Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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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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Ctrl-Keyboard shortcuts suddenly not working anymore in applications

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 using a Gnome-...
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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

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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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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/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 ...
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Keyboard layout randomly changes when I start VS Code or Sublime Text 3

I have a big and annoying problem, my keyboard layout changes to se when I start VS Code or Sublime Text 3. To fix it, I created simple lines in .zshrc but this is not right way to fix this problem! ...
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How do I swap Escape and Caps Lock in 14.04?

It appears that the keyboard Layout Options that allow things such as "Swap the Escape key and Caps Lock" have disappeared from the keyboard settings in 14.04 Is there another GUI where they can be ...
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How does language support work in Lubuntu?

There are a few things that I do not clearly understand concerning the way languages and language-related features are used in Ubuntu. (I'm in Lubuntu.) They are all related and I guess I can post ...
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Insert a unicode character via keyboard shortcut, xmodmap chooser not working

I'm trying to create a keyboard mapping to insert a unicode character via the keyboard. It appears that xmodmap is perhaps the best option, but I can't figure out how to get a third-level character. ...
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How to show keyboard chart of a specific layout variant from command line?

There is previous similar question but solution there didn't work for me in Ubuntu 16.04. I mean: gkbd-keyboard-display -l us,intl The commands below work but I want to be able to specify which ...
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How to change keyboard layout in Lubuntu 15.10?

I have recently upgraded my PC from Lubuntu 14.10 to 15.10. Before the upgrade my keyboard layout matched my Danish keyboard. But after the upgrade I probably have a standard English/US layout. ...
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Trouble with multiple keyboards and some applications

I have a Typematrix 2030 keyboard which I use with a bépo-layout and a normal qwerty-keyboard which I use to play games. I have the two keyboard layouts installed and change between them. Now, some ...
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Choose different keyboard layout

I cant't find where I can choose a different keyboard layout. Unity control center Keyboard and Language support doesn't helped. How can I add new Latvian keyboard layout?
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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 to remap ALT_R to left key?

I created a file Xmodmap including this line: keycode 108 = Left Single click is OK, but the remaped Left key can't respond to repeated click.
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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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How to disable Caps Lock through Shift key?

My question is similar to How to toggle off Caps Lock by Shift key?, but I am running version 14.04 and Xubuntu (XFCE). Also the only answer there doesn't actually answer the question and I haven't ...
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How do I add modifier keys to keyboard mapping?

I have a keyboard with several extra keys (Logitech G710.) It has 4 macro keys, but with the driver I use they end up getting mapped to their own "launch (#)" keys. I'd like to map them as new ...
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How do I change my keyboard layout in gnome shell?

I've tried going to Region and Language and adding a layout, even making it the default layout, but for some reason I'm stuck with my original layout and I can't seem to change it. In GNOME 2 and in ...
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Compose “dead_greek” with compose key

The config file for my compose key /usr/share/X11/locale/en_US.UTF-8/Compose lists all the key sequences for composing Greek letters; all of them require the pressure of a special dead_greek key. This ...
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How to type half Hindi character with Hindi (Bolnagri) layout?

I'm using Hindi (Bolnagri) layout to type in Hindi. I'm typing in Hindi for first time. My problem is, I want to type स्वाद. How do I type that half स? EDIT 1: How to type औ with this layout? ...
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Can't type in login password because no keyboard is found

I was trying to edit a keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04, but it wasn't accepting the changes. I looked it up and found I needed to delete /var/lib/xkb to make the change take effect. I did that and ...
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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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Swapping Alt and Super keys with different Keyboard Layouts in 16.04

I have two keyboards I use regularly, one PC layout and one Mac layout. I would like the Alt and Super keys in the same position on each but they are reversed. I don't mind switching them manually ...
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Caps Lock to RIGHT Control (It is important to be the right one)

I have found a lot of ways to map Caps Lock to Left Control. For example: editing /etc/default/keyboard and adding "ctrl:nocaps" to the XKBOPTIONS But I can't find anywhere how to map to Right ...
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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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gnome shell keyboard and Super

I just starte using gnome shell but I have some old configuration that prevents me from using Super. I'd like to erase old info on keyboards. Currently If I add a keyboard on a fresh new user it does ...
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How do I add the Malayalam keyboard layout in Kubuntu?

I can't see a Malayalam keyboard layout in my Kubuntu 13.04's keyboard settings. The only Indian language available is Bengali. How can I update the available keyboard layouts?
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CTRL+SHIFT+??? also changes language, when just CTRL+SHIFT should do it

Just moved from Unity to Gnome and faced such problem: I change keyboard layouts by Ctrl+Shift. Often use console and when I press Ctrl + Shift + C\V (or any other combinations, where there are Ctrl ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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How do I type [ and \ with a Mac keyboard?

I am using a Mac with an Apple Wireless Keyboard - French. I have installed Ubuntu as virtual machine by VMware Fusion. The keyboard setting of Ubuntu is as follows: And the preview is not exactly ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being AltGr+< > like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: < >+AltGr. ...
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Xbindkeys - program G-keys on k40 Corsair keyboard

I've managed to make my computer register my G-key strokes using evtest I've checked if it works. Now I'm trying to bind the keys with xbindkeys but when running it and clicking get key it does not ...