Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Lost my left ALT-key

I have upgraded my Ubuntu (from anno dazumal) to 14.10 and lost the standard behaviour of ALT-key of my old account. The left ALT are now a ISO_Level3_Shift. A new made account have a correct ...
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How do I swap Left Ctrl with Left Alt on my keyboard?

There is no such option in Keyboard Layout Options which is sad. How can I do it manually?
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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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using third level character unaccessible for non us layout

On Ubuntu 14.04 the right Alt Gr key is configured as a switch to tertiary character input (Like "€"). While this works (almost) for the (default) US keyboard, it fails on any other keyboard layout ...
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in kde How to get an icon that show the currant layout language

This is not for KDE System Settings → Text Entry → Lower left corner: [v] Show current input source in the menu bar How to get the language icon to show the current language in ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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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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UK Macintosh USB keyboard mapping incorrect after 14.04 update. How can I fix it?

After updating to 14.04, my keyboard layout isn't quite right. I'm using a wired usb macintosh keyboard with UK keys. It used to be ok before the update, I even blogged about the need to select ...
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Keyboard layout layout error on Acer Aspire M5 ubuntu 14.10

I just got my machine back from Acer repair for an accidental spill and upon reinstalling ubuntu now the keyboard layout is all screwed up. Now pressing the rows from 1-+ through z-? Now yield the ...
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Can't type Korean any more after 14.10 upgrade

Basically what the title says. I'm using ibus for the keyboard layout and have ibus-hangul (re-)installed. Everything worked fine until I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10. I can still switch to Korean, as can ...
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Can you tweak 'Onboard' show label popups for hardware keypresses?

Switched to Dvorak a few months back (love it), but I'm still having some trouble moving from hunt-and-peck to touch-typing. I never learned it for Qwerty either but it's ridiculous not to try when ...
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Typing special character ©/copyright?

I know it's the compose key, and I set it to right Alt and I set the "3rd level" option to the Shift + Alt, but I can't figure out for the life of me for example how to do the copyright symbol, or the ...
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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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Change default keyboard layout on startup via terminal [duplicate]

How I can change a default keyboard layout after logging in? Now it's set to my native. I want it to be an english one. Note, that I have no access to the desktop. The only I can use is a shell from ...
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Gnome3 Can't change keyboard layout

I'm norwegian so I have the norwegian keyboard as default, but now I need to write something in spanish, so I added the spanish keyboard layout. However, when I try to change between them the label in ...
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My keyboard layout is all wrong.. And hotkeys aren't working!

I'm very new at Ubuntu (I'm a recent Windows convert) Basically when I first set up the OS I chose the keyboard layout as "English (UK)" and it's got the @ and " keys messed up! I have no idea where ...
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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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change alt-tab to ctrl-tab on ubuntu 12.04

All I have an apple usb keybord for my ubuntu 12.04. I remaped command left key to control for convenience. And now I switch between apps with alt-tab and between tabs within one app with ctrl-tab. ...
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Switching keyboard layout and shortcuts

I often switch from French to US keyboard and the usual key shortcut for application keep on being as if it was French. Is it possible that the application (Kile is an open application with which I ...
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Keyboard Shortcut not Appearing in Keyboard

I'm trying to play Minecraft (A video game) that makes use of F3. However, I'm on a laptop which requires you to hold down Fn in order for a F# key to be registered. The problem is that Ubuntu ...
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Keyboard layout indicator “work” but the keyboard layout doesn't actually switch

In Xfce, when I press Alt+Shift keyboard indicator switch between us and ru but the layout doesn't switch actually. Xubuntu 14.04 I've tried: different keyboards (doesn't help). This problem ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Avro successfully in my machine Ubuntu 12.04. The only problem I am facing currently is that whenever I switch to Bengali-Avro Phonetic and try to write something, I can see erroneous ...
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After upgrade to 14.10 and Gnome 3.14.1 keyboard layout is not switching

After upgrade to 14.10 and Gnome 3.14.1 I've an issue with switching keyboard layout from English to Russian, it's in the list of the languages' indicator, indicator language is OK switching but input ...
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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 can't use multiple languages

I recently updated to UBUNTU GNOME 14.10 GNOME version 3.14.1. I tried adding more languages to the keyboard such as Hebrew, It let's me add it, but when I am changing the language it does show in ...
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Japanese Layout on Ubuntu Linux 3.2. 0-58

I installed the Japanese keyboard layout but it doesn't seems to be in hiragana ? 3 of them are roumaji and 2 of them are some unrecognizable Japanese words ? My dad uses a 3.2. 0-58 I'm learning ...
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How to bind keys from a specific keybaord

I would usually use xbindkeys to bind a key or key combination to a command in Ubuntu. I now have two separate keyboard inputs and I would like to bind keys from one of these keyboards to commands ...
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How to install Berber Latin alphabet

