Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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setxkbmap -option ctrl:swapcaps makes ctrl caps but caps functionless

I'm trying to switch ctrl and caps for emacs but it seems to be that this command only puts the caps option on ctrl and not vice versa i.e. the caps key does nothing at all afterwards. My method of ...
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Change Shift key to Caps lock

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a crouton script on my Chromebook. I want to change my Shift key into a Caps lock key. Anyone know how to do that?
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LibreOffice Writer: Replace specific keystrokes with custom text or characters

In formal writing I try to use n-dashes correctly so, for example, instead of: 2013-14 I write: 2013–14. To get an n-dash I currently use the Compose key (the right Windows key in my ...
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Is it possible to emulate a function (fn) key combination using xmodmap

I have one key over that I don't use but I would like to use this key to emulate a function key. The keycode of this key that I want to emulate as a fn is 37. I tried this (which didn't work) to remap ...
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Keyboard layout Dutch

Installed Lubuntu on an old laptop with Dutch keyboard layout as pictured below. Lubuntu has no option to configure Dutch keyboard. How to achieve a Dutch keyboard layout? The Dutch keyboard has the ...
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How to completely change keyboard layout

I was wondering if I could completely remap the EN (Canada) keyboard to input Runes instead of Latin Characters on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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Romanian charset not properly displayed in wine [on hold]

If any of you can help me to make BibleWorks 9 to work under Linux please, as I've tried hard but unfortunately I can not figure it out what is missing. I've start thinking that a font or something ...
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Howto to set AltGr key with xmodmap

I use a us-intl with "AltGr dead keys" layout and the option to switch Alt and Win key. Nice, but my AltGr does not work. The key I want to use for AltGr has keycode 134 (found out using xev). So I ...
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Can I add my keyboard layout to next Ubuntu version?

I want to know how to add Arabic (Tunisia) and French (Tunisia) to next Ubuntu version. Because, there is file named 'ma' with all Moroccan keyboard layouts added to Ubuntu automatically. And I want ...
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xfce: How do I get standard Norwegian keyboard layout with dead keys?

In Xubuntu's keyboard layout settings, if I choose "Bruk systemstandardene" (Use system standard) for my keyboard layout, I get the Norwegian "no" layout with deadkeys (same as setxkbmap no it seems). ...
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Special Characters in 14.04 with Alt Right

I was using Right Alt for special characters to my great satisfaction. Now after upgrading to 14.04 not only it doesn't work but the key is stubbornly launching the HUD. Worse: The keyboard settings ...
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Keyboard settings ignored

Running 14.04. When I restart my laptop, it defaults to the qwerty layout, even though dvorak is the only input method allowed in my text input settings. See the screen shot below; making this screen ...
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How do I write accents & foreign characters within Chrome?

I'm using Google Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine but after a Chrome update I stoped being able to write accents with my keyboard - for example I'm unable to ...
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Keyboard layout/language changes in every boot

I have Ubuntu installed in my laptop, with Catalan language support and I have properly set up my keyboard to the Spanish layout. However, every time I start Ubuntu, the keyboard language/layout has ...
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Why has my keyboard change layout settings?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with my keyboard set to the UK layout. It's worked fine for the past few months but today it seems to enter characters from the US keyboard layout (ie @ instead of "). I ...
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Macbook 3.1 “@” sign would not work

Well i've been working on my keyboard, and have been able to fix the 'fn' key. But the '@' is a pain in the ... to set. I'm Belgium so i have a Azerty, and at the moment the '@' key gives me a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit a a VM in VMWare Workstation 9.0 no Alt-Gr keys on french keyboard

Using VMWare Workstation 9.0 I install a new VM with Ubuntu server 14.04 64-bit ISO. I install just the core, I use a french keyboard and during setup I enter the detect part of my keybord. Then ...
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keyboard starting layout

I have just upgrade my system to 14.04 During instalation i chose greek as the main keyboard language when i was prompted to enter the password i used one with latin characters in the problem is that ...
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Change my keyboard layout for my profile only

We are using ubuntu-server 14.04 , I want to change the keboard layout to querty only for my login , i want the other users remain having azerty , I know that I have to put a command line in some ...
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Typing characters found in Portuguese

In my text entry settings, I have Portuguese (Brazil). However, I looked at the layout chart and it appears there is no ã character (a with tilde) which is a very common character in Portuguese. Also ...
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Trying to map <Ctrl>+<hjkl> to <Left Down Up Right> globally (Vim-like arrow keys) with xmodmap

I am trying to map Ctrl+H,J,K,L to arrow keys Left,Down,Up,Right, respectively, on Ubuntu OS (globally, not inside Vim). I've attempted the solution posted here, but the modifier commands are not ...
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keyboard remapping lost after keyboard layout change

I see similar questions have already been asked before on this site, by I found no satisfactory answer so far. So here's my exact situation in detail. I recently installed and customized Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Use alt as ctrl and win as alt (keep alt)

I am using xfce4 and I am trying to do the following: I wanna keep the left ctrl as is while also making the left alt act as a ctrl and the win button act as an alt (I don't need the win button) I've ...
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Change keyboard layout in gdm

I just installed ubuntu-14.04, and during installation I chose two keyboard layouts: En-us and Ru-ru, and created user with en-us login/password. It successfully installed. When it loads the login ...
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Keyboard layout is US even though it's set to UK

I have deleted the US keyboard layout, the UK one is only one available in /etc/default/keyboard you can see the layout is set to 'gb' XKBMODEL="pc105" XKBLAYOUT="gb" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="" ...
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Input language switching alternative

