Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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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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Shift + numeric keypad prints number (with NumLock off)

Since Lenovo have decided to place the Home and End keys in unreachable locations on my Thinkpad, I use the numeric keypad for these. With NumLock off, 1 = End and 7 = Home. One typical use for this ...
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Remape left-ctrl to left-alt in ubuntu 15.10

I was searching through askubuntu for this. I found that Xmodmap dont work for Ubuntu 14 or higher version. I tried using gnome-tweak-tool, but its not working. Graphic interface of gnome-tweak-tool ...
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Cannot Remap CapsLock after Swapping with Ctrl

I've remapped my caps lock key so that development in Emacs will be much faster. To do this, I edited /etc/default/keyboard to include: XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" This swapped the Caps lock key with ...
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Upgrade IBus 1.5.11 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS FAIL make ibus-engine-switch

I need to help my problem. I want to upgrade IBus 1.5.5 ubuntu 14.04 to version 1.5.11 for installing android studio. And I was download IBus from sources. I got problem to installing the package. I ...
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How to change keyboard layout to Belgian(Dutch) or Belgian(French) in Unbuntu 14.04

I'm a bit confused by all these settings in System Settings→Text Entry: Belgian,Belgian (alternative), Belgian (alternative, latin-9 only), Belgian (alternative, Sun dead keys), Belgian ...
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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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Emacs keyboard with Compose(CapsLock) instead of Control

How can I set up Emacs shortcuts system wide and map the Control key for the Emacs shortcuts to the Compose key(CapsLock in my case) without interfering with the normal behavior of the Control key? ...
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Why my CAPS status resets every time i change language

Hi there and greetings from Kefalonia/Greece. I have a little issue: Every time i change the keyboard's language using alt+shift, my CAPS status resets and i have to press again the CAPSLOCK key to ...
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Set Cyrillic layout, but only for letters

I use Cyrillic layout (Traditional Phonetic), but what's annoying is that it changes not only the letters, but also the punctuation and special symbols - for example, Shift+3 is "#" in English layout, ...
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Keyboard layout reverts to US layout at every boot up

I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed on a laptop. I have set the UK keyboard layout to be the default one in the System Settings. I have also removed the US keyboard layout as well. What I don't understand ...
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Reliable keyboard layout switching with Caps Lock

In my Ubuntu 15.10 I set Caps Lock to switch keyboard layouts in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing > Switch to next source. It works, but isn't reliable. Every time I press Caps Lock it ...
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Where to find complete AltGr symbols map per keyboard layout

I have an italian keyboard layout, if I press this shortcuts I can display strange symbols Alt Gr+x = » Alt Gr+SHIFT+, = × etcetera... My question is, where can I found a complete visual map of all ...
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Change key shortcut to write a specific character

Currently, when pressing Alt + Shift + - results this character: – (rendered: –). This is cool, but what I want is to write is a wider dash that looks like this: — (rendered: —) How can I change ...
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Keyboard has different layouts while startup and while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my HP laptop with Intel Atom (x64) processor though it has only 2 GB of RAM. Have I made the right decision in opting for the 64-bit instead of ...
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Farsi transliteration

I ve been trying to install a package for writing farsi with german keyboard for some time, but the biggest hint I found so far was Ibus, and I m too new to understand fully how to use it (or ...
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In Ubuntu 13.10, none of the hotkeys of LibreOffice works in non-English keyboard layout

In Ubuntu 13.10, the hotkeys/shortcut-keys (Ctrl+B, Ctrl+S etc) in LibreOffice are language dependent and work in English language only. While writing in any other language (i.e. any Cyrillic and/or ...
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Logitech K360 keyboard types extra characters on certain keys like the 'n' key

Whenq I turnqed my computer onq today, the keyboard started typinqg extra characters like inq this messed up senqtenqce. The only way to get rid of the extra characters is to highlight them and press ...
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Unable to boot after upgrade 15.04=>15.10 “Failed to start Set console keymap.”

After upgrading to 15.10 my system boots up the the following output: [Failed] Failed to start Set console keymap. See 'systemctl status console-setup.service' for details [FAILED] Failed to start ...
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HELP Shift key not working

I can't use 'shift' on my Asus x201e notebook. It's a fresh install of Ubuntu. After some time, the key doesn't work anymore. It's a 'qwerty' Portuguese keyboard. I tested keyboard key listeners ...
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How to easily get ç with a Spanish (latinamerica) keyboard?

