Questions tagged [keyboard-layout]

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how can add keyboard layout to docker container?

i want to add keyboard layout to my docker images that based on ubuntu. i try setxkbmap -layout us,ir -variant ,pes_keypad and layout added successful but the numeric keys that exist top of keywrite ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - How to disable a shortcut for switching keyborad layout?

I have two keyboard layouts which I usually change using Alt+Shift (which is fine). The problem is that Left Shift + Right Shift causes the same effect. This later key binding causes some troubles ...
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Language switch changed to super key, after dist upgrade

I had upgraded my Ubuntu 20.04 to 20.10. In the middle of the process, a dialogue showed up and asked that which button combination I want to choose for switching between Latin and national languages. ...
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Permanently change the keyboard layout via command line

I've got a Ubuntu 20.10 Desktop virtual machine, running with VMWare. Ubuntu is installed using the "easy install" feature of VMWare. By default, this sets the keyboard language to English ...
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How to set right alt as switch to next input source on ubuntu 20.04

How to set Right Alt as a shortcut to switch to next input source on Ubuntu 20.04
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IBus/settings keyboard layout interference in Kubuntu

I'm using KDE+Ubuntu and for switching keyboard layout from A<>B. I can use the IBus panel (handy, using shortcut) or the settings (System Settings -> Hardware: Input Devices -> Keyboard -&...
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Keyboard layout switches when starting search in Activities menu

I have an issue with keyboard layout quickly switching when I start typing after opening Activities overview. Here what I do: Having an Eng keyboard layout active, I press Win/Super key to open ...
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Switching keyboard layouts from Neo2 does not affect Ctrl + Shift combos

I am switching between two keyboard layouts on Ubuntu 20.04: German (Neo2) German (no dead keys) Layout 1) works as expected. When I switch to 2) with Super + Space, layout 2) is partly broken. The ...
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Stuck on different keyboard layout at login screen

I updated to Ubuntu 21.04 yesterday and prior to updating I had two keyboard layouts, Arabic and English language keyboard layout, by the end of the day I had no use for Arabic layout so I removed it ...
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Is it possible to automatically change the language back after one letter?

I am using the US Layout, but sometimes I need to write some umlauts (german letters). So my question is, is it possible to change the keyboard layout just for one letter, so it changes back to US ...
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Keyboard layout switching by itself when I click emacs window

I use various language-learning and dictionary websites and maintain multiple language glossaries using emacs, so I switch keyboard layouts frequently (using Super-Space or the pulldown menu). This ...
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Hirsute hippo: Can't find Russian “phonetic keyboard” (ЯВЕРТЫ)

I believe Ubuntu 21.04 is "stable" as of today, but it has no Russian phonetic keyboard. All I can find in Hippo is the quaintly denominated "Russian (polyglot and reactionary)", ...
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Create Keyboard Macro to change modifier keys on Mac

I use parallels to run windows on my MacBook Pro for one of the application at work that requires hotkeys (such as Alt + C, Alt + X, Alt + Q etc). To ease my process while using this app, I tried ...
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compose key for us international layout not working

After my upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 my compose key is not working as it did before anymore. This is my input configuration: setxkbmap -query rules: evdev model: pc105 layout: us variant: ...
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Making Keyboard Shortcuts act Universally (No Matter the Language)

I would be really grateful if someone could give me some guidance! I am trying to set up some shortcuts. The thing is that Ubuntu responds differently, according to the input language, specified by ...
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keyboard layout “Belgian (Period)” does not exist?

I'm currently trying to transfer from Windows to Ubuntu, but the only problem is that I can't find my keyboard layout. In windows my keyboard layout is English (US) - Belgian (Period) but that doesn't ...
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Auto compose for ^ and ¨ (Ubuntu KDE 20.10)

in the french language you are very often using the ê character, but to write it I need each time to hit compose + the ^ and ¨ key (maj+^ gives ¨) + e, which makes 3 keys for 1 character. Is it ...
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Ubuntu swap ctrl with alt wirless keyboard - big problem after reboot

i have problem with my keys swap. I'm using "gnome-tweak-tool" tool and everything is good. Keys are working properly. Problem is when my keyboard is going offline or after laptop reboot. I ...
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Why does unplugging an USB audio card remap my keyboard?

