Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Making a custom keyboard layout for Khmer language

Due to medical reasons four years ago I had to switch to Dvorak keyboard. Back then I was using Windows and created a custom keyboard layout for Khmer language (I'm a native) myself, but now I'm on ...
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Change keyboard layout shortcut stopped working after updates yesterday

I usually have the change keyboard layout shortcut key set to Alt+Shift (like Windows). After an update yesterday this stopped working. I've tried changing the shortcut to some other combination, but ...
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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Corsair K40 keyboard

https://github.com/cvuchener/k90-linux-driver/https://github.com/cvuchener/k90-linux-driver/ hid-generic takes control of the K90 keyboard, you need to unbind it (at least for the interface 0 of the ...
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Problems with “: ” in Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.x and my keyboard doesnt work well. The > key didn't work on terminal, browser... anywhere! (the < worked well). If I press CTRL+ALT+F1 and open the terminal-mode, then ...
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Two keys swapped on Bluetooth keyboard

I have a notebook with ubuntu 16.04 installed and keyboard layout german. I use the notebook with an external Bluetooth Keyboard (Logitech K810). On this Keyboard the two Keys < and ^ are swapped. ...
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Keyboard Key Insert do not work?

I got the Problem that the Keyboard Key shift+ins on the application or number pad does not work (I mean the one on the right side. Not that "ins" near the letter keys right above). The six keys near ...
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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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Detect: New accelerator (keybind) for M$ Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0

How do I get Keyboard > Shortcuts > New Accelerator to detect / recognize my Microsoft Wireless 3000 v2.0 keyboard? I'm trying to bind the Zoom and Docs / Pics keys Also, there are keys at the top ...
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Keyboard Layout Changing Issues

I'm on ubuntu 15.10 and I have two keyboard layouts: Persian and English(UK). When I try to switch between these two if I keep holding the shift (I use R ALT + R Shift shortcut to switch ) it will ...
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Use exteral numpad for shortcuts

I have a laptop and an external USB numpad. I'd like to lay the numpad at my left hand and use it for shortcuts, eg. switching desktops, running apps. I figured that I've got to make Linux treat ...
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Keyboard layout is ignored

I installed Ubuntu 16.04. At first I only had English keyboard. Then I added Lithuanian. But when I change layout, it still writes as keyboard is using English layout. When I open current keyboard ...
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Dead keys (accents) stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

Dead keys for accents (like â, è, ç) stopped working in LibreOffice and Pidgin after I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. In a terminal, I did ibus-setup, followed the instructions and everything went back to ...
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Is there a way to display a notification every time you change the keyboard layout?

Is there a way to show a (notify-osd) notification every time the keyboard layout is changed? I have a laptop with a screen with not enough resolution to have tons/10+ indicators, and space for the ...
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Keyboard layout is switched randomly in Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have experienced quite annoying keyboard layout problem. I have still no idea, how does the default keyboard layout mechanism work. Is there any "layout setting per ...
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Why do some shortcuts no longer work when using an alternate keyboard layout?

I have recently switched to the Colemak keyboard layout and the Ctrl+Alt+L key combination no longer locks the screen. I have checked the keyboard shortcuts menu and it is still set correctly. I ...
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What layout is required for Japanese ASB-KY4 compressed keyboard?

I got a Japanese compressed ASB-KY4 keyboard while I was over in Japan (so I could use it for entering Japanese text). However, none of the keyboard layouts I configure it with match up properly. ...
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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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Insert this symbol ^ to run below command

I would like to run this command, but I don't know how to insert the symbol. As this command is use to determine if the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file has the correct ownership. This command I refer to ...
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How can I reverse the 'fn' key on an Apple Keyboard so that F1, F2, F3… are used as default?

To be more clear, right now the volume and brightness keys are used and I have to hold 'fn' in order to execute an F1, F2, F3, F4, F5... command. Can I reverse this so it's function key by default and ...
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Why is my keyboard layout messed up when using X2Go and VirtualBox?

I connect to an Ubuntu server from my Mac via X2Go, using MATE. I can type into almost any program with no problem. If I open OnBoard, the layout looks correct, but when I click the button that has ...
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Any way to assign individual keys to languages in Ubuntu?

I use 6 different keyboards almost daily, at least I wish to have them available all the time from the language bar menu, and in that case it is very tiresome to press super+space all the time to have ...
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Is there any way to use QWERTY's keyboard shortcut position while the Dvorak layout is active?