I have been looking for an easy way to type c with cedilla: ç on ubuntu with a spanish (latin america) keyboard layout, but so far the only way that I found is ctlr + shift + u and then type 00e7 is ...
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Set keyboard layout to de, variant us

I want to set my keyboard layout to 'de' variant 'us'. On my ubuntu 15.10 with unity this works fine using the command setxkbmap de us. The problem is, I have to run this command after every ...
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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 may I permanently set the layout to GB?

Any time I reboot my keyboard layout switches back to US, and I have to reset it using setxkbmap -layout gb How may I permanently set the layout to GB?
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Where is NumLock in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/

I want to modify NumLock functionality by editing a file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/. But where is it defined so that I can modify its definition? I hope the new definition works in all keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Changing keyboard layout does not work

New to Linux, recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to switch between Finnish and US English keyboard layouts but it doesn't seem to work. The keyboard shortcut I add at Text Entry settings ...
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how to change specific keys on a keyboard layout

I recently switched to dvorak and I love it. Since I use multiple languages I went for "programmer dvorak", a version of english dvorak. However, I would like to make some minor changes, such as ...
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How to remap single key on bluetooth keyboard with Ubuntu Touch?

I'm using a bluetooth keyboard with Ubuntu Touch (N7), it connects fine but its single Alt key sends the key code for AltGr. I need it to be mapped to Alt / L_Alt (Emacs standard Meta key, as atm I ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 (Minimum Virtual Machine) Keyboard Layout

I'm using Ubuntu Server 15.10 (x86) in Virtualbox. Just want to play with it. Somehow, I just found a problem with keyboard layout. I'm using German keyboard and already set it during installation. ...
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How to set Keyboard mapping to an other region before completing boot?

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new laptop. During the installation procedure, I choose to encrypt the hard drive. But during the boot, when prompting for the password, I noticed that the ...
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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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How to make custome shortcuts to work on key release than key press

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. with Unity DE. How to make keyboard shortcuts work on key release than key press. For example: If I want to use win for multiple shortcuts, it is working for only the one ...
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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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Fonts of special characters

I'm using LO version 3.5.7.2 for Ubuntu (12.04). As a default font for my documents I defined Arial. As well, I defined several "macros" to easily get accents, other special characters, etc. For ...
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change keyboard layout with Ctrl

I am trying to create a workaround for a programming dvorak qwerty layout. I have accessed the change layout option, but is there a way to map it to "Left Ctrl (while pressed)" (the option is ...
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Using Unikey to type Vietnamese in different Keyboard layout

I know how to use ibus-unikey. However, whenever I switch to Unikey, the keyboard layout is changed automatically to English keyboard layout. this is very inconvenient. For example, I use Swiss ...
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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 to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard?

I often plugin a USB keyboard to my laptop (in addition to external monitor and mouse, which all virtually convert my laptop to a desktop computer) and I prefer using a different keyboard layout then. ...
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Why does the keyboard indicator show my custom keyboard on a dark gray background?

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 with the Unity interface, and I have created a custom keyboard layout by manually creating an xkb symbols file. I put the file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and I have also ...
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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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Re-mapping keyboard keys

I am using a keyboard with the "fn" key. This is on a laptop. So my FN + Up/down/left/right keys are mapped to brightness/volume. I would much rather them be mounted to page up/down, home/end. And ...
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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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Keyboard for IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet)

I am seeking a touch-type IPA keyboard. My goal is to transcribe speech files into IPA via listening and touch typing, like a stenographer. Ideally, I'd like the Ubuntu equivalent of ...
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Fast switch between three keyboard layouts - from Unity DE to Gnome Shell

I use ubuntu 15.10 and have 3 keyboard languages layout. In Unity DE I create custom shortcuts: key: CTRL+1; command: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources current 0 key: CTRL+2; command: ...
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Can't type a c-acute

I have no way to type a letter c-acute in Ubuntu 12.04, other than using the Unicode codepoint. The acute dead key followed by c gives a c-cedilla instead. I understand that this is to help Brazilians ...
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Remapping arrow keys to alt+j/k/l/i

I've just spent a good while trying to make this happen, but I'm just stuck on the basic hello world example. I've navigated to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols and edited the us file (since I use a ...
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How to remove uninstalled keyboard from panel bar?

I am new to Ubuntu and from Burma (Myanmar) country. Previously I installed some of our language keyboards into my Ubuntu. After that I uninstalled them because they were not stable. But they still ...
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Unrecognized keyboard layout after login

Two of my computers running Ubuntu randomly ignore the configured keyboard layout and fall back to qwerty. On one computer the configured layout is "Français" (French), on the other it is a bépo ...
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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 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 ...