Questions about re-arranging your keyboard layout (ex switching to Dvorak or remapping your Caps Lock key).

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F1 - F12 keys including F lock not working on my multimedia Microsoft ergonomic 4000 keyboard.

All was well for 2 years until last week my function keys (entire top row F1 - F12 including the F-Lock key) stopped responding. Most solutions to fix this issue recomend hitting the f-lock key. This ...
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Remove apple keyboard distribution on bootcamp

I have a mac book pro running windows 8.1 The original keyboard distribution is "Español(España) Español(Apple)", this it not my preferred distribution, i have added other distribution in Control ...
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Is it possible to use two keyboards independently with different layouts/mapping for each keyboard

I was wondering if it is possible to have two keyboards on one machine, each working independent of the other. I would like to assign different key mapping on each keyboard. Will try my best to ...
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Keyboard outputting wrong characters

I have a compact Logitech 811 keyboard today i cleaned it with a towel i pressed many keys doing so and now i get wrong output from it like so 3 = u3 u = u3 t = -t y = 'y ' = 'y m = mz x ...
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LibreOffice Writer … the ohm sign (Omega)

I am using LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu 14.04 to do a class assignment and I need to use the Ω (Ohm sign, big letter omega) to show resistance. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the sign anywhere. ...
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Cannot insert caret and backtick in XTerm

I cannot insert carets and backticks (and possibly other characters) in XTerm under certain conditions. When I move focus from XTerm to Firefox and use Alt+Tab to switch back, I can no longer instert ...
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Type the circumflex (^) with a single key press [duplicate]

Some programming languages like Visual C++ use the circumflex for specific tasks that are required more often than the exclusive-or operator that it is usually used for. My problem is that, with the ...
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How to configure an Apple keyboard on Windows 8.1?

Boot Camp doesn't seem to work. Besides the zip file is around 800 MB size. There is loads of info in the web, but nothing really efficient. Where can I find a little tiny user-friendly Apple ...
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My keyboard file went corrupt after finalizing it by mapping Ctrl keys [closed]

I wanted to create a full featured keyboard layout for my language and other latin ones featuring combining characters and the possibility to use common abbreviations (which must be wrote in ...
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How to change right ALT to be ALTGR? Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I don't know why but my AltGr now behaves like normal Alt. How can I make my right Alt to behave like normal AltGr again? I'm using Windows 8.1
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Windows keyboard change doesn't work

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop, but suddenly my Alt Gr button doesn't want to work anymore... So now I need to use Ctrl+Alt to perform actions. I hate this because I'm a developer that writes a lot of ...
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Issues with win key and right alt key after Windows Update (Polish diacritical signs not working)

I've got a problem that occured to me out of nowhere. Today in the morning, as I logged in to my computer at work I cannot input Polish diacritical signs. For example rAlt + A should give Ą but ...
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Adding another shift+state to X keyboard layouts

Basically, I want two different shift states in an X keyboard layout, one for right shift and one for left shift. This of course without compromising ISO_level_shift (AltGr) because I also need that ...
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Trying to set Alt Gr+Keycode 50 to backslash

I've just started running Linux Mint, However I'm using a slightly different keyboard hardware wise. It had a multitude of issues in the start, such as Shift being mapped wrongly, atastrophe/asterisk ...
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unable to use umlauts/german keyboard layout in virtual machine

I'm trying to setup virtualization but am unable to use germany keyboard layout. The letters ö,ä,ü are not recognized when I try to setup the keyboard. The push of those buttons doesn't trigger a ...
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Language bar not showing for multiple keyboard layouts

I have Win8.1 Enterprise, running under Parallels on OSX. Parallels installs the "English (Apple) - Parallels" keyboard layout. Because I have a non-Apple USB keyboard I (in the past, in Win 8.1. ...
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Change arrow down key on Windows [duplicate]

