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Questions tagged [keyboard-layout]

Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Kubuntu 18.04 always start with Arabic keyboard layout

In my kubuntu 18.04 I have two keyboard layouts, English(US) and Arabic. When I tend to start my computer and after login, Arabic layout is enabled by default. I just want the English(US) to be ...
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create custom keybinding for arrow keys

I type a lot during my day and I often find that I have to move my hands in an awkward way to reach the arrow keys. Is it possible to bind for example Shift+Alt+[i, j, k, l] to up, left, down, right? ...
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Remap function keys to the Pixelbook media keys

I've installed kubuntu on a pixelbook and would like the media buttons to not act as the function keys. I'd prefer a gui program to remap them. I tried to do it using xev and a few other tools, but ...
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Mapping capslock to escape and both shifts to capslock

I'm using: setxkbmap -option caps:escape # "Make Caps Lock an additional Esc" setxkbmap -option shfit:both_capslock # "Both Shift together enable Caps Lock" But with second option I can'...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - cannot find EurKey keyboard layout even tough it is installed

I want to use to different keyboard layouts in different situations: standard German layout (no problem there) the EurKey layout (cf. https://eurkey.steffen.bruentjen.eu/start.html) I am sure that ...
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Switching keyboard layout?

How to set switch keyboard layout by "Grave Accent" in Ubuntu 18.04 and not delay 2-3 seconds? and anyone know software which can uninstall any programs in my device because some software don't see in ...
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How do I type a 'µ' (micro) symbol?

On a German keyboard layout I just need to press Alt Gr+m to get a 'µ' (micro) symbol. How to do so on a English (US) keyboard?
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Keyboard between the alphabetic and the numeric one disappears with Block Num

I decided to update my version to 18.04 when I started to have problems of misconfiguration of the keyboard on the 16 version I had (characters like $ % & / ( ) = ? * and so on got completely ...
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How to change keyboard layout switch shortcut in console

I'm using Ubuntu 18.10 server. During installation I selected English as the system language and Russian as the main input one. It asked me to select the shortcut for toggling between the main and ...
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Typing in Terminal Adds Caret & Bracket to Letter on Ubuntu Server v18.04

After Ubuntu server boots up to terminal, I type my user name only to get a circumflex accent (a.k.a. caret) ^ and a left square bracket [ added to each letter. Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS ubuntuserver tty1 ...
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Adding ligated key in an XKB Keyboard

How to add a ligated key in an XKB keyboard? Ligated characters are common in most languages such as Bengali or Devanagari. I want to produce two or more characters by one keystroke. To do this, what ...
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Arabic keyboard layout on Dell Latitude E6440 not working

I am Using the Dell Latitude E6440 with Ubuntu and none of the Arabic layouts seem to match this layout, how do I get a layout the same as the one in the picture?
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How Can I Add New Modifier Key (as Shift )

I want to change Caps-lock button to a custom modifier key for adding another functions to keys as Shift, Alt-gr. Solution in my mind I need a new modifier key and remap Caps-lock to that modifier ...
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While Shift+1 prints the exclamation mark, the key “1” does not work!

When I press the key 1 on my laptop keyboard, it does not print anything on the screen, but Shift+1 prints !. I have this problem only with just with 1! It doesn't matter which layout is in use, I ...
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Keyboard layout not working in Ubuntu 18.04

I was able to add additional keyboard layout in Settings -> Regional & Language -> Input Sources Bulgarian (new phonetic) to be specific. SuperSpace works fine, the Gnome icon also works fine ...
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Input Problems After Upgrading to Ubuntu 18

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18 (with Unity GUI) and I have a lot of problems. Most annoyingly is that Super+Space (or Shift+Super+Space) no longer switches the input source (despite being ...
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Set a normal key as a control key and let it not repeat input for one push

I want to use <MUHE> key (there is under the X and C on my keyboard) as Control_L but the default setting is Muhenkan. So I changed /usr/share/X11/xkb/inet (there is setting for <MUHE>) ...
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Super + Space shows numbers on icons on Unity launcher instead of switching between languages

After I upgraded to 18.04 from 16.04, Super+Space started showing numbers on icons on unity launcher instead of switching between languages. How can I fix that? Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Typing -> ...
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Where is 'Keyboard layout options' on Ubuntu 18.10?

