Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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How to swap Fn and Ctrl keys on a Dell?

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50, running Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I would like to swap the Control and Function keys. Lenovo ThinkPads allow this in their BIOS, there is also an option within the Ubuntu ...
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keyboard layout for “language” that not supported in ISO 639

I have created a keyboard layout for Old Hungarian codesection standardized in UNICODE 8.0. It not works correctly, if it is registered as hun by ISO 639 standandard. How could I register it as ...
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creating keyboard layout for a codesection of newest UNICODE standard

I need to use a codepage section standardized UNICODE 8.0; How can I adopt for myself that section UTF8-like form? It is not standardized as UTF8-page, so I think, that I use nonstandard ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...
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Why does some of the keys not work when connecting to xrdp

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 I have installed xrdp and a number of desktops such as mate and xfce. I'm able to log in from a windows machine as well as from other Ubuntu machines. However, some of the ...
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Problems with Keyboard: No circumflex

I'm not able to type a circumflex with my keyboard, instead, the circumflex key acts like the Escape key. It does not depend on the keyboard layout, neither an English nor a German (or any other) ...
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Language change doesn't work in ubuntu 15.04

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 15.04, everything had worked fine, but suddenly language change stopped working. I don't know what could be the cause of this, because I didn't notice it right away. ...
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G-Keys on Corsair K30 Keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spankin' new Corsair K30 Keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than 2 main things which really ...
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Keyboard mappings on laptop seem irreversible

Laptop with Xubuntu 15.04, Linux 3.19.0-26-generic (x86_64), AT Translated Set 2 keyboard. I am working with an 105 key keyboard on it, using /settings/keyboard/layout/. problem: when I unplug the ...
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What should I do to rebind keys? [duplicate]

I have just switched to Ubuntu and being a keyboard fanatic I need the ability to rebind keys. Just wondering what command I would have to put to change one key press to another. Specifically ...
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I want to remap a dead key on my old acer laptop

My D key is dead. I want to remap it on my euro sign. But when I run xev and I press it nothing appears. It's strange because it works on Windows. Anyway, in ~/.Xmodmap I changed the key 122 from Pg ...
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Map long-press Caps Lock

Using gnome-tweak-tool, I mapped the caps lock key to ESC (I am a vim user) and vice versa. However, it would be nice to map long-pressing caps lock key to caps lock as well. Is it possible to map ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl PROBLEM

I have tried a few different ways to remap ctrl and caps lock and none of them seem to be working. I am running Ubuntu on a Mac through VirtualBox. The two methods I have tried are using ...
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Need more help Key Binding

Alright, so let me make this very clear, I am an entry level user on Ubuntu, I am still getting very used to it and I require help. See I finally solved how to swap my Super L key on my laptop (which ...
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Need help changing what my buttons do

I just converted my Chromebook from chromeos to ubuntu and I am an still doing a few remaining tweaks. However I am having trouble, essentially what I want to do is the following: Change the search ...
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Using two keyboards in KDE with a dedicated layout each (typically azerty / bépo)

I need to be able to use two keyboards (one standard AZERTY on my laptop) and a TypeMatrix 2030 USB (BÉPO layout). This I configured fine in xorg.conf by putting the following code in xorg.conf (which ...
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How to turn Caps Lock into AltGr? [duplicate]

I need AltGr a lot for the purpose of {,[,],},... and it is uncomfortable to only have it available for my right hand. So, I'd like to change Caps Lock into AltGr.
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ibus, xkb and Hebrew/English keyboard layout

I write both Hebrew and English. Also, I want Ctrl+(letter) and Shift+(letter) etc. to work essentially the same for both layouts, so I don't have to switch layouts in order to, say, copy and paste. ...
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ubuntu-bug packagename, what is the package name for laptop keyboard-layout bugs?

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I have a Swedish laptop keyboard and the Ubuntu language is English. Every time I restart the computer the keyboard-layout switches away from Swedish keyboard-layout to English ...
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How to I write “å” on Ubuntu using an English (UK) keyboard?

