ctrl+Shift. Often use console and when I press Ctrl + Shift + C\V (or any other combinations, where there are Ctrl ...
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Xbindkeys - program G-keys on k40 Corsair keyboard

I've managed to make my computer register my G-key strokes using evtest I've checked if it works. Now I'm trying to bind the keys with xbindkeys but when running it and clicking get key it does not ...
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Making a shortcut keys for one shortcut key

So, i switched to linux, but i am too used to microsoft shortcuts.. I got what replaces Ctrl+Alt (with Level3 key).. So for better use, is there any way of Making lvl3 key to Ctrl+Alt? By that I ...
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US international layout does not appear in Gnome

The list of all keyboard layouts proposed by Gnome (I run Ubuntu Gnome 16.04) does not include the quite standard US international (any variant of it). There are numerous layouts for many country, but ...
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How to write Czech letters on Ubuntu Touch with hardware keyboard?

I would like to write Czech texts on Ubuntu Touch with a hardware keyboard. I have set the hardware keyboard layout to "České (QWERTY)", however I can't write some Czech letters such as "ó" or "ď", ...
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Setting up xkb for a single user causes “X Error of failed request”

I'm following this recipe to set up a key rebinding for a single user. I do the following: cp /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc .xkb/symbols/pc mkdir .xkb/keymap if [ -d $HOME/.xkb/keymap ]; then ...
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Terminal command for changing ibus keyboard layout?

Is it possible to use terminal commands to switch between keyboard layouts in ibus? I can't see any GUI way to do it in XFCE.
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How to change `ibus` keyboard layout in XFCE? [duplicate]

I'm running Lubuntu 16.04, but I've installed xubuntu-desktop and I mostly use that desktop environment. I needed a phonetic Tamil keyboard layout, so for that I had to install something called ...
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Making a custom keyboard layout for Khmer language

Due to medical reasons four years ago I had to switch to Dvorak keyboard. Back then I was using Windows and created a custom keyboard layout for Khmer language (I'm a native) myself, but now I'm on ...
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Change keyboard layout shortcut stopped working after updates yesterday

I usually have the change keyboard layout shortcut key set to Alt+Shift (like Windows). After an update yesterday this stopped working. I've tried changing the shortcut to some other combination, but ...
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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 1-...