I could find this window in Linux Mint and old version of Ubuntu. But can't find it on Ubuntu 18.10 I want to change keyboard setting such as 'Alt/Win key behavior' 'Adding Esperanto supersigned ...
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Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra” in Kate (or other lightweight text editor)

I have the following problem: Hindi display of words such as “pra” “gra” which has been answered for Libreoffice, in the question below: Hindi display of words such as "pra" "gra&...
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Under “Tweaks > Keyboard & Mouse > Additional Layout Options > Alt/Win key behavior”, what does the “Disabled” option mean?

I may be overthinking it, but I can't find anything that looks like the default option under Tweaks > Keyboard & Mouse > Additional Layout Options > Alt/Win key behavior The title of the menu ...
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Keyboard source/layout (US English) in settings doesn't match with actual keyboard

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop with a Swiss layout. When I plug in an external keyboard with a US layout and switch the Input Source to English (US), it doesn't seem to work as expected. My ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS freezes after changing keyboard layout two times and black screen after pressing CAPSLOCK

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS w/ 11 november 18 updates freezes after changing keyboard layout two times (super + space) and black screen after pressing CAPSLOCK two times. System can be shutdown only by ...
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Input Method in Ubuntu 18.04 shows “Current configuration for the input method:” dialog

I search for "keyboard" in the Activities search, and I click on the first result "Input Method". I am greeted with this dialog: Here is what it says: Current configuration for the input method: ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 problem with keyboard key

I have two keys that don't work. I tried use the keyboard and language GUI to reconfigure the keys. Strangely, I can press >, but the greater sign < does not work, and the other key is the 1, ...
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How to map print screen to a macitosh keyboard on Ubuntu 18.10

I have an old MAC keyboard. I like to map the printscreen function to one of the keys on the keyboard. There are plenty ways to do this BUT they make permanent change to my keyboard layout. I like to ...
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Remember English keyboard layout in browser address bar (Ubuntu GNOME) [duplicate]

How to automatically prevent typing in browsers address bar for non English keyboard layout?
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Only English keybord in password fields Ubuntu

It possible to disable all non English (automatically switch on English) keyboard layout in all password fields for Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME?
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keyboard shortcut for toggling keyboard layouts

I have Ubuntu 18. Before upgrading, I had set up shortcuts for toggling keyboards following the instructions here in Ubuntu 16, but the command no longer works. Could anyone help me? I wasn't able to ...
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Asus Eee Pc 1005PX Keyboard Issue

my wife gave me her laptop to fix it. There was a ugly windows 7 starter on it. I decided to drop the windows into junk and use Ubuntu Distro 18.04. There were some hooks to get startet with the ...
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How to make it so I don't have to press “^” button twice to get the “^” symbol

I have a Scandinavian layout keyboard and when I press the button which is supposed to make the "^" symbol so I could type for ex. 2^2, I need to press it twice because otherwise it makes just 2², ...
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Keyboard layout change bug (Lubuntu)

I run Lubuntu 18.04 and I have a problem with the keyboard layout changes. Until recently I used the Greek and the American layout. I now need to write in French for a project so I removed the ...
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Remapping USB number keypad as text macros?

I bought a USB numberpad with the idea of programming some Autokey macros onto it. Using xev, however, I see that the system does not recognize any difference between its keys and those on my main ...
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Change shift to other key [duplicate]

In the teamviewer, it has problem it recognize shift key when I sent it to remote machine (in Ubuntu 16.04), like shift+a. For this reason, I want to change the shift key to fn key on my remote ...
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Problem with locale and language, I Type using Persian layout, but the (system) inserts English characters!

