Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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How do I create curly brackets using Shift + Alt

I'm used to writing curly brackets using Left Shift + Left Alt + 7 or 0. As of right now I can only do them using the Right Alt + 7 or 0. How do I configure my Left Alt + Left Shift to behave as ...
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Alt-Gr key is not working in Ubuntu 13.10

I installed Ubuntu with mostly default configuration; the keyboard seems not to detect the Alt-Gr key so that I can not type international characters. How can I enable Alt-Gr key?
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How to work around keyboard layouts requiring Alt key which are also keyboard shortcuts in LibreOffice?

In LibreOffice Writer, Alt + E is the shortcut to activate the Edit menu, Alt + A for Table menu and so on. I have a Dell Inspiron 3520. The layout I normally use is English (US). The one that I'm ...
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Temporary keyboard layout switch in Ubuntu 13.10 (give my right Alt back!) [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 13.10: is there a way to temporarily switch the keyboard layout? Use case: While I am typing text in Russian and need to input # sign (or maybe a little word in English: "cat" or ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts

Just upgraded to ubuntu 13.10 to have that out of the way when 14.04 comes. I am working with an Apple keyboard, which for unknown reasons has alt/cmd keys switched (and a few other weird things). In ...
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Typical Command / Super key usage on a Mac

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a Macbook Pro 11,2. There are several key combinations which are standard on a Mac, and I'd like to utilize them. If someone could help me with one or a few of these, I'd ...
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Custom keyboard layouts: adding a character for which no keysym is defined

A couple of years ago, I followed the custom keyboard layout howto, and have been in dvorak+bilingual+typographic bliss ever since. I’d now like to add the thin non-breaking space (U+202F) as one of ...
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Keyboard language problem [duplicate]

My keyboard is originally in Spanish, but it automatically changed to English when I updated to Ubuntu 13.10. I need it in Spanish. How do I switch it back?
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Abnormal behaviour of layout toggle led indicator [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu trusty in my desktop PC. I use Latin (English US) and Greek keyboard layout. I have changed the default key-combination (Super+space) to (Shift+Alt L) in order to toggle ...
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Map return key as ctrl (when held down)

On OS X I have been able to map the return key to ctrl, but only when it is held down. This can be done using the program KeyRemap4MacBook. This is a huge help when writing in Emacs, and other ...
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How to switch keyboard layouts in Xubuntu? [duplicate]

In Unity one can easily switch between keyboard layouts using the keyboard tray icon. There is also the Keyboard menu where one can add/remove/set keyboard layouts. I can not find any of this ...
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How to get curly braces with Norwegian MacBook Pro keyboard?

Im having trouble with my keyboard layout. I have a MacBook Pro (June 2006) with 13.10 installed. I choose Norwegian Machintosh as keyboard layout, but I cant figure out how to create the third level ...
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Can't Change keyboard Layout in Cinnamon 2.0.6 Installed on Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10,and there was bug that you couldn't change your keyboard layout via "Shift+Alt",I updated it and there was fix for this bug. when i Installed Cinnamon 2.0.6 and ...
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Terminal and Bash Meta/Alt key combinations

It seems to be impossible to use the Alt key as the Meta modifier for some Bash line navigation commands such as M-f and M-b. This is because Meta = Alt, and Alt-<letter> opens any menu that ...
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Is is possible to swap the Ctrl and Super keys in Ubuntu 13.10?

First of all, this is not the same as Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity since Alt/Win are apparently the same key in my keyboard. So I have ctrl,super, alt/win as ...
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Some function keys stop working

I have some problem with my built in (also externeal) keybord. Function keys (volume up/down, mute) and polish characters (right alt) are not working anymore. Right alt behave in the same way as left ...
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Software to detect my keyboard layout. “< >” button types “` ~”

My keyboard has a button with the signs: ">" and "<". This button types "`" and "~" instead. It's located up to the left of the 1 button. There are also 2 more messed up buttons. Anyways I don't ...
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Adding custom keyboard layout to Xubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to add workman-p layout to xubuntu. It comes with several otions to install. There are files for xorg, xmodmap, and *.kmap files. From this article I found out that you need to add ...
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German special characters on US/Hebrew keyboard

Israeli keyboards come in US layout with Hebrew added in a different color, and toggling between character sets is usually done with Alt_Shift. For the German special characters there used to be ...
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How to remap key with shift and alt modifier using xmodmap?

I want to put have the following behaviour for key with code 94: 1) by default it is '<' 2) with shift it is '>' 3) with alt it is '|' I only managed to get the default and shift behaviour by ...
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need russian keyboard option I DO NOT have a GNOME desktop have ubuntu

I upgraded to 13.10, and need to use my Russian keyboard option I had in 12.10 I DO NOT have a GNOME desktop - says ubuntu desktop
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xsetwacom can't map keys correctly

I recently bought a Wacom Intuos listed with xsetwacom as Wacom Intuos PT M. I figured out how to configure the buttons and actions, but when I try to set any button to some particular letters, they ...
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Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
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How to automatically select the right keyboard layout? - with only one keyboard layout

On my laptop, I only have one keyboard layout: Now, if I login in to Ubuntu 13.10, and press the # key, I get \. Similar things occur for other keys - \ become <. UK layout features don't work, ...
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Can't type accents in Greek layout - right alt doesn't act as AltGr

/etc/default/keyboard: XKBMODEL="pc105" XKBLAYOUT="us" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="" In the keyboard system settings GUI advanced options, I've tried checking "right alt" for neither, both, and ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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How to automatically configure the keyboard, in order to get “¿?” by just pressing “?”