This is puzzling. Every time I unplug my audio card, my .Xmodmap-based keymapping goes away. I restore it with xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap and I am back to normal - but it's annoying. Any idea as to why is ...
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Wrong keyboard character map on Ubuntu under ESXi console

I have Ubuntu 20.04.2 running under ESXI 6.7 with a UK keyboard. Under Settings -> Language & Region I have Language = English (United Kingdom), Format = United Kingdom, and Input Source = ...
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Is there a way to make one alphanumeric key work as a modifier for another one?

While making a custom keyboard layout (see this: What are the steps needed to create new keyboard layout on ubuntu?), is there a way to make one alphanumeric key work as a modifier for another one? ...
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Ubuntu Mate 20.04 keyboard layout panel indicator missing

After upgrade to 20.04 and resetting the panel settings I can no longer see the keyboard layout indicator on the panel. Not sure about exact steps to reproduce it. I suppose, you can remove the "...
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Customize XFCE on Xubuntu custom Live CD [duplicate]

I followed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LiveCDCustomization and my custom iso worked, it booted and I have apps I installed and a few scripts I added. I'd like now to customize the GUI: keyboard ...
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Laptop keyboard typing + on its own

I am using an HP Laptop with intel core i5 (8th Generation) and 8GB RAM. My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently I am facing a strange issue. Whenever I am trying to type something, my keyboard is typing '...
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Shortcut to change keyboard language on XFCE without having to click on xfce-panel plugin

I have a Xubuntu 20.04. I added the Keyboard Layouts applet plugin to my xfce-panel. To change the keyboard language, I can click on it. However, I want to be faster. I'd like to press a key ...
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Load hardware specific keyboard config automatically

I have a special keyboard, with which I want to write with a configuration that is not the same as when writing with another keyboard (e.g. the laptop's keyboard). I want to keep both configurations ...
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How does the 'Australian' keyboard layout differ to US?

As a geek in Australia, It had always been my understanding that all keyboards here were US keyboards. What are the differences, (if any) between selecting the Australian keyboard layout, from the US?
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Keyboard repeating only working for characters, not other keys

I have an odd issue with my system where only character keys get repeated when pressed. The arrow keys, PGUP/PGDN, Numeric keypad, and BACKSPACE for example to not repeat. This makes navigating the ...
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question to remap keys in Ubuntu terminal to Mac has not worked for me yet in Ubuntu VM under parallels

After looking here for answers I am still struggling. I am running Ubuntu 21.04 as a virtual machine on my M1 Mac mini under Parallels 16. I am also running Windows 10 as a VM and the keys there map ...
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Slash (“/”) key not working in login screen Ubuntu 20.04

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 in my ThinkPad E480 and noticed the slash key "/" was not working. Digging a bit, I found this article where the OP has a keyboard layout really close to mine (abnt ...
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Weird keyboard issues after upgrading to 20.10: Del key doesn’t work and layout reverts to QWERTY

I installed Ubuntu with the Neo keyboard layout (think Dvorak for the German language) as the default from installation (a few years ago). It thus always was the keyboard layout for TTYs, login, and ...
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Avro phonetic isn't working on Ubuntu 20.04 for bengali typing

I have installed avro from official ubuntu store ( also tried installing it by using sudo apt install ibus-avro ) Still not getting desire output. Please have a look at the first image If I choose ...
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Gnome: show alternate characters by a long press on a keyboard letter

On macOS devices, I love the feature of having alternate characters shown by a long press of any key (see screenshot attached). As I use a DVORAK US keymap on my loved Thinkpad, I do not have access ...
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Unable to change keyboard layout Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop

Just for reference I have already searched this site and others for a solution, but none of what I've found has solved my issue. Setup: Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop, running as a VM (downloaded from osboxes....
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Keyboard: How can I change the Sterling sign to Euro sign on 3, having Ubuntu installed on a MacBook?

