Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Figuring out which key is the “audio media” key on my keyboard

When looking at my keyboard shortcuts for ubuntu I see that in order to launch my music player I need to press the audio media key but I'm not sure which key that is on my keyboard. On the rightside ...
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Apple Slim Aluminum Keyboard - swap Ctrl and Cmd

I have wasted few hours trying to swap my Cmd and Ctrl keys on my Apple Slim Aluminium Keyboard on Ubuntu 14.10, but without success. I have used several AskUbuntu questions, couldn't manage to make ...
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KMFL not working with either SCIM or IBUS, ubuntu 14.04

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04, 64-bit. I found that after the upgrade, SCIM was no longer reading the KMFL folder, and associated KMN files, with the result that I am no longer able to type ...
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LaTeX US-International layout: apostrophe while making section bug

I hope I'm in the right place to seek help. I didn't find anything on forum so far. I'm using TexMaker to type my math lecture so I have to type fast and in french for some classes. I use ...
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Switch keyboard layout for next keystroke only

I am using mainly an English keyboard layout for convenience while programming, but my main language has some letters that aren't available in that layout. Since using two different layouts is really ...
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How can I edit an existing keyboard layout in gnome 3 (fallback)?

I have a swiss keyboard layout and would like to add some missing keys from the german keyboard layout. Keys such as: ÖÄÜ and ß Question: How can I edit the existing layout to add these keys? EG: ß ...
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the keyboard layout randomly turns off dead keys on boot

I'm using the English (US international with dead keys) keyboard layout and no other layout has been set up. My problem is that my computer turns the dead keys off seemingly random at boot. To fix ...
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Add custom keyboard shortcut to change keyboard layout

In windows, I usually use Alt + Shift to change between keyboard layout. How can I achieve this in Ubuntu? I mean, what command I have to use keyboard shortcuts settings?
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set Caps Lock to shift (all keys)

Under Keyboard Layout > Options > Caps Lock key behaviour one of the options is: Caps Lock toggles shift so all keys are affected. I have that one selected (see screenshot), but when I do ...
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How to use Windows Alt codes in Ubuntu

This question was asked many times already: Using ALT + Keycode for accents? Ways to enter special characters? Is Alt+Numpad possible? How can I type ASCII characters like Alt + numpad in Windows? ...
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Change keyboard layout (specific keys) or exchange the functionality. Ubuntu 12.10

I've this new keyboard where the keys from F1 up to f12 have custom functionality (like music control, next track, and brightness control ...). All this is OK but the problem is that these custom ...
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How can I get auto-completion working via xrdp?

I wanted to connect via xrdp from my windows 8.1 machine to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit Server . It works fine now, big fun. The only Problem I experienced is that when I want to use autocomplete via ...
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My keyboard symbols layout changed

My keyboard symbols layout changed. I think this happened after I install some updates. For example when I type: - - appears / _ appears ? = appears ) And this happens with all my characters. I ...
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Keyboard layout does not switch after some time after startup

I have two languages: Russian and English. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with the gnome 3.9.90 user interface and I cannot switch my keyboard layout any more using the hot-key some time after Ubuntu has started. ...
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Can't write accent characters in Ubuntu 14.04

Alright. This is the scenery that I got: 1) I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 2) I am using an american (international) keyboard 3) OS is in the following language: Portuguese Brazil (brazilian ...
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Make CapsLock J work like Pos1

How can I make hitting CapsLock and J on my keyboard behave like Pos1 (go to beginning of the line)? I don't need the normal CapsLock behaviour. It is quite seldom that I need to type several upper ...
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Keyboard language is changed when xrandr is executed

I have two scripts to switch between my standing desk and my sitting desk which are: #!/bin/bash xrandr --auto && xrandr --output eDP1 --off; and #!/bin/bash xrandr --auto && ...
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Keyboard layout to input a specific code

I'm playing on a betting site where I have to enter a game number then select a specific result. Each result can be entered by typing a code of keys. For example, the result 1X/X can be selected by ...
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Writing ligatures easily

French learners like me come from countries where English(US) keyboard is commonly used. Hence I am using the US Alternative International keyboard on Ubuntu to write accented letters in French. But I ...
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xmodmap: How to set Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt?

When using xmodmap, is it possible to map the Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt? I am trying to map Alt+Ctrl+ u to ü and Alt+Ctrl+Shift+u to Ü. I have no AltGr on my keyboard (KBC Poker I). I have it down to ...
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keybinding problem - shift keys remapped themselves

Turned on my netbook (Asus X200CA) this morning to find some weird keybinding changes. Running 14.04 with cairo dock, ran an update this afternoon to try and fix it to no avail. Left shift key is ...
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How to use Tamil typewriter keyboard in ubuntu?

I have enabled the tamil keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04: I activated all the Tamil keyboards: none of the keyboards support real Tamil Typewriter layout. like, in typewriter first we have to type ் ...
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Typing special characters in terminal

I want to be able to type a special character (é) in terminal. I found a webpage which tells me to push a dead_acute key along with "e" key and that's it. ...
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What is overriding the systemwide keyboard layout settings?

I have [org.gnome.desktop.input-sources] sources=[('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'hu')] in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/99_my.gschema.overrride file. I ran glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas ...
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Using Unikey to type Vietnamese in different Keyboard layout

I know how to use ibus-unikey. However, whenever I switch to Unikey, the keyboard layout is changed automatically to English keyboard layout. this is very inconvenient. For example, I use Swiss ...
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Why does xterm alt-backspace produce the Unicode character U+00FF?

