Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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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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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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Special Characters in 14.04 with Alt Right

I was using Right Alt for special characters to my great satisfaction. Now after upgrading to 14.04 not only it doesn't work but the key is stubbornly launching the HUD. Worse: The keyboard settings ...
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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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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Can't type in login password because no keyboard is found

I was trying to edit a keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04, but it wasn't accepting the changes. I looked it up and found I needed to delete /var/lib/xkb to make the change take effect. I did that and ...
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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 partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "basic" { include "de(basic)" ...
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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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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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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 which says "write a ...
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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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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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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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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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(alt) and (super) keys suddenly stopped working in gnome 3

For my daily work I use two keyboard layouts: The normal German Qwertz (setxkbmap de) as well as Neo (setxkbmap de neo). Yesterday suddenly between switching back and forth between keyboard layouts ...
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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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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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Howto change keyboard layout for startup (passphrase prompt)

How do I permanently change the keyboard layout for the passphrase prompt at startup?
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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 ...
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Keyboard Layout Indicator get disappeared after second login (login after logout)

I`ve added two keyboard layouts because I use English as my second language. Whenever I Logout (ubuntu 12.04 32bit) then Login, Keyboard layout disappears and it's not possible to switch between ...
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What layout should I use with this odd keyboard?

I can't find the right keyboard layout to use for my keyboard. On the bottom left are these keys in this order: ctrl, windows, alt, |, SPACE That 4th key is what makes it weird. I selected ...
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How can I assign hotkey for a keyboard layout?

How can I assign hotkey for a keyboard layout, as showed on screenshot from windows ? I want to turn on Turkish on Ctrl + 1 and Tatar on Ctrl + 2
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Unable to type dollar symbol after installing Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Gnome 3.10 which is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if that is what caused this, but I am unable to type the dollar symbol (Shift + 4) anywhere. I have used ...
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Make second keyboard always use specified layout

This really should be a comment on a reply to the question How to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard? Since commenting isn't possible, here is the new question, I hope ...
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Some keyboard keys do not work after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and some keys F5, F8, w, p, f, h, k, l, fn, left, right, up and Backspace) are dead and do not respond. When I check in the Keyboard Layout Chart they simply don´t ...
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Change automatically keyboard layout

I use custom keyboard layout. I have this script for setting it: #!/bin/bash setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose ~/.myxmodmap The problem is, that plugging the keyboard will ...
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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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Create keyboard shortcuts for certain symbols (logical operators)

(using Ubuntu 12.04) currently I'm dealing a lot with logic (not for computer science, though), so my idea was to create specific shortcuts on my keyboard for easy typing. my idea is to use Ctrl + ...
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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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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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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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Turn off localization in ubuntu

Okay so when I install Ubuntu and I set my timezone to Belgrade parts of the interface are in Serbian, Cyrillic. That annoys the hell out of me. Some programs are entierly in Serbian even though I ...
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How do I create curly brackets using Shift + Alt

I'm used to writing curly brackets using Left Shift + Left Alt + 7 or 0. As of right now I can only do them using the Right Alt + 7 or 0. How do I configure my Left Alt + Left Shift to behave as ...
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German special characters on US/Hebrew keyboard

Israeli keyboards come in US layout with Hebrew added in a different color, and toggling between character sets is usually done with Alt_Shift. For the German special characters there used to be ...
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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?. 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 default. ...
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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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How do I set Russian Phonetic keyboard?

If I navigate to Preferences>Keyboard Input Methods>Input Method I can choose the Russian phonetic language from here, yet Keyboard Layout Handler only allows me to pick standard Russian language, not ...
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Unable to add mappings to 3rd level via xmodmap

I am trying to customize my keyboard layout using xmodmap under Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome). I am able to change mappings of keys that have some function in the original layout (dvorak-ucw), e.g. I can ...
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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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Change keyboard layout in Gnome 3.10

I am now running Gnome 3.10 but have no idea, how to switch the Keyboard Layout (I have a Mac) there. Previously it was under keyboard but the seem to have scraped that. Does anyone know where to ...
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Keyboard layout incorrect on login

My keyboard layout is supposed to be the Swiss-French keyboard (QWERTZ, pretty similar to the English QWERTY). Here is what's really happening: When the login screen appears, the keyboard layout is ...
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How do you remap keys on ubuntu? Specifically the 'n' key to 'right alt' key

I have a Dell XPS L502x and a broken n key. I have Ubuntu installed besides Windows 7. I need help in remapping my n key to my right alt key. I have used keytweak for remapping in windows but I ...