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

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How switch keyboard layout once for all open programms?

When I switch keyboard layout windows switches it for current open program. When I switch among many programs I often get confused what keyboard current program uses. Is there a way to switch keyboard ...
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(Windows 7) is it possible to set a key as a double-tap modifier?

I want to set it so any key press while [modifier key] is held down is a doubletap. (IE: W with modifier held will be WW)
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Problems with US International Keyboard Layout - dead keys

From the surface, this is one of those questions about keyboard layouts from somebody who types a quote, then gets nothing, then types another letter and is surprised to get an accented letter :). I ...
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Is there a way to deploy a keyboard layout in win7?

I have around 50 machines that need a spanish layout installed, The only solutions i can find are related to modifying windows deployments or wim files. These systems are already setup and just need ...
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Modify the compose action for the keyboard on OS X

I asked this question on Apple Stackexchange already, but I didn't get any answer, so I thought I'd try it here again: In my keyboard layout, I have a compose key, which works by putting an ...
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how to set windows 7 lock screen input language

it seems that welcome screen and lock screen are two different things and have separate input language settings. If I use control panel / keyboard and languages and copy settings to set it for the ...
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How to remap keys under Linux for a specific keyboard only

I've recently bought a Unicomp keyboard that comes with swapped right-alt and Windows keys. The keyboard identifies like this on lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 17f6:0822 Unicomp, Inc Is there a way ...
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gvim – Map en-dash and em-dash

I use a custom keyboard layout that has keys for the en-dash (–) and the em-dash (—). I’d like to map these to commands in gvim. Currently when I press either of those keys in normal mode, gvim beeps ...
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Braces and Brackets not working in Windows 7 x32

I have a Logitech Compact Keyboard K300 keyboard with Windows 7 x32, but when I hit keys from ~ to | (including { and [), nothing is typed, I need to enetr Alt + 123 to get the brace. Note: I have ...
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Key mapping sony vaio [duplicate]

I have Sony Vaio laptop. My left arrow key is not working. The same key is used for Home with Fn key. I want to map it to the right Ctrl key, which is the key next to it.
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Unusual behavior of keyboard language switch

Lately I have faced with a problem in changing of the keyboard layout by hotkeys. First I have on my taskbar. Then I press Alt+Shift and get , but I still type in "EN" and additional icon gives menu: ...
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Is there a way to keep using English as system language on windows 8.1, but have it removed from the language bar?

I'm looking for an alternative to this question, but the Internet is full of "How to remove language bar" or "How to remove extra 'US'/languages from language bar". And nothing on how to keep the ...
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How do you type the ligature “oe” character œ on a keyboard, without using ALT code?

I am running a PC on Windows 8.1. I have switched my keyboard's layout to FRA "French (Canada)" and have found most of the characters I've come across in my studies. However, the Internet has only ...
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Hold a key to temporarily switch keyboard layout?

I am using two different keyboard layouts on my keyboard. I can switch between them easily by using Alt+Shift shortcut. My question is whether it is possible in Windows 7 to hold some key to change ...
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Is there a way to use three keyboard languages, having two of them being switchable with a keystroke and the third one to be enabled by a hotkey?

I use Windows 8.1 and I constantly need two keyboard layouts - QWERTY (en) and ЙЦУКЕН (ru), but I also use Microsoft IME (ja) from time to time. Having all three of them enabled is extremely ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to go to inbox in outlook mac 2011

What is the keyboard shortcut to go to Inbox folder in Outlook 2011 on Mac? Or if the current focus is on some email in the email list how to switch focus to side panel which lists folders? And ...
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What keyboard layout is that

I got this asus mini pc with keyboard and I don't know for which country it is made for.
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What are the functions of the multimedia keys?

I got a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop, but sadly the product manual does not explain the multimedia keys. Some of them are easy to figure out: F1 - Play / Pause F2 - Mute audio F3 - Volume ...
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plugging in a USB device resets keyboard layout

I'm using Manjaro Linux with the Cinnamon desktop. I chose English as system language during the installation and set the keyboard layout afterwards to another language. Every time I plug in a USB ...
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How can I re-map these keys?

I am re-mapping the Qwerty layout to Dvorak using AHK because I can't install custom keyboard layouts on this computer. Most of my remapping just follows a simple pattern, and this works well: ...
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How can I re-map the colon (“shift+period”)?

I am re-mapping the Qwerty layout (Danish) to Dvorak using AHK because I can't install custom keyboard layouts on this computer. So for instance these work fine: :*:n::b ; remap "n" to "b". This ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 / Windows 8.1 - Layout stuck

I have experienced this random problem both on Windows 8.1 Pro and the Server 2012R2 I use now. Basically, you cannot change layout for some reason. I have two layouts. US/HUN. One ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts as soon as the login screen

I have 2 keyboards on my computer with different layouts (azerty and bépo). I managed to use setxkbmap to configure the right layouts. I also added a script on session start to configure it ...
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Compose key sequences result in the wrong character

I'm trying to type the letters "Ć" and "ć" using the compose key sequences, however, they don't seem to work: Compose,,,C results in a "ç", which is fine Compose,,,Shift+C results in a "Ç", which is ...
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Dot instead of comma on numerical keyboard

Using polish language on Windows 8.1, comma is the default decimal seperator on numerical keyboard. Is there a way to change it to dot? I wouldn't like to change it in Excel or some other program, ...
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Unable to install MKLC 1.4 – .NET Framework allegedly missing

I've been trying to install the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator on Windows 8.1, but eventually there is always a message stating I need the latest .NET framework. The newest version is, however, ...
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Synergy not transmitting special keys between 1.4.17-server and 1.3.1-client?

