Questions tagged [keyboard-layout]

Questions about keyboard layout and configuration.

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shift button behavior has changed in elementary OS 5.1.4 [closed]

Previously, the shift worked as it should, now it still works as it should, and also produces keyboard shortcuts for such shift + alt. However, today I noticed that when I in gravit designer tried to ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 MATE UK keyboard £ sign

The £ sign on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 (Focal Fossa) keeps reverting to #. I'm sure I fixed it awhile back, but now the problem has recurred. Oddly, I can type £ into Firefox and vim, but not on a virtual ...
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GNOME propagate key event after handling them [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 20.04 with GNOME 3.36.2. I have set switching keyboard layout to Shift+Left Alt: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-input-source "['<Shift>Alt_L']" However, ...
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Super key not responding

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 and my keyboard does not register the super key. When I used 18.04 the OS recognized the win key as the super key, and there was no problem. Then my keyboard broke, and I ...
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Alternative to xbindkeys that allows key-combos sans modifier keys

When I press XF86TouchpadOn + Left I want it to mimic Home button pressed. I tried xbindkeys, with xvkbd and with xdotool but none worked. Here's my .xbindkeysrc "xvkbd -xsendevent -text '\[Next]'" ...
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Keyboard layout error in Ubuntu 18.04

I was installing Chinese pinyin input method on Ibus. But I found that the keyboard layout setting can not be used. In addition, when I click that keyboard layout button, I got the following error ...
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How to force gsettings change layout to work in Mint [closed]

Linux Mint 19.2 Tina, Cinnamon I have a problem when I'm switching layout with Alt + Shift in some applications. Using alt+shift not only changes the language, but also loses focus from the app text ...
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Fn + Arrow key map issue in Ubuntu

I just bought a Dell Inspiron and one of the best things about Dell is that they map Fn + Left to Home and Fn + Right to End. But in this new laptop, that mapping works properly on Windows but behaves ...
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The list of input methods in ibus preference is not as exhaustive as in Gnome Settings > Region & Language

I recently switched to i3wm, so I have to select input methods using IBus Preferences. However, the input method that I used in Gnome isn't in the IBus Preferences list. How do I add the rest of the ...
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After trying to install keyman, tried fixing python, reboot, then 404 error and ending up having no keyboard options [duplicate]

I first started by following the steps here: https://keyman.com/linux/, but I kept getting this error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: keyman : Depends: python3-keyman-config but it ...
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Normal keyboard switcher for Gnome?

Is there any normal keyboard switcher for GNOME in Ubuntu? "Normal" means: Supports more than two languages. I.e. switches them not cyclically but with reordering with most popular on top. Shows ...
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keyboard shortcuts don't work with switched keyboard layout (20.04) [duplicate]

I recently got this problem and have no idea why. when I change keyboard layout in ubuntu 20.04, the keyboard shortcuts don't work in apps. there seem to be no problem with desktop itself, like I ...
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Configure Caps-Lock to make entering backtick easier

I have a Swedish keyboard and for me to type a backtick (`), I need to hold Shift and type the tick key twice. I wonder if there is a way (using xmodmap perhaps?) to make Caps Lock behave like the ...
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Switch languages ubuntu 20.04 lxqt desktop

I wonder if anyone can please help me. I have installed ubuntu 20.04. then installed the lxqt desktop for it. I want to have two langues available for typing. And I want to switch between them by ...
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How do I set keyboard layout per window on Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. When I was on pop OS, I was able to change keyboard layout for each window (not global layout). Is there something similar on Ubuntu 20.04 ?
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Japanese keyboard layout symbol file broken since 18.04 to 20.04 upgrade

I recently installed a Japanese layout keyboard on a Lenovo X220 laptop. Using the terminal, and xmonad as a window manager, I first did: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration Where I ...
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how to set proper environment diplay settings for 3840x2160 resoultion on Asus Zenbook Pro UX501

how to set proper environment diplay settings for 3840x2160 resoultion on Asus Zenbook Pro UX501. fonts are miniaturized. keyboard not localized. Why Ubuntu is not able to recognize the hardware and ...
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Remapping keys has gone wrong (setxkbmap and evdev file issue)