How to install Berber Latin alphabet Berber old language can be writing by special Latin alphabet or Tifinagh alphabet. i would like to install " Berber Latin alphabet " on my keyboard. Ubuntu has ...
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Keyboard layout issues using Ubuntu 12.04 in ssh via X11 for mac

I just upgraded from 10.04 LTS to 12.04 LTS on my server (DELL Intel XEON). By SSH login from my mac (OS X Lion) everything is fine (no issues with command lines) but when I open a window through X11, ...
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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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Can't modify the behavior of the function key

I am hitting my adaptive Fn key by mistake and want to make it harder to hit it (by adding shift) or completely disable it. xmodmap -pke |grep 151 shows keycode 151 = XF86WakeUp NoSymbol ...
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Something weird is happening with Fn keys

I have an Asus N56JR with NVIDIA GeForce 760M. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. There are a few things wrong with my Fn keys. For one the brightness (controlled with Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) do not respond at ...
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I cant make symbols with Ctrl + Alt + (key) And my keyboard doesent have an Alt Gr key: what do i do? [duplicate]

Im on a laptop with a bluetooth keyboard connected. When i changed from Windows 7 to Xubuntu 14.04 (now using KDE 4 with it) I could no more use Ctrl + Alt + (key) to make symbols as @£$½¥{[]} I ...
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What are the key combinations for alphabets ' ऋ ' and ' ॲ ' on Hindi Bolnagari keyboard layout?

I am using Hindi Bolnagri as an alternate keyboard layout. I wanted to type ऋ and ॲ. Is there any key combination like there is for क्ष (kxS) and ज्ञ (jxY)? If not, can I do something to assign them ...
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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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Where are GNOME keyboard shortcuts stored?

I usually load a new version for every release to keep my OS fresh while preserving the last version on another partition as backup. I also employ a lot of custom key mappings. I've figured out how ...
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Preseed - don't ask about the keyboard

In my 14.04 preseed file, it keeps prompting me for the "Country of origin" and "Keyboard layout", even though my preseed file should prevent that from happening. I've tried every permutation of the ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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Permanently set keyboard layout options with setxkbmap in gnome/unity

Ubuntu 13.101 (and maybe upstream gnome) introduced very annoying bug: pressing keyboard layout switch shortcut makes focus go away to some system window, then back to window where shortcut was ...
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How to unset XKB configuration? I want Ubuntu to not touch it

How can I tell Ubuntu 14.04 (or later) to leave my XKB keyboard configuration alone? I load my own XKB configuration on session startup (from my home directory) and it is regularly "reset" to what the ...
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Tilde key on Mac Air with Ubuntu

By default, no layout on my Macbook Air allows me to print backtick (`) and tilde (~) symbols. Instead, I get backslash, pipe or whatever, depending from the layout. I changed the behavior of the key ...
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full stop sign in phonetic m17n

I can type in marathi using phonetic M17n option. But the only problem I am facing is that when I type full stop . it changes to pipe | i.e. hindi end of sentence. How do I type full stop using ...
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Create a key combo for special character

I'm using the only input method for my language but it buggy (that an other story). So now I use the combination feature of the keymap, like press and hold Ctrl then press A then it will result the ...
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Cannot remap Alt-Tab combination after switching Ctrl and Alt

On Ubuntu 13.04 desktop I am trying to change keyboard layout. First in System Settings -> Keyboard Layout -> Options -> Alt-Win behaviour, I picked the following mapping: Ctrl is mapped to Alt ...
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different keyboards have different layout [closed]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Lenovo X1 Carbon laptop and since installation I have some strange problems with layout. Firstly, the default setting for changing layout is not working, it just ...
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Xubuntu 14.04: Keyboard layout switches back to default

Since I upgraded to Xubuntu 14.04 I have had problems switching back and forth between my two keyboard layouts: Danish (default) and Hindi (variant). If I switch the layout to Hindi and then change ...
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How do I create a new keyboard layout?

I have a trouble like this. I want to create a new custom layout because I want to use the Cirillic alphabet on an Italian keyboard changing less keys I can. I made my file in ...
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Cannot switch keyboard layout under i3 wm

I've recently decided to give ubuntu a try again. So far everything works fine except one strange detail. I have ibus autostarted and sitting into my tray of i3 wm, but I didn't start it. my addions ...
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Layout change with Alt+space on 14.04

I am used to changing keyboard layouts with Alt+Space, and worked fine until I upgraded to 14.04. I set it in the Text Entry control panel: but it doesn't work. I suspect that there is a conflict ...
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Modifier keys of Bazalias gaming keyboard are handled incorrectly

My Bazalias gaming keyboard works fine in the BIOS settings, in the grub command line, and in Windows. What's happening is, once Linux boots, the keys Ctrl, Alt, and Super are all handled as ...