Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Would it be possible for me to use my caps lock key as both a backspace AND a control key?

I once read this webpage on the Internet where this guy managed to use his caps lock key as both a backspace key and a control key simultaneously. He had his keyboard set up so that if caps lock was ...
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Unable to switch keyboard to Dvorak layout

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, running Xfce4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change ...
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How to remap fn + ESC key to ESC key in Lenovo Yoga 3

I've managed to switch fn keys to behave like function keys in the Lenovo Yoga. However, this causes the ESC key to be found to Fn + ESC instead. Is there a way to switch / remap it back to ESC ...
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xsetwacom can't map keys correctly

I recently bought a Wacom Intuos listed with xsetwacom as Wacom Intuos PT M. I figured out how to configure the buttons and actions, but when I try to set any button to some particular letters, they ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being [AltGr] +[<>] like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: [<>] + ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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num lock messing up keys on right side of keyboard

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on a HP Pavillion DV9700 laptop. This use to work fine (for years) I have had 14.04 running for at least 3-4 months. This problem just started a couple weeks ago, not sure ...
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Add new keyboard layout

I cant't find where I can add new keyboard layout. Unity control center Keyboard and Language support doesn't helped. How can I add new Latvian keyboard layout?
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How to properly set up fcitx on Kubuntu 15.04?

I need help setting up fcitx on my Kubuntu 15.04 to write in Japanese. I first installed fcitx with apt. I forgot the package names I installed over the experimentations, but here is what's ...
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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...
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Switch keyboard layout for next keystroke only

I am using mainly an English keyboard layout for convenience while programming, but my main language has some letters that aren't available in that layout. Since using two different layouts is really ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in Lubuntu 14.04

I have installed Avro successfully in Lubuntu 14.04. The only problem I am facing currently is that whenever I switch to Bengali-Avro Phonetic and try to write something, I can see the suggestions in ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...
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Change keyboard layout in Wine?

I've got some games running in Wine, but I can't figure out how to change the keyboard layout. By default, I use the dvorak layout in Ubuntu, which isn't very friendly for most games. I can change ...
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How to show the curent keyboard layout in Gnome fallback?

I have 4 keyboard layouts enabled in my installation of Ubuntu 15,04 running on Gnome fallback. The upper panel doesn't update the language indicator when I change the layout using the keyboard ...
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Apostrophe on MacBook Air

How do I type an apostrophe ' with a MacBook Air? My keyboard layout is set to Norwegian, and I have searched the keyboard character layout window without finding it. Am I just not seeing it, or is ...
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How do I check which key is pressed?

On my keyboard-layout the left CTRL-Key is not working (the right works normal). How can I check if another key is ordered to that key? I once had a commandline tool that i could start and there it ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 US international, accents stop working randomly on different apps

When switching between aplications using alt-tab, randomly, accentuation stops working on certain windows (lxterm, retext, texmaker are some examples). Does this happen with anyone else? What are ...
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Custom keyboard layouts, or moving induvidual keys

The keyboard is based on a standard US layout (I'm UK) however choosing a UK keyboard layout fixes this (eg £ is shift 3) However some other keys have been transposed, but the layout doesn't pick ...
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How to install `workman` layout in Ubuntu?

I want to install workman layout on Ubuntu, I do not know how to do that?! Workman layout blog: http://www.workmanlayout.com Download: http://www.workmanlayout.com/blog/?page_id=964
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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Can VIM (plugin) give a warning if dead keys are enabled?

I often switch between dead keys and composed key text input/entry. That's easily done by the icon in the top panel. For VIM dead keys make no sense. Is there a plugin for VIM that can give me a ...
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How do I stop my function keys from acting as media controls?

