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How do I switch the keyboard layout so that the Apple key is CTRL and the ~ works correctly?

How do I switch the keyboard layout in Ubuntu 11 so that the Apple key is Ctrl and the ~ works correct? This is the specific keyboard I'm talking about: When I hit Shift-2 it returns a "
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Is there an Anglicized transliteration IME for typing Arabic?

In IBus Preferences, Hindi has 5 different IMEs (Input Method Editors), some of which utilize Anglicized transliteration schemes.. ie. they use the Latin alphabet keys on a US keyboard to represent ...
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Right way to configure keymaps? [closed]

Whats the recommended way of setting keymaps loading on Ubuntu 10.10? I have tried dpkg-reconfigure console-data but it doesn't seem to work. Neither does edit of /etc/default/console-setup ...
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How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard?

I used to have an option in settings in Kubuntu 10.10 to do this. Now I cannot find it in 11.04. Where can I find it ? or was it removed ?
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Which keyboard layout do I choose on installation

When installing I am presented a rather lengthy list of keyboard layouts to choose from: Choosing the default layout on top of the list seems fine but I am wondering what differences there are ...
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How can I assign a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop?

How can I attach a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop? I can do middle-button if I tap on the top right corner of the touchpad, but I would like to associate it to a key, like the ...
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Fn Key Keycode?

I'm trying to remap my keyboard such that the Caps Lock acts as an additional Fn key, because the current one is in an awkward place (over by the Home and End). I was planning on using xmodmap, which ...
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How to change Shift + <Keypad Key> behavior?

I am used to use the numeric keypad for navigation (e.g. : [KP7] -> Start, [KP1] -> End, [KP4] -> Left, etc... ). I am also used to use it for selection (e.g. : Shift+[KP7] -> Select from cursor ...
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Unity shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in group and the next/previous applications?

What I miss from DockBarX is the possibility of adding keyboard shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in the group of windows for an application, and the next/previous applications. Is ...
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How do I make a key on the keyboard do *nothing*?

My right control key on my keyboard sticks. I hit it accidentally often enough that I'd like to make it do absolutely nothing when it's hit. Is this possible?
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Holding Click On Window Titlebar While Changing Workspaces in 11.04

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I could click and hold on a window's titlebar and then use my hot key combination to switch to a different workspace and the window would come with me. However, in ...
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How do I define a file context options keyboard shortcut?

When selecting a file in Nautilus, I would like to see the context options of the file (mouse right click) using the keyboard and not the mouse. Example, when i iterate over the list of files in a ...
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set fn + arrow to represent 'home' and 'end'

I'd like to add set a functionality to the pair fn+right/left to be like in Mac - 'home' and 'end'. I don't mean to replace the 'home' and 'end' buttons - just adding another 'home'/'end' keys. The ...
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How do I remap command key to be the control key on a Macbook 4,1?

How I can switch the left command key on the keyboard of my macbook, with the left ctrl key? and if it is possible that the command right, continue acting like the super key / windows
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Mouse locks when keys are pressed

Whenever I play Minecraft and try to walk and turn at the same time, I can't. When I hit keys on my keyboard, my mouse locks in place. (This happens both in and outside of Minecraft) (Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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number keypad not working regularly

I have a Toshiba laptop , have full numbatic keypad on the right, can't use it anymore. 8,6,4,2 working like Mouse Arrow. i tried to enable/disable it but still same . how can I fix it ? thanks in ...
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How do I map the keyboard soft keys when they give no event notification?

I have a Silitek SK-2501B keyboard which has soft keys for volume and play pause and all that stuff. Only the mute and suspend button work. When I run the xev utility to determine the keycodes that ...
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Hyper does the same as super by default [closed]

Under the keyboard → layouts → options, one has the ability to 'Make caps lock an additional hyper'. This is a good feature because I personally abhor caps lock and like additional shortcuts. ...
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How to disable alternative international keyboard

During installation I selected the alternative international keyboard. The problem with this keyboard that a double-quote character doesn't get typed until a space is pressed. Same for tilde (~) and ...
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Alt/Win key behavior not working on MacBookPro keyboard (for mapping ctrl to win keys and the usual ctrl keys)

I'm running Natty with a clean install on a MacBook Pro (with no OSX install) and currently loving the switch! I found the area in keyboard layout options to map ctrl to the win keys (and the usual ...
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Periodic Keyboard Lag/Delay

On two of my computers running Natty with Gnome 3, I'm having periodic keyboard lag. It happens at a random interval after starting the computer. Basically, the keyboard will stop functioning ...
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Is there a way to move the mouse pointer with the keyboard?

Sometimes my mouse will freeze randomly. The only solution is to reboot the machine entirely. However sometimes I just don't feel like rebooting and I resort to Ctrl + F, 'word here', ESC and then ...
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MacBook Pro (5,3) Keyboard Weirdness

My MacBook Pro (5,3) works almost completely OOTB (with restricted video and WiFi drivers), but I am experiencing some keyboard weirdness. Specifically to get either (` and ~) or (´ and ¨) I have to ...
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How do I fix F10, F11 and F12?

