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Remapping the keyboard so that a certain key or key combination will execute some other key or combination.

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How can I remap Home to F5 and End to F11?

I've edited the /use/share/X11/xkd/pc file to remap some keys, but I can't quite figure out how to assign Home and End to F5 and F11. Any assists?
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How to remap joystick axes in Ubuntu 20.04?

I recently purchased a Thrustmaster T.16000M Joystick to play older flight sims in Wine 7.0 and am encountering problems with the joystick axes. While Wine recognizes the joystick and all its buttons/...
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Map keys only from a specific (gaming) keyboard

I bought a mouse which has a little thumb "joystick". That joystick appears in the system as a "SOAI USB Gaming Mouse Keyboard" (the mouse part of the). When I move the stick ...
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Turn Caps Lock key into delete key

Using Kubuntu on a Macbook there is no delete key. Delete can be done with Backspace+Fn, but there is only one Fn on the farthest corner from Backspace, so that a delete action requires both hands. I ...
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Custom keyboard shortcuts keypresses

I'm looking for a solution to map keyboard shortcuts to keypresses in a gnome DE. In scope of this question I'll use the example of mapping meta+2 to F2. It doesn't seem to work with xdotool. E.g., ...
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Mapping Left `Ctrl` and `fn` keys in Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

So I've spent a solid couple of hours trying to figure out how to remap a couple of keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad T440p laptop. This article from 2020 got me pretty close. It uses the xmodmap command to ...
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Remapping Keyboard Keys to mouse buttons on Ubuntu 18.04

I would like to use keyboard buttons for left and right mouse clicks. I found this answer that describes remapping mouse buttons to keyboard keys. Can I use this method 'in reverse' to map keyboard ...
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How to have XF86Audio* keys work with alsa?

I am running Ubuntu on my Chromebook. I have remapped keys so that the dedicated keys (e.g., brightness, back, forward, etc.) all do the desired function (thank you FascinatingCaptain). I have audio ...
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How to remap escape, tilde, and quotes on 21.10 with xkb options

I would like to swap the backtick/tilde key with escape and also single and double quotes by creating new options to be picked up. I already have caps lock and left control swapped as well as parens ...
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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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Remap Logitech T400 middle click

I have a Logitech T400. This mouse has two "middle click buttons": Button A is mapped to the regular middle click, which is what I want. But button B is mapped to Super L which is useless, ...
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Xubuntu change/remap `home` key to backspace

I want to remap the home key to do the same as the backspace. I have looked through this page, but couldn't find any references to the home key in the file it talks about, but maybe I am looking in ...
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Mapping multi-key shortcut involving Super_L in Ubuntu 20.04

I recently moved from Mac as my primary workstation to Ubuntu. And it has been a struggle... which I found to be surprising because before moving to Mac (5 years ago) I was on Ubuntu for a decent ...
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Hyper-key u --> Like Arrow-Up

I made CapsLock the Hyper-key via gnome-tweaks Sorry, I have only the german screenshot. "Feststelltaste" means "CapsLock" Now I would like to map Hyper-u to Arrow-Up Hyper-n to ...
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How to write a keyboard symbol, e.g. "~", with a key combination, e.g. CTRL+FN+`?

My 1 key broke and I just used the key-mapper program to move this key to the one on the left (the ~ key). Or in other words - I remapped the ~ key to take the functionality of 1. My problem now is ...
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How to remap symbols on the right shift key (for all layouts)?

My alphanumerical key for '1' and '!' (the very left of the number keys) broke. So, I edited, against the advice in some articles, the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us and remapped the '1' and '!' ...
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Map Right Alt to Spacebar including in key combinations

I am working on a laptop with a broken spacebar, so I re-mapped the right alt key to the spacebar with: xmodmap -e "keysym Alt_R = space" This works well, except it seems like the right alt ...
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How to remap the key combination to change to the next tab in my browser (Ubuntu 21.10)?

I’m using Ubuntu 21.10 I want to change the key command used to switch browser tabs to mimic what I do on Mac (Alt+Shift+⇠ / ⇢), instead of Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab. The documentation suggests this ...
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Map a key that is unresponsive with showkey

I have a keyboard that has two "blank" function keys. They only act as F9 and F11 when the fn key is held down. I found a few interesting topics for remapping keys but they all depend on ...
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How to persistently map Capslock to ESC and Ctrl so that it still works after suspend/resume

I'm using the following lines in my ~/.xprofile on Ubuntu 20.04 to map Capslock to ESC and Ctrl: # make CapsLock behave like Ctrl: setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps # make ...
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Remap a key combination to another combination, e.g. AltGr+C -> Ctrl+C, under Wayland

I basically want to ask this question, but for GNOME on Wayland. This means that answers involving AutoKey and xbindkeys wont work, as neither works under Wayland. Background: I would like to remap ...
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ranger replace space in filenames

I made map for moving file to Downloads directory but it cause problem if file has space map dD console shell mv %s /home/${USER}/Downloads Ofc I know that I can give their "" but it will ...
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How to map an action to a list of keycodes with xmodmap?

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 on a MSI laptop. The problem that I found is relative to the keys that can be used with the fn e.g. the key fn+f3 should disable the touchpad. In the system settings if I try to ...
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Remap keys on keyboard have 2 Control 1 Alt

I am trying to find a way to remap my keys so my keyboard |Control_L|Super_L|Alt_L| become |Control_L|Alt_L|Control_L| is there a way to do this with xmodmap ?
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Why doesn’t this key remapping work in several GNOME applications?

