Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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How to map a character sequence to a key in xkb?

I am making a keyboard layout in xkb for Punjabi language. The default ones are outdated. In windows I could assign a keyboard key to a sequence of Unicode characters. But in xkb I think I cannot. But ...
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Transliteration support in 14.04+?

Ubuntu 12.04 used to have very nice transliteration support for GTK+ based apps, where right-clicking would allow you to select 'Input Methods > Cyrillic (transliteration)'. I find that much easier ...
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Ubuntu and Qt creator keyboard layout change problem

When I run Qt Creator on my Ubuntu 14.04 with English layout, it always types in English and it won't change if I change my layout to other language. In front, when I run Qt Creator with Persian ...
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Remap keyboard using xmodmap but when press to change keyboard layout all settings are reset to default

I tried to map key following this guide How do I remap certain keys or devices?. It's work for me. but one problem that I found is when I change keyboard layout (Alt+Shift) all keys will be reset to ...
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CTRL+SHIFT+??? also changes language, when just CTRL+SHIFT should do it

Just moved from Unity to Gnome and faced such problem: I change keyboard layouts by Ctrl+Shift. Often use console and when I press Ctrl + Shift + C\V (or any other combinations, where there are Ctrl ...
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Ubuntu Phone — Problem with on-screen keyboard and a passphrase

I have a BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition and I have the following problem. I have set up a passphrase to lock my phone -- it consists of a few Latin-1 letters. Then accidentally I have changed in the ...
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Using two keyboards in KDE with a dedicated layout each (typically azerty / bépo)

I need to be able to use two keyboards (one standard AZERTY on my laptop) and a TypeMatrix 2030 USB (BÉPO layout). This I configured fine in xorg.conf by putting the following code in xorg.conf (which ...
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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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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 Alt+...
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Custom Keyboard Layout to use H J K L as ARROWS not working properly

I set up my keyboard layout in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ to use the keys H J K L as arrows Left, Down, Up and Right as the third and fourth shift level. mostly I followed this post. The Right Alt is ...
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Howto to set AltGr key with xmodmap

I use a us-intl with "AltGr dead keys" layout and the option to switch Alt and Win key. Nice, but my AltGr does not work. The key I want to use for AltGr has keycode 134 (found out using xev). So I ...
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How to remap key with shift and alt modifier using xmodmap?

I want to put have the following behaviour for key with code 94: 1) by default it is '<' 2) with shift it is '>' 3) with alt it is '|' I only managed to get the default and shift behaviour by ...
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How I can bind keys for selecting language directly in Lubuntu 13.10?

I like to change keyboard bindings directly to language that I want to use. I use the following keyboard bindings to change keyboard layout in OS Windows7: Ctrl+1 for Russian, Ctrl+2 for Polish, Ctrl+...
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How to remap Fn key combinations (Lenovo G500)

I am running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo G500 laptop. My question is similar to this one: How can I remap my F keys on my HP laptop? That is to say, my F1-F12 keys are mapped to certain special ...
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keytouch package is missing in Ubuntu 13.10

keytouch missing in database for Ubuntu 13.10. How can it be installed in Ubuntu 13.10 for Microsoft Office keyboard support?
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Font settings not working in Xfce keyboard layout panel plugin in 16.06

There is this bug: font cannot be changed in xfce4-xkb-plugin, the applet that displays keyboard layouts. In fact the font can be changed but is displayed much bigger. Can this be fixed somehow?
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Map the Right Alt to Right Control in Xubuntu

I am using Xubuntu 16.04 and I want to try out Emacs. I think binding the Right Alt key to Right Control key would help. I already tried using setxkbmap but it did not work. I did this : setxkbmap -...
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How to change `ibus` keyboard layout in XFCE?

I'm running Lubuntu 16.04, but I've installed xubuntu-desktop and I mostly use that desktop environment. I needed a phonetic Tamil keyboard layout, so for that I had to install something called ...
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Why is my keyboard layout messed up when using X2Go and VirtualBox?

I connect to an Ubuntu server from my Mac via X2Go, using MATE. I can type into almost any program with no problem. If I open OnBoard, the layout looks correct, but when I click the button that has ...
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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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Remembering Guake keyboard layout

I use the Guake terminal a lot and one thing really bothers me. I use two keyboard layouts (Czech and English) and I often switch between one another in a way that every window has its layout (i.e. ...
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Ubuntu standard keyboard shortcuts work only in English layout

I have Ubuntu 15 and I faced a problem that keyboard shortcuts (such as simple Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) work only at English keyboard layout. This problem was discussed many times on the Internet, and one of ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl PROBLEM

I have tried a few different ways to remap ctrl and caps lock and none of them seem to be working. I am running Ubuntu on a Mac through VirtualBox. The two methods I have tried are using gnome-tweak-...
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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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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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Bengali Input method in lubuntu

