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Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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Keyboard layout input sources is not being remembered when system restarted after Ubuntu Budgie upgrade from 20.04 to 22.04

After Ubuntu Budgie system upgrade from 20.04 to 22.04 the correct system keyboard (in my case Bulgarian traditional phonetic - 'асдф') did not work but the layout was replaced by English (US) - 'asdf'...
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Keyboard Wrong action : push normal key -> act shortcut (looks like 'super' key kept pressed)

First of all, I tried to change the setting for changing some keyboard mapping, but I got some problem. The problem is that if I push the any keys, it works shortcut action. Example) It means, if I ...
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Keyboard layout indicator doesn't change after upgrading to 22.04

Subj. I've used Gnome Tweaks to set switch method to ctrl+shift. Everything worked great until I upgraded Ubuntu. After the upgrade the layout does change but the indicator doesn't represent the ...
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Switching language by Alt + Shift after update from Ubuntu 22.04 beta to release is not working

Switching language settings made by Tweaks tool (gnome-tweak-tool) like described in accepted answer here. After performing update to release version by sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade ...
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I don't have the ">" and "<" symbols on my keyboard how to assign a shortcut to type them

I code a lot and I need to easily access the "less than" and "greater than" keys, but for some reason my keyboard doesn't have those two keys. This is the layout that I'm using, ...
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Shortcuts for keyboard layout Ubuntu 22.04

I'm using multiple keyboard layout - en, cs, no, zh I'd like to switch between using different shortcut for each, e.g. Ctrl-Shift-1 - English Ctrl-Shift-2 - Czech Ctrl-Shift-3 - Norwegian Ctrl-Shift-...
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22.04 Switch to another keyboard layout RightAlt (while pressed)

I'm using two keyboard layouts - Eng and CZ. In Gnome Tweaks, there is a great feature to switch keyboard by pressing RightAlt (Keyboard / Additional Layout / Switch to another layout / Right Alt ...
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Undo a keyboard layout change

I used to have a Mac keyboard connected to my Ubuntu PC laptop and therefore I switched the Alt and Win keys to match with a regular PC keyboard. I'm not using this keyboard any longer, but I cannot ...
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Keyboard-layout changes on login screen - only after "manually" logging out

Weirdly, my keyboard layout changes from qwerty to qwertz on the login screen after logging out of a session. Which makes it a bit weird to enter a password that contains special characters. It's ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - keyboard indicator on toolbar doesn't change after pressing hotkey

I'm using gnome-tweaks-tool to set an alternative hotkey for changing keyboard layout (Ctrl+Shift). It works - layout changes, but keyboard indicator on top toolbar doesn't change after pressing ...
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Dead keys no longer work in some applications since Ubuntu Jammy

Since upgrading to 22.04 (Jammy) with Gnome 4, I find that many applications do not respect my keyboard layout, which is English (intl. with AltGr dead keys). This layout normally lets me type ...
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Ubuntu 22.04-Use CapsLock as Hyper key only for Emacs

I want to use the CapsLock key only for Emacs. With the Gnome Tweak Tool I changed the CapsLock behavior. But I've no clue how I can turn off the Hyper Key for Ubuntu, so that only emacs uses this key....
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Key combination Ctrl+[Period] not working Ubuntu 22.04

Recently my keyboard starts getting crazy, everytime I press the key combination Ctrl + [Period] it prints the letter e, and then if I try to re-press the combination it deletes the e letter. I tried ...
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Cannot type curly or square brackets on a Croatian keyboard Ubuntu

My usual way of typing curly and square brackets in Ubuntu is (Ctrl + Alt + B, Ctrl + Alt + N) and (Ctrl + Alt + F, Ctrl + Alt + G) respectively. I have disabled all keyboard shortcuts involving Ctrl +...
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I set L-Alt + L-Shift to switch input languages but now all shortcuts that involve these buttons don't work

Alt + Shift disables shortcuts that use Alt+Shift (Alt + Shift + K, Alt + Shift + I) in my IDE. I really got used to alt+shift on Ubuntu. I used to use Ctrl+Shift but ctrl involves even more shortcuts ...
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onscreen keyboard in multiple languages

I occasionally want to type in character sets other than those on my physical keyboard and it seems like onboard should be a good solution for this. I have a few languages installed on my system, but ...
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How to make Caps Lock key act as Super key?