I’d like to remap ] to Delete. I’ve tried setting this in an XKB layout: key <AD12> { [ Delete ] }; This works in Firefox, GNOME Terminal, and LibreOffice. However, nothing happens when I press ...
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Remap "special" Keys on HP keyboard

I bought a new HP notebook (elitebook) with an extremely awful keyboard functionality. For example, I don't have an insert key, but I have a phone-dial and phone-hangup key (right upper corner): The ...
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Simple Keyboard Remap Question

I want to use my Caps Lock key as Super+A key, but remapping solutions that I found do not support the feature. Do you know how to command something by pressing the specific key?
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Laptop Fn key code for bindsym in i3wm

I am using i3wm with ubuntu 20.04. I would like to Fn+Left/Right work as End/Home like in my previous laptop. I know how to make bindsyn in i3wm config but I cannot find Fn code. I used xev but it ...
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map Apple keyboard EJECT key to delete on Ubuntu 20.04

followed this great instruction https://askubuntu.com/a/1019659/786192 but it didn't work for me. I then took a more aggressive approach and edited /lib/udev/hwdb.d/60-keyboard.hwdb directly by ...
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Key remapping reversal coupled to built-in device disconnection

I have 3 keyboard languages in my Ubuntu 20. A key < > needs to be corrected by: xmodmap -e "keycode 94 = less greater" As far as I remember having Ubuntu 19 need not further steps. ...
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How to remap Menu key to Super?

I'm running Ubuntu MATE 20.04 on an old Toshiba Satellite that has a menu key instead of a second Windows/Super key, and I'd like to remap it so that it functions as Super. So far, I've tried xev | ...
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My system only see 8Gb instead of 12Gb memory, can you help me please?

Help me please! I have a MSI H55M-P31 motherboard with an i7 870 @ 2.93 GHz processor. Both of them supports memory up to 16Gb. I have installed 2x4Gb and 2x2Gb. My system only see 8Gb total, the ...
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Broke one letter key of my laptop's keyboard and want to remap it on the right Window's key

Some days ago I accidentally spilled some soda on my laptop and broke one of the keys, specifically the letter 'v'. The computer isn't actually mine so I'm ordering another replacement to the keyboard ...
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Swapping CapsLock key for hyper

i tried doing this by running a .Xmodmap script at startup but it just doesn't work, I've seen a lot of threads with people (maybe) fixing it, but i just can't! I've also seen some threads about using ...
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No 'Super Key' on IBM Model M keyboard

So I have a IBM Model M keyboard because it is just the best keyboard ever manufactured.... Thus being said I have no 'Super key'. So I am missing a lot basic functionality. So my question is, how do ...
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20.04 - Map right Alt key as Menu key

Ubuntu 20.04.1, Gnome 3.36.3, XOrg 7.7, fresh install on an HP laptop computer (17-by1xxx). This laptop keyboard does not have a Menu key (ie. a key that activates a context menu in an application - ...
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Mapping Super+Left to Home in xkb config file

I have following file in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/uscz and I want to remap Super+Left combination to Home button and Super+Right to End. Is it possible? default partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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Caps-lock remapping stops working

I have caps-lock key remapped to control, which usually works fine, but after some uptime and one/more suspend/awake cycles* this mapping breaks, and caps-lock reverts back to the default behavior -- ...
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Remap a single key press while keeping default shortcut

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and, unfortunately, my keyboard doesn't have a Left Super. As I never use Alt alone (always in a combination), I would like to remap a single Alt key press to Super (showing ...
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Assigning shortcuts to AltGr when it is set as ISO_Level3_Shift

I am using a custom keyboard layout. I duplicated the "intl" from /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us within the same file, called it "myintl" and altered the 3rd and 4th level of some ...
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16.04: Desired key remapping won't load at startup

Running Ubuntu 16.04. I got a compact keyboard without a Menu key. They included a bunch of fluff keys, so I want to make the "web" (XF86HomePage) key be my Menu key. (One can run xev | grep ...
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How do I remap my Tab key on startup? - Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

My tab key doesn't work properly, so I'm trying to remap it to the grave/tilde key right above it. I have already found out the command to map it - xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = Tab" but it ...
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How to remap alphanumerical keys?

I have a buggy keyboard in which my w,f,b,6,2 keys are not working. I want to remap those keys to some other combination of keys such that when I press I get the corresponding alphanumerical ...
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Start laptop without power button

I own a really old laptop (about 9 years old). It runs well, except for occasional hitches. Few months ago, the power button stopped working gradually. The power button that started laptop on the ...
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xorg.conf ButtonMapping not working (maybe overridden?)

I have a bluetooth mouse I want to configure, and my 99-eleocmtrackball.conf file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d looks like this: Section "InputClass" Identifier "evdev mouse" ...
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Changing mouse tilt buttons behaviour

I've recently installed Ubuntu MATE 20.04 and one of my peripherals is a Razer Naga 2014. This has tilt buttons on the mousewheel, so I cant tilt it left or right. On Windows, I can remap this tilt ...
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How can I remap my keyboard to create a lefthand numpad?

Like many 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. That's ...
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Make the caps-lock key do the job of holding shift

In Windows 10 when I press the Caps Lock key, I can type numbers and other special characters. Now, in Ubuntu 18.04, I have to keep pressing the shift button to do that. Since I switched from Windows ...
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Remap BTN_STYLUS event to standard keyboard key?

I'm attemping to use a VEIKK graphics tablet in Kubuntu 19.10. I've got a satisfactory setup so far, but the only thing remaining is remapping the stylus buttons. I feel like I have all the ...
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Rebinding "Office" key combination to act as Ctrl-R or another modifier

I have a Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard which I am generally enjoying. Unfortunately, it comes with a premade Office key for use in Windows in place of a right Ctrl or Super. I used xev to record what ...
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