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

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Change keyboard layout with WIN key on Windows 7

I tweaked my Linux box to use WIN key to change keyboard layout (EN/RU), howether sometimes I need to use Windows-machines and I want to have the same feature on them. Any ideas how to implement it?
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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What is logitech part-number / country layout logic? [closed]

i have a question regarding some Hardware i would like to plug in my computer.(no recommandation at all) I'm looking for a Belgian keyboard, G105 or G510s hardware reference. I could find part ...
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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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Trouble assigning different layouts to multiple simultaneous input devices in Linux

I have a Linux machine on which I frequently switch between a standard, wireless Logitech keyboard with built-in trackpad, and an "air mouse" with built-in mini keyboard. The keyboard has a Swedish ...
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How can I enable disabled layouts for Windows 8 touch keyboard?

The keyboard layout icons (lower right corner of this screenshot) from left to right: QWERTY, Thumb (split), Handwriting, and Standard. There are several articles explaining how to enable the ...
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xmodmap remapping doesn't work in java swing applications (like Intellij-IDEA)

I created a .Xmodmap file to remap my Caps_Lock to Mode_switch. This allows me to reassign my Arrow/Navigation Block of the keyboard to the home row. Everything worked fine, until I realized, that ...
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Replace notebook keyboard with a different layout

I'm from a small country with only 2m residents (Slovenia) and with few specific characters and accents in our keyboard layout (we share the same layout with Croatia even though our alphabets differ a ...
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Windows 7: Italian Keyboard: Typing capitalized accented vowels

I am running Windows 7 on a computer with an Italian keyboard. Such a keyboard has keys for producing the lowercase accented grave characters à, è, ì, ò, ù, and it is also possible to produce the ...
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Windows 8.1 automatically change my keyboard settings, why? How can I solve this issue?

I am frequently experiencing the following strange issue on my Windows 8.1 (installed on an Asus notebook). When I copy and paste some text form a document into a forum (it happens often when I copy ...
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Windows 7 how to have mouse keys on, and retain use of numeric pad for numbers at same time

Windows 7 how to have mouse keys on, and retain use of numeric pad for numbers at same time Plus still be able to use numeric pad for numbers at same time? I bought a separate usb numeric pad in ...
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How to know which keyboard layout is currently active using cmd in Windows 7 32bit?

Suppose I can switch between 3 keyboard layouts, English, German, and Spanish from the language bar of Windows 7 32bit. What command can be run from cmd to return the value of the current layout in ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for international characters with non-US keyboards

I am looking on this list for typing non-English characters in Word: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/keyboard-shortcuts-for-international-characters-HP005186562.aspx I want to type ...
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Change default keyboard layout with bash script

I would like to know if there's way to create a bat script which does the following things: Add US-Dvorak as a keyboard on the computer if it's not already there. (Maybe this helps, but we also need ...
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What do you call a keyboard with a bar-shaped Enter key?

I'm an programmer, and a touch-typist, and so type best when the keys I use are where I expect them to be. Perhaps because I'm American, and do most of my work on Apple computers, I expect the ...
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Caps Lock for Numeric Keys

Is there a way I can have persistent access to the special characters above the numeric keys? I'm thinking something akin to the CAPS LOCK key but that locks the numeric keys to the equivalent Shift ...
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Edit Layout of Touch Keyboard in Windows 8.1

Is there some way of editing the Windows 8.1 touch keyboard layout to change the overloaded accented characters? I need this since I am using a UK hardware keyboard on a Windows 8.1 machine. In ...
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How can I disable NumPad navigation keys?

I wish to disable my NumPad working like the navigation keys (Insert, Home, PgUp, etc.) both when NumLock is off and when it's on by pressing shift. I use these keys to control music in my media ...
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Need to change osx-yosemite default keyboard-layout from Dvorak to US at login screen

Using OSX Yosemite 10.10. Login screen defaults to Dvorak. Also, input menu at upper right of login screen defaults to Dvorak and must use pull-down menu to locate US keyboard every time at login. I ...
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Non-English characters on English Keyboard -

I am looking for a convenient way to write Danish Characters on an English and similar keyboard, without changing the layout to Danish, or remembering cryptic sequences. Normally I use Windows. ...
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Complex XkbLayout in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

In older Xorg's I used to write my keyboard layout configuration just right into /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and this worked nicely. Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver ...
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Input method: can't get rid of ENG United States

On my Windows 8.1 machine I have 2 input methods: English Australia - US Keyboard English Australia - US International Keyboard As you can see, the language is always only English Australia. Please ...
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How to generate obelus (aka division symbol) in Windows?

In Windows how do you generate '÷' ? In Obelus Wiki, it is written: In Microsoft Windows, the obelus is produced with Alt+0247 on the number pad or by pressing Alt Gr+⇧ Shift++ when an ...
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Add second key combination to switch between keyboard layouts in Xubuntu

In windows you can switch between English and Bulgarian language with Alt + Shift. But there is an option to switch between Bulgarian Traditional and Bulgarian Phonetic layout using Ctrl + Shift. When ...
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Ctrl+d does not reapeat when held down

I'm using mac osx. I used Ukele to remap Ctrl+D to delete. It deletes character at the cursor. But does not repeat when I held the keys as it does when I held the delete key. How do I do that?
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Changing language keyboard layout via XML

The xml below adds The language Portuguese Brazil (Brazil ABNT) That is my keyboard is now set to work with the Portuguese language and using the keyboard layout called Brazil ABNT. What I need is ...
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Alt-rightarrow displays unwanted context menu everywhere instead of triggering the expected command of the respective application

In several applications, alt-rightarrow brings suddenly the context menu, after I reinstalled my Windows. I do not want alt-rightarrow to bring this context menu, since in some applications, this ...
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UEFI shell mode with no colon key

I have a newly built PC with a UEFI-enabled motherboard and I'm having trouble getting my DVD drive to boot into UEFI mode so I opted to boot into UEFI Shell to manually start the DVD in UEFI mode. ...
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How to fix Mac's swiss keyboard to do braces correctly?

