Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Trying to map <Ctrl>+<hjkl> to <Left Down Up Right> globally (Vim-like arrow keys) with xmodmap

I am trying to map Ctrl+H,J,K,L to arrow keys Left,Down,Up,Right, respectively, on Ubuntu OS (globally, not inside Vim). I've attempted the solution posted here, but the modifier commands are not ...
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keyboard remapping lost after keyboard layout change

I see similar questions have already been asked before on this site, by I found no satisfactory answer so far. So here's my exact situation in detail. I recently installed and customized Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Use alt as ctrl and win as alt (keep alt)

I am using xfce4 and I am trying to do the following: I wanna keep the left ctrl as is while also making the left alt act as a ctrl and the win button act as an alt (I don't need the win button) I've ...
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Change keyboard layout in gdm

I just installed ubuntu-14.04, and during installation I chose two keyboard layouts: En-us and Ru-ru, and created user with en-us login/password. It successfully installed. When it loads the login ...
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Keyboard layout is US even though it's set to UK

I have deleted the US keyboard layout, the UK one is only one available in /etc/default/keyboard you can see the layout is set to 'gb' XKBMODEL="pc105" XKBLAYOUT="gb" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="" ...
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alt-f2 stops working and other issues when using a mac keyboard on 12.04

Trying to switch to an apple keyboard on Ubuntu 12.04 brings up a number of issues. There's lots of old information out there on google, I'm going to post this as the current solution. 1) On a ...
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Strange keyboard behavior after reboot

I'm experiencing some strange keyboard behavior after rebooting my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I have a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard like this one. Previously, I was able to use the extra keys (e.g., the ...
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Gnome tweak tool is unable to disable caps lock

I just installed this because xmodmap keeps resetting and I need to use caps lock as backspace but selecting this option in gnome-tweak-tool gives me normal caps lock behaviour AND caps lock ...
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Lubuntu doesn't write “í” caracter

I'm not able to write "í" character anymore. I'm using Lubunut (Ubunut 14.04, LXDE). I have a Dell SK-8115 keyboard whit Hungarian layout. The "í" character is worked fine util that I configureted ...
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Multiple Keyboards Multiple Languages?

On my laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, I have a Swedish Layout Keyboard. Now that I'm working I have a UK Layout usb Keyboard. Is there a way to have them both run different layouts, because at the moment ...
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How do you change keyboard layouts from the login screen in Xubuntu?

I've set up multiple user accounts in Xubuntu 14.04. I (the admin) am a dvorak user so I have English US dvorak as the default layout, but the other user is a qwerty user. I've added English US ...
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How to remap keys on a user level both with and without X

I want to remap Capslock and I want this remap to work on both my machine with an X server and on machine without X. I also want this remap to be applied on a user level, not on a global level. This ...
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Using Xmodmap, my shift lock now acts as both a shift lock and a compose key. I just want it to work as a compose key. What can I do?

I have two Xmodmap files. First one: keycode 8 = keycode 9 = Escape NoSymbol Escape keycode 10 = ampersand 1 ampersand 1 bar exclamdown bar keycode 11 = eacute 2 eacute 2 at oneeighth at ...
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Unable to type dollar symbol after installing Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Gnome 3.10 which is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if that is what caused this, but I am unable to type the dollar symbol (Shift + 4) anywhere. I have used ...
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Remapping Keyboard Volume Controls

I want to use this keyboard with Ubuntu (12.04): http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87ML-EFB2/dp/B0050ODQEI It has no media keys. What I'm wondering is, will I be able to remap ...
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Hotkeys in russian keyboard layout

I saw many CLOSED topics about this, BUT none of proposed solutions working. When I switch to russian keyboard, shortcuts (ctrl+c, ctrl+v, ctrl+z, etc.) not working in most of applications. I have ...
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Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in Lubuntu 14.04

I have installed Avro successfully in Lubuntu 14.04. The only problem I am facing currently is that whenever I switch to Bengali-Avro Phonetic and try to write something, I can see the suggestions in ...
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Make second keyboard always use specified layout

This really should be a comment on a reply to the question How to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard? Since commenting isn't possible, here is the new question, I hope ...
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Compose Key Stopped Working

The compose key was working fine for me using the US keyboard with Italian characters key mapping. It worked in LightDM and it worked in Gnome. I would press RALT-E and I would get è. Then recently ...
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How to add a new keyboard layout (Custom keyboard layout definition)

I want to copy a keyboard layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and change it and then produce a new layout from it. How can I add a new keyboard layout (named e.g. "mylayout")? Update #1: Files I ...
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Is there a boot option for keyboard layout?