My system is: OS: Ubuntu 20.10 x86_64 Host: MacBook5,1 1.0 Kernel: 5.8.0-44-generic On terminal I have: $ cat /etc/default/keyboard XKBLAYOUT=pt XKBVARIANT=mac_sundeadkeys BACKSPACE=guess $ ...
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problem with nagstamon

i installed nagstamon using this command sudo apt install -y nagstamon and i got this error while running using nagstamon QLayout: Attempting to add QLayout "" to StatusWindow ""...
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Adjusted /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ir file

I want to config my /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ir file to be like Windows keyboard layout. Is there a provided config for it? This is an example for my request, but it's a 'like Mac keyboard layout' ...
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Both shift keys switching layout works only in a certain press order

In Ubuntu 20.04, I used gnome-tweaks to set layout switching to both Shift keys. However, it works only if Lshift was pressed before Rshift. Pressing Rshift, then pressing Lshift, then releasing both ...
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Press and Hold keyboard function

When I press and hold keys, for example "Backspase" It registers only one time and I have to press it repeatedly instead of just holding it. Same with other keys: numerals, space, letters ...
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Configure Danish keyboard on MacBook Pro running Ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a MacBook Pro with a Danish keyboard. Is there a way to remap the keys to the standard configuration? I am now using the Danish (Machintosh, no dead keys) layout and it's a ...
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How to write a midpoint with an azerty keyboard on 20.04 LTS?

On the same keyboard with ubuntu 16.04, the midpoint (U+00B7) has been accessible with AltGr + Shift + & (key 1, upper left) In ubuntu 20.04, none of the combination I've found listed in azerty ...
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Partial keys of wired keyboard are working upon boot up (works after unpluging & plugging back in)

I have https://shop.goldtouch.com/products/goldtouch-v2-adjustable-comfort-keyboard-pc-only keyboard (wired). I never had an issue with this keyboard for years. However suddenly, right hand side of ...
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How to rebind keys to key combinations?

I really would like to switch to Linux, but there is still this one last thing I just can't get working. On Windows I'm using autohotkey to rebind some keys to key combinations, and I'm just too used ...
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Change to smart quotes On Ubuntu

Is there a way by which I can enable smart quotes by default so that I always get curly quotes (“) instead of straight quotes (") just like on the mac systems? I've tried searching for this ...
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Keyboard output reset

Ubuntu 20.10 groovy (x86-64) Kernel: 5.8.0-43-generic Cinnamon: 4.6.7 Problem: Keyboard output reset My Belgian Keyboard output (layout is ok), resets every time and I have to use the sudo setxkbmap ...
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Can't change keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu [duplicate]

My system is Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, Gnome version is 3.36.8. I am going to Settings -> Keyboard Shortcuts. Some keyboard shotcuts can be changed, while some are not.eg; "Switch to next input ...
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Keyboard layout change breaks randomly

I am switching between two different layouts (en, and hu). Version of Ubuntu is 20.04 if that matters. It happens sometimes that even though I change the layout (does not matter if it is with a ...
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Change keyboard layout in recovery mode

I need to run certain commands in Ubuntu in recovery mode. The problem is that for some reason the input is Cyrillic. How can I switch it back to Latin? As you might see that problem is that I cannot ...
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Keyboard Setup 87 key

Helo, Im having some serious issues changing my keyboard. Previously I had a spanish keyboard now i have changed to a us keyboard with 87 keys. I fear that if i dont change it correctly i wont be able ...
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Ubuntuy 18.04 on a new DELL Inspiron French Canadian keyboard does not work correctly. How cure?

Have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a new DELL Inspiron 15 3000 with a French Canadian keyboard and have tried all four Ubuntu keyboard files. Using Multilingual setting, most, but not all keys work and NO ...

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