As I explained in the title; I just installed Ubuntu 18.10 like how I always install last versions, And now there are some problems: The default locale for Iranians is fa_IR, but the installer ...
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Corrupted default keyboard settings on specified user [closed]

After a clean install of Ubuntu 18.04, my left ALT doesn't work properly. It can be used for switching windows with L-ALT+TAB, but any normal hotkeys like L-ALT+F4 or PyCharm bindings that start from ...
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How to install Xorg 1.18.4 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

After migrating from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS I faced this old and annoying Xorg bug. It's impossible to use Ctrl+Shift hotkeys in Unity if Ctrl+Shift is configured to change keyboard ...
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Global Keyboard Shorcut assignement location in ubuntu 18.04

I am still struggling with the remapping of the global system shorcut in Ubuntu (18.04) I am using a BÉPO layout (http://bepo.fr/wiki/Accueil) and I don't like the location of the "c" and "v" to copy ...
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Keyboard is not configured for pt-BR

I have a Dell gamer model 7567, and I was using the 16.04 LTS version of Ubuntu and recently saw the need to format it. I have already installed the latest LTS version, (18.04) but I'm having trouble ...
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Use accents with Japanese keyboard layout in Kubuntu

I would like to use french accents using the Japanese keyboard layout. Dead keys would be great, but I am willing to accept key combinations too. I just would not like to switch the layout, because ...
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Remapped CapsLock key is ignored (set by XKBOPTIONS in /etc/default/keyboard)

I tried to follow https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/MovingTheCtrlKey which says this can be done this way: On Debian and derivatives (Ubuntu, Mint etc.) To make Caps Lock another Ctrl key, edit the ...
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Keyboard Layout Problem

I'm a beginner in the Linux world. When I am in normal desktop (I think tty7) I have the UK keyboard layout (which is the normal layout for my keyboard). But in other tty's I have the US keyboard ...
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How do I install the Japanese keyboard layout in Lubuntu 18.10?

What must I do to type in Japanese? I wish to use fcitx-mozc as Wakisaka recommends, but when I add 'Keyboard - Japanese' via Preferences > Fcitx Configuration, I get only a qwerty layout with Roman ...
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How I can add and remove extra keyboard languages from terminal

Due to foreign languase lessons in my ubuntu 16.04LTS with unity installed, I have 3 keyboard language layouts, English, Greek and Japanese (anthy). I most often use Greek and English. My problem is ...
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reassign win-pgup and win-pgdn key

I have a new model of the dell xps, and they unfortunately took the decision to change keyboard maps. On previous models fn-left and fn-right were mapped to home and end respectively, but now they ...
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How do I fix Fcitx from freezing my keyboard and mouse click?

I first tried a four-year-old solution and then, after it became clear that clicking the keyboard icon of Fcitx was freezing my system via locking up lxpanel, I uninstalled packages as followed under #...
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unable to configure italian keyboard with ISO layout

I have just bought a new keyboard: HP omen 1100 italian layout. It is an ANSI keyboard with italian labels on it. I'm not able to correctly configure the keyboard in ubuntu 18. The closest layout I ...
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Why isn't my 'Shift' key working in shortcuts on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 and keyboard shortcuts containing the Shift key aren't working, "not working" meaning Shift is ignored. They are not working in applications with shortcuts containing Shift either ...
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Macbook pro keyboard and track pad with Ubuntu 18.04

Can you please guide me how to use "Command" key instead of "control" key in Macbook pro with Ubuntu 18.04 ? Also I wanted to use multiple touch capability of macbook with ubuntu for pinch to zoom, ...
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German umlaut with Windows key + a/o/u/s

I'm using a US keyboard layout, but occasionally need to type German umlauts. So far I used .Xmodmap with definitions like this keycode 133 = Mode_switch NoSymbol Mode_switch keycode 38 = a A ...