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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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Some characters do not work in virtual machine running on computer with Synergy

I am running synergy (1.4.12) on two windows computers A and B. Computer A runs windows 7 and has the keyboard and mouse attached that I want to use. Computer B runs windows 8.1 and has its own ...
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Keyboard layout switching with synergy

I'm using Synergy server on my Ubuntu machine and using a Windows 7 machine as client. On my Ubuntu machine I have mapped so that pressing the Pause button switches between US and Swedish keyboard ...
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Create new mod key with Xmodmap to remap keys?

I'm trying to remap my parenthesis and bracket keys to a more comfortable position on my keyboard. Would it be possible to create a NEW modifier key (such as Control or Shift) in Xmodmap and then ...
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How I can bind keys for selecting language directly in Ubuntu 13.04

I like to change keyboard bindings directly to language that I want to use I use the following keyboard bindings to change keyboard layout in Windows: left alt+left shift+1 for English left alt+left ...
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407 views

Chromebook: Map Search Key to ctrl, ubuntu

I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton. How do I map the search key to the ctrl action. Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option ...
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Remap any key to win

I've tried a lot of combinations to map my key AE12 to Super (win key) but all them failed... How can i map a key to act like win key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us ? I am using linux mint. ...
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Add keyboard layout in command line in Ubuntu and shortcut to switch

I want to create a bash script that adds the "French (Canada)" keyboard layout. In addition, I would like to set Alt+Shift as the keys used to change layout.
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How do I permanently map Shift-Right to PageUp on xubuntu?

I got myself a laptop and the keyboard is slightly goofed up because the right Shift key is in a place where I have typically had the PageUp key. So, I wanted to figure out how to remap the right ...
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149 views

How to write czech diacritics on en_US keyboard

Is it possible to write some of the czech specific symbols using english (en_US default) keyboard? ě š č ř ž á í é I need to be able to write the ˇ and ' symbols. Right now I am switching ...
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367 views

Linux keyboard switch parentheses and square brackets

How do you switch the parenthesis and square bracket keys in Linux? Specifically Ubuntu x64 in a virtual box running under Windows 7, using an otherwise standard US keyboard layout - I already have ...
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277 views

NotifyOSD notification when I change keyboard layout in Ubuntu 12.04?

I would like to have a NotifyOSD notification appear whenever I change keyboard layouts. Does anybody know how I can implement this feature?
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How do I configure keyboard layouts in Ubuntu 12.04?

Edit: I screwed up, but somehow I got it right after several attempts. HAL has nothing to do with it. Ubuntu has moved to HAL, and commented out the keyboard section in xorg.conf. This means that ...
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Right Windows key on steelseries keyboard doesn't open Unity dash when pressed

I recently purchased a steelseries keyboard. This keyboard has a steelseries key instead of a left Windows key, so I'm unable to open the Unity dash in Ubuntu 11.10 by pressing the left Windows key as ...
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I would like to edit the layout of my keyboard just a bit - what's the best way?

I'm using an Apple keyboard which has some annoyances compared to other keyboards. Namely, the Alt_L and Super_L keys are swapped, and the bar and less keys are swapped ("|" and "<"). I've written ...
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How can I change the default keyboard layout in Ubuntu 10.10?

Ubuntu keeps detecting my keyboard layout as Romanian. It almost always does this on a reboot and some times on waking from sleep. Some times it just randomly changes back to Romanian while the ...
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No pipe symbol in Ubuntu 11.04 running in Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox

For some reason I cannot type a pipe(|) symbol with US keyboard in Ubuntu while I can do it in Windows 7 which also uses US keyboard. Normally I use left-shift with the button next to it to type a ...
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Assigning a character to the Caps Lock key in Ubuntu

I'm using a German keyboard in Ubuntu. As we need the slash on the console quite often and it is somewhat awkward to type on a German keyboard, I'd like to assign the / key to the unused Caps Lock ...
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Configuring French Macbook Pro (7.1) keyboard with Debian 6

I have a Macbook Pro 7.1 with a French keyboard. I'm trying to install a Debian 6 guest OS using VirtualBox on it and I can't configure the keyboard as it is in OS X. I tried dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Disable changing keyboard layout in Ubuntu