In xterm, when I press alt-backspace, xterm produces the Unicode character 'LATIN SMALL LETTER Y WITH DIAERESIS' (U+00FF) as described here. It shows up on-screen as a 'y' character with two dots ...
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How set definetively Language of keyboard?

Every time that I change the language of my keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04, and restart the machine it changes back to what it was before. How can I solve this problem?
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The Keyboard Layout in German language has not all the letters in LXLE 12.04 and Lubuntu 13.1/ 14.04

Do you have any idea how to install the rest of the keys in German keyboard in LXLE 12.04 and Lubuntu 13.1/14.04 on a Laptop? More specific I have an Acer Aspire 5610. There are some keys that can ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04.1 does not offer Bulgarian phonetic keyboard layout

I have installed Ubuntu Studio 14.04.1 on a laptop. However, the keyboard layout settings offer just Bulgarian, and when selected it turns out to be the traditional layout, which is really confusing ...
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Korean(hangul) text entry in ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to get a korean(hangul) text entry working in ubuntu 14.04. So far I installed ibus-hangul and added korean(hangul) to text entry and activated ibus in the language settings. Now I ...
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Key acting as CTRL key on Portuguese (Brazil) keyboard on Thinkpad T440

I recently bought a Thinkpad T440 and I noticed the keyboard is different from others computer. So my problem is, this keyboard is a brazilian keyboard with key ç and the key who has printed ? / º is ...
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Switch layout + capital letter

I used to type capital letter right after layout switch (I press Alt+Shift, drop Alt and, holding Shift). In Windows I can type this way, but in Ubuntu after layout switching, Shift key don't work, so ...
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How can I swap Left Meta for an arbitrary key (preferably using xkb)?

I'm trying to counter my "emacs pinky" by putting some keys in more accesible places. I've already switched Ctrl for Caps Lock, which was a no brainer, putting a setxkbmap command to the Startup ...
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Gnome locked screen changes my keyboard layout

My keyboard layout is set to german (QWERTZ) but whenever I return to the desktop from the lockscreen my keyboard changes to QUERTY. How can I fix this problem. I tried going to settings but the only ...
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How to set the keyboard layout using the terminal?

My keyboard layout is currently US. I need it to be a UK layout. I've tried the following which works but applies the change to the current session only. I need the change to be persistent. setxkbmap ...
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Problems switching keyboard layouts

I’m using Ubuntu 14.04. I selected System Settings… Text Entry and have added the Dvorak UK keyboard. My partner still uses the UK QWERTY keyboard, so we switch between layouts. Since switching, ...
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Greek dead key ; stopped working

Hello I am using Xubuntu and I added the Greek keyboard layout, everything was working ok until the next restart where the accents were not working ( ; key + vowel ). I tried removing the layout and ...
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Why My External Keyboard can not use Ctrl,Alt and Win(Super)?

Guys I'm newbie in Ubuntu. Recently, I install Ubuntu14.10-gnome3.14. However,here is a question.My laptop keyboard works well,but my external keyboard can not use L_Ctrl, R_Ctrl, L_Alt, R_Alt,and ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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Keyboard layout changes after login

In my system with Ubuntu 14.04 system, I've recognized that my keyboard layout changes after I log in. Normally I use only Turkish keyboard layout, I can use it during login screen appears but after ...
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Deactivate Caps Lock in 14.04

I really don't need caps lock (who does?) and would rather have it as a shift key as I sometimes hit it by mistake especially on the small netbook keyboard. Since I don't read while I type this might ...
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How to remap the arrow keys

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1050 laptop whose keyboard's right arrow key is not working. Earlier when I was on windows 8.1 I used sharpkeys to remap: the down arrow to right arrow, the left arrow ...
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How to type devanagari tra letter?

please advice me some layout for xubuntu 14.04 so that I could type devanagari (sanskrit) and particulary letter "tra", I tried everything, as it seems to me and cand find it. Also if you could ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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add HP envy 17 keyboard layout to ubuntu?

I just installed ubuntu on my hp envy 17 and I can't get my number pad to work also Some of the other keys do not work is there a way that I can transfer the HP 17 keyboard layout onto? If not what ...
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Ubuntu arrow keys stopped working

My 'up','right', and 'down' arrow keys have stopped working. This is the third time I've had this problem. I've looked tirelessly for an answer with no luck. (I'm aware there are similar questions on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: “Cedilha”

I am a beginner and I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with text entry given by English International with dead keys. Everything works well but instead of getting "ç" I get "ć". Yes, the key that I have ...
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How do I install/use the Dvorak keyboard layout in Ubuntu Touch?

I'm using Ubuntu on my Nexus 4 on the 14.09 stable channel, the one thing I hate the most is that I cannot comfortably type on it. I'm a Dvorak user - how do I get this layout installed? Thanks!
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How to have 'delete' key simulate 'fn+delete'

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook Air(6,2) and I need to edit the xmodmap so that my keyboard will simulate a 'fn+delete' everytime I press the delete key. Could someone show me how to use this in order to ...
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CTRL and ALT keys mapped to Shift for some reason

I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I'm loving it. However, when playing a game called Garry's Mod I noticed that my CTRL and ALT keys on my wired keyboard were both being detected as Shift. I looked at the ...