What software are related to the Keyboard? or the Keyboard configuration? Problem It's local, only at my account. It doesn't help If I try the reassign the keys they still won't work. Info My ...
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Super (windows) key no longer works in programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? Using programs that require the super key in a shortcut combination is now overridden by Unity. For example, ...
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What file for setting default keyboard Layout

I set the wrong keyboard layout while installing ubuntu and now it reverts back to English every time I reboot. I heard this is normal behaviour, but I want to change the default layout from English ...
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Multiple keyboards with different layouts

I have ubuntu (11.04) running on a recent macbook pro. I use both the built in keyboard and an external keyboard. I want to remap capslock on both keyboards to super, and I want to swap left-alt (mac ...
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What does “Key to choose 5th level” in gnome-keyboard-properties do?

There is an option to specify a key to be used to acces 5th level on the keyboard in gnome-keyboard-properties ("Keyboard" under Hardware in System settings): But if I set the 5th level to AltGr ...
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Where to configure unity global shortcuts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? Altough predefined shortcuts might be handy for some, for others they are just annoying. I found my self installing ...
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Keyboard and touch-pad stopped working after shutting down the computer while it was installing updates

When I boot my notebook, the touch-pad and the keyboard don't respond. The last thing I did before shutting down was killing the terminal that was running a sudo apt-get install because I had to go. ...
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Is there a way of activating AltGr as a means of putting accents on vowels?

On Windows, I use the AltGr key to input european characters into my text when contacting foreign clents. Is there a way of getting the same function in Ubuntu?
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Can I use Keyboard Shortcuts to implement text macros?

I know that Autokey has the functionality to create text macros, but I found it very buggy, and there are no new releases coming out. (IronAHK looks to be an excellent alternative, but it isn't ...
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Flags in unity keyboard indicator

I would like to apply Language Flags for Faenza and Elementary to Unity keyboard indicator. But old "hack" doesn't seem to work on it. Is it somehow possible?
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How do I reconfigure keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste?

I've been looking all over the configuration menus and googling all over the web for how to configure keyboard shortcuts for Copy and Paste in the Unity window manager. Is there some hidden place ...
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Lirc is conflicted by some default ir-controlling module so that it only sends keyboard input

I've tried to find a solution for this problem for some time. Apparently Natty loads some default modules for handling IR-input and sends them as keyboard input instead of the lirc event I want. This ...
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Mouse and keyboard stop working after suspend or screensaver lock [closed]

If I leave the computer and let it run into screensaver and lock the screen, the mouse left click won't go back to work. If I suspend the computer, the keyboard won't get back to work. It started ...
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Backlight on/off button doesn't work on an Asus EEE PC 1005HAB [closed]

I've got an Asus EEE PC 1005HAB, and after upgrading to 11.04 I can no longer use Fn+F7 to turn on/off the screen backlight. The other Fn+FX keys I've tried so far all work. Is there some standard ...
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Keyboard not working after suspend to ram (sleep)

On a Sony Vaio VGN CS21S the keyboard doesn´t work after suspend to ram. Suspend to disk (hibernate) works though. Running a fresh install of Natty with Unity.
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Messaging Menu Keyboard Shortcut

In previous versions of Ubuntu, Super+M would open the messaging menu. In 11.04, the Super key is captured by the launcher. I have yet to find a way to quickly open the messaging menu from the ...
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Navigating between app icons in Unity with the keyboard

I just installed Ubuntu with Unity-2d inside VMWare. I press Super to search for an app, I start typing something like "te" and then get a bunch of apps. How do I navigate between them with the ...
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Will Unity offer more keyboard configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? I want my cake and to eat it too. And in Linux I can usually do that. (And it's free cake!) I'm a little shocked ...
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How can I change the default Unity keyboard shortcut?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04 and it works fine. But I have a little problem. I need to use a software named Putty, because another software depends on it. My problem is that this software uses F10 as a ...
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Remap Window shortcuts for use on a laptop

I've looked through the Compiz Settings, but since I am on a laptop, I can't use the numpad shortcuts for Window Placement. How can I remap this to be something like Super-Left, Super Right, ...
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How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?

So I have an IBM Thinkpad X31, running natty and xmonad as the window manager. The keyboard is Italian. I wish to use an American English keyboard mapping, all the time. How do I do this?
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Can't change keyboard layout selection

I was given an ubuntu 10.10 machine with the following weird thing: it has several 'US' keyboard layouts in list (and hotkey cycling). When I open System - Preferences - Keyboard and try to fix, I can ...
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Unity launcher keyboard shortcuts for “/media” mounted drives?

There are no letter/number designations for these drives. Is there any way I can select them using the keyboard?
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How can I assign Super key + Up / Down to volume up/down?

I've had this mapped for years and it's very convenient. Now I find after installing Natty even though it's still defined in keyboard shortcuts, the key bindings don't work anymore as the unity bar ...
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Turn off international characters when I use Alt-Shift-[Character]

Whenever I press (Right Alt)-Shift and a key I get an international character for that key, for example, Alt-Shift-S gives Š and Alt-Shift-Y gives Û How do I turn this off? I normally use this ...
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How to programmatically swap the caps lock and esc keys?

I am a heavy Vim user and one of the first things I do when I start working on a clean ubuntu installation is to swap the caps lock and esc keys to reduce hand movements over the keyboard. So far I ...
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Where does the Mod4+P key binding come from?

On my laptop (Toshiba Portege R705) the Mod4+P key combination toggles between different display modes: single monitor, mirror display, and extended display. I would like to disable this binding, ...