Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Gnome3 info bar displays keyboard language wrong

Gnome3 does not display the correct keyboard language. I usually switch between German and Swedish. The changing with the shortcutSuper + Spacebar works. However the Gnome3 info bar always shows de ...
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Keyboard layout switch's wrong behavior

I have two keyboard layouts. I use LShift+LAlt to switch them. But first switch in any app's window causes layout switch in my desktop environment (Gnome Shell), but language remains the same. After ...
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Something is consuming my Ctrl+C

I inherited this Computer and it was originally set up with emacs as the default keyboard layout. I switched it to Windows, but now I cannot use Ctrl+C for anything. In a terminal it does nothing ...
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Keyboard issue with third level characters and shortcuts

I recently installed ubuntu (linux beginner) and I cannot access third level characters from my USB-connected keyboard. I'm using a laptop workstation with two keyboards, both have German layout, ...
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Keyboard switching, multiple languages, define keyboard sequence for each

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and have defined 4 languages. I am currently using left alt-shift to switch between them. I would like though to define a specific key sequence for each one of the languages ...
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Ubuntu 15.04: How can I make Capslock + æ,ø,å type these letters, with an English keyboard?

I've been googling for hours, and I really can't seem to find an answer to what I'm trying to do here. So basically what I wanna do is use an English keyboard, but make it so that when I press ...
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How can I map right-Ctrl to Fn?

Dell XPS 13 running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I use the Home and End keys frequently. (Seems most people don't use these keys much anymore.) Unfortunately, because it's such a small computer, Dell put Home ...
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Can't change keyboard layout after upgrading to 15.04

I have several languages installed on my Ubuntu - English, Russian and Ukrainian. When I had Ubuntu 14.04 - everything worked as expected. Then I upgraded to 15.04 and had to add missing languages, ...
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How should I configure Kinesis Savant Elite/USB pedals in 14.04?

I'm using it as a standalone USB device. By default, the pedals map to left/middle/right click. Ideally I'd map them Esc, Ctrl, and Shift. Although xinput lists it as a keyboard (and also as a ...
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Remembering Guake keyboard layout

I use the Guake terminal a lot and one thing really bothers me. I use two keyboard layouts (Czech and English) and I often switch between one another in a way that every window has its layout (i.e. ...
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How to reset keyboard layout switcher which stops working after suspend

In my Ubuntu 14.04 standard keyboard layout switching by Super + Space sometimes stops working after awaking from suspend. Any directions to troubleshoote this issue is highly appreciated.
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How do I display X keyboard layout?

In Ubuntu 14.04, I am switching keyboard layouts with X: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.keyboard active false setxkbmap -layout "us,ru" -option ...
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Configure Caps Lock as AltGr to allow easy Arrows

How do I globally map Caps Lock to AltGr? I also want to map AltGr+F = Backspace AltGr+K = LeftArr AltGr+K = DownArr AltGr+L = RightArr AltGr+I = UpArr AltGr+O = PgUp AltGr+. = PgDown AltGr+M = ...
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NC-6220 Hewlett Packard keyboard - the keys for the " and @ symbols are in each others' places - what do I do?

I am using an NC-6220 Hewlett Packard keyboard with Linux Ubuntu 14.04 and to type the " and @ symbols I need to use the keys (plus shift) as though they were swapped round (eg. SHIFT+2 for @ and ...
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How do I change the keyboard map for Backspace?

My keyboard doesn't have a delete key. I want to be able to use "delete" when I press Shift+Backspace. How would I go about doing this? And then how would I then use this edited layout? Thanks.
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Is there a way to map the regions of a laptop's touchpad so that they function like the keys of a number pad?

I'm wondering if anyone has already tried something like this, or if there's a feasible way of configuring Synaptics to do it. Or anything else that might work. I'm thinking of the traditional ...
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Can't change keyboard layout/language in lxde

I've installed ubuntu 14.05 32 bit on my netbook. Then I've got the languages like I need them - desktop in English, plus Russian for writing documents. Worked perfectly in Unity. I downloaded lxde ...
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Ubuntu standard keyboard shortcuts work only in English layout

I have Ubuntu 15 and I faced a problem that keyboard shortcuts (such as simple Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) work only at English keyboard layout. This problem was discussed many times on the Internet, and one of ...
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Disable U+00A0 no-break space (custom keyboard setting)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Mac and use Eclipse and EiffelStudio for programming. My keyboard layout is set to "German (Switzerland, Macintosh)" which I would like to keep because I'm familiar with ...
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How to set up custom mappings for a specific keyboard

I bought a Razr Tartarus, which is a comfortable keypad, perceived by Ubuntu as a regular keyboard. I would like to use it as an extension of my regular keyboard, in order to have convenient extra ...
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Selected keyboard layout has to be re-selected to work

I use the English (US, Alternative international) layout, which allows me to type some characters (ç, á, ã, etc.), but when I start Ubuntu and try to type any of these characters, it becomes 'c, ~a, ...
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Wrong keyboard mapping [closed]

My backspace key acts like a ], and quote key acts like a backspace, etc. I was playing with layout settings in gnome, trying to fix another problem with layouts and got this one. How can I change my ...
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How to change keyboard layout using Left Alt?

