Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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LightDM (in locked state) shows my desktop if I try to change keyboard layout

I have fresh installed ubuntu 16.04. Two keyboard layouts: english and my native language. I use shift+alt combination to change keyboard layouts (info just in case...) What's happening: 1. I lock my ...
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Change language layout in screen lock

I'm Xubuntu 14.04.2 user. I have two keyboard layouts: Russian and English. Sometimes when I close my laptop and then go back and try to continue to work, Xubuntu wants me to enter my user password (...
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Specific keys not working correctly after software update

Right after a recent normal update (July 2016), a few keys on my 4 year old Acer Aspire laptop changed their function. Del now opens some small grey function window that seems to do nothing, and it no ...
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How to type the Indian Rupee Symbol?

I want to type the Indian Rupee Symbol. So I went to System Settings >> Keyboard Layout and clicked on the Options button. Under the Adding Currency signs to keys sections, I checked the Rupee on 4 ...
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How do I enable programers dvorak?

How do I enable programers dvorak? I tried - user@host:~$ setxkbmap -v 10 -layout us -variant dvp -option compose:102 -option numpad:shift3 -option kpdl:semi -option keypad:atm -option caps:shift ...
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scroll lock modifier for arrow keys

Most laptops these days have the pgup/pgdn/home/end keys as fn overlays of the arrow keys. It has always been a minor annoyance that the fn key is on the other side of the keyboard, making one-handed ...
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Font for Keyboard Layout

I want my keyboard layout as per Anmol Font. Can you please advise me how to do that?
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Keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate

Is there a pre-assigned keyboard shortcut for switching between different keyboard layouts in Ubuntu Mate?
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Dead keys (especially the big umlauts) on Xubuntu

I have tried to find a solution to this - on Ubuntu, it worked flawlessly. The Swiss German keyboard layout was detected without a problem. On Xubuntu, though, I cannot type the ¨ dead key and then ...
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Dead 'p' in Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome desktop 3.18

I have a problem I'm running Gnome 3.18 (GDM) on my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK100NF and the keyboard works perfectly expect the dead p key. The caps works (ie I can type a P) 'p' works in text mode It ...
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Configuring Ubuntu for the first time on notebook, hungs up

New notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled, after first power on tried to configure system first time: after successfully connecting to network, next step for setting up keyboard layout: as laptop have ENG/...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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Map the Right Alt to Right Control in Xubuntu

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 and I want to try out Emacs. I think binding the Right Alt key to Right Control key would help. I already tried using setxkbmap but it did not work. I did this : setxkbmap -...
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How do I remap the caps lock key to Alter key in ubuntu 14.04?

I have found an answer here: http://askubuntu.com/a/614664/205859 which shows: caps:none – Disables Caps Lock. caps:super – Caps Lock becomes an additional Super (aka Win key). caps:ctrl_modifier – ...
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Function keys, layout switching don't work for 5~ minutes after boot (16.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS For some reason, for 5~ minutes after booting, the system wouldn't respond to function keys (brightness and audio control for example) and I can't switch layouts Does ...
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Hold keys for modifier

I've fallen in love with being able to hold down on a key on Android for about 100ms to get the modifier key beneath it, and I'd love to have that same ability for Ubuntu. I don't need to repeat ...
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How can I specify certain keyboard shortcuts for certain keyboard layouts [duplicate]

I've searched all over Ubuntu 16.04 and the web but cannot find a way to specify a keyboard shortcut to switch to a certain layout. The default is that one keyboard shortcut switches between layouts, ...
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How to add a specific keyboard layout in LXDE?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity and LXDE. I use a phonetic keyboard layout to write Bengali in Unity. Now, I want to use LXDE, because of its better performance on my PC, but problem is that, I can'...
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Backquote key not working after updating to Ubuntu 16 from Ubuntu 15

My back-quote key is not working anymore. I have set my keyboard layout to US, international with dead keys. It works when I launch i3 like before but when I launch with Unity, this key is the only ...
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How can I type accentuated characters like ë?

Currently I use the character palette applet in gnome panel to put special characters into text. This is okay, but I have to stop typing, select the character I want from the applet and then copy and ...
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Anthy add as a language option ubuntu 16.04

By default when you install the japaneese language on Ubuntu 16.04 uses the mozc method. But is inconvenient for me thefore I want to install the anthy. So I installed these packages: pcmagas@...
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gnome-tweak-tool CapsLK and Ctrl button exchange doesn't work

I want to exchange my CapsLK and Ctrl buttons. So I configure it in gnome-tweak-tool by choosing Swap Ctrl and Caps Lock in Typing. But it doesn't work. When I open it from the terminal, I notice the ...
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Keyboard language configuration, Ubuntu 16.04

I would like to change keyboard language, I need to have German one. Here is what I did: 1. I opened Language Support and I installed both Deutsch and German language. 2. Then I opend Text Entry ...
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Can't get the correct keyboard layout

I have this Panasonic laptop and can't seem to get the correct keyboard layout. Some of the keys don't work properly, such as the one above Enter and the right Alt Ins Del and Ctrl keys. I have tried ...
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separate meta and hyper keys in unity with XKB

I want to use Caps Lock for the Hyper key because I need it in Emacs, so in /etc/default/keyboard I use the relevant XKBOPTIONS. However, Unity seems to react to both: even though it passes Hyper_L ...
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Keyboard switching, multiple languages, define keyboard sequence for each [duplicate]

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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How to edit ctrl key mapping?