I use three keyboard layouts. Is there any way to switch to the most recently used layout I've seen this on some Mac, but wasn't able to find anything like that on Linux.
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alt-f2 stops working and other issues when using a mac keyboard on 12.04

Trying to switch to an apple keyboard on Ubuntu 12.04 brings up a number of issues. There's lots of old information out there on google, I'm going to post this as the current solution. 1) On a ...
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Strange keyboard behavior after reboot

I'm experiencing some strange keyboard behavior after rebooting my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I have a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard like this one. Previously, I was able to use the extra keys (e.g., the ...
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Keyboard layout settings

I'm struggling with the keyboard layout settings in Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I can't make any sense of all the options. In the panel at the top of the screen, there's a menu that looks like this: Menu 1. ...
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Gnome tweak tool is unable to disable caps lock

I just installed this because xmodmap keeps resetting and I need to use caps lock as backspace but selecting this option in gnome-tweak-tool gives me normal caps lock behaviour AND caps lock ...
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Lubuntu doesn't write “í” caracter

I'm not able to write "í" character anymore. I'm using Lubunut (Ubunut 14.04, LXDE). I have a Dell SK-8115 keyboard whit Hungarian layout. The "í" character is worked fine util that I configureted ...
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Multiple Keyboards Multiple Languages?

On my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, I have a Swedish Layout Keyboard. Now that I'm working I have a UK Layout usb Keyboard. Is there a way to have them both run different layouts, because at the moment ...
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How do you change keyboard layouts from the login screen in Xubuntu?

I've set up multiple user accounts in Xubuntu 14.04. I (the admin) am a dvorak user so I have English US dvorak as the default layout, but the other user is a qwerty user. I've added English US ...
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How to remap keys on a user level both with and without X

I want to remap Capslock and I want this remap to work on both my machine with an X server and on machine without X. I also want this remap to be applied on a user level, not on a global level. This ...
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Using Xmodmap, my shift lock now acts as both a shift lock and a compose key. I just want it to work as a compose key. What can I do?

I have two Xmodmap files. First one: keycode 8 = keycode 9 = Escape NoSymbol Escape keycode 10 = ampersand 1 ampersand 1 bar exclamdown bar keycode 11 = eacute 2 eacute 2 at oneeighth at ...
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Can't switch keyboard layout in Ubuntu Studio 14.04

I'm having trouble switching the keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Studio 14.04. In the options I added the layouts German and French Macintosh layouts. But when I select the French layout in the tray icon ...
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Unable to type dollar symbol after installing Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Gnome 3.10 which is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if that is what caused this, but I am unable to type the dollar symbol (Shift + 4) anywhere. I have used ...
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Remapping Keyboard Volume Controls

I want to use this keyboard with Ubuntu (12.04): http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87ML-EFB2/dp/B0050ODQEI It has no media keys. What I'm wondering is, will I be able to remap ...
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Hotkeys in russian keyboard layout

I saw many CLOSED topics about this, BUT none of proposed solutions working. When I switch to russian keyboard, shortcuts (ctrl+c, ctrl+v, ctrl+z, etc.) not working in most of applications. I have ...
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Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in Lubuntu 14.04

I have installed Avro successfully in Lubuntu 14.04. The only problem I am facing currently is that whenever I switch to Bengali-Avro Phonetic and try to write something, I can see the suggestions in ...
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Make second keyboard always use specified layout

This really should be a comment on a reply to the question How to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard? Since commenting isn't possible, here is the new question, I hope ...
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Compose Key Stopped Working

The compose key was working fine for me using the US keyboard with Italian characters key mapping. It worked in LightDM and it worked in Gnome. I would press RALT-E and I would get è. Then recently ...
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How to add a new keyboard layout (Custom keyboard layout definition)

I want to copy a keyboard layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and change it and then produce a new layout from it. How can I add a new keyboard layout (named e.g. "mylayout")? Update #1: Files I ...
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Is there a boot option for keyboard layout?

I’ve used rescue CDs that allow the keyboard layout to be selected at boot time, by choosing from a menu or by adding kb=uk to the boot command line alongside noapic and the like. Does Ubuntu support ...
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My keyboard layout changes after suspend [closed]

This afternoon, when I logged in Ubuntu after leaving the laptop suspended since morning, I noticed that my keyboard layout had changed, although the upper left keyboard indicator is correctly showing ...
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How do I switch layout with Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift in LXDE?

How do I switch layout with Ctrl+Shift, Alt+Shift or such in LXDE? All else being equal, I would prefer: a command-line solution a desktop environment-independent solution so that I can automate ...
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How to disable fn key [duplicate]

I just bought a new keyboard and when I use it the letter keys that have the numbers on them, u-4, i-5 etc are the default. I know when i press the "fn" key, it allows me to type normally but I would ...
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In 14.04, how do I print the current keyboard layout?

I have several keyboard entry languages set up, and can easily select the one I want to use from the indicator menu. Once a language is chosen, the menu item "Keyboard Layout Chart" shows me what key ...
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How to assign individual LEDs for different layouts?

Using Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. My keyboard config is: XKBMODEL="logiik" XKBLAYOUT="us,ru,ua" XKBVARIANT=",ruu," ...
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how to enable number keys in ubuntu 14.04 gnome

I have recently switched to gnome from unity and after doing so I have lost my number keys which are present at the right extremity of my keyboard is there any way to enable tham again