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

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How can I make my ISO_Level5_Shift arrow keys work in Java Swing GUIs?

I have a keyboard layout that uses ISO_Level5_Shift to provide arrow keys. From my layout symbols file: key <AC06> { type[Group1]="EIGHT_LEVEL", [ d, D, ampersand, U2227, Home, Home, ...
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How can I type “ç” in Windows GTK apps?

I use an English (US) international keyboard layout, and every time I use the key ´ followed by c it yields the Portuguese and French character "ç" (cedilla), which is desirable. However in GTK apps ...
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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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Who changed my function keys? F7 and F8 functions have been overwritten in Windows 7

F7 now opens Thunderbird and F8 opens Firefox. I don't know when this changed, but this overrides the functions for those keys in all programs (quick-save in games, insert date in my text editor). ...
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Display selected keyboard layout in Windows 7 task-bar notification area

In control Panel I selected two keyboard layouts, a standard one and an extended one. They mainly differ in that one uses ` as a dead key for composing accented characters. The other allows ...
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Wrong keyboard layout for login screen

On my Mac mini with Snow Leopard installed, I have a swiss german bluetooth keyboard. This works as expected. However on the login screen the keyboard layout seams to be switched to US. The keyboard ...
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Snow Leopard keyboard mapping problem

I've got a very weird problem, the mapping of my keyboard changed by itself to some weird layout like The caps lock light is on for lower case and off for upper case, All the keys are shuffled. For ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection - Keyboard Locale

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop connection (mstsc) to connect to work computer from home computer. They both have different keyboard layouts, One at office computer is European key board with keys ...
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Switch alt and lwindows key in PC (Windows 7)

I have a windows 7 keyboard that has Ctrl-LWindows-Alt bottom left. Can I switch LWindows-Alt layout to Alt-LWindows? Thanks for the answers! I checked, downloaded the tools and tested very ...
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Caps Lock is mapped to Shift

Sometime today, something occurred with my machine where the caps lock key is now mapped to Shift. It's annoying as I need to use Caps Lock for, among other things, a spreadsheet that I'm working on ...
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Windows 8: Add German umlauts to US keyboard layout (maybe using AutoHotKey)

I just realized that the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator does not work anymore under Windows 8. I used it successfully under Windows 7 to create a custom keyboard layout on top of a US layout, where ...
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How do I set a default language (input source) for an application?

Has Apple completely removed the possibility to do this, and to what end? The primary input language for my MacBook is Norwegian. What I want is for OSX to open MacVim with the US input language ...
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Are there any keyboards available with a physical qwerty-dvorak switch?

I'm looking for a keyboard, (preferably mechanical) that I can use at work that has a physical switch that switches between Dvorak and qwerty. I've been told that these exist but I'm having a ...
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Typing Indian Rupee symbol with Windows 8 keyboard

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop. I don't know how to use the keyboard to type the new Indian Rupee symbol (₹). I searched Google and found an answer i.e. to hit the right Alt or AltGr key and then ...
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What good is the Scroll Lock key?

I haven't seen any use for it lately? Anyone have any examples?
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Make number row into symbols row by default

As a programmer I find myself typing symbols a lot more often than I do numbers. So it would be nice if the numbers row on the keyboard produced symbols by default. The end results should be: 6 would ...
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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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Japanese keyboard layout in Windows 7 doesn't correspond to what's written on the physical keyboard

I have an English version of Windows 7, but my keyboard is Japanese. However, even though I choose a Japanese keyboard (Microsoft IME) under Keyboard and Languages, the layout isn't right. I think ...
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Apple UK / British English keyboard key mapping

I've recently started using a Mac at work, and after having been used to PCs running Linux for many years, it's taken a while for me to resolve a few niggles. But there's still one that remains: I'm ...
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How can I restore Ctrl+<key> functionality in Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator?

I'm using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4, and I was able to successfully define my own keyboard. The problem is that now when I use Ctrl+<key> combinations, it doesn't use my new key but ...
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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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How can I prevent OS X to switch the keyboard layout at startup and on admin password request?

I switched my keyboard layout on my new Macbook Pro 13" retina from German to UK. This works fine most of the time, but when I boot my system I have to insert my password with the German layout. The ...
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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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What is written on the side of the 'mystery key' on a IBM PC 3180 keyboard?

What is written on the side of the 'mystery key' on an IBM PC 3180 keyboard? To be more specific, I'm talking about the text seen here...
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Weird keyboard issue

Hi i just got a weird keyboard issue and i don't have any idea how this happened. When i press certain keys the character does not appear instantly but it waits for another key and then depending on ...
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How to map Control to Escape on “lone” press under Linux?

Is is possible to map Control key to Escape when pressed alone, but to act normally if pressed with other key? According to Steve Losh post, on Mac you can do this using KR4MB, but how about Linux?
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How to define letter in custom layout (xkb)?

I'm using Arch Linux. I'm trying to define, for example, letter 'a' with double grave in xkb custom layout. It's easy to define, for example, 'a' with grave: key <AC01> {[ a, A, agrave, ...
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How do I map a key into the shift key in Windows? (see picture of Canadian French keyboard)

As luck would have it, my computer dealer shipped me a laptop with a Canadian French keyboard instead of a US keyboard Instead of saying how much Canadians from sea to sea hate this keyboard ...
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Removing QWERTY Keyboard Layout Permanently

Following the instructions in this thread, I added the Dvorak layout to the Regional and Language Options control panel, set it as the default keyboard layout and removed the US (QWERTY) layout. ...
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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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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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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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When controlling a remote computer in a Lync presentation, my local keyboard layout is ignored

When remoting into a computer using RDP, GoTo Assist, Bomgar, and most other assistance tools the local keyboard layout is properly translated to the remote computer. However, when taking control of a ...
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Disable Number Pad in Windows 7

This question refers to a desktop computer. Is there a way to disable the number pad under windows 7? Alternatively, is there a way to disable certain keys? Thanks.
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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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Is it possible to give harakat when we use Arabic keyboard layout?

How can I give harakat to my Arabic font writing when I use an Arabic keyboard layout? I'm a Dvorak touch typist, but I can still type in QWERTY if I really need to do so. Sometimes I need to type ...
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How do I fix my dead keys in Snow Leopard?

My problem is whenever I type quotes on Snow Leopard 10.6.4, it waits for the next character typed, and turns it into another character instead of just typing quotes. example: [shift] + " a results ...
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Xephyr keyboard layout

For some reason Xephyr interprets the Alt Gr key as Return. Therefore I cannot enter special characters that need Alt Gr. Also other non alphanumerical keys seem to be messed up. I start Xephyr with ...
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Send option/alt key press to OS X connected from Windows via VNC?

I recently started using a mac running Leopard Server remotely at work, using the RealVNC client to connect from my Windows XP workstation via the Leopard VNC server. As I need to do a fair amount ...
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windows 8.1 - mapping 1 key on keyboard to another [duplicate]

I am the less than happy owner of a Canadian ASUS laptop with a Canadian French keyboard, running Windows 8.1. The left shift key is really narrow and easy to miss. Immediately to its right is a key ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Cannot write diacritics

I'm not sure what I did to break this functionality, as I haven't installed or removed any software recently, nor have I messed with registry, sensitive files nor settings. I cannot write any ...
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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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Mint map number keys to higlight text

I have a standard PS2 keyboard hooked up to my Mint linux box. When I try shift + the arrow keys on the number pad, I just get the numbers typed in. However I want it to work the same as on my ...
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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, ...