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Questions tagged [keyboard-layout]

Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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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 ...
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Where can you find possible key combinations and their outputs?

So... I recently bought a keyboard with a US layout as they didn't have it for my native language. It is however missing the key on the keyboard where i normally do '\'. I am using I3 as my WM and ...
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Custom Alt key + TAB application switcher require enter push in Ubuntu16.04

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and I assigned Alt_R key to the one right key of space key using ~/.Xmodmap because my keyboard has no right alt key. But application switcher does strange work. When I use Alt_L ...
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Switch layouts with one key on 18.04 (bug?) [duplicate]

I want to switch layouts with Print Screen, which conveniently sits under the right thumb on my ThinkPad keyboard. I configure it so in the Keyboard settings and it works! HOWEVER every time I press ...
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Two Costum Keyboard

I tried to create 2 custom keyboard for Ubuntu 18.04 and followed the instruction http://people.uleth.ca/~daniel.odonnell/Blog/custom-keyboard-in-linuxx11 but I could not. I have worked nearly two ...
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Can't change keyboard layout using keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu 18.04

I've recently started using Ubuntu 18.04 and I am facing a very obnoxious problem - there's no way of changing the keyboard layout with ANY keyboard shortcuts, system-wide, not just in a certain ...
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File ~/.Xmodmap is not sourced on startup in 18.04

I have a custom key mapping in the file ~/.Xmodmap which can be activated by running xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap. However, I want this to happen automatically when I login. I have tried the following without ...
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How can I change the default language icon to a flag on Ubuntu 18.04.1? [duplicate]

When I change languages, I have this type of icon. But I need the icon of the languages to be the country's flag. Is there a way to do that in Ubuntu 18.04.1?
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cannot change keyboard layout any longer

After a recent Ubuntu update and reboot, my keyboard map -- se -- has disappeared and the layout is frozen to us. Here is the output from setxkbmap: ~% setxkbmap -v Trying to build keymap using the ...
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Configure fcitx input method and keyboard layout

I want to configure fcitx (sogou-pinyin) input method on Kubuntu 18.04. First I configured basic keyboard layouts. Shortcut for switching layout is Caps Lock. After that, I installed fcitx and ...
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Keyboard layout for shortcuts stays national for some app on unbuntu 18.04 gnome shell

The national keyboard layout of my computer is in French. I added in the settings language and region another layout (or "input source") which is English (US). When I switch to that US layout, the ...
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Keyboard layout changes but when I type I still get the original layout

I have an Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and I want to have a second keyboard (Persian) on it. I've installed Persian keyboard and it is configured as an input source. Now I can change the keyboard and when I ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity using the mini ISO. So I don't have GNOME installed with Unity. My problem is that keyboard shortcuts (e.g., launching Terminal or switching between keyboard ...
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How to view all Unicode characters assigned to keyboard shortcuts? [duplicate]

How can I see what characters are assigned to various key combinations on my keyboard? For example, I found out that if I press Right Alt-Shift--, I'm getting an "m-dash" character: "—". I would like ...
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xkb compose file

As more often then never I forget to type the right character of a pair of open-close couples (parentheses, brackets, …), I added to my compose file lines such as <parenleft> : "()" &...
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Switching language and the subsequent input of capital letters

Previously, using Ubuntu 16, I pressed Alt+Shift to switch the language, let go of the Alt key, left my finger on the Shift button, and was then able to enter a capital letter. Now, in Ubuntu 18.04, ...
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Keyboard forgets it is Japanese

My Japanese layout keyboard uses mozc for input - usually in straight-forward direct input mode - but will occasionally switch back to the default US English layout. There is no obvious pattern or ...
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Using non ascii-character keys for ibus-m17n custom layout

I want to create a custom keyboard layout for ancient greek using m17n. There is already the grc mizuochi layout, but I want to change some key mappings. The changes for normal ascii character keys ...
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How to make Shift + Numkeys act as in MS Windows from GUI?

I'm using full keyboard with numpad (Generic 105-key intl.). I want to configure it in the following manner. If NumLock LED is on (NumPad) is enabled, I want to make Numkeys working with <Shift&...
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Switch keyboard input language doesn't work

I need to make certain table in LibreOffice Calc but after I changed typing language (Settings -> Region and Language -> Add input source -> Serbian Cyrillic) the behavior is the same as before. I ...
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xBindKeys does not work on non-English keymap

I have used the extra buttons of my mouse for copy-past some text in everywhere(gedit, libreoffice, firefox and etc). I use xte and xbindkeys for to do it. This is my ~/.xbindkeysrc # Copy text "/usr/...
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Keyboard layout not really changing after upgrade

I just upgraded Ubuntu from 17 to 18.04. I regularly use 2 keyboards, but even if I change the keyboard layout from the Keyboard settings config window (no extras, the default one), the keyboard ...
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Not been able to use Shift + 6 on Wine

I've been having a problem running a game through wine (starcraft 2), when i need to add units to an existing control group i press shift + 6 in game,this doesn't seems to have any output at all, i've ...
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What are the exact steps towards remapping the Japanese keys on a Japanese keyboard in xkb?

