Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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How to disable non-english keyboard layouts on the log-in and unlock screens?

Although I use 3 different languages and have 3 keyboard layouts installed my password does not include characters that are not present on a standard English keyboard (actually I have never seen a ...
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Escape and Left Shift are stuck

Not sure what to make of this. Have Ubuntu 14.04 running (problem occurs with live run, and fresh installations). My left shift when pressed also triggers the escape. It only happens on the laptop ...
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How to swap the keys Alt with AltGr?

I would like to use the key AltGr as my main Alt key. Unfortunately, the AltGr doesn't behave like the left Alt key with the software I use, e.g. urxvt. With the command xev the left Alt key has the ...
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US Intl keyboard layout without dead keys

Is it possible to use the US International keyboard layout without dead keys? So, I'd like to get an ä when I type Right Alt+q, but "a when I type "+a.
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I need latvian dvorak layout in lubuntu.

I need latvian dvorak layout in lubuntu. I have seen it in opensuse with kde, but i haven't seen it it lubuntu. How do i add it?
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How to disable dvorak layout in the ctrl-shift-f1 virtual console? [duplicate]

When I switch to that fullscreen terminall with ctrl-alt-f1, for some reason I have a dvorak keyboard layout in there. I used dvorak long ago, but switched back to querty, I guess it's left from those ...
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Num Lock Key Randomly Turning On and Off

First time caller, long time listener. I have been using Mint for a few years and have recently switched to Ubuntu. Everything was great until I purchased a newer laptop. With this laptop, number ...
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Compilation error of a macro

I am new to Ubuntu and I am having real trouble with compiling g15macro-1.0.3 for my Logitech G110 keyboard. I can run ./configure OK, but when I run make I get: make[1]: Entering directory `/...
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How do I get a Japanese keymap?

I have selected the Japanese keymap in the text entry settings. But when I bring up the keymap diagram it shows only Roman characters. When I type, it is also not Hiragana, only Roman characters. I ...
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Wrong layout on external keyboard

I'm running xubuntu 15.10 on a ThinkPad T430 laptop. The laptop keyboard has a Swedish layout. I have a Logitech K520 wireless keyboard/mouse combo. That keyboard also has a Swedish layout. The ...
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Two languages mixed on interface Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a problem with the language display on my Ubuntu interface, the version I'm using is Ubuntu 12.04 (I can't upgrade it due to low capacities of my pc) I had English as a default language ...
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Text entry input source changes after every reboot

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. I only ever want English (UK) keyboard text entry. In the Text Entry settings, I have only one entry present and selected: English (UK). However, when I reboot my ...
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English version of Ubuntu with Italian keyboard

I want to install Ubuntu in ENGLISH (UK) but I have an ITALIAN keyboard, which has a different layout to the English keyboard. How can I install Ubuntu in English but select an Italian layout for the ...
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What's the proper routine to permanently set keyboard layout for ubuntu server?

So, I've read a few of the troubleshooting pages on the web. None of them have solved the problem. setxkbmap causes errors on boot when it gets put in the init file (for fluxbux). dpkg-reconfigure ...
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How to use three keyboard layouts in xfce4/xubuntu with fast switching of two of them

Community, I have the following question: I'm using three keyboard layouts - English, Russian and Ukrainian. There's no problem to use them in KDE - there is a "spare layout" option, where I have two ...
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Unable to set to GB keyboard in vino

I have a host running Kubuntu 15.10 using vino to allow remote access. Unfortunately, the keyboard mapping defaults to US when using vino only (it is set to GB in all other cases). Fortunately, in ...
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Typing in Chinese with a Dvorak layout

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04, and have Pinyin working as an input. However, I use the Dvorak layout and haven't been able to find a way to input Pinyin using the Dvorak layout - it defaults to QWERTY. Any ...
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cannot log in after software upgrade - ibus issue

(I think that this issue is different from others with a similar title. In my case the problem was caused by a piece of software called ibus.) I just applied a software update to my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu Phone — Problem with on-screen keyboard and a passphrase

I have a BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition and I have the following problem. I have set up a passphrase to lock my phone -- it consists of a few Latin-1 letters. Then accidentally I have changed in the ...
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Shortcuts stop working on cyrillic layout after some amount of time

When I boot my system - all shortcuts work well - no matter what layout is chosen. So I just press ctrl+c and ctrl+v (or in Russian it will be ctrl+c and ctrl+м) and it works! After some amount of ...
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Lubuntu keyboard layout toggle hotkey combination

I recently upgraded to Lubuntu 15.1 (previously had 14.04) and have installed two keyboard layouts: fr-fr and en-us. I can change between the layouts with setxkbmap, but setting the toggle option with ...
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How to switch input language on Caps Lock in Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome 3.16

Previous 15.04 version had an easy solution to change language on Caps Lock in System > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing After update to 15.10 bind Caps Lock to 'Switch to next input source' ...
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Alt + key doesn't work in applications

When I trying to use some key combinations with Alt key, it doesn't work. e.g. in Double Commander I want to search with Alt + f7 key, but when I'm press Alb + f7 it doesn't open search dialog. Same ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 minimal: Missing udpkg for keyboard-configuration

After installing Ubuntu 15.04 minimal on my CubieBoard, I would like to reconfigure the keyboard to German layout. However, I get an error message when installing the keyboard-configuration package: ...
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Ubuntu Gnome Keyboard error

I wanted Gnome GUI instead of Unity and I installed it and it worked fine, but some time later it started having the following error: When switching keyboards via mouse, the keyboard itself changes ...
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Custom layout setting on login

I have created a custom layout which I have in ~/.xkb and ~/.xkb_keymap and would like it to be used when I log in. Previously, when not using Unity, I just had xkbcomp -I$HOME/.xkb ~/.xkb_keymap $...
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Changing the keyboard layout in Snappy Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on a usb-stick for an x86 using these instructions from https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/start/ wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/15.04/ubuntu-15.04-snappy-amd64-generic.img.xz ...
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Swap CapsLock and Escape feature disabled after some time

On a new install of Kubuntu 15.10 the "Swap CapsLock and Escape feature" seems to become disabled after some time, or after returning from suspend. This feature worked fine in all versions of Kubuntu ...
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Keys not working properly

S key prints a 1, E key is not working. Other keys are wonky too, like Right Cntl showing 5-. What is going on and how do I fix this?
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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 mouse),...
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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 "grp:ctrl_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll,...
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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, ...