My arrow down key has just stopped working. I have no idea why. I have keys I would rather lose than my arrow down key. Can I somehow tell the computer to use some other key as my arrow down key?
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Cannot type square brackets in Word 2013 with Ctrl + Alt on German and similar keyboard layouts

Word 2013 (Office 365) has actions assigned to some key combinations that are needed to type normal characters for example on Swiss, German and Canadian French keyboard layouts. The most annoying ...
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Reconfiguring a Bluetooth keyboard on Android [migrated]

I've just bought a EC Technology Bluetooth keyboard, sold by Amazon here, and am using it with my OnePlus One phone running Android Lollipop (Cyanogenmod). The "Android Terminal" application has ssh ...
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Windows 8.1 - can I have a UK English Keyboard layout with a usable ` key?

On Windows 8.1 it seems as though I can't have the keyboard layout I want - I am based in the UK and if I set my language to UK English it seems to think that means I want a US keyboard layout with ...
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Change Key Bindings Individually for Each Layout on Linux

I am on Debian Jessie with GNOME. I prefer to program with the () bound to what is regularly [ and ] because I do a lot of lisp. I was able to do this with xmodmap, but it ruins my other (Portuguese) ...
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Remap Spacebar to Underscore in Caps Lock Mode Mac

Similar to this question: When caps lock is pressed, space bar returns underscore, I would like to have the spacebar remap to an underscore when Caps Lock is engaged. Is there any way to do this on ...
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where can i find keyboard text entry settings file of my ubuntu account

My keyboard should have two text entry modes (heb/eng). However, after upgrading ubuntu to 14.04, now there are four text entry modes: M17n:he:kbd, M17n:en:ispell, He, En which in practice toggles ...
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Remapping IJKL keys to arrow keys on Ubuntu 14, IDEA Intellij misinterprets as keypad arrow keys?

I'm trying to remap my IJKL keys as arrow keys. So far I have this working in most of my desktop, I added a new keylayout that extends the us layout and replaces the IJKL keys with Up, Down, Left and ...
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KeyMapper's changes not taking effect (WIN7)

I'm trying to remap a few keys on my keyboard. I downloaded KeyMapper and applied the appropriate settings. No effect. I got it to output a registry file and ran that. Still no effect (obviously with ...
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Unable to change keyboard layout for all users on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a requirement where I need to support national keyboard layout for Danish for all users on that machine. When I ran the powershell with script Set-WinUserLanguageList -LanguageList da-DK it ...
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^ and < keys interchanged with Logitech G15 on OSX

At work I'm using a Logitech G15 keyboard. The Keyboard assistant doesn't detect it properly. No matter what I select after hitting Skip in the dialog shown below, the ^ and < keys are always ...
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Windows 8 system language persistently wrong

I just did a fresh install of Windows 8. I set my language to English, but with Norwegian keyboard layout, time format, etc... Every setting I have found that is related to language and region seem ...
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Make Start Menu in Mint/Cinnamon honor the “New windows use the default layout” setting

I'm on Mint/Cinnamon (version is 17.1 Rebecca), and I've set my keyboard layout to "Allow different layouts" and "New windows use the default layout". If I'm on a window with Cyrillic, and I create ...
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keyboard keys acting up

I've had a strange thing happen to my keyboard on my laptop. Pressing Enter puts an l on screen followed by an actual enter. ↓ (Down key) displays 9 and moves cursor down. Pressing space outputs a ...
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How to get icons of OSX built-in keyboard layout? I wanted to set custom layout icon to be like it

I'm using Ukelele program to create a new layout and adding it to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. I'm customising several layouts. However, all are given generic icon. This way I cannot discern ...
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My keyboard is showing wrong characters

I just bought a new Acer laptop and when I press the backspace key I get the "equal" sign and when I press enter I get the "slash" sign. The operating system is Windows 8. I changed the language of ...
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Keyboard layout using Chrome RDP on a Chromebook