Last week my function keys suddenly became media keys. F4 now toggles play status, F5 skips to the next song, and F12 ejects my media tray. When I try to remap them with Keyboard Shortcuts, I'm told ...
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Caps Lock to RIGHT Control (It is important to be the right)

I have found a lot of ways to map Caps Lock to Left Control. For example: editing /etc/default/keyboard and adding "ctrl:nocaps" to the XKBOPTIONS But I can't find anywhere how to map to Right ...
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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combination for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard: I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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Custom keymapping via udev/hwdb.d is not working

Background: I got the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and several keys are not working at all under Ubuntu such as the F1-F10 keys. I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS running on my machine. My ...
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How do I swap Escape and Caps Lock in 14.04?

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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Press any key - Which key to press? [closed]

I see press any key on my screen and: I'm wondering which key I press... OR I'm pressing a key, but nothing happens!
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Ubuntu 14.04 Ibus QWERTZ QWERTY problem

I use Anthy to input Japanese and Ibus Pinyin to input Chinese on Ubuntu 14.04. However Ibus won't respect that I'm using a German keyboard and forces an US layout when I'm using Anthy and Pinyin, so ...
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How can the keyboard layout in KDE be changed via GUI

I am using KDE under Ubuntu 15.04. and while I haven't any problems changing the keyboard layout under other desktop environments it doesn't work under KDE via settings (Input devices > Keyboard > ...
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XKB Problem, cannot remap, Remapping unsucessful

Hi I'm relatively new to ubuntu, but i don't know much about it. My problem is that my keyboard has stopped working, not all of the keys But in particular the T and Y and the backspace buttons . I ...
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Is there a tool to quickly create custom keyboard layouts for international keyboard, greek and unicode math?

Is there a tool to quickly create custom keyboard layouts? For example to achieve this: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/86559/1871 Producing Unicode characters in secondary layers, but based on US ...
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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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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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Simultaneous Ctrl_L+Shift layout switch doesn't operate as before

After using gnome-tweak-tool on my 15.04 with Unity the keyboard layout switch (Ctrl L+Shift) doesn't work as before. Now I always have to complete the exact sequence as: pressing "Shift" key first, ...
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How to change “Menu Key” to Ctrl

I know the easy ways to remap caps lock, etc, but I haven't found out how to change my Menu key to be an additional Ctrl key. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks.
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Hindi traditional or inscript keyboard layout not available

I do not want to use Hindi(bolnagri) or Hindi(Wx) phonatic layouts. Is Hindi inscript or traditional layout available for ubuntu?
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keyboard microsoft curve 3000

I bought a new keyboard. It seems to be working fine but some keys are not correct. I cannot find how to reconfigure the keyboard layout. Is there a way to detect the keyboard layout and modify the ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool's numpad delete key behaviour doesn't work

I use a lot of keyboard layouts, but some of them have comma instead of dot on the numpad delete key. I want to override this behaviour and always use dot, but when I open gnome-tweak-tool, then go to ...
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Map AltGr-[a..z] and Shift-AltGr-[A..Z] to greek letter

I'm on Ubuntu trusty, and I use greek letters for algebra. I'd love to be able to type them in quickly with AltGr-letterKey. For example, map alpha to AltGr-A, map beta to AltGr-B, map theta to ...
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How to make a Hebrew-English keyboard layout combo behave like in Windows?

I would like my he-IL/en-US Keyboard layoutas in Lubuntu 15.04 to behave like it does in MS Windows, with respect to Hebrew. That probably means a lot of things, not all of which I'm aware of, but at ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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Why is setxkbmap in .xsession not working?

Currently I have to run setxkbmap gb every time I restart my system. This started happening since I upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 with systemd. It used to work putting this command in the .xsession file, ...
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How to install, select and use different keyboard layouts of the same language in Lubuntu?

In Lubuntu's Language Support application I see no way of differentiating between different types of the same language (English US, UK, etc) nor between different types of keyboard layouts for the ...
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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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My keyboard entry mode says it's Irish, but isn't

As of today, Shift+2 gives me the @ symbol and Shift+' gives me ". (The at sign and the double quotation mark have swapped places.) Alt Gr+4 no longer produces the € symbol. This tells me that my ...