Given: all default 20.04.4 LTS; IBM Modell 300 keyboard, which has no Super (Windows) key. How can I let Caps Lock key behave as Super key? I tried running xmodmap -e "keycode 66 = Super_L ...
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I cannot find keyboard in Settings menu at all

I want to change the keyboard layout to my Hungarian keyboard on my acer laptop, but there is no keyboard item or icon in the settings panel Please help Regards Michael
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Xfce equivalent for advanced keyboard settings - e.g. for "Right Alt key never chooses 3rd level" or "Caps lock behavior"

I had a situation where I needed to disable right-Alt for selecting 3rd level and to set a new key for that level, as said here. In KDE Plasma there are obvious settings under System Settings > ...
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Ubuntu Super_L + space shortcut not working when swtiched to another langauge

I have decided to change my keyboard layout switch shortcut from alt + shift to super_L + space. It works when I am using the English layout and can change the layout, but when I am in the other ...
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Keyboard configuration without X11

I'm trying to configure an USB keyboard with br layout (brazilian portuguese) on Ubuntu Server 20.04.4 LTS without X11 (running in a Raspberry pi 4). I already tried these commands, no one worked: ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 "Jammy Jellyfish" - Numeric Keypad not working - selecting apps on taskbar

Problem Summary Numeric Keypad settings all seem to be correct when examining Ubuntu Settings > Keyboard, GNOME Tweaks > Keyboard > Additional Options, and when running from an alternate TTY ...
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X11 / xkb: Custom Keyboard Layout -- "Error loading new keyboard description"

My machine: Xubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, XFCE 4.14, X.org 1.20.13 I am attempting to create a custom keyboard layout for the Arabic-script (kona yéziq) version of the Uyghur language. I believe I have ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: can't set keyboard layout

I recently upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04. I'm trying to configure my keyboard layout (italian), but when I go to Settings-->Region & Language I can't add an input source. I can press on the '+' ...
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Keyboard special character keys problem

I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 After installation of the software my special character keys are not working properly. They get jumbled. Even when I turn off my sticky keys and the bounce keys ...
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Cedilla no longer working with US Intl. keyboard layout

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS with the US Intl. keyboard layout, but when I type ', then c, I'm now getting a ć instead of the regular ç. How can I fix this?
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Keyboard keys " and @ have suddenly become reversed on Kubuntu 21.10

I've been using a Bluetooth keyboard for over a year on the same system (Ubuntu Studio-Kubuntu 21.10). A few days ago, I noticed that the " (Shift+2) and @ (Shift+') keys suddenly became reversed....
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My compose key doesn't work anymore in Ubuntu Studio 20.04 (with XFCE). Is there another way to quickly digit accented letters?

My compose key suddenly stopped working few days ago, without me doing anything, apparently. I set it to right ctrl, but it doesn't work anymore. If I try another key (e.g. right alt), it doesn't work ...
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How to write ኤ using Ubuntu's Amharic(sera (m17n) keyboard?

I could't figure out the key combinations to write ኤ on Ubuntu 20.04.4. I am using the layout 'Amharic(sera (m17n)' to type Amharic. I couldn't find anything on Google.
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Cannot type double quote symbol

I cannot type the double quote symbol ("). It makes no difference which keyboard layout I use. It is always the double quote symbol that cannot be typed. I am using ubuntu 20.04 but I recently ...
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Bind Caps+hjkl to arrow size doesn't work with shift, super, alt, ctrl

I bound Caps + hjkl to arrow keys, to be like Vim. I opened Tweak, chose Keyboard & Mouse, click AdditionalLayoutOption, and I checked "key to choose the 3rd level" item. I edited /usr/...
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keyboard modifications reset on suspend, modifying xinitrc, xsession, xprofile, and profile unsuccessful

In my setup, I include setxkbmap dvorak -option ctrl:nocaps in: .xinitrc .xsession .xprofile .profile But if I close my laptop lid and re-open, my keyboard remains in dvorak, but the capslock key ...
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left shift and angular brackets don't work

