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different keyboards have different layout

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop and since installation I have some strange problems with layout. Firstly, the default setting for changing layout is not working, it just ...
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Cannot switch keyboard layout under i3 wm

I've recently decided to give ubuntu a try again. So far everything works fine except one strange detail. I have ibus autostarted and sitting into my tray of i3 wm, but I didn't start it. my addions ...
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Modifier keys of Bazalias gaming keyboard are handled incorrectly

My Bazalias gaming keyboard works fine in the BIOS settings, in the grub command line, and in Windows. What's happening is, once Linux boots, the keys Ctrl, Alt, and Super are all handled as ...
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Alt-shift: skip some of the languages?

I use alt-shift to switch between keyboard layouts in Ubuntu 14.04. I have 3 languages enabled, but I use one of them much less often. How could I make alt-shift skip the rarely used language(s)?
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Backslash/vertical bar key not working on Apple aluminium keyboard

I connected a long apple aluminum keyboard (with F1-F19 keys, and a numpad, and ~/` next to left shift) to my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. Everything works fine on the keyboard except the backslash/vertical ...
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Numbers messed up on virtual console

I'm using Ubuntu and a dvorak keyboard layout, on a Lenovo T430 laptop. It works fine in X, but the number and symbol keys are messed up in the virtual console. For example 1 maps to [, 2 to 7, 3 to ...
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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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keyboard shortcuts doesn't work in applications after changing layout

I use some shortcuts in applications like ( phpstrom, sublimeText, ... ), but when I change keyboard layout these shortcuts doesn't works. For example I use ctrl+z for Redo, but when I change keyboard ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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Keyboard remap tool [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to remap some keybindings on my Ubuntu 14.10 install. I need to remap CapsLock to ESCape and ; to : (and vince versa). On Mac OSX and Windows there are nice, free GUI apps that ...
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How do I implement multiple keymaps into a kernel?

my problem is as follows: I have a custom-made kernel that has no functionality in regards of changing the keyboard mapping. It is possible to compile a different keymap into it, but that's it. The ...
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“Allow different input sources per window” is broken in Ubuntu 14.10 gnome-session-fallback and Compiz

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 and then installed gnome-session-fallback. Then I configured 2 input sources and enabled "Allow different input sources per window" It works fine in Metacity but in Compiz ...
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After upgrade to 14.10 and Gnome 3.14.1 keyboard layout is not switching

After upgrade to 14.10 and Gnome 3.14.1 I've an issue with switching keyboard layout from English to Russian, it's in the list of the languages' indicator, indicator language is OK switching but input ...
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How to achieve Mac-like use of CTRL and CMD keys on Apple Keyboard?

I'm very used to emacs-like ctrl+a to mean "home," and cmd+a to mean "select all." Similarly ctrl+e is "end", ctrl+d is "delete", ctrl+c does what I expect in Terminal, and probably a few more ...
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Keyboard Layout. Alt GR +

So I moved from Windows to Ubunut. I looked around but couldn't find. I'd need to add keybindings: Alt Cr + ] woult bind to 'õ'. Shift + Alt Cr + [ to 'Ü' etc. How would one achieve this ...
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GNOME Asks for Password When Change Keyboard Input Language

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. Recently, I installed KDE; but I finally removed it. After its removal, whenever I want to change my keyboard layout into another language using shortcut Super + Space, ...
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Transliteration support in 14.04+?

Ubuntu 12.04 used to have very nice transliteration support for GTK+ based apps, where right-clicking would allow you to select 'Input Methods > Cyrillic (transliteration)'. I find that much easier ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 can't use multiple languages

I recently updated to UBUNTU GNOME 14.10 GNOME version 3.14.1. I tried adding more languages to the keyboard such as Hebrew, It let's me add it, but when I am changing the language it does show in ...
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switch layout of only one keyboard with applet

I got a complex keyboard setup and do already have a solution to some of my issues but no idea how to merge them: I am using a hybrid NEO/QWERTZ keyboard. I want to be able to switch layouts with ...
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Gnome 3 keyboard layout rotation

I have Gnome3 and two keyboard layouts (English and Russian) installed. When I try to switch between these layouts, I am able to switch with Alt-Shift to the Russian layout, but not back to the ...
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Trying to install Korean (hangul) input - Lubuntu 14.04

As the subject line says, I've been trying to get Korean keyboard input running on Lubuntu 14.04. There are similar questions about Korean (hangul) that have already been asked and answered, but my ...
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acpi_listen is not working the way it should

I want to get keymaps of the keys using acpi_listen for some keyboard layout issues. But when i run acpi_listen and press any alphabetical key, it will only display that letter(Suppose I press a it ...
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My laptop has no numpad, no numlock, how can I simulate it?

Just bought a Toshiba Satellite S45t, it has no numlock! Num pad is not writen as an option on the uiojkl keys. I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 numlockx on, does not make any changes at all. I have ...
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Layout change with Alt+space on 14.04

I am used to changing keyboard layouts with Alt+Space, and worked fine until I upgraded to 14.04. I set it in the Text Entry control panel: but it doesn't work. I suspect that there is a conflict ...
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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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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 ...