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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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1answer
54 views

Install Windows Keyboard Layout from Command Line

How can I install a different keyboard layout from the command-line, specifically the Colemak keyboard layout?
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Where does Windows 7 store input languages that it switches between

Well, I'm having exactly the same problem as described here Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself except in my case it's Russian and Japanese, and I'm using Japanese keyboard to write ...
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Is there any Keymapper for chosen locale in Windows 7?

In my work I frequently need to switch languages Alt+Shift. But many special symbols like ?, : are on different keyboard keys. I want to re-map keys on alternate locales to English. Allways (ignore ...
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How do I get '<' character on the correct key on Macbook Pro Keyboard in Windows 8.1?

I use a Macbook Pro with Windows 8.1 and German keyboard layout: Whenever I press the < key left of y (german, y is left of x) I get the '^' character instead. Vice versa, whenever I press the ^ ...
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Is there any utility/method to change Windows key bindings to type rare chars to currently empty bindings?

I'm currently typing this post with my windows XP machine and (Spanish) keyboard, and I'd like to add some extra symbols to my text. I could open the "char map" windows utility, look for the desired ...
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How to use my OSX keyboard layout on windows?

I've remapped my OSX Keyboard Layout completely. It is a problem when I'm on windows using Parallels desktop because it won't recognize my modified mapping. How can I use the same mapping for both?
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Is there any STANDARD U.S.-compatible keyboard layout for typing extended Latin?

I am getting REALLY tired of adjusting my typing habit when needing to type characters such as ø, å and æ to name a few, after switching from Mac OSX to Windows to Mac OSX, which I unfortunately have ...
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1answer
93 views

Disable CTRL + ALT + [LETTER] to produce accented variations

After an unknown config change, CTRL + ALT + [LETTER] has started producing common accented versions of [LETTER]. I'm not a big fan of this arrangement, seeing as I've memorized all my favourite ALT + ...
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Windows utility to display and pick accented characters?

There seems to be no port of the iPhone/Android feature that displays a list of accented characters: Currently, even using the right keyboard layout, users either have to use the ALT key to enter ...
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268 views

How to update a keyboard layout DLL on Windows?

Information about keyboard layout is stored in keyboard layout DLLs on Windows. One can make a custom layout using a tool like Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator ...
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1answer
123 views

Surface Type Cover: Context key?

Is there a way to simulate (or does there exist an actual key combination, perhaps making use of the Fn key, that acts as) the context key on the Surface Type Cover? I didn't realize until I tried to ...
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1answer
122 views

Making Ctrl+Alt combinations available after switching the keys with Autohotkey

I want to switch Ctrl and Alt on my Windows installation, and I use Autohotkey to do it via the script: LCtrl::Alt LAlt::Ctrl This works most of time, but when I want to use a combined hotkey such ...
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127 views

remapping emacs keys using scancodes

In Emacs 24 in Windows, the "previous buffer" and "next buffer" keys are unhelpfully bound to "XF86Back" and "XF86Forward" which is a bit nonsensical in Windows. On my Lenovo x220 there are "browser ...
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How can I change the text-mode keyboard layout in Windows ME?

In Windows ME GUI applications, I have my keyboard layout set to British (Shift-2 is ", etc.), but in the command-line mode, it seems to be reverting to the US keyboard layout (Shift-2 is @). How can ...
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Can I make Ctrl+Alt NOT act like AltGr on Windows?

Many applications like Google Docs use Ctrl+Alt shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+2 for heading 2, Ctrl+Alt+m for comments etc. However, in case of international keyboards' layouts, Ctrl+Alt is mapped to AltGr, ...
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How can I type ª on a Latin American keyboard on Windows?

How can I type the feminine ordinal indicator ª (U+00AA) on the Latin American keyboard layout on Microsoft Windows (7 Professional)? I can get the masculine indicator ° with Shift+` (i.e., Shift+the ...
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Can HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout -> Scancode Map be used to “redefine” the keyboard layout on Windows?

On a computer where I have full admin rights, I changed the keyboard layout with the following registry entries REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] ...
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Remove invisible language modes in Windows 8

this might be considered a duplicate of my previous question: Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 However my problem is more about getting rid of 2 settings, that should be removed, while ...
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Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 [duplicate]

I only could find the solution for Windows 7. My problem is, I'm using Polish Programmer's keyboard; it works like English keyboard, except you can input ąęółśćżźĄĘÓŁŚĆŻŹ with deadkey ~ followed by, ...
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Customize Windows keyboard layout [duplicate]

First a tiny bit of background: I customized my father's OS X keyboard layout to add him a few specific characters (specific to Polish) on his regular azerty layout. On OSX you can do this by ...
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Win+Spacebar no longer selects input methods in Windows 8

I have multiple keyboard layouts installed for the US English language. In the past, I was able to hit Win+Space to switch between them, but for some reason that is no longer possible. I have no idea ...
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1answer
99 views

Swap CTRL with CAPSLOCK in Windows only for emacs

I was able to remap CTRL and CAPS LOCK keys with each other using registry editor in Windows. It is pretty convenient now in emacs but quite awkward for the normal applications. I'd like to remap ...
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Adobe Flash: Getting the Alt-Ctrl behaviour back to normal

When typing, many of the special characters I type are with Ctrl-Alt. Ctrl-Alt-0 is ], for example. Those are characters essential when writing code. But this term, at school, we're learning to ...
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1answer
875 views

Cannot remove English keyboard option from language bar

I use the language bar to switch between Chinese and French keyboards. However lately an English keyboard option also appeared in the popup. I didn't add it myself and I cannot find any way to remove ...
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1answer
85 views

How can I map a key combination to a certain character in WinXP?