I can write "æ" and "ø" by pressing down Alt Gr + "a" and "o", respectively. However, trying all keys on my keyboard using Alt Gr, I've not yet found a way of writing the letter "å". I've been ...
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Florence Virtual Keyboard does not work in icewm

Florence does not work in icewm it gives : Your screen does not support Alpha channels and on pressing any button it displays Gtk error
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Assign default keyboard language per-application

Is it possible to assign default keyboard language for specific applications? I know that there is an option to always start an application with a default keyboard language but this is not what I ...
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How to set keyboard switch with Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, Ctrl+3 etc

In windows in keyboard switch settings there is an option that you can switch keyboard language with unique combination for each one. For example, Ctrl + 1 - for english, Ctrl + 2 - for russian, Ctrl ...
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Just switch from Windows to Ubuntu Linux, my ALT, CTRL, and WINDOWS key acts like the SHIFT key, only uppercasing letters

Not sure if this is normal with Ubuntu, but the keys that I have said in the title for some reason are acting like the shift key, rather than the keys that they should be acting as when I press ...
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Would it be possible for me to use my caps lock key as both a backspace AND a control key?

I once read this webpage on the Internet where this guy managed to use his caps lock key as both a backspace key and a control key simultaneously. He had his keyboard set up so that if caps lock was ...
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Unable to switch keyboard to Dvorak layout

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, running Xfce4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being [AltGr] +[<>] like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: [<>] + ...
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Add new keyboard layout

I cant't find where I can add new keyboard layout. Unity control center Keyboard and Language support doesn't helped. How can I add new Latvian keyboard layout?
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How to properly set up fcitx on Kubuntu 15.04?

I need help setting up fcitx on my Kubuntu 15.04 to write in Japanese. I first installed fcitx with apt. I forgot the package names I installed over the experimentations, but here is what's ...
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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...
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How to show the curent keyboard layout in Gnome fallback?

I have 4 keyboard layouts enabled in my installation of Ubuntu 15,04 running on Gnome fallback. The upper panel doesn't update the language indicator when I change the layout using the keyboard ...
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Custom keyboard layouts, or moving induvidual keys

The keyboard is based on a standard US layout (I'm UK) however choosing a UK keyboard layout fixes this (eg £ is shift 3) However some other keys have been transposed, but the layout doesn't pick ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 US international, accents stop working randomly on different apps

When switching between aplications using alt-tab, randomly, accentuation stops working on certain windows (lxterm, retext, texmaker are some examples). Does this happen with anyone else? What are ...
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Can VIM (plugin) give a warning if dead keys are enabled?

I often switch between dead keys and composed key text input/entry. That's easily done by the icon in the top panel. For VIM dead keys make no sense. Is there a plugin for VIM that can give me a ...
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How do I stop my function keys from acting as media controls?

Last week my function keys suddenly became media keys. F4 now toggles play status, F5 skips to the next song, and F12 ejects my media tray. When I try to remap them with Keyboard Shortcuts, I'm told ...
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How to remap fn + ESC key to ESC key in Lenovo Yoga 3

I've managed to switch fn keys to behave like function keys in the Lenovo Yoga. However, this causes the ESC key to be found to Fn + ESC instead. Is there a way to switch / remap it back to ESC ...
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Caps Lock to RIGHT Control (It is important to be the right)

I have found a lot of ways to map Caps Lock to Left Control. For example: editing /etc/default/keyboard and adding "ctrl:nocaps" to the XKBOPTIONS But I can't find anywhere how to map to Right ...
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combination for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard: I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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Press any key - Which key to press? [closed]

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 to Apple Alu Keyboard with US (international)

I am using KDE under Ubuntu 15.04 and cannot change the keyboard layout to apple alu keyboard with the international variant (ie for typing umlauts with AltGr/cmd + u, space and then for example an ...
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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 ...