I’ve used rescue CDs that allow the keyboard layout to be selected at boot time, by choosing from a menu or by adding kb=uk to the boot command line alongside noapic and the like. Does Ubuntu support ...
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My keyboard layout changes after suspend [closed]

This afternoon, when I logged in Ubuntu after leaving the laptop suspended since morning, I noticed that my keyboard layout had changed, although the upper left keyboard indicator is correctly showing ...
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How do I switch layout with Ctrl+Shift or Alt+Shift in LXDE?

How do I switch layout with Ctrl+Shift, Alt+Shift or such in LXDE? All else being equal, I would prefer: a command-line solution a desktop environment-independent solution so that I can automate ...
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How to disable fn key [duplicate]

I just bought a new keyboard and when I use it the letter keys that have the numbers on them, u-4, i-5 etc are the default. I know when i press the "fn" key, it allows me to type normally but I would ...
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In 14.04, how do I print the current keyboard layout?

I have several keyboard entry languages set up, and can easily select the one I want to use from the indicator menu. Once a language is chosen, the menu item "Keyboard Layout Chart" shows me what key ...
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How to assign individual LEDs for different layouts?

Using Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. My keyboard config is: XKBMODEL="logiik" XKBLAYOUT="us,ru,ua" XKBVARIANT=",ruu," ...
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how to enable number keys in ubuntu 14.04 gnome

I have recently switched to gnome from unity and after doing so I have lost my number keys which are present at the right extremity of my keyboard is there any way to enable tham again
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Chrome not accepting US international with dead keys keyboard 14.04

Using 14.04 with keyboard selected as 'US international with dead keys' as my keyboard layout option, (so that I may use characters from other languages) and the system accepts text input as you would ...
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A little help with a specific script [closed]

having issues understanding the instructions on this post . I'm not sure how to apply the script. i'm on a C720 running chrubuntu. Any help would be great.
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Keyboard Shortcut not Appearing in Keyboard

I'm trying to play Minecraft (A video game) that makes use of F3. However, I'm on a laptop which requires you to hold down Fn in order for a F# key to be registered. The problem is that Ubuntu ...
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Some keyboard keys do not work after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and some keys F5, F8, w, p, f, h, k, l, fn, left, right, up and Backspace) are dead and do not respond. When I check in the Keyboard Layout Chart they simply don´t ...
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Why keyboard layout change to RU after suspend, reboot, hibernate?

I'm using 2 input sources - EN and KZ(Kazakhstan). In System Settings -> Text Entry EN is upper then KZ, as I understand this is means that EN is default layout. If I suspend my laptop and then ...
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Addition of a second keyb layout on ubuntu 12.04 through CLI

I have an ubuntu12.04 desktop installation in which i can add a second keyboard layout (i.e. German) with the mouse going through system tools> system settings > keyboard layout >layout. From there i ...
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Why is I-bus pinyin (Chinese) always active, even in English & Spanish keyboard layouts?

I am having some issues with I-bus pinyin input for Chinese. It seems like there are two related problems. Basically, pinyin input is either always on or always off and I'm not able to change input ...
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Keyboard layout changes by itself

When Ubuntu is restarted, sometimes the keyboard layout is changed from Spanish to English. Does anyone know how to solve this problem? I've had it since Ubuntu 13.10.
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How I can type in English and persian (Farsi) combined in Abiword?

As you may know persian has a right to left writing. When I try to type in Abiword in English and persian Combined,English words have been reversed. Hear is a sample: It types " utnubuL سیستم عامل ...
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Change keyboard layout permanently in Xubuntu 14.04

I have a fresh Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Thar installation (not upgrade) and I need to change my keyboard layout each time I boot. These are the contents of file /etc/default/keyboard: XKBMODEL="pc105" ...
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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 ...