In Ubuntu 12.04, I used to changed keyboard layout just by pressing Left Alt. After upgrading to 14.04, it is not possible anymore. It is very annoying, to the extent that I'm tempted to downgrade ...
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AltGr is not working

I have a strange problem with my AltGr key. My keyboard layout is set to "English (international AltGr dead keys)", but when I press AltGre I get a normal "e" instead of an "eacute" (é). As ...
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Keyboard - Arrow Keys and P not workin

I have a problem with my laptop keyboard. It's an Asus, and Up, Down and P keys aren't working. I've already tried change the keyboard layout with sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration and ...
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Are there existing installable keyboard layouts for Logitech keyboards

I have a logitech K400r wireless keyboard. It works but I would like to alter the layout of the keys. For example the blue function modifier key does not behave as expected. I know I can add a new ...
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Ubuntu Gnome - Shortcuts Profiles / Layouts

I've been working a lot with Ubuntu recently, using my favorite desktop environment Gnome 3 and things work just as they should. The only problem is that I would really profit a lot from having ...
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How to reset xkb settings?

I have tried to rearrange combinations of using compose key to achieve adding accents on some letters. I've succeeded in most combinations (except for dead_doublegrave and inverted breve, I couldn't ...
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Ubuntu Trusty Tahr Ctrl, Alt, Shift and Super (Windows) keys sticks

I have just installed a freshly downloaded .iso of Ubuntu Trusty Tahr. After installing I'm having some issues with my keyboard. Whenever I press any of the Ctrl, Alt, Shift or Super Windows key and ...
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Reset keyboard layout to default and wipe out all earlier settings

How can I eliminate all of the possible keyboard layout modifications so that my keyboard layout goes back to normal? I wanted to try and change my caps lock key to be a control key, as many people ...
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Why do my control keys stop working when I insert a USB device?

I'm not sure where to start looking for answers to this, so I appreciate any advice you have! When I insert any USB device (eg a USB mouse or USB headphones) into my laptop, the control key on the ...
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I'm not able to change keyboard input

I'm currently running lubuntu 14.4. which I re-installed recently after using 15.10 (the computer kept shutting down due to overheating and the system stopped working properly). Now, I'm having ...
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xev Alt key change, but Alt key doesn't work

I want to chage special key alt, crtl, hanja(in the multy language) because I Used ibus, I try to change my keymap by Xkb not xmap. after searching on internet I just to exchange my keycode on ...
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Down arrow, Home, End, Pipe, Insert, Print Screen buttons not working in Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS

Down arrow key, Pipe button, Print Screen, Home, End, Insert buttons not working in Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. Same happened with Scroll Lock key too. But I fixed it up using: xmodmap -e 'add mod3 = ...
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xorg.conf keyboard layout lost when window manager starts

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 with xdm as the display manager, and a custom multi-monitor and keyboard setup defined in xorg.conf. xdm picks up the keyboard config correctly, setting the layout to "gb", ...
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Keyboard Remapping help required

Since someone from the forum suggested to make a separate thread for my each question, here it is. I want to remap my keyboard. The letter 'L' is dead and I want to use an alternative, since it's a ...
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Boot Windows directly from Ubuntu (Windows 7 Preinstalled) and Keyboard Remapping

So as the title says I want to boot Windows 7 directly from Ubuntu OS(not using bootmanager),My arrow keys are dead so I can't choose Windows 7 from the Bootmenu. So is there any method to boot to ...
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How to automatically run a command on startup? [duplicate]

I'm using the following command in ~/.bashrc to set my keyboard layout: setxkbmap -layout gb Each time I reboot my laptop I have to open Bash in order for this to work. Is there another file I can ...
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How to make XF86Explorer my new Super key

I know I need xmodmap and have been playing around with it but can't find the right configuration. ➜ ~ xmodmap xmodmap: up to 3 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses): shift Shift_L ...
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My usb keyboard doesn't seem to have a SysRq key. Is there a work-around?

The place where the SysRq key usually is says 'Imp. Pant. / Inicio', which means Print Screen / Start in Spanish. (I tried it anyhow just to test, pressing it, Alt, and F together, and nothing ...
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Modification of US-Internation keyboard layout

I have such question: how can i modify US-International keyboard layout? By default to get this symbols: `~´¨ i need to press it twice or with AltGr Right Alt With this answer I edited ...
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Troubleshooting layout switching in Ubuntu Studio 15.04

After some experiments to enable Alt+Shift for layout switching on freshly installed Ubuntu Studio 15.04, the layout switch stopped to work at all. The language indicator changes if I switch by ...
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How to cleanly swap alt and ctrl keys in xubuntu?

I have found many answers to this question, but none worked for me. I'm using xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to swap the ctrl and alt keys. I have tried that : How to swap Command and Control keys with ...
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How to swap Fn and Ctrl keys on a Dell?

I have a Compaq Presario CQ50, running Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I would like to swap the Control and Function keys. Lenovo ThinkPads allow this in their BIOS, there is also an option within the Ubuntu ...
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keyboard layout for “language” that not supported in ISO 639

I have created a keyboard layout for Old Hungarian codesection standardized in UNICODE 8.0. It not works correctly, if it is registered as hun by ISO 639 standandard. How could I register it as ...
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creating keyboard layout for a codesection of newest UNICODE standard

I need to use a codepage section standardized UNICODE 8.0; How can I adopt for myself that section UTF8-like form? It is not standardized as UTF8-page, so I think, that I use nonstandard ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...
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Why do some of the keys not work when connecting to xrdp?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 I have installed xrdp and a number of desktops such as mate and xfce. I'm able to log in from a Windows machine as well as from other Ubuntu machines. However, some of the ...
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Problems with Keyboard: No circumflex

I'm not able to type a circumflex with my keyboard, instead, the circumflex key acts like the Escape key. It does not depend on the keyboard layout, neither an English nor a German (or any other) ...
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Language change doesn't work in ubuntu 15.04

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 15.04, everything had worked fine, but suddenly language change stopped working. I don't know what could be the cause of this, because I didn't notice it right away. ...