I've a setup with a Win7-server (1.4.17) and a client (1.3.1) under Cubieez (Debian on Cubietrack Arm). When pressing some of the german special keys (öäüß etc.), they are not transmitted to the ...
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How to type French-specific characters on a standard US keyboard on Windows using French-Canada layout

It is often frustrating for learners of French language when it is not possible to type a specific character. Some people cut-and-paste them from MS Word, which has an automatic ...
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Turn off Sticky Keys at login screen

I know how to disable Sticky Keys on the Desktop, but it still pop-ups on the login screen. Is there anyway to disable it so it never shows on the login screen.
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How can I remove a keyboard layout that isn't listed in the control panel?

Here's an interesting oddity: My work computer comes with a corporate disk image preloaded, and it is preconfigured with the German "QWERTZ" keyboard layout. Using the control panel, I added my ...
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How to properly remap `<del>` to `<esc>` in vim?

I'm a happy owner of a TypeMatrix 2030, as well as a happy vim user. On this keyboard the <del> have a central place, while the <esc> is the top-left key as usual. So I would like to remap ...
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Turn off language alt+shift switching feature in Microsoft Word

MS Word keeps switching current writing language on keyboard layout change. I normally write documents in Czech using czech QWERTZ layout, but I also need to write some characters not present in this ...
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How to press cmd-\ on german keyboard layout

I'm using a german keyboard layout and wan't to use the cmd-\shortcut but I'm not sure how to press \ as it is written by pressing shift + alt + 7. The same question goes for alt-cmd-[. Thanks
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How can I install a keyboard layout on a locked-down workstation?

I want to use the Dvorak keyboard layout at work (I already do at home) but I often need umlauts so the built-in US Dvorak isn't enough, and punching in the umlauts' Alt-codes gets tedious really ...
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loadkeys and SSH

I would like my remote SSH server to recognize F11 as a Ctrl. For example when I press "F11+C" I want Linux to recognize it as a "Ctrl+C" Loadkeys doesn't work, since I'm connecting through the SSH, ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for changing keyboard layout [duplicate]

I typically work on Linux machines which have a fairly handy way of changing the keyboard layout with Shift+Caps Lock. On Windows, though it's possible to change the layout with keystrokes, it doesn't ...
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Some key won't be triggered on Windows client with OS X Mavericks as server

I'm using version 1.4.16 with server on OS X Mavericks and a Windows 7 client. I'm also using a keyboard with the Swiss-German layout and on this keyboard the keys (^/`,¨/!,$/£) left of the Backspace ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks virtual keyboard

I am looking for a way to get OS X Mountain Lion or Mavericks virtual keyboard to display without the number pad. I only want the main keyboard without the numbers on the side of the screen. I have ...
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Can I create a custom touch keyboard in windows 8

I am a graphic designer with a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet (specifically the Acer R7). I would like to use my digitizer pen in my Adobe programs while in tablet mode... however, I use shortcut keys quite ...
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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages). Desired behavior: capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale ...
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activate dead key “^” in German keyboard

I am using a German keyboard layout (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/KB_Germany.svg) on Ubuntu. As I always write latex mathematical formula with "kile" editor, this key "^" for ...
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What's this extra R-like character on my '4' key?

I recently got a Dell XPS 13, it comes with a standard US-Intl layout (well, as 'standard' as these laptop keyboards get, anyway), except there is an extra R-like character on the 4 key. I've never ...
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Packard Bell EasyNote TE change of Hotkeys

I recently had to replace the keyboard on a Packard Bell EasyNote TE Windows 8 laptop. However, due to cost restrictions and avilability, I was unable to source an exact replacement. The keyboard I ...
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change Keyboard layout for startup in Scientifc Linux 6

I installed Scientific Linux 6 on my work machine and chose the wrong keymap during installation. Changing it when once you're logged in is easy. But the problem is that for the login screen the ...
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What is the right keyboard configuration for my keyboard?

I've got the greater than and less than symbols below the Esc key, and I don't know what the is the right keyboard configuration/language for it:
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In XOrg, can i switch keyboard-layout per application and still honor ~/.Xmodmap

I'm using my ~/.Xmodmap to map: keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis and similar to be able to type German umlauts (äöü) on a US-qwerty layout. For switching keyboard layouts between German qwertz ...
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Autotranslate search text based on available keyboards

Google (Chrome, and web search) has a very effective feature: If you mistakenly enter search terms in the wrong keyboard, Google will map it to the appropriate keyboard. Is similar functionality ...
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How to type special characters in Linux when Russian layout is active?

The way to type special unicode characters in Linux is to press Ctrl + Shift + u and then to type the character number. But this method doesn't work when Russian layout is active. So if I'm typing in ...
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Remapping: How do you remap backspace to the left side of the keyboard?

OS X here, junior level Ruby dev. I have recently remapped my Caps Lock to Escape using Keyboard Maestro and I'm loving it. I was wondering what's the "convention" or set of keystrokes for mapping ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...