I am trying to remap the keys found on a Japanese keyboard to be Alt, Super, Return, and Shift. Here is a good description of the kind of keyboard I'm using. (I am actually using a Filco Majestouch 2 ...
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Shorcut to insert bullet point • into text in Linux (Ubuntu 18.04LTS)

I am new to Linux and I would like to insert the character that corresponds to the bullet point • when typing text. I know that I can to do by typing (Crtl+Shift+u and then 2022) but that is quite a ...
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How to make the double quote behave as a dead key except when it is used in combination with itself

When I use a keyboard, I expect the following behaviours (and I rely on these behaviours): Press ", release ": Should remember the key as a dead key Press ", release ", press <space>, release &...
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Change keymap, but only when ctrl or alt is pressed down

I have remapped some keys on my laptop using xmodmap but there is still one thing that I cannot google out: how to change keymap of other keys when ctrl or alt is pressed down? My use case: I have ...
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IBus XKB engine layouts don't work

I have IBus installed on Lubuntu 18.04.1 64-bit, and some languages work properly, while others just have the US English layout. The Hangul Korean input engine (ibus engine output hangul) works (al ...
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Xmodmap and Page-Up and Page-Down

I'm running ubuntu 16.04 in a dell inspironn laptop. The keys fn-PgUp fn-Pg fn-Home and fn-end don't work. I ran xmodmap -pke on both my desktop (which works) and my laptop (which does not) both ...
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Unable to type Hindi Vowels

Question is similar to one asked in the link below but in Ubuntu 16.04 (I had problem with updating to 18.04.1 so using 16.04) Hindi keyboard not working properly in Ubuntu In System Settings -> ...
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Server 16.04: bind /-character to custom key

I am installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 in a Freenas virtual machine (my desktop= Linux Mint 19). The freenas backend apparently has a bug so the when I access the VM through a VNC-viewer some keys do not ...
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Custom Keyboard Variant (for Transliteration of Arabic) not working

I tried setting up a custom keyboard layout in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS for being able to write Arabic transliteration for scientific purposes (see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Arabic ; ...
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Tamil Phonetic keyboard not seen in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

With IBus installation I am not able to see the option of Tamil Phonetic keyboard in the options on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
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Is it possible to use the Greek keyboard layout in Scribus?

I typically have my keyboard set up to use multiple alphabets, toggling with alt+shift; I use American English and Greek most frequently, followed by occasionally Japanese with Anthy, and occasionally ...
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Having an error in using dhivehi keyboard

When I type in dhivehi the letter that should appear is not showing up the letter which is missing should appear as i use letter "o" how it should be
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shift key stopped working in ubuntu 18.04 - i can't capitalize anything or enter my password

I have been running Ubuntu 18.04 without problem for several months on a Lenovo T540p. This morning I tried to log in and had some trouble - the computer kept rejecting my password. Eventually I ...
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Can`t change back keyboard layout in xfce DE

I have two keyboard layouts on Xubuntu 18.04, and I have set my keyboard layout switch key to win+space. The problem is that I can switch from the first layout to the second, But then I can`t switch ...
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Keyboard configuration resets after every login in some website

I have a custom .xkb keyboard configuration file that I used to use in ArchLinux using the command - xkbcomp ~/keyboard.xkb :0 This works in Ubuntu too but I noticed that this configuration is reset ...
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Xubuntu, combinations Ctrl+key don't work when I use Ctrl as hotkey for switching keyboard layout

On Xubuntu 18.04 I'm using hotkey right Ctrl for switching keyboard layout. And now I can't use any combinations with Ctrl+ in applications. And for example if I use Alt for switching layout, ...
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Modify dead key behaviour

I am using the keyboard layout: "English (Dvorak, intl., with dead keys)". Sometimes I write in French, and I would like to be able to type the c-cedilla (ç and Ç), the same as on my Windows machine, ...
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Disabling alt+shift to switch keyboard layouts in ubuntu 18.04

A while after installing ubuntu 18.04 I was prompted to select a keyboard shortcut for switching between keyboard layouts. I choose alt+shift. The results are really annoying as they render any ...
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Unable to use dpkg-reconfigure noninteractive

I am trying to automate a Ubuntu Server installation. I want to change some configurations after the installation, for example keyboard layout and time zone. Tried both 16.04 and 18.04, same problem. ...
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I've a problem while configuring Ubuntu 18.04 to switch between Arabic and English using Alt-R + Shift-R

I'm trying to configure my Ubuntu 18.04 to switch between Arabic and English using Right Shift and Right Alt. I've been working on it for several days and I've checked tons of solutions out there but ...
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Cannot change keyboard backlight with dbus-send

I have kde desktop environment, and Fn + F3 / F4 buttons cannot change keyboard brightness. I also assign other keys to increase or decrease keyboard brightness in global shortcuts menu, but its not ...
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One key has wrong keyboard layout

I currently have a UK keyboard, and I have configured Ubuntu 16.04 with both UK and Spanish layouts. I generally use the Spanish layout, because it is what I am used to. Spanish layout: https://...
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How could I choose extra keyboard layouts on Ubuntu Studio 18.04?

I just a few days ago installed Ubuntu Studio. Before that I had used Ubuntu 18.04. That required customization Gnome program with a switch on features of extra layouts, but on Ubuntu Studio this ...
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Configure keyboard shortcuts to CapsLock and Shift + CapsLock in 18.04 Bionic Beaver

I want to configure CapsLock to switch always to the English keyboard layout (input source), while Shift+CapsLock switches always to Russian [18.04] I've been using the setup described in the title ...
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Keyboard layout switch issue in Ubuntu 18.04

First of all for some reason I have two different "switch keyboard layout" hotkeys: one which I set in Settings->Devices->Keyboard and the second one(Left ctrl + Left shift) is produced by ...
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Which character is used for the numpad dot-key by default?

Well this will be a very simple question. I just bought an English-Keyboard with qwerty layout because I love the English layout much more than the German one. I am using Ubuntu 18.04. The numpad on ...
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Keyboard layout change not working after suspend

Whenever my computer comes back to life after suspend, the keyboard layout switch stops working. Using the key combination or clicking on the menu displays a layout change on screen with the 2 ...