I want to disable changing the keyboard layout on my Ubuntu machine for all users aside from Root. Can this be done?
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Ubuntu can not type @

How do I type '@' in Ubuntu? I am running ubunto in vitual box with a Portuguese keyboard layout. I can't seem to type '@' for emails and the like.
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Ubuntu - switch keyboard layout to Colemak

So I am trying to relearn Colemak and am using Ubuntu 10.04. I go up to System -> Preferences -> Keyboard -> Layout, click Add, find USA Colemak, and add it. When I try it out in the "Type to test ...
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Is there any utility under Ubuntu for switching groups of keyboard layouts?

For example: i write a text which requires constant switching between russian and english layouts, but when i'm doing something else i need another pair/group of layouts(russian and ukrainian, etc). ...
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Remap arrow keys to win+ijkl on linux

I'd like to remap arrow keys to windows key plus ijkl. I can do this easily in Autohotkey on windows, but I'm struggling on Linux (Ubuntu lucid). I'd really like the solution to work independently ...
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How come I can not use my SUPER-L key, or Windows key, in Ubuntu 10.04?

For some reason I can not use my left or right SUPER key which is also known as the Windows key. I used to use it to activate some Compiz Fusion effects like Expo by pressing left SUPER + e. I have ...
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Ubuntu: keyboard layout randomly switching back and forth

Ubuntu 10.10 i386 (beta), Dell n500 notebook Several times a day my keyboard layout starts randomly switching back and forth all by itself. Scroll lock indicator blinks like a crazy. Rebooting ...
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Remapping keys system wide in linux, not just in X

I'm trying to do the typical remapping of capslock to control, but I also want to remap left control to be a second super key. I can do this fine with xmodmap, but as soon as I switch to a virtual ...
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Fast switch keyboard layout in Ubuntu (10.04)

I have 3 keyboard layouts in use. English, Arabic and Hebrew. To switch from English to Hebrew for example, I have to hit alt-shift twice (English -> Arabic -> Hebrew). I wonder if I can set-up ...
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Dowload additional Keyboard Layouts in Ubuntu

I have a Brazilian Keyboard that I need to use in my machine for some testing, but none of Brazilian Layouts that came with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx release are 100% compatible (I'm missing question marks ...
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In Ubuntu, how can I swap the mappings of two keys on my keyboard?

I recently bought a new laptop, and I really don't like the positioning of the Delete key on its keyboard. Is there any way I can swap the Delete key with the Context Menu key, or just map both to ...
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Custom layout/group switching keys in Linux

I'm using Ubuntu (Karmic) and 2 keyboard layouts. Using the gnome settings, I managed to set it to switch with Alt+Shift (windows style), but I really want to limit it to Right Alt + Right Shift, but ...
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NX Client running on OS X 10.6.3 => NX Server Ubuntu 10.04: weird keymapping issue

I have been using Ubuntu 9.10 at work after switching from vista. After being (expectedly) disappointed with performance over VNC (via VPN) when logging in from home, I came across the NOMACHINE ...
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Changing keyboard layout to Dvorak in Ubuntu-server

I want to set my keyboard layout to Dvorak. How do I do that exactly?
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Altering keyboard layout mapping in Gnome in Ubuntu 9

How to change keyboard layout mapping in gnome? I'd like to assign Ctrl functionality to Ins. It is impossible to do that in Ubuntu Keyboard Manager. Are there applications fro changing keyboard ...
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In Ubuntu, how do I change my default Greek font?

I'm taking a course in ancient Greek, and I store notes and flash cards on my computer. However, by default Ubuntu uses a modern Greek font. This changes some noticable things--for example, a ...
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Gnome: Map AltGr key to Alt

I have an annoying UK keyboard which has an Alt Gr key where the right Alt key is on a US keyboard. This is really annoying when using Gnome which makes heavy use of the Alt/Meta key. Does anyone ...
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Swap Keyboard Layouts automatically in Ubuntu

I use a notebook with a USA alternative international (former us international) layout and a usb Microsoft Curve keyboard with Brazilian layout when at my desk. What I would like is to switch ...