Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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UK Macintosh USB keyboard mapping incorrect after 14.04 update. How can I fix it?

After updating to 14.04, my keyboard layout isn't quite right. I'm using a wired usb macintosh keyboard with UK keys. It used to be ok before the update, I even blogged about the need to select ...
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How to add persian/farsi keyboard input method in Lubuntu 14.04?

In Lubuntu 14.04 I went to "Preferences> Keyboard input methods > select an input method > show all input methods" but there is no persian (or farsi) to select.
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Can't add Canadian Multilingual keyboard layout in Lubuntu

I go to ibus preferences in Lubuntu and can add French (Canada), but it's not the Canadian Multilingual layout. I tried installing m17 ibus packages and it adds a bunch of languages but not more ...
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Changing the keyboard layout turns off the numlock

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 with English and Greek keyboard layout and I have the following problem. When I toggle keyboard layouts (En->Gr or Gr->En) the num led turns off but I can print digits ...
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Custom keyboard layout not showing in Settings

I am trying to create a new keyboard layout where two keys are inverted with each other. This is what I have done: Edit /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/se to add: partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols ...
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How do I select Keyboard layout 103P on “System Settings” >> Keyboard, on Ubuntu 14.04?

How do I select Keyboard layout 103P on "System Settings" >> Keyboard, on Ubuntu 14.04? My keyboard layout is "Keyboard layout 103P English (United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)", as ...
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Keyboard Layout occasionally changes

I'm using an English(UK) keyboard, I set it up so when installing Ubuntu. English(US) appears as an alternative layout in the Text Entry settings window. Every few days the layout configuration will ...
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xubuntu 14.04 keyboard layout uk gb

I've just updated my laptop to Xubuntu 14.04, and after the update my keyboard has changed to English-English(US). This is OK for most keys, but it swaps @ with ", and loses the pound sign (The ...
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Alt+Shift combination isn't working on Lubuntu 14

Well, I've just installed Lubuntu with two langauges and for some reason when I'm pressing Alt+Shift, things just don't work and the language isn't changing. This is the first time that this some kind ...
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Keyboard keeps defaulting to wrong layout

Each time I re-boot the keyboard re-sets so that the keys for @ and " are reversed; # appears where the UK pound symbol should be, etc. I have tried lots of fixes posted here and on other forums, and ...
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How to map <modifier> + hjkl to arrow key functionality?

I've been getting so used to vim's hjkl for moving around recently, and find myself wanting to use them right after alt tabbing out of vim. What would be the best way to map fn + h/j/k/l to ...
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Cannot type the @ symbol on Spanish keyboard?

I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and cannot print the @ symbol. I mean get the symbol shown in the screen, when I type an email in the browser, into a document, etc. My keyboard is set in ...
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Problem while change keyboard layout using both Shift

I updated from 13.04 to 14.04 a few weeks ago. In 13.04 I was able to change layout pressing L_Shift + R_Shift in this way: If I press L_Shift, and while pressing it, also press R_Shift and then ...
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Xsetkbmap, odd behaviour using the device option

I found in Two keyboards two language layouts that it is possible to assign a specific layout to a specific keyboard device. I want to use a keyboard as a pure hot-keys/macro one (for commanding ...
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How to have more than one compose key?

Currently I'm using R-Ctrl for the compose key. Under 12.04 I was able to set a couple keys to work as my compose key and/or to produce special characters (accents, ñ, etc.) but I don't recall how I ...
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Make new variant keyboard layout available in Settings?

I’ve edited the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/gb to add a new variant keyboard layout. However, it's not showing up as available to add in Settings > Text Entry. How can I get this list to refresh, ...
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Switch keyboard layout while Alt key is down

While alt is down I want to rebind some keys, like change J K L ; to be arrow keys. Then when I release alt the keyboard should go back to default. I saw stuff about the compose key and alternative ...
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Why does Lubuntu not respect my keyboard preferences?

I’ve just installed Lubuntu 14.04 on my laptop (replacing the previous dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 / Windows 7, which my poor little laptop really didn’t have the space for). As part of the ...
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Change automatically keyboard layout

I use custom keyboard layout. I have this script for setting it: #!/bin/bash setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose ~/.myxmodmap The problem is, that plugging the keyboard will ...
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Keyboard layout indicator “work” but the keyboard layout doesn't actually switch

In Xfce, when I press Alt+Shift keyboard indicator switch between us and ru but the layout doesn't switch actually. Xubuntu 14.04 I've tried: different keyboards (doesn't help). This problem ...
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How do I change keyboard geometry from 104 to 105 keys?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have been experiencing the following issue with former releases as well. I am using a German keyboard layout. However, I am missing the key to display the pipe- / ...
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external usb numeric keypad not working ubuntu 14.04

I have a DICOTA usb external numeric keypad, I bought it so I could use blender 3D software. it works fine on windows but in ubuntu Linux 14.04 none of the buttons work the num lock button lights up ...
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Lubuntu keyboard layout changed after upgrade

I have been running Lubuntu 13.10 on a netbook with a French keyboard, with the default language set to English. When I upgraded to 12.04, the default keyboard layout changed to US. At the login ...
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volume buttons on dell inspiron N 5110 not working (ubuntu studio 14.4)

i just installed ubuntu studio 14.4 on a dell inspiron n 5110 ,everything looks good , but the volume buttons wont work thus far .does anyone know how i can tweak this problem out of the world? thanx! ...
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Keyboard layout do not fit

I have a problem with Keyboard layout on Ubuntu 13.10. My regional settings are italian and also the keyboard seems (in the settings menu is selected italian one) but when I digit special button I ...
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Show keyboard layout chart from command line

