Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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How do I configure multiple keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 14.04

There is Settings > Keyboard > Layout and there is something called iBus and input methods. I were using Keyboard > Layout GUI to configure my layouts in 13.10 and it worked fine. But after ...
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How can I assign the super function to the right Windows key?

I have just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. Currently I can only open the, um, "Dash" (?) only with my left Windows key. I'd like to use the right Windows key as well for the <Super> function. ...
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xmodmap for multiple layouts, not working since 13.10

I was excepting the upgrade to 14.04 would solve my problem, but it´s there since 13.10 - .xmodmap doesn't create for multiple layouts any more. I want to change the key with the letter 'a' to 'q' and ...
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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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Keyboard layout changed (13.10/ Asus Q301L)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit installed on my Asus VivoBook Q301L. I plugged in a USB keyboard, and now my layout seems to have changed, and I can't change it back. I noticed that my USB keyboard has ...
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Super key mapped as Multikey on startup

After doing the configuration: sem@sem-LIFEBOOK-E754:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration [sudo] password for sem: Your console font configuration will be updated the next time your ...
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How to xmodmap Super_L+TAB to Alt+TAB

I used xmodmap to use my Super+L key as a ctrl key, but I'd like to use Super+L+Tab as Alt+tab, as I don't like to switch in behaviour between my MacBook and Ubuntu Desktop. Is there any way of ...
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The unicode fonts layout provided by Ubuntu vs. the official font layout

While choosing Nepali language. I see there are slight differences between the layout provided by Ubuntu's Keyboard Layout vs. the standard font layout provided for Nepali language. I am also not ...
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How do I swap Escape and Caps Lock?

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 do I activate Function Keys without pressing the fn button in the mac keyboard?

everyone! I had to change keyboards at work and they gave me a mac keyboard that wasn't in use. I configured most of it to the point where I can use it, but I noticed that I need to press the fn key ...
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How can I configure a Chinese input method?

How can I configure a Chinese input method for KDE? I don't want a Chinese locale, just to write Chinese characters, mainly for learning purposes. (I'm still learning the language, so switching the ...
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Typing in Hebrew with Lubuntu

I'm at a loss as to how to make the Hebrew keyboard layout/input work. The following methods do not work: "Download Hebrew language support. You can do this from the Install/Remove Languages ...
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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 Map is Changed Randomly

I'm using xmodmap to bind a key to the numbersign # like so: xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = numbersign asciitilde". This works fine but the changes are regularly reverted by some background process, ...
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Can't change keyboard layout in some Qt programs

The problem after a recent update in my Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. When typing something in Qt Creator 3.0.1 or in my own program compiled with Qt 5.2.1 (from qt-project.org), I can't change keyboard ...
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Wrong key behavior

I am encountering a very weird error recently, that I cannot figure out to solve...I have surfed for hours and hours without any solution. I explain: I have an Asus S301L , with Ubuntu 12.04 and an ...
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Keyboard layout reverts at every boot

I am using 12.10 with Gnome 3. I changed LightDM to GDM. When I boot up keyboard layout changes to default US layout. When I add another layout to end of list at Region settings my selected layout ...
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Russian layout - shortcuts like ctrl+c, ctrl+v not working. [13.10] [on hold]

I've read many online resources, but got nothing. Shortcuts like Ctrl+c | Ctrl+v | Ctrl+x don't work in most of applications when I switch to Russian layout, but when I switch back to English (US) ...
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How to write a “@” with a French Canadian Keyboard

I try to do a "@" but each times a press on Alt+2 or Ctrl+Alt+2 to get it, the Top menu of the app/windows show off (File/Edit/View/Tool...) If a try with a English Canadian's Layout or a English ...
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How to remap certain keys on keyboard on ubuntu 13.10 with xkb

Water spilled on my laptop and key "9" is not working. I want to map ALTGr or Ctrl_R to 9 so that I can program with out any hassle. I've seen so many solutions with xmodmap but its kinda outdated I ...
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Display current layout (language code/country flag) in keyboard indicator

Just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, and the keyboard indicator applet no longer displays the two-letter country code for the active layout. This is terrible. Is this the default behaviour? Anyone ...
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Editing keyboard layout

In /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols keyboard layout files, how can I edit the 102nd key, that is usually next to left shift? What is the code for it? I tried AB00, but that does not work.
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How to add “exotic” keyboard layouts on Ubuntu?

