Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Change keyboard layout inside recovery mode

I had two keyboard layouts: "Swedish" and "Farsi" in my Ubuntu 11.10. After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 I now am stuck at login screen. Reason is that I only see and have Farsi layout which has close to ...
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xubuntu 14.04 keyboard layout uk gb

I've just updated my laptop to Xubuntu 14.04, and after the update my keyboard has changed to English-English(US). This is OK for most keys, but it swaps @ with ", and loses the pound sign (The ...
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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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Configuring XKB fails

I am running LXDE on ubuntu 12.04, and I use two keyboard layouts (german and greek). My problem is that I cannot use the "AltGr" key of the German keyboard (it is the right "Alt"). It somehow ...
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Two different languages

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I want to keep the system in english language but I need the system to have regional setup of italy, like keyboard, currency etc. I couldn't find a way to do this setup. How can I ...
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How do I switch between keyboard layouts?

I want to switch between English and another language. I have tried Lubuntu and it was easy, I figured it out from the friendly menus. But in Ubuntu everything is so cryptic.
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Bluetooth Keyboard Problem

I bought a wireless bluetooth keyboard(Havit-KB210BT). It is working well with my android phone. But it is not working properly with my laptop(Ubuntu 14.04). When I press u it writes , when I press i ...
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how to bind AltGr to <Ctrl> + <Alt>

I am trying to create a linux equivalent of Ergonomic Telugu Keyboard layout called Sarala (Hard la). I have been able to map all the keys so far. The layout uses the following key combinations for ...
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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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Lost Compose and Super Key [on hold]

Novice here using Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. I was attempting to set the third tier key when I noticed that the compose key no longer functioned. I fiddled with the settings for keyboard>keyboard ...
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How to type Sinhala, Tamil or other Asian languages in Ubuntu?

If you used Google input tools to type in Asian languages when using Microsoft Windows, you might wonder how to do it in Ubuntu...
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How to use Caps Lock as Enter in 14.04?

After extensive search, I've only found guides to remap/swap Caps Lock to something like Control. However, I am trying to make Caps Lock another Enter (to be precise, I want it for one-handed 'Run' in ...
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New keyboard layout does not refresh unless renamed

Keyboard layout names are not being released for reuse. I am trying to create a new xkb layout. Here is how I am doing it. Add the new layout to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/in Register the layout ...
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Key combinations for each language in Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to have key combinations for each language (change the layout) in Ubuntu 14.04, for example: Ctrl+1 - Spanish, Ctrl+2 - French, Ctrl+3 - Russian, etc I haven't found this options in text ...
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to ctrl, ubuntu

I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton. How do I map the search key to the ctrl action. Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option ...
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Why does my screen setting and keyboard layout reset after sleep in 14.04?

This is a very frustratig thing that has been an issue since I uppgraded from 13.10 a couple of days ago. I have my laptop connected to an external monitor, and every time i close the lid, the ...
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How to have identical keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04 as it is on Windows

I use slovak layout in Ubuntu, but (right) ALT + <key> is absolute different as in Windows. For example when i press (right) ALT + P I get in Windows ' but in Ubuntu þ Is there a way to set ...
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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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How do I type umlauts etc in Xubuntu 14.04?

I've been experimenting with 14.04 (Xubuntu, XFCE, etc), and so far haven't been able to make sense of any of the messages saying how to enter characters marked by things like umlauts, accents, etc. ...
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How childproof the keyboard

How could I make the keyboard/touchpad safe for my toddler to use on my laptop? (e.g. keep numbers and letters but don't allow F1, Esc, touchpad, click events, etc. to work). I have read How to ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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How can I remove a single temporary key mapping without resetting the entire keymap?

So I saw this question the other day. The user's K key was broken and they wanted to map it to Right-Shift. A good answer popped up and I thought I'd test it to see if it worked. I ran: xmodmap -e ...
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The shortcut keys for switching keyboard layout randomly stop working

ALT-SHIFT switches between Hebrew/English keyboard layouts. Every few hours, this stops working. The layout-switching icon in the panel continues to work. If I go back to Settings->Keyboard, and ...
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How to change currency keyboard mapping

I use a Slovenian keyboard layout and that has a dollar $ signs assigned where the number 4 key is also present. As I live in the UK and I use the pound sign a lot I would like to change it so instead ...
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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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Which US international keyboard layout gives me all umlauts and sharp S?