I am a Dvorak layout user and I am happy with the switch. I avoided the undo/cut/copy/paste shortut disadvantage (the z,c,x and v are far apart on Dvorak layout) on Windows by using Microsoft's ...
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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 ...
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Slash (“/”) in Thinkpad T420 ABNT keyboard

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420 with a Brazilian ABNT keyboard layout. This is a rather unique layout where the slash is between the context menu key and the arrow keys. However, the slash key does ...
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Request for a guide on setting up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu 16.04

Is there a working solution to set up Apple Aluminium keyboard on Ubuntu with F13-F15 remapped to Print Screen, Scroll Lock and Pause? So far, I came up with the following solution: In ...
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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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Control-capslock Tmux error?

I'm having trouble getting tmux to accept a caps-lock key that has been remapped using setxkbmap. I use the following: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps When running tmux, the usual BASH command line ...
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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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how do i re-enable the accent key in Lubuntu?

i use a latin american keyboard layout, with Ñ key included and working. since upgrading to 16.04, the key beside the letter P, which allows for typing accented vowels, does not work. pressing it + a ...
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Cannot add any keyboard layout in MATE Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 14.04

When I log in Unity or MATE by sitting down behind the display I can change keyboards. However if I connect to my work PC via xrdp and use MATE version is 1.8.1 I cannot. I need to use keyboard ...
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Change meta key in Ubuntu Phone

I bought the BQ M10 Ubuntu edition tablet. I also got myself a Bluetooth keyboard with a swedish layout for it. On the swedish layout, the "alt gr" button is used to get some special characters, like ...
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Fn Keys not working after Update on Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Rollback updates?

I've updated 2016-05-03 my Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Asus Rog G75vw and I notice that fn keys stop working. I remember that all was fine before updates, so I decide rollback updates from that date. I have ...
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How do I change default keyboard layout (not input method) in Ubuntu 16.04?

When I installed 16.04, I mistakenly chose the German keyboard layout. My computer is a Japanese computer with Japanese keys, but I regularly use several languages. How can I change the default system ...
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Can not switch language with hotkey keyboard

I have added the locale language at installation. System is installed freshly and has latest updates. keyboard language does not switch with keyboard shortcuts (alt + shift). Can I change the ...
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ibus switching between input methods no longer working on 16.04

I just upgraded to 16.04 and use ibus to manage multiple keyboard input methods. When I switch between them using my favorite hotkey combination, the icon changes (indicating that has registered), but ...
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How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro?

I have scoured the web, and I can't seem to get Xmodmap / anything to work properly. I want to swap BOTH my Command keys with my Control key - in essence, inverting what they do currently. How would ...
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Changing TTY keyboard layout on a server?

I use 12.04 Server in command line mode (no X installed), and I would like to change the keyboard layout. How can I do this?
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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 one can create an installer for custom keyboard layout

I've managed to create a custom keyboard layout for my language. Now that the keyboard is in a state that I can share it. I don't know how to make it a redistributable package.
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Simplest way to swap esc key with ` key

What is the simplest way to swap the functionality of the Esc key and the ` key? System ➜ Preferences ➜Keyboard ➜ Layouts ➜ Options let me swap my Ctrl key and Capslock key, which was good, but it ...
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Wrong keyboard layouts

I want to be able to switch my keyboard layout between German and English (UK). As default I set it system-wide to English (UK, extended WinKeys), using sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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How to enable Esperanto typing in Trusty?

How do I type Esperanto in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty)? I found many pages showing how to do it enabling the Adding Esperanto Circumflexes (Supersigno) in Keyboard layout settings. But none of them works ...
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How to change keyboard layout in tty?

I have changed the keyboard layout from English (UK) to English (US) via System Settings. But it just works for GUI, the keyboard layout on tty remained unchanged.
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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 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 get ZWNBSP from the keyboard?

Is there a standard keystroke to get a ZWNBSP (zero‑width no‑break space) from the keyboard?
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What is the qnamespace.h name of the key for the symbols ? and /

For konsole the mapping between physical keys on a keyboard and chars (or strings) ommited when pressed can be defined in a file default.keytab and the mapping goes like this: key A -Alt-Shift : "a" ...
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Ubuntu Phone with USB Keyboard - Howto change external keyboard layout to German?

On my Ubuntu Phone Aquaris E4.5 I connected a wireless keyboard with a USB receiver module. Like I show in my German YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSYxwHMElbM But the the keyboard is ...
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<Shift+Shift> layout switching works not as expected

I have two keyboard layouts, English and Russian. I selected <Shift+Shift> as a layout change shortcut and have used it for years. Earlier, on Elementary Luna, Gnome 3, the layout switched as ...