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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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xfce: How do I get standard Norwegian keyboard layout with dead keys?

In Xubuntu's keyboard layout settings, if I choose "Bruk systemstandardene" (Use system standard) for my keyboard layout, I get the Norwegian "no" layout with deadkeys (same as setxkbmap no it seems). ...
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Use alt as ctrl and win as alt (keep alt)

I am using xfce4 and I am trying to do the following: I wanna keep the left ctrl as is while also making the left alt act as a ctrl and the win button act as an alt (I don't need the win button) I've ...
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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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Adding custom keyboard layout to Xubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to add workman-p layout to xubuntu. It comes with several otions to install. There are files for xorg, xmodmap, and *.kmap files. From this article I found out that you need to add ...
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1answer
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How disabling Scroll Lock when switching layouts?

I updated my xubuntu 12.04 xfce 4.8 to xfce 4.10 and now when i switching keyboard layouts activated Scroll Lock. How to disable Scroll Lock when i switched layout? Because the Scroll Lock switches ...
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Cannot add/change keyboard layout on xfce

I have a computer running ubuntu server. I installed it with no gui, but now i sometimes need to do something requiring X, so I chose to install xfce. However, I cannot change or add any keyboard ...
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Keyboard layout changes when I unplug and re-plug external keyboard

I have a notebook with an external keyboard. I want to use "German (no dead keys)" on both keyboards, but for the external, it keeps resetting if I unplug it. Actually, it does not really reset - the ...
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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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1answer
479 views

Are keyboard layout settings handled by two different applications in Xfce?

As seen in my answer here, trying to make certain keyboard settings in Xfce I am faced by two separate options. One is in Menu/Settings/Keyboards (xfce4-keyboard-settings) and displays this window: ...
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790 views

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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1answer
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Is it possible to rename keyboard layouts as they appear in Xfce panel list?

I use four different keyboard layouts and three of them look too similar; it becomes confusing in practice. In fact, one of these (ro_cedilla) is almost identical to US English keyboard, with ...
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2k views

Keylock indicator for Xfce panel

Is there a keylock indicator applet for Xfce panel (preferably native to Xfce)? I have almost switched to Xfce, except for this!
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1answer
513 views

How could I see the keyboard layout in Xfce?

In Gnome keyboard settings, there's a window in which you can see the layout, a keyboard with buttons and characters on them like this: In XFCE (Xubuntu 12.04) there's no such program. What can ...
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1answer
802 views

Xfce in Xubuntu 12.04 keymap sitching

i want to setup keymap switching in Xubuntu following way: - Left Winkey for toggling keymaps - "Scroll lock" led for alternative keymap indication As it goes, it not so easy to setup by means of ...
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1answer
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How to keep 4 or more keyboard layouts?

I use XUbuntu 12.04. How can I keep 4 layouts without a need to cycle through them every time? Are there comamnds to send to plugin and change the layout to a particular one? I'd like to organize ...
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How to set up keyboard layout switching and indication in Xubuntu?

I use 3 different languages (English, Czech and Russian) every day. I'd prefer to switch (preferably globally, I don't like per-window) between them with Left+Alt+Shift. I'd also like to see the ...
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1answer
611 views

Diagnosing xmodmap errors [closed]

I'm getting this error when trying to use xmodmap to get rid of caps lock: $ xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) Major opcode ...
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How can I change my keyboard layout to a modified version?

Now, my goal is to change the keyboard layout for the entire xubuntu install to my own modded version. I think the way to do this is to make an X11 keymap and load it - but as always there is a ...