I have bought a new laptop and installed ubuntu, but some keys on the keyboard are not working, especially left shift, angular brackets and FN. Could someone help me with that ? OS is Ubuntu 20.04.3 ...
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Changing what keyboard keys do, e.g. 'Alt gr + z' producing | rather than «

My keyboard is not programmer friendly so I want to manually change how some keys work: Alt gr + z should produce | not « Alt gr + x should produce < not » Alt gr + c should produce > not ¢ How ...
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Gnome tweaks keyboard layout switching blocks other keyboard shortcuts

I am using gnome-tweaks to switch keyboard layout with left Ctrl+Shift. When I try to use those keys for other shortcuts anywhere (Ctrl+Shift+S to save all or Ctrl+Shift+P in VSCode) what happens is ...
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Is there any GUI keyboard layout customizer?

I know I can have my own keyboard layout with XKB, but the process is cumbersome. Is there any GUI SW to customize the keyboard layout (for example for swapping keys)? Preferably for Ubuntu 20.04.
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Chromium: strange justified layout

With Chrome it looks good: But with Chromium it looks strange: Versions: Google Chrome 99.0.4844.51 (Official Build) (64-bit) Chromium 98.0.4758.102 (Offizieller Build) snap (64-Bit) URL: https:...
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Why does not the Gnome Keyboard settings override/clear the xkb settings?

A recurring issue (at least for users that utilize more than one keyboard layout or input source?!), is that Alt+Shift is a sticky setting for changing input source. That means, even if you change ...
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Different keyboard layout on first login

When I first start my computer the default keyboard layout is set to en_GB instead of it_IT. When I then login the layout is correct and fixed, same as when I lock my computer, everything works fine.
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Strange problem: Not able to input question mark in Chrome, control panel, setting etc, but no problem in ubuntu terminal

Very strange problem: 1), Not able to input "?" character in most of applications, for example, chrome, vscode. 2), Able to input "?" in ubuntu terminal. 3), "showkey -a"...
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Add several layouts to one keyboard language like in Windows

I was only able to find a topic like this Input language and keyboard layout but maybe something changed since then. In Windows, I can have, say, two languages, e.g., English and Spanish. For each ...
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Key chords via xmodmap in 20.04

On macos I use a fabulous tool, Karabiner Elements, to obtain the ability to use the return key as a control modifier key when typed with another key. Same for the caps lock key. Now that I am moving ...
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Keyboard Epomaker K870T recognizes Ubuntu as Mac

I have bought the epomaker k870T keyboard and used it successfully these previous weeks under Ubuntu 20.04. The special function of the F keys, such as volume up/down on F12 and the rest never worked, ...
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Keyboard layout: iBus or System Settings?

My Kubuntu 21.10 installation worked fine with three input layouts defined: DE, NO, EN (US). I could change layouts by pressing both CTRL-keys simultaneously, and the current layout was displayed in ...
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How to use Apple Mac keyboard shortcuts, seamlessly

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 on a MacBook Pro, using both the internal keyboard, and an extended external one: UK version, numeric pad, arrows keys, function (fn), home end up down, and with f13 to f19. I ...
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Budgie 21.10 switching keyboard layouts problem

I have 2 layouts - English and Russian. After restart I can't type in Russian even though the keyboard indicator shows RU. Removing RU keyboard from input sources and adding it again helps. But only ...
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Ubuntu's LUKS password prompt does not recognize my local keyboard layout

During the installation of Ubuntu 20.04 I have setup a keyboard layout that corresponds to the keyboard layout of my country. Unfortunately, when I setup a LUKS encrypted partition during installation,...
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How to Reinstall Keyboard in Kubuntu (Wrong Layout) for CSA keyboard (CAN/CSA Z243.200-92) aka: Canadian Multilingual

Can I download a new keyboard definition for the layout Canadian Multilingual (CSA keyboard) ? It's not what I am used to and as one might guess it is pretty annoying. Even if I select the same ...
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How to phisically disable a stuck key

one of my keys was stuck and the first think was remapping it so it wouldn't bother me. I followed the steps of this post and and managed to fix it. But then I noticed that I didn't DISABLE the key, I ...
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keyboard produces 2 Characters at one for certain keys

I have a strange problem with the keyboard on an HP Elitebook portable. Wrong characters are only produces when I press the shift key (capitals). Errors persist (but with different characters if I use ...
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