I'm a swiss developer and always developed under Windows or Linux. On those platforms, the swiss keyboard layout did the following: Alt Gr + ä: { Alt Gr + $: } Alt Gr + ü: [ Alt Gr + ¨: ] But on ...
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Disable per-application input language in Windows 7

My problem is following: every time I switch between applications the used keyboard layout is changed. I want to disable such behavior but cannot find such option.
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order of KEYSYM in Xmodmap config file

I try to make some changes in my keyboard configuration with xmodmap. However, when I look at the output of xmodmap -pke I see that some keycodes are binded to 12 KEYSYM, for example, with my ...
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How do I add support for “Hindi Remington layout”, in Windows-8

How do I add support for "Hindi Remington layout", in Windows-8. I tried looking in the language option located in the control-pannel. However there are only 2 Hindi keyboard layouts ( Devanagari - ...
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How can I use keyboard shortcuts with alternative keyboard layouts?

There are many common keyboard shortcuts. For example, I can type Ctrl+C for copy, Ctrl+Q for quit, etc., and Alt+X for Menu item X. However, how can I use these shortcuts with non-QWERTY keyboard ...
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re-mapping media keys on a USB keyboard

Is it possible to re-map the media keys (volume, reload, etc) on a USB keyboard so that the order matches the one on my laptop? I want to re-map ONLY the ones on the USB keyboard. I've tried ...
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Lost Meta key in RHEL/Gnome

I seem to have lost my meta key... I am running xev, and when I press "meta" (in fact a "Win" key on my keyboard), the following event is seen: KeyRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window ...
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Keyboard-based key swapping under MacOS [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.5. I want to swap Fn with Ctrl and Alt with Cmd when using the laptop keyboard, but I don't want to swap any keys when using a USB keyboard.
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Why is the command key swapped with the option key on this wireless keyboard, and how can I swap it back? [duplicate]

I use a MacBook Pro. They keys are swapped so when I do commands I always get confused. The "windows" icon on the wireless keyboard is equivalent to the command key on my mac. I guess I want the ...
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How to swap Fn and Ctrl keys on Lenovo L540

I recently got a new computer and the Fn/Ctrl keys are driving me crazy. Can anyone tell me the proper way to swap Function Fn and Control Ctrl keys on Lenovo L540?
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How do I disable the ctrl + space hotkey for switching keyboard layout?

I started using AwesomeWM, and use both Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts. The default keybinding for switching keyboard layouts is CTRL+Space. That also happens to be the shortcut for code ...
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How to modify “Alt + o” combination to type “ö” character? [duplicate]

I use a QWERTY English keyboard layout which I would like to assign some new characters for Turkish characters, such as hitting Alt+o at the same time should type ö. What free tool do you recommend ...
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Xfce keyboard layout switching for login screen

I have a laptop running Manjaro Linux with Xfce as its DE. I've set it up to have two keyboard layouts, and can switch between them fine when in the normal DE view. However, when my machine goes to ...
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OSX shortcut for switching input language working erratically

I'm using the keyboard shortcut option+shift+command+L to select the next source in the input menu. When I'm doing language work I frequently have to switch between Arabic and English keyboard ...
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International English keyboard in Windows 8.1

I need to use the International English keyboard, as I constantly write in both English and Spanish throughout the day. When I installed 8.1 a few days ago, it asked me for my keyboard preference, ...
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How to make all applications respect my modified xkb layout?

I don't like jumping between the main keyboard and the movement keys, so I added the following to my xkb layout file. hidden partial xkb_symbols "movement" { key <AD08> { [ NoSymbol, ...
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Remapping Logitech K750 Mac keyboard FN keys to default layout on Fedora GNU/Linux

I recently bought Logitech K750 Mac keyboard and it has that reversed functionality of FN keys, so you have to use FN key to make regular F1, F2 and other F keys to work. We all know, that hid_apple ...
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Das Keyboard for PC on OS-X

I have a Das Keyboard Pro 3 (bought 2 years ago), the PC model. I just got a Macbook Pro, and connected that keyboard to it. None of the numeric keypad arrows, though, function as arrows: the function ...
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How to assign a custom key for switching keyboard input languages in Windows 7?

How one can assign a custom key (e.g. Scroll Lock) for switching keyboard input languages in Windows 7? (Apart from Ctrl-Shift or Alt-Shift). Preferably not using third party programs. Maybe by ...
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Swap alt and ctrl in certain programs on Linux

I would like to swap alt and ctrl key when launching certain programs on Linux, such as zsh and emacs, while keep the original keyboard layout when using other programs. Is it possible to do so? ...
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Russian Computer Input

I want to know what keyboard layout is most popular in Russia. There are many choices. Typewriter: Phonetic: Windows: As the US has qwerty(mainstream), dvorak, and colemak (non-mainstream, but ...
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How is it possible to find user's keyboard layout change method?

I've written an AutoHotKey script which changes keyboard layout by pressing CapsLock. Pressing CapsLock simply emulates "LeftAlt down + Left Shift + LeftAlt Up" combination. It's obvious, that my ...