Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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How to enable Chinese language on keyboard?

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 English version. I can view Chinese characters on the system, but I would like to key Chinese characters as well. I would like to know any language package to actually to key ...
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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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Lenovo IdeaPad P400 - Disabling the annoying requirement for the Fn key to use F1-F12

On Lenovo laptops, in order to use F5 you need to press Fn-F5 (same with F1-F12). It's really annoying and I'd like to reverse the situation. On Windows, a Lenovo driver could help: ...
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How to permanently switch Caps Lock and Esc

How can I permanently switch the Caps Lock and Esc key functions in Saucy? I can use this command to do it temporarily (until reboot): /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "caps:swapescape" I tried adding ...
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Press any key - Which key to press? [closed]

I see press any key on my screen and: I'm wondering which key I should press... OR I'm pressing a key, but nothing happens!
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How can I swap the Z and Y keys on the keyboard?

Most of the time I use the US qwerty layout but from time to time I also have to use the German layout which is qwertz and it is very annoying. How can I swap the y and z keys on the German layout? ...
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Troubleshooting layout switching with IBus 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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Ubuntu 14.04 custom keyboard layout doesn't work

I'm spent hours trying to get this to work, and I have no idea, what I'm doing wrong. I must admit, that I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, so I might be missing something obvious... I've read several ...
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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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What are the meta, super, and hyper keys?

In System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout -> Options ->Alt/Win key behavior What do meta, super, hyper mean?
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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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Disable ibus in Ubuntu 14.04

I regularly switch between 3 scripts (English/Roman, Kannada and Hindi/Sanskrit/Devanagari). In 12.04, I used to enable IBus by typing Ctrl+Space to switch from English to Kannada, and again the same ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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Why is shift-alt being mapped to meta?

Some background: I look after the key handling code in the Kodi media centre software, and I've been trying to pin down an obscure bug reported by a user. They have a remote control that emulates a ...
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Keyboard layout identical to “US Extended” on Macbook Pro

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell machine and I want to have the exact same keyboard layout as I have on my other machine, which is a Macbook Pro with an International English keyboard. On the Mac I ...
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How to share two keyboard on the same laptop, french iso layout and usa ansi layout keyboard with usb?

I recently bought a "noppoo choc mini" with this specific ANSI US-INTERNATIONAL pc84 layout This specific keyboard only has 84 keys, a 60% (compact tenkeyless) reduced layout. My problem is simple, ...
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Set virtual console keymap on Live(CD|USB)?

How can I change the keymap of the CtrlAlt+(F1toF6) virtual consoles on the LiveUSB/CD image? I've tried picking my layout (US Dvorak) from the F3 menu when it first starts to boot, but that only ...
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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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Keyboard Layouts missing in Keyboard Layout --Precise upgrade

This is from a bug I reported that never got a response. That was a 11.10 upgrade and now with a Precise upgrade, the issue continues with the Precise upgrade. Symptom I can't add alternative ...
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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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Keyboard layout incorrect on login

My keyboard layout is supposed to be the Swiss-French keyboard (QWERTZ, pretty similar to the English QWERTY). Here is what is really happening: When the login screen appears, the keyboard layout is ...
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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 does 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. ...
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Keyboard mappings on laptop seem irreversible

Laptop with Xubuntu 15.04, Linux 3.19.0-26-generic (x86_64), AT Translated Set 2 keyboard. I am working with an 105 key keyboard on it, using /settings/keyboard/layout/. problem: when I unplug the ...
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G-Keys on Corsair K30 Keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spankin' new Corsair K30 Keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than 2 main things which really ...
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When I press escape key, the = key appears to be pressed instead

I have no idea what caused this, but as of yesterday or the day before, when I press ESC, the = key seems to be pressed instead. This happens across all programs. And it doesn't seem like the ESC key ...
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What should I do to rebind keys? [duplicate]

I have just switched to Ubuntu and being a keyboard fanatic I need the ability to rebind keys. Just wondering what command I would have to put to change one key press to another. Specifically ...
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I want to remap a dead key on my old acer laptop

My D key is dead. I want to remap it on my euro sign. But when I run xev and I press it nothing appears. It's strange because it works on Windows. Anyway, in ~/.Xmodmap I changed the key 122 from Pg ...
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How to swap Command and Control keys with xkb step by step?

I want to use my Apple long aluminium keyboard with swapped Command Cmd and Control Ctrl keys. How is this done step by step on Trusty Tahr (14.04) using xkb? Note: This solution doesn't work for me ...
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How can I add a custom compose key sequence?

How can I add a custom compose key sequence? For example, I would like Compose, |, > to type the ▸ symbol. I have tried adding the following to ~/.XCompose: # Import default rules from the ...
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Some characters like quotes only appear after pressing spacebar, how to change this?

After installing 11.10 the behaviour of my keyboard changed. I now suddenly need to press spacebar after typing some special characters like quotes to make them appear. How can I fix this? This wasn't ...
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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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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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(alt) and (super) keys suddenly stopped working in gnome 3

For my daily work I use two keyboard layouts: The normal German Qwertz (setxkbmap de) as well as Neo (setxkbmap de neo). Yesterday suddenly between switching back and forth between keyboard layouts ...
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Need more help Key Binding

Alright, so let me make this very clear, I am an entry level user on Ubuntu, I am still getting very used to it and I require help. See I finally solved how to swap my Super L key on my laptop (which ...
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Map long-press Caps Lock

Using gnome-tweak-tool, I mapped the caps lock key to ESC (I am a vim user) and vice versa. However, it would be nice to map long-pressing caps lock key to caps lock as well. Is it possible to map ...
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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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Assign default keyboard language per-application

Is it possible to assign default keyboard language for specific applications? I know that there is an option to always start an application with a default keyboard language but this is not what I ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl PROBLEM

I have tried a few different ways to remap ctrl and caps lock and none of them seem to be working. I am running Ubuntu on a Mac through VirtualBox. The two methods I have tried are using ...
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Change keyboard layout (English UK) on command line to English US

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. The keyboard layout is English US everywhere except for the Command Line where it works in English UK. Terminal also has English US. How do I change the default keyboard ...
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How can the keyboard layout in KDE be changed to Apple Alu Keyboard with US (international)

I am using KDE under Ubuntu 15.04 and cannot change the keyboard layout to apple alu keyboard with the international variant (ie for typing umlauts with AltGr/cmd + u, space and then for example an ...
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Need help changing what my buttons do

I just converted my Chromebook from chromeos to ubuntu and I am an still doing a few remaining tweaks. However I am having trouble, essentially what I want to do is the following: Change the search ...
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How do I type an `@` (at sign) symbol?

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook 2007 with a Spanish keyboard, on MacOS the @-sign was typed using Alt (Option) + 2, but on Ubuntu I have no idea. I have to copy and paste it every time. How do I type an ...
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How to I write “å” on Ubuntu using an English (UK) keyboard?

I can write "æ" and "ø" by pressing down Alt Gr + "a" and "o", respectively. However, trying all keys on my keyboard using Alt Gr, I've not yet found a way of writing the letter "å". I've been ...
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Using two keyboards in KDE with a dedicated layout each (typically azerty / bépo)

I need to be able to use two keyboards (one standard AZERTY on my laptop) and a TypeMatrix 2030 USB (BÉPO layout). This I configured fine in xorg.conf by putting the following code in xorg.conf (which ...