I tried using setxkbmap to map my menu key to act as a caps lock. It did not go well The caps lock key does nothing The backspace key now also acts as a caps lock. Also, it doesn't auto repeat ...
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How to map right alt-to right -control?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 desktop version. I have bought a keyboard without the right ctrl key. (My fault.) I am trying to use xmodmap to map right altGr key to right control with the following code ...
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Umlaute not working anymore after Upgrade to 20.04

I usually use alt+u and then a to get ä on my English(Macintosh) keyboard. I upgraded to 20.04 this morning. This key combo now gives me the letter ă. Same goes for ŭ. The function "Show Keyboard ...
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Specific Key Mappings

I am trying to map specific keys to character outputs, such as "Ctrl + O = |". I understand that different language layouts provide different mappings but I want to have more control over them, on any ...
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HP Pavilion M7 laptop - keyboard not working

It is and old I7 laptop with a Canadian multilingual keyboard (I hate the manufactures which try to be politically correct) which works OK with Windows and an old openSUSE 13.1. I tried Kubuntu 14.04,...
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Disable “non-standard” AltGr-remappings in German keyboard layout [duplicate]

I am running xubuntu 19.04 (English system language), on a notebook with a physical German keyboard layout, the system being set to "German (no dead keys)". One thing that is highly annoying to me as ...
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Different mappings for internal and external keyboard (Windows vs Apple style)

I am currently struggling with the following issue: At work I use an Apple MacBook Pro, whereas personally I use a Dell XPS 13 running Kubuntu. I never had an issue switching between the Apple and ...
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How to make dead keys work?

I use Ubuntu 20.04 on a Macbook pro with US keyboard. I need dead keys to type accented characters in some European non English languages. How to get them working? The problem is the same for every ...
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Can't type properly use AltGr after updating to Ubuntu 20.04

Before updating to Ubuntu 20.04 my AltGr key used to work as expected. My Keyboard layout is portuguese (brazil) abnt2. I use AltGr specially to type things like º Now, if I just press AltGr a weird ...
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Custome keyboard disappeared upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04

I had a custom keyboard layout (having an Italian keyboard but typing often in Polish I needed a keyboard with Polish letters but with Italian configuration of punctuation). I just upgraded from ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Not Working When Not in English in 20.04 [closed]

I've recently updated to Ubuntu 20.04. When English is not the chosen language all shortcuts don't work (such as Ctrl + C, Ctrl + A, etc). It was working fine in the previous versions. What happened ...
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Automatic keyboard switching for games, configure for wine

I have found that Ubuntu seems to be quite smart about switching keyboard layouts in games. I use Colemak, and in a game such as Minecraft, controls are automatically switched to QWERTY so I can move ...
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cannot permamently set keyboard to qwertz Lubuntu 20.04 Focal

Hi I set the keyboard layout to German Swiss QWERTZ and when I log out it goes to American English QWERTY. Where can I change the settings so that it stays with German Swiss QWERTZ_
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Install Dvorak International

I would like to install the following Dvorak International Keyboard Layout. I have tried adding the file to /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ and editing the file xfree86.xml but it is not selectable in ...
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Ubuntu 20.4. Windows key is locked when I am not on primary input source [duplicate]

I have Russian and English layouts installed in the system. Whenever I switch to Russian (both keyboard shortcut and manual selection methods), a certain indicator lights up on the keyboard, and ...
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How to set keyboard layout for boot-up hard disk encryption in Lubuntu 20.04?