The Ctrl key on my keyboard broke so I was trying to map it to something else. I followed the instructions in this guide, except that when looking in the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/it (I'm ...
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Remapping only 1 key to another [duplicate]

I rarely use '^' (Shift+6 or Unicode U+005E) and use '⁓' (Unicode U+2053) all the time as part of my signature on emails and so forth. I realize the Swung Dash (⁓) and Tilde (~) are very similar, I ...
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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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Unable to Use Ctrl-keyboard Shortcuts in any application

I just updated Ubuntu 16 LTS and after the restart I can't use Ctrl Keyboard combinations (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + Right, Ctrl + T ...) in applications anymore (neither left - Ctrl nor right - Ctrl). I'm ...
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12.04 Changing the Keyboard Layout

I want to edit my keyboard layouts, because randomly? my keyboard layout will switch from 'English (Canada)' to 'English', completely screwing up how I type, and the only way I have found to fix it is ...
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KeyBoard Layout

I'm using a laptop that has strange layout for the keyboard, for example '<' button exists beside '1' button. I've tried many English layouts like US, Canda, UK but it's none of these layouts, ...
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ibus doesn't work in libreoffice, pluma etc in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have iBus with Sanskrit (IAST) and Bengali layouts. Besides that I have English and Russian keyboard layouts. iBus works in other applications (Firefox, Thunderbird), but doesn't work at all in ...
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Fn key not working in Asus R510Z [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS along side a default windows 10 installation. All the fn shortcuts are not working in my ubuntu system. It doesn't show up in the keyboard layout, nor can I find any ...
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Terminal command for changing ibus keyboard layout?

Is it possible to use terminal commands to switch between keyboard layouts in ibus? I can't see any GUI way to do it in XFCE.
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Xfce IBus layout switching not working

Somehow, only default Xfce keyboard layout switching is working for me. When I remove all hotkeys from Xfce settings manager and try to switch to IBus I can change layouts from IBus widget, but ...
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How to install Cangjie (Traditional Chinese) input for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPc

I am a newbie to Linux (and Ubuntu). Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPC on PowerMac G5 dual 2.3GHz, with English (US) as the selected language and keyboard. Then installed (?) Cangjie 3 with "sudo ...
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How can I change what keys on my keyboard do? (How can I create custom keyboard commands/shortcuts?)

I want to change the key bindings on some of the keys on my keyboard. I want some to run commands and others to activate different keys. What applications can I use to do this? Index: ...
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symbol keys missing on my keyboard

I installed LTS 14.04 and ever since some of my keys went missing. First, the dot symbol key is not working, so I have to use the dot key from the numeric keypad. Secondly, the right alt key is a ...
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How to permanently reset xkb option?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Previously I set XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" in /etc/default/keyboard and run sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration. It worked great but now I get a keyboard that sends ...
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Font settings not working in Xfce keyboard layout panel plugin in 16.06

There is this bug: font cannot be changed in xfce4-xkb-plugin, the applet that displays keyboard layouts. In fact the font can be changed but is displayed much bigger. Can this be fixed somehow?
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How to get the € euro sign on my keyboard?

I am using the latest version of Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity, and I am wondering how I can assign the euro sign € to one of my keys. I knew how to do it on older versions of Ubuntu, but I don't know now......
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After fresh installation of XUbuntu 16.04, US layout on USB keyboard after each reboot

The built-in keyboard of my laptop is connected to the system as a USB device. During installation of XUbuntu 16.04 from the official 64 bit ISO image, I was asked about my keyboard layout. I ...
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Lubuntu: Remapping caps to backspace: 15.10 or 16.04

I've spent more time then I care to admit, attempting to change caps to backspace in Lubuntu on a spare computer (15.10), cause I want to switch to lubuntu as my main linux (with 16.04). Basically ...
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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 do I get my Fn key to work on a Thinkpad T430s?

I have installed 16.04 on t430s laptop. FN key is not working, which means that none of the FN key-combos work. (e.g. FN+F8 should decrese screen brightness. running xev in terminal shows that ...
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Deactivate Caps Lock in 14.04

I really don't need caps lock (who does?) and would rather have it as a shift key as I sometimes hit it by mistake especially on the small netbook keyboard. Since I don't read while I type this might ...
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/usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes: which is used?

I'm using: Ubuntu 14.04.3 (64 bit). In my /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes directory, there are about 15 different keyboard mappings (e.g. ibm, xfree 86, etc.), along with a README and an "aliases" file. ...
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Ubuntu not respecting custom keymap

I have modified my keymap for dvorak in the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us, but it does not load properly, even after multiple reboots. Suggestions? EDIT: A partial solution I have found is ...
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Remap Keypad Ins/0 key to Right Arrow Ubuntu 14.04

The title pretty much covers it... What's the simplest way to do this? I'm currently flipping through the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file, but there are a million different section, seemingly for ...