I'm using a Chromebook with an azerty keyboard. I want it to connect to a Windows server using RDP. I'm using Chrome RDP as it is the only one that I found that actually will connect. However, for ...
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Capital accented e with Caps Lock + key

I'm Italian, so sometimes I have to start a sentence with the letter 'è' (it is the third singular person of the present simple of the verb 'to be'). In Linux, writing that capital character is ...
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Windows 8.1 Spanish Latin American Keyboard Layout, lowercase enye

I am trying to type in a lowercase Ñ and cannot do it, I DO NOT want to use alt codes, i DO NOT want to edit the layout of a keyboard. The keyboard I am using is: Spanish (United States) Latin ...
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Windows 7 adds input language randomly

I have two input languages, both are custom keyboard layouts (symbols such as « » € © – — assigned to Ctrl + 2, Ctrl + 3 ... Ctrl + 7). None of them is French. But somehow from time to time the French ...
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Alt key codes for dashes giving wrong characters in Windows

If I type alt+0150, I get ☼, rather than – (en dash). If I type alt+0151, I get ù, rather than — (em dash). I would have expected to get dashes in both cases. I'm pretty sure it used to work. This ...
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How do I use a custom keyboard layout created with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator in Windows 8?

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Editor (MKLE) (v1.4) is not officially compatible with Windows 8. Some report that it works anyway but I cannot confirm that and there are other reports on the net that have ...
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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Configure Keyboard on Arch Linux

I’m trying to permanently set the keyboard to abnt2 on Arch Linux. Every session that start I have to type: # setxkbmap -model abnt2 -layout br -model abnt2 I searched on Google but the solutions ...
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What are the benefits of keeping Caps Lock on after swapping with CTRL? [closed]

I have swapped CTRL and Caps Lock (as it is easier for emacs/bash to have homerow access to the CTRL key). Most places I have read don't mention whether they just turn off Caps Lock (don't remap to ...
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Need a example for replace key with setxkbmap

I wrote a xkb file like this, wanna replace F3 with a xkb_symbols "pc" { name[group1]="English (US)"; key <FK03> { type= "CTRL+ALT", symbols[Group1]= [ a, F3, F3, F3, ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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How to use AutoHotKey to make R-Control function as R-Win

I have a keyboard that doesn't have a R-Win key, but software that I use requires R-Win specifically for some keyboard shortcuts. I'm trying to remap the R-Ctrl key I never use to R-Win using ...
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How do I remap Home Button key with Escape key on Apple keyboard?

I bought a bluetooth keyboard for $13, and it's pretty good except instead of the Esc key, there's a little square and it opens up Internet Explorer when it's pressed! I've tried 3 key remapping ...
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Is it possible to change the modifier key setup when switching keyboard layouts?

In Mac OS X the modifier keys are in the following order: ctrl, alt, cmd (windows key). I am used to type with ctrl, cmd (windows key), alt. Furthermore my laptop has a german keyboard, but I use a ...
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Remapping SysRq in Linux

The designers of my new keyboard decided that for some f:in reason the PrintScreen key must sit between AltGr and RCtrl. So now I have this problem: I like having the magic SysRq key available ...
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Custom keymap not available in Gnome Input sources

I've created a custom keymap based on Bepo (a french dvorak-like), which is working correctly when I set it using setxkbmap fr bepo_prog However, this keyboard mapping is not visible in Gnome input ...
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Some accents suddenly stop working on either lower or upper case letters, arbitrarily

When I start my computer I can usually type without any problems whatsoever using the US International layout (my keyboard layout is US, but most of the time I write in Portuguese), but after sometime ...
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Switching Caps Lock with Escape doesn't work

I wanted to switch Caps Lock with Escape on Lubuntu for better use of Vim. So I simply: switched the keycodes in .xmodmap (keycode 66 = Escape NoSymbol Escape and keycode 9 = Caps_Lock NoSymbol ...