I use the United States-International keyboard layout for my computer. I want to map a special character to a key combination (for example, I want to type the interrobang by pressing shift+!+?) Is ...
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1answer
37 views

How to stop windows from adding additional keyboards to languages

I have the English language setup with the normal en-us layout, and only this layout. I have the Spanish language setup with united states - international layout. When I switch to English it gives me ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to switch my keyboard layout based on a trigger?

On my latop, Windows 7 x64 automatically detects when I am at the office and when I am at home and switches the external monitor layout. I also use different ISPs at home then at work (naturally ...
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1answer
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How to remap keys on a laptop keyboard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remap a keyboard key? I'm using an HP EliteBook 8440p laptop and two of the keys on my keyboard (V and B) aren't working. Replacing the keyboard will take 2-3 ...
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How to modify existing keyboard layout (RU, kbdru.dll)?

There's a program I'm thinking of using called Punto Switcher that detects a language I'm typing in and switching entire word between Russian and English. The problem I have with this setup is that ...
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1answer
655 views

Sublime Text 2 instant file search replace key binding

Instant file search (File: Search Files) is bound to Ctrl+Alt+F by default in my installation of Sublime Text 2. I can't find that combination in Default (Windows).sublime-keymap. On my keyboard ...
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Can I map an MacBook or Apple keyboard key combo to act like a Windows menu key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Shortcut to Right Click in Mac OS X In Windows, the Menu Key (or Context-Menu Key — to the right of the space bar) allows you to right-click the currently ...
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1answer
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My @ key and " keys are swapped, how can I reconfigure my keyboard on my Samsung laptop? [closed]

The @ key and " keys are swapped around on my Samsung laptop? Does anyone know how to change them back?
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1answer
205 views

Program to re-program my keyboard?

I would like to add some special characters to my keyboard, without replacing already existing key assignments. I thought of adding such letters as: ¯, ², ±, ‰, ¢, ¥ and ·. So I could get ¯ mark by ...
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Using a Mac keyboard with Windows 7 (UK layout)

I'm using an Apple wired keyboard with Windows 7. I'd like to get the keyboard layout to match the actual keyboard (which AFAIK resembles a US style keyboard). I've tried choosing the "United states ...
2
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2answers
449 views

What's the difference between a “Keyboard Language” and an “Input Language”?

I see the same keyboard options underneath different languages, and it's confusing me... What exactly is the difference between selecting an "input language" inside Windows, versus merely selecting ...
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1answer
222 views

How can this be: I can switch to a keyboard layout which is not installed (Windows 7)

I live in Germany but have my Windows 7 system set to the English (UK) format (except for location, which is set to Germany). The Windows itself is an English one. I have only an American English and ...
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1answer
98 views

Display a permanent OSD

Is there any way to have a permanent static translucent OSD somewhere on my screen? I'm looking for an overlay that I cannot interact with so I can still use whatever is behind it. What I am trying ...
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Pressing the tilde key (~) waits for a second key stroke, how do I disable this?

When pressing tilde in Windows 7, using a Swedish keyboard layout, the computer waits for a second key to be pressed. The reason behind the wait is to allow users the ability to construct characters ...
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How to change keyboard layout via command line cmd.exe on Windows XP/7?

Is is possible to change the keyboard layout via command line on Windows XP/7?
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What is the “Super key” on a Windows laptop keyboard?

At the bottom of this page https://github.com/Paaskehare/pastebin-sublime-plugin it says Select some text (or dont) and hit Super + M and afterwards Ctrl + V - and you're good to go! What is the ...
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Windows swap keyboard mapping of @ (at) symbol and " (quote)

I've recently moved to France from the UK and have a UK QWERTY keyboard, but certain symbols have been swapped such as the at symbol and the double quote. I'm using Windows 7 French version, with the ...
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2answers
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Why is my keyboard mapping wrong with Xming, Lubuntu in VirtualBox and Putty?

I am running Lubuntu in a VirtualBox guest on a Windows 7 host. I have started the X server XMing on the host. I use Putty with X-forwarding to ssh into the guest and use it to start lxterminal. ...
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1answer
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Use Dvorak layout on Windows XP

I use computers where I don't have access to the control panel to add/change keyboard layouts, but would like to use the Dvorak layout on these computers. Is there some software that will remap the ...