I've newly installed Lubuntu as I've found Ubuntu 14.4 very slow in my old computer, and only with 1 GB of Ram. I've installed Bengali and Assamese in Language Support. After that I cannot find the ...
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Problem with Keyboard Layout

I am creating a keyboard layout for my Dad (Yeah I gave him Linux!) On windows he used this one (The first one "Russisch für Deutsche, empfohlen" (translated: "Russian for German users, recommended"))...
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Typing in Marathi on Kubuntu

I am using the latest version of Kubuntu. I am trying to figure out how to type in Marathi in various office programs. I tried ibus before. It worked in a text editor and a browser but did not work in ...
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shortcut not work when change keyboard language

when i change my keyboard layout from En to another language. shortcut not work in new language. for example ctrl+s didn't save my edit in text file.
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KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly

edit: turns out my keyboard was disconnect/reconnecting. KDE is supposed to handle that, but it isn't. reported as https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346336 I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 (kde 5.2.2-...
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How do I install/use the Dvorak keyboard layout in Ubuntu Touch?

I'm using Ubuntu on my Nexus 4 on the 14.09 stable channel, the one thing I hate the most is that I cannot comfortably type on it. I'm a Dvorak user - how do I get this layout installed? Thanks!
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Validate password against regular expression?

Is it possible to somehow set a regular expression that would validate a user's password? So that if the regexp is set to: ^qwerty|йцуке$ than both qwerty and йцуке will be valid passwords. I want ...
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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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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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Xsetkbmap, odd behaviour using the device option

I found in Two keyboards two language layouts that it is possible to assign a specific layout to a specific keyboard device. I want to use a keyboard as a pure hot-keys/macro one (for commanding ...
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Keyboard layout won't reset on new windows - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I have setup the options of Keyboard layout as shown in the attached picture. Nevertheless, sometimes when I write on my browser in Arabic or German, and after that I start a terminal (or any program ...
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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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remap Caps_Lock to Esc and Control without X11

I want to remap my Caps Lock key to be Esc when pressed by itself, or Ctrl when pressed with another key. Here's the twist: I want to do it without X11. I found this answer from Unix & Linux ...
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Remap Command/Apple key to work as the control key

I have an iBook G4 running Lubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to re-map the Command/Apple keys to work as control. I've looked at using xmodmap, but so far I have failed at it. And, after trying the ...
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Several keys on my ASUS desktop keyboard are not working in Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my ASUS G10AC, several keys on my keyboard (ASUS G01 KB) are not working at all. This includes both CTRL keys, both ALT keys, and both WINDOWS keys. When I use the ...
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How to swap left Alt with left Win and use left Alt as 3rd level chooser?

How can i do such things as swap left Alt with left Win and use left Alt as 3rd level chooser? If I use both the swapping does not take effect but my Alt key is 3rd level chooser and Win key opens ...
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Shortcut for switching keyboard layouts without cycling through all options

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 with multiple keyboard layouts. I would like to have a keyboard shortcut for each of the keyboard layouts I am using to directly enable it, without cycling through all the ...
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Compose Key combinations are wrong in KDE/QT apps

On Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. For some reason, Qt applications (Kate, Konsole, etc.) were loading the ISO8859-1 Compose key file, instead of UTF-8. Other applications (Chrome and Java apps, for example) were ...
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Keyboard layout and keyboard mapping differ

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my mid-2011 iMac. I set the keyboard layout to Canadian Multi (first part). If I check the layout on the screen, the mapping is correct. It is also correct in the symbols ...
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Trying to remap Caps Lock in Xubuntu, but Keyboard Layouts Plugin resets everything

I am using Keyboard Layouts Plugin to switch between two layouts. I want to remap Caps Lock to underscore "_" First I empty Caps Lock, or otherwise caps lock will do both – toggle caps and produce ...
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mac keyboard (slim w/numpad) - can't select multiple Alt/Win key behaviors?

As I'm switching between my Macbook Air and my new ubuntu stationary frequently, I'd like to use mac keyboard and key combos for both. I'd like to select two of the options below, not just one "Left ...
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How to differentiate barcode scanner data from regular keyboard input?

I am looking forward to buy a barcode scanner for a project. This project is a web application running as a web server on the local computer, and a browser on that same machine for the client-side. ...
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Can I map keyboard layouts to different applications?

Is it possible in Ubuntu (I am using 12.04) to change the keyboard layout based on the current active application? E.g have one default layout and one other for a number of specified layouts? I have ...
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Is there a way to completely remove particular keyboard layout from my Xubuntu?

I have a problem with keyboard layouts in my Xubuntu. It's described in my previous question. I tried many settings and special commands and it seemed to work (that is why I selected my previous ...