In Spanish there is no question mark ? alone, but it needs to be opened by ¿. Is there a way to configure the keyboard, in order to automatically produce the pair ¿? by just pressing one key (say ?)
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New keyboard layout for Albanian?

I would like to have at least one alternative keyboard layout for the Albanian language provided as a distro update or as part of future releases of Ubuntu. Could anyone let me know where or how I ...
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A problem with remapping keys with xmodmap

I am trying to swap the Ctrl and Cmd keys on a Mac keyboard. I've read and applied this post and it works, but the moment I switch the focus of the current window to something else, it falls back to ...
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Ctrl + Alt + <key> doesn't work on non-US (f.x. German, Danish) keyboard layout

I have just recently moved from MS windows to Linux, and it is great; but there is one thing that really bugs me, and that is the use of Ctrl+Alt+key instead of using Alt Gr+key. When I program, it ...
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Remap keyboard using xmodmap but when press to change keyboard layout all settings are reset to default

I tried to map key following this guide How do I remap certain keys?. It's work for me. but one problem that i found is when i change keyboard layout (alt+shift) all keys will be reset to default. ...
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Why is russian layout not working? I can type no characters by pressing keys, only numbers

I use ubuntu 12.04. I added following keyboard layouts to the default English layout: Czech, Slovak and Russian (by adding layout in Keyboard Layout Settings). Czech and Slovak layouts are working ...
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Problems with keyboard layout change. Local issue or bug?

In the past week and a half there have been many Ubuntu Base upgrades, and i did not restart each time after an upgrade. Now that i have restarted the changing between languages via the shortcut ...
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IBus Keyboard Layout changing but can not type in Tamil

I'm using Lubuntu 13. 10 in my desktop and I'm trying to type "Tamil" characters in Libber Office Writer I have installed m17n packages and installed the keyboard layout "Tamil - phonetic (m17n)" ...
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Modify keyboard config file

Being a French Canadian, I like to have easy access to accents like èéÀ, but would like to modify their locations and replace them by {}[] for programming purposes (currently located on level 3 of ...
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Ubuntu13.10 doesn't detect Swiss-French keyboard layout

Ubuntu13.10 doesn't detect Swiss-French keyboard layout, which is of QWERTZ type. It only detects French-type (QWERTY) keyboards. Swiss-French keyboard layout was still available with Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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Hold a key to temporarily switch keyboard layout?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 12.04, I was able to define a key which, while holding it, temporarily switched to a different keyboard layout. I haven't been able to find a way to get ...
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Is there a way to use English IM with hints while using the German keyboard in fcitx?

I'm using fcitx instead of ibus, because ibus was a bit buggy. (not starting up or not showing installed im's etc.) While the German mode is completely fine and for Pinyin or Japanese IM's there are ...
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How can I set keyboard layout for the guest session?

First, my ultimate goal is the same as in this question. I am a Dvorak user, but I want QWERTY, not Dvorak, to be the default keyboard layout in a guest session. If you know a direct answer to that ...
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No keyboard layouts are installed on Ubuntu 12.04

Hello I just installed an Ubuntu12.04 64 bit system. I am using gnome classic but I don't think this is related to my problem. The problem is that during the installation (or just after I don't ...
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Ubuntu System Update will fix errors?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 64bit installed on my machine, and all the problems began when I tried to update my MySQL WorkBench from terminal, now not any browser installed can understand my keyboard layout, ...
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xrdp - how to change keyboard layout

When I open an xrdp session from a Windows 7 machine to my Ubuntu machine, US keyboard layout is utilized. However, my default keyboard layout is different on Ubuntu machine and I want to use it ...
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.xinitrc with keyboard mapping not working

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. When I remap keys using xmodmap using the instructions at How do I remap certain keys? , the remapping works fine. But when I create the .xinitrc file as a plain text file ...
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How do I set Russian Phonetic keyboard?

If I navigate to Preferences>Keyboard Input Methods>Input Method I can choose the Russian phonetic language from here, yet Keyboard Layout Handler only allows me to pick standard Russian language, not ...
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Trying to remap PrtSc key in laptop, no keycode

I'm trying to remap PrtSc key to Insert (to use it in vim), with /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "keycode XXX = Insert" for it, I need to figure out what keycode for PrtSc is. I'm doing xev -event keyboard and ...
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remap Caps_Lock to Esc and Control without X11

I want to remap my Caps_Lock key to be Esc when pressed by itself, or Ctrl when pressed with another key. Here's the twist: I want to do it without X11. I found this answer which says "write a ...
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Unable to add mappings to 3rd level via xmodmap

I am trying to customize my keyboard layout using xmodmap under Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome). I am able to change mappings of keys that have some function in the original layout (dvorak-ucw), e.g. I can ...
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How do I check which key is pressed?

On my keyboard-layout the left CTRL-Key is not working (the right works normal). How can I check if another key is ordered to that key? I once had a commandline tool that i could start and there it ...
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Add another layout in Lubuntu

I want to type in Hindi in Lubuntu, so I can use it in Google Chrome.