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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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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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Ctrl and Alt keys got swapped

I am using Unity on ubuntu 20.04, and after an update, the right ctrl and alt keys got swapped. How do I reset these settings? PS - the key mapping is fine with the Gnome environment
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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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Map Kensington Orbitball to “Go back” action

I am trying to map the Kensington Orbitball buttons on Ubuntu 20.04. In particular I want to press both the left and right buttons and trigger the "to Go back" action, in the browser, ...
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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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Map camera button

I have disassembled my laptop and I am still using it with an external keyboard and mouse. Screen and webcam are still the original ones. The camera enable/disable original keyboard button does not ...
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How do I add a key combination to map to a particular key?

I want the Alt + Home key combination to map to Delete. It seems the way to do that is by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc files on Ubuntu 20.04. However, I dont understand the format of the file ...
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Xbindkeys is not working

xbindkeys version:1.8.6; Ubuntu version 18.04 LTS In the config file of the xbindkeys I have the following command "xte 'key a'" control+o but when I run xbindkeys in the terminal, and ...
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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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Keyboard mappings messed up

this happened suddenly most keys work properly but some are really weird. if i go to keyboard shortcuts and try to create a shortcut using a key that isnt working it shows what key was just pressed. s ...
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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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Arrow Key remapping to other key [duplicate]

My right arrow key stopped working in Ubuntu 18 . Can I map this function into any other key?
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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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Remap/disable modifier keys on international keyboard

I use a swedish keyboard layout. Which means in order to get ~ I have to input AltGr + ¨ (char to the right of Å) twice, or followed by a space. And to get ^ I have to input shift + ¨ twice or ...
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Map “Super+ArrowDown” to minimize a window while the window is focused & the window is not in fullscreen

I would like to add a conditional key mapping to Ubuntu 19.10. Normally when a window is in full screen mode and you press super+arrowDown it enters window mode (or whatever it is called). When a ...
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Keyboard layout changes with each application

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and for some reason my keyboard layout changes with each application. If I start terminal, I get what I expect and it works correctly, however if I type something in the ...
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Make keyboard right alt ctrl work as mouse left right click buttons

I am using ubuntu 19.04. in windows i have used autohotkey to make keyboard right alt and ctrl behave as mouse left and right click. But i am unable to do this in ubuntu. I have tried editting /usr/...
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Remap Super+Left to the Home button

I want to remap Super+Left key combination to the Home button. I tried tools like xdotools, xte and xbindkeys, but for some weird reason it worked only on Firefox, and not on any other window. ...
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Razer Deathadder Elite: configure central buttons

I need to use the two central buttons (the ones below the wheel) of the Razer Deathadder Elite mouse to scroll pages. By default, they are used to change the DPI. OpenRazer and Polychromatic do not ...
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Map backtick key to Esc and tilde with xkb Ubuntu 18.04 even on applications like chrome, slack etc

I'm trying to map backtick key to Esc while shift-backtick as tilde unchanged. Here's what I've done. key <TLDE> { [Escape, asciitilde] }; // in X11/xkb/symbols/us It works all fine in ...
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Replacement for a trivial Autohotkey script

This no-brainer has been running on my Windows systems since XP: WheelUp::return WheelDown::return $NumpadSub::Send {WheelUp} $NumpadAdd::Send {WheelDown} Basically, it blocks the broken wheel of my ...
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Remap Meta key on Ubuntu terminal

I log into a remote machine through ssh and using emacs as my main editor over there. Since I am on Mac the Meta key is mapped to ESC. How do I remap it to ⌥ key?
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Remapping keys with xkb in Ubuntu 18.04

My new laptop does not have right Control key. Instead it comes with useless more-less key. I tried to remap the key using xkb. In /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc there is a following line key <...
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Mapping the extra mouse buttons to page up and page down

I am trying to map the extra mouse buttons to PgUp PgDn using xbindkeys. I found their button # using xev ButtonRelease event, serial 25, synthetic NO, window 0x4000001, root 0x191, subw 0x0, ...
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Changing keyboard mapping

I'm pretty new to the site. I want to change my keyboard key-mapping. I use Ubuntu 16.4. By keyboard key-mapping I mean that if I type key 'a' I want a different unicode character (or characters) to ...
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Remapping the keyboad

Ubuntu 18.04 LTE I am trying to Remap the Right alt key with the 'down' key and the Backslash key with the the 'right' key. I've modified the 'pc' file in the xkb directory, restarted, but I did not ...
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Remapping doesn't work correctly (Ubuntu 18)

I have recently installed UBuntu 18 LTS, I´m a beginner... I have got a laptop with German keyboard but I am Italian so I basically tried to remap characters using a tutorial I have found here, this ...
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How to Remap NUMLOCK Key to be DELETE?

Because of the layout of my keyboard, I want to have numlock permanently pressed and use the numlock key as a delete key. I can't seem to get this to work. Any ideas on how to do this would be ...
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Remap copy and paste shortcuts

In a terminal I have Alt-C and Alt-V shortcuts to copy/paste. That's why I want make the same to system wide. How to remap system wide shortcuts Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V to Alt-C and Alt-V? Ubuntu 18.04
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Checking acpi key bindings and remapping keyboard keypress events to acpi events

I got two systems with Ubuntu 18.04.1 installed. The two have similar hardware and software configurations but one of them suspends to SBTN press event whereas the other does nothing. I checked ...