I'm looking for a way to display the current keyboard layout chart from the command line. Unfortunately xkbprint does not display utf-8 characters correctly (AFAICT). In gnome, it is possible to ...
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Keyboard layout isn't kept upon reboot [closed]

I had a problem with the keyboard layout changing from PT (I'm Portuguese) to EN automatically with the last Ubuntu updates in Ubuntu 13.10. After Ubuntu 14.04 came out, I formatted my computer and ...
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Ubuntu and Qt creator keyboard layout change problem

When I run Qt Creator on my Ubuntu 14.04 with English layout, it always types in English and it won't change if I change my layout to other language. In front, when I run Qt Creator with Persian ...
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Sinhala unicode (Wijesekara keyboard) in iBus on Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I tried to install Wijesekara keyboard layout on my Ubuntu 14.04. I used http://www.siyabas.lk/sinhala_how_to_install.html#lin that method. but I got an error. Package ttf-sinhala-lklug is not ...
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Can't type in login password because no keyboard is found

I was trying to edit a keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04, but it wasn't accepting the changes. I looked it up and found I needed to delete /var/lib/xkb to make the change take effect. I did that and ...
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Layout change with Alt+Shift in Ubuntu 14.04 using Gnome 3.10

I know that many have asked that question before, but I have seen no one ask it for Ubuntu 14.04. I have a test installation of Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME 3.10 and I have also installed the Flashback ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for certain symbols (like logical operators)

(using Ubuntu 12.04) currently I'm dealing a lot with logic (not for computer science, though), so my idea was to create specific shortcuts on my keyboard for easy typing. my idea is to use Ctrl + ...
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How can I switch to a keyboard layout? [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't use my old keyboard layout configuration. I used the Caps Lock key to change the layout to Hungarian. and I used the Shift - Caps Lock key to change the ...
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Numeric keypad arrows should behave EXACTLY like regular arrows

When the numeric keypad is off, the arrows on keys 2,4,6,8 need to behave just like the regular arrows. But they do not. Example #1: run gedit, and put in a few words. Using the regular arrows, use ...
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Numlock disables when switching keyboard distro with shortcut

I wanted to share with you a a particular issue that I'm having. I use a keyboard shortcut to change my keyboard distro between English and Spanish. The problem I found out is that, whenever I press ...
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Problems using custom keyboard layout / symbols file

I have a custom xkb symbols file which looks as follows: // modify the basic German layout to have polish characters default partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { include "de(basic)" ...
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How to get rid of the keyboard layout menu without getting rid of keyboard layout

I have a UK keyboard. It works. But in the top right corner of my Gnome Shell screen I have a little "en1⌄" menu which offers me a choice of UK or US keyboards. As I have no plans to move across the ...
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How to write using the Lithuanian layout? [closed]

I have chosen the Lithuanian keyboard layout along with English (US), but the Lithuanian layout doesn't work. I can switch to it using Alt+Shift, but the symbols do not appear when I write - it's as ...
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keyboard layout EN after boot [duplicate]

I can't believe this bug has still not been solved with Ubuntu 14.04 ? On my 2 laptops, Acer and Asus, on a random basis, the keyboard layout switch from FR to EN. This is very frustrating when you ...
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My Swedish keyboard is set to English in Ubuntu 14.04

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 this morning and I cannot get back my Swedish keyboard, even though I did have the Swedish keyboard in the setting. Any clue on how I can get it back?
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Remapping Caps Lock in 14.04 Trusty Tahr

I've seen a number of questions that point to a GUI menu to remap caps lock, but that menu seems to be gone in 14.04. Am I just not finding it, or is it really gone? I know you can use xkbmap to remap ...
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Cannot add keyboard layouts and get a blank dialog on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a new user (Ubuntu 12.04 clean install) and now have some troubles with keyboard layouts. The real problem is that I have to use a few languages for typing and I'm not able to add them. I used ...
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Locale settings not working after upgrading to 14.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 Norwegian letters are missing from the keyboard, there is no Norwegian keyboard to select using text entry settings (only for Dvorak, Mac etc), and when I add a new ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard Layout doesnt load at startup

I have a problem with the keymapper in Ubuntu. I have two keyboards setup, one is using the standard keyboard input (no idea how you call this keyboard input, it's the purple, circular, standard ...
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how to change keyboard shortcuts?

I'm new to linux and i'm having trouble with ubuntu 14.04 keyboard shortcuts like alt+tab to switch between applications and alt+shift to change the keyboard layout.. anyone can help please?
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No keyboard input after 'Caps Lock' press

I live in Russia so I have Russian and English keyboard layout enabled on my Kubuntu 14.04 desktop. I use 'Caps Lock' and 'Alt+Shift' shortcuts to change layout It worked fine, but today my boss ...
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Permanently set keyboard layout options with setxkbmap in gnome/unity

Ubuntu 13.101 (and maybe upstream gnome) introduced very annoying bug: pressing keyboard layout switch shortcut makes focus go away to some system window, then back to window where shortcut was ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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Accents stop working all of a sudden in Libreoffice

I can write characters such as á, é, ó, ã, ê, etc just fine in Kubuntu 14.04. Even in LibreOffice. However, if I switch windows from LibreOffice to, say, Chrome or even Dolphin, and then I switch ...
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cannot find a way to switch to telex text input style in ibus-unikey (for Vietnamese language)

ubuntu 14.04 desktop 64 bit version (from 13.10 64 bit) system upgraded via software updater ibus-unikey works fine with English and Vietnamese languages choices, however i can only use one type of ...