I found a really ugly bug (or feature?) in Lubuntu 20.04 and now wonder how to mitigate it: In former Lubuntu releases (with legacy boot), the hard disk encryption was different - there was an ...
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<Right Alt> not working as writing 3rd and 4th level characters

I originally asked a question here: Is it possible to write special characters using the alt key? but was asked to submit a new question including more info I want to be able to type special ...
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Is it possible to write special characters using the alt key? [duplicate]

I want to be able to type characters such as ellipse and em dash using the same key combinations as in osx (that is, alt+period for ellipse, alt+dash for endash, alt+shift+dash for emdash, etc. I ...
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Universal shortcuts like ctrl-a and ctrl-alt-t do not work when using different input method

As an always-keyboard-using Persian writer and journalist, I spend most of my time in Gedit, LibreOffice writer, KITScenarist, etc in Persian. I have always used ctrl-c, ctrl-a, ctrl-e, ctrl-l, and ...
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use some other key on the keyboard to replace the non-functioning shift key

this laptop is old and my both shift keys and the caps lock key are no longer working. all the other keys are however still working. i dont know what caused this. maybe it is the layout problem or the ...
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I want to create a custom keyboard layout for ubuntu 20.04

Is there an easy way to create a custom keyboard layout in ubuntu. I have seen the many posts about the custom keyboard layouts, but they seemed long for what I need. All need is an American keyboard ...
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META key mapped to fn+win key

So I have Kubuntu and I am trying to edit the Quick tile Window shortcuts in the KWin global shortcuts tab and everything is set to default (Meta + arrow key). Thats exactly what i want but I am ...
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CND-HBTK7 Keyboard Multimedia to Functional keys mapping

Recently I bought a Raspberry Pi 4 and to save one USB port I purchased a bluetooth keyboard CND-HBTK7. However by default the first key row is a multimedia keys, which was not practical to me. I ...
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How can I remap my number keys to create a numpad?

As with most smaller machines, my laptop's keyboard is missing a dedicated numpad. I can generally type without looking at my keyboard, but I am unable to blindly type numbers with the number row. ...
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Super key not showing “Activities” if the keyboard layout is not English [duplicate]

I use different keyboard layouts on my computer. The Super key works as expected with "English (with dead keys on Alt-Gr)" showing the Activities overview, but when switching to other layouts, the ...
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keyboard setup for ubuntu 20.04

Since a fresh installation of ubuntu 20.04 this weekend from the very beginning of account use I got a warning about termination of IBus process from a unknown problem, I believe the process was ...
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Updated to Ubuntu 20.04 -now the Super key (win) is not working

I just updated to 20.04 from 18.0.4 on my MSI CX62-7QL laptop, I'm using the Spanish (Win keys) layout and every single key is working but the Super or Win key. When I open the layout screen at ...
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Ubuntu Mate - Enable Compose key (and disable compose key behavior by default)

I have upgrade to ubuntu mate 20.04 yesterday and now my typing acts as though I have the compose key permanently pressed. If I want to type, say a back quote (`) or this acute (^) I must press the ...
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Does Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa support the Compose-Key?

I tried everything I could find in the following links: How can I enable Compose key? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ComposeKey https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ComposeKey However, I still could not get ...
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Keyboard shortcurts work only with primary input source [duplicate]

I am having a weird problem. In Ubuntu 20.04 (upgraded from 19.10), I have two input sources: $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.input-sources mru-sources [('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'gr')] The problem ...
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I set `/sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode` to 2 and it gets overwritten to 1 on each reboot

I echo 2 > /sys/module/hid_apple/parameters/fnmode both as root and with sudo chmod, but after restart it's back to 1 How can I prevent this? I'm running Ubuntu alone on a Macbook, with no dual ...
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Lubuntu 20.04 LTS: Some accent characters not working

Recently, I've updated my laptop from Lubuntu 19.10 to 20.04 LTS. Ever since then, wherever in the OS (be it FeatherPad, Qterminal, Writer...), one of my accents (ˇ) is broken - the system types r ...
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Disable <Alt><Shift> Left/Right input source change

The keyboard combinations <Alt><Shift>Left and <Alt><Shift>Right switch to the next or previous keyboard input source (eg, English, Spanish, Chinese keyboard layouts). This ...

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