Checking the load-extra-items at org.gnome.libgnomekbd.desktop (via a.g. dconf-editor [). Unfortunately it still doesn't work for me. Can anyone help me with some walkaround (I'd like to enable the ...
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Switch keyboard layout hotkeys don't work on lockscreen

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10 which has a known bug that makes it impossible to change keyboard layout via Alt+Shift. I installed this patch which made it possible to switch layouts again. ...
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Keyboard modifier to use <CAPS> with xmodmap

I've just installed a fresh Ubuntu. For the last 2 years I've used a system that allowed me to use my <CAPSLOCK> key as a keyboard modifier to get the character I want. For isntance, if I ...
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Robomongo not switching keyboard layouts without reload on Ubuntu

I have installed Robomongo 0.8.4(a mongodb administering tool) on Ubuntu 13.10 with a deb-package downloaded from it's official site. When I switch the keyboard layout it does switch system-wide but ...
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Keyboard layout switches to English each time I reboot

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10, and really enjoy it. I am from Denmark, and use the supported Danish keyboard-layout (and chose it as default in the install), but whenever I reboot Ubuntu switches back ...
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Is there a keyboard switcher for Ubuntu that displays a country flag instead of two-letter code?

Is there a way to make keyboard indicator in Ubuntu display country flags instead of two-letter codes? This feature of SwitchIt! layout switcher for Windows is the only one I miss in Ubuntu. 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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How to get rid of Lohit Hindi and set a different default font in right to left complex script

I use multiple languages with libreoffice. I have genome ubuntu 12.04 installed. When i change the keyboard layout from English to Pashto or Persian the standard font is changed to Lohit Hindi. This ...
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How to permanently disable the F10 key?

I have a problem with my laptop, that has a permanently stuck F10 key. Is there any way to disable this key for both, text mode and X window system? I found out, that in X system this can be realized ...
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Right arrow key problem in Lubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with the right arrow of my keyboard; it seems always pressed down. That is a big problem to me, for example when I listen to music and in many other situations. Please keep in mind I ...
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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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How to switch language keyboard combination?

I would like to type Hebrew in Ubuntu. I tried downloading the Hebrew language pack and then setting alt-shift as my layout-change shortcut in the Options section of "Keyboard Layout". However, when ...
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how to type in two languages in ubuntu 13.10?

How can I type in Arabic and English languages in Ubuntu 13.10 and switch easily like windows? (using Shift+Alt)
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How to set up Unikey the same way as VPSKeys in Windows

I am trying to switch a laptop to Ubuntu for a family member. Currently the laptop runs Windows and a program called VPSKeys, which is used to add Vietnamese accents and other characters when using a ...
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How can I swap the Z and Y keys on the keyboard?

Most of the time I use the US qwerty layout but from time to time I also have to use the German layout which is qwertz and it is very annoying. How can I swap the y and z keys on the German layout? ...
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Keyboard switch

Ubuntu 13.10 I like switching by left shift + alt. And it works. But only in that succession. Does not react on reversed or simultaneous press. How to fix, or do I want too much?
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Installing Dvorak keyboard in Xubuntu 12.04.4 when trying the os from a cd

I have used Ubuntu until my version is no longer supported. So looked at several versions and Xubuntu seems the most intuitive to me. I want to try it for a while before loading it on my computer ...
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Toggling language with Alt+Shift doesn't work

On a recent install of 10.10 i can't toggle with Alt+Shift between USA/Isr, even though i can toggle by pressing the language icon on the tool bar. Any suggestions? Thanks
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SSH: how to modify received characters?

I would like to configure my Ubuntu server(without X Windows) to modify escape characters received from the SSH clients. Because by some reasons I can't modify original keystrokes on the remote ...
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Keyboard language is different every log in

I set my keyboard to german - and it is the only language selected. Nevertheless, every time I log in, the keyboard language is somehow English. (This bug is similar to this one: Keyboard language ...
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Is there a way to search for keyboard layouts by characters on specific buttons?

I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 SE, bought it here in Egypt. I need to install the English and Arabic language layouts but I've spent too much time trying numerous different layouts and nothings worked ...
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Custom keyboard layouts: adding a character for which no keysym is defined

A couple of years ago, I followed the custom keyboard layout howto, and have been in dvorak+bilingual+typographic bliss ever since. I’d now like to add the thin non-breaking space (U+202F) as one of ...
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Stabilizing characters like `< >`, `{ }` and `[ ]`

When the language layout is changed to a right to left language; in some standard editing places (e.g. the address bar of Google Chrome), characters like <, { and [ automatically become >, } and ...
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Is there any way to see all the special characters in a special keyboard layout?

I just set my Ubuntu keyboard to Icelandic (Dvorak) but have no idea where all the special keys are located. Is there a way to see the layout graphically?
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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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Disable “Semi-maximize left” in Ubuntu 13.10

As the title says, How can I disable or re-assign the "semi-maximize left" keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 13.10? By default it is bound to Ctrl + Super + ← I have tried to change the bindings for the ...
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How to revert to legacy switching layout method?

I'm using XNeur to quickly switch between input languages (Russian and English). Since Ubuntu 13.10 implemented new method of switching keyboard layout it is not possible for this software to operate ...
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Reconfigure keyboard layout - 13.10, 14.04 [duplicate]

I always modify keyboard layouts to add special characters as my needs. To modify the layout I open the codes under: /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ The changes would apply after a re-login, or a reboot ...