I would like to use a US keyboard layout. However, from time to time I need to type German umlauts and sharp S. All the US international keyboard layouts have left me unsatisfied. I am always either ...
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Regional language not working on google chrome only

I had installed malayalam language keyboard (from keyboard layout settings in systemsettings) in Ubuntu on my Dell laptop. and I can type malayalm language in any window or application except google ...
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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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Thinkpad T410 Keyboard Layout?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Lenovo T410 Thinkpad but I'm getting some strange 'shortcut key behaviour. For instance the Fn key puts the computer in Suspend, Alt closes the active window and ...
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Ubuntu, can't use @

I got an problem with my Ubuntu 12.04, ran in a VirtualBox on Windows 7. Like the title already said I can't use @. This one is just copy 'n paste. The problem also concerns the pipe and tilde, I ...
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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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Keyboard layout - certain keys work with AltGr, other doesn't

I run Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.14 on Windows 7 with a Swedish keyboard layout. In Windows everything works fine but in Ubuntu some keys/characters (the most important for a programmer) doesn't ...
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Stateless layout switching in Ubuntu 14.04

I use extensively two keyboard layouts (latin for English, and cyrillic for Ukrainian and Russian), and it bothers me to experience my mode errors because of the additional bit of UI state: 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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How to use xkbprint?

There are no examples in the manual and every file I've tried needs some geometry. $ xkbcomp /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ua tmp/ua.xkm $ xkbprint tmp/ua.xkm Cannot open "tmp/ua.xkm" to read geometry ...
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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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How to make a custom keyboard layout? [duplicate]

Can I create a new keyboard layout or add Unicode characters to my current keyboard layout in Ubuntu? I have found something called KMFL (Keyboard Mapping for Linux), however, I could not install it ...
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Tap (not hold) Right Alt key to toggle to hangul (Korean)

I have to hold down the right alt key to type in English when using ibus-hangul and the Korean (hangul) keyboard layout. However, on other operating systems I can just tap right alt to toggle input ...
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How can I change the Keyboard Layout on login screen?

I changed my Keyboard Layout from Swedish to English, but now my password doesn’t work and I can’t login. I need a way to change the keyboard layout at the login screen without having access to the ...
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How to enter Arabic superscript and subcript alef in keyboard?

How to insert Arabic character for superscript alef (like in هٰ) and subscript alef (like in هٖ) from keyboard directly? Are they commonly used in Arabic or only used in Mushaf Uthmani of The Holy ...
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Computer Shutsdown without prompt after bluetooth Del key pressed

Summary When pressed the fn Delete / Lock key forces immediate shutsdown. I want to ignore this key or make it act as a regular Del key. More Info I have a bluetooth keyboard that has a Delete/Lock ...
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Problems using custom keyboard layout / symbols file

I have a custom xkb symbols file which looks as follows: // modify the basic German layout to have polish characters default partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { include "de(basic)" ...
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Make setxkbmap preferences being set at startup

I'm trying to switch left Ctrl key with caps permanently. But with ubuntu native keyboard layout switcher xmodmap did not persisted (this question). So now i just ditched native switcher and using ...
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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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English only layout for password

I have couple keyboard layouts installed. Using Ru for very limited range of tasks. But almost every time my pc wakes up from hibernate current layout is Ru (and sometimes it gets stuck, and it's ...
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Issues with xmodmap, alt+shift or alt+control viewed as hyper?

I have a file, .xmodmap, that looks like this : clear Control clear mod4 clear mod1 keycode 64 = Control_L keycode 37 = Control_L keycode 133 = Alt_L keycode 108 = Super_R keycode 134 = Alt_R add ...
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Nepali keyboard layout help in ubuntu

how to write गर्दै ni nepali using nepali keyboard ? When i type gr/d{ it shows गर्दई but i want गर्दै. Please guys help me to find out the problem.
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What are the steps needed to create new keyboard layout on ubuntu?

The keyboard I am trying to create has a lot of Unicode and looks like this: Being unsuccessful with the following tutorial: ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 unable to set keyboard layout

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04. When I try to add another keyboard layout (clicking the 'Layout Settings' link in System Settings -> Keyboard -> Typing Tab) the system doesn't respond. Is there ...
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Make “super/window” as compose key in Ubuntub

Somehow on my new X230t Lenovo Thinkpad, Ubuntu 13.10 only lets me have the following options as the compose key: Right Alt, Right Ctrl, Left Alt, Right Win, Menu, Caps Lock I really don't care ...