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

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Purpose of a “mystery key” on an IBM PC 3270 keyboard

A colleague has just come into possession of a large number of IBM PC 3270 keyboards (don't ask!). These keyboards have a number of very interesting looking keys, but the one that most intrigued us ...
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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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Layout switching in Fedora 23 Cinnamon OnKeyUp

On my system I use Shift+Ctrl to switch layout. But it "catches" my shortcut OnKeyDown event, and if I want use Shift+Ctrl+T in Terminal (to open a new tab) – it switches layout and sends to terminal ...
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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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Lenovo T60p ALT keys not working

I have a Lenovo T60p laptop, where the Alt and AltGr keys have stopped working. I use a Danish keyboard layout, where these keys are essential to produce many characters. I have done the following: ...
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How to make a tilde on a spanish keyboard set to English?

That's right. I bought a Spanish computer, and set it to English. And I can't find the tilde. This is Mac OS X
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How do I remap Home Button key with Escape key on Apple keyboard?

I bought a bluetooth keyboard for $13, and it's pretty good except instead of the Esc key, there's a little square and it opens up Internet Explorer when it's pressed! I've tried 3 key remapping ...
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QWERTZ unknown keyboard layout on HP EliteBook

I bought a HP Elitebook 8460p second hand and it is provided with a QWERTZ layout, but the special characters look more like a US layout. It is definitely not German layout. I took a picture of it ...
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Swap Fn and Ctrl keys on a Lenovo ThinkPad X200

Similar questions have been asked before and the easy fix was to just update the BIOS and use an option in it for swapping the keys. However, even with the most recent BIOS update from Lenovo, there ...
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How to have correct keyboard layout in XMing?

In Windows, I have the following symbols entering on the upper row of keyboard, if switched to Russian and pressed shift: Ё!"№;%:?*()_+ The same appears in Putty. But if I press the same keys in ...
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Win 8.1 Enterprise - Input method, keyboard layout

let me be short. I am on the above OS and would like to know if setting a different keyboard input affects only me or everyone who will use the PC. As in, is it a user or machine setting? To specify,...
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Russian keyboard layout on French keyboard (debian 8.3)

I have laptop Lenovo Z51-70 with french keyboard (keys and their position, because french keyboard have little differ keys combination). To use correctly "classic" qwerty-english layout i use "mac ...
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Any software to change the keyboard layout switching behaviour in Windows? [duplicate]

To clarify: I know there's a lot of different software that alters the key bindings or even swaps between common layout pairs automatically. Perhaps there's too much because finding something I need ...
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VMware Workstation's “Edit/Paste” uses the wrong keyboard layout

I'm using VMware workstation on Windows 8.1 to run a Debian machine. Since I have an French keyboard, I've changed the layout in the guest to azerty: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration &...
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Ubuntu 15.10 resets xkb settings on layout switch

I want to swap my CTRL and ALT. To do that I've done the following: setxkbmap -print | xkbcomp -xkb -o original.xkb - then swapped lctrl and lalt codes and executed xkbcomp swap-ctrl-alt.xkb :0 ...
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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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What is the ` key on a Mac French (Canada) keyboard?

I was a bit annoyed that Cmd-Tab, in Mac OS, cycled between applications, not windows, on Macs, and I was looking for a way to do this with windows instead. For example, if I have 2 Finder windows and ...
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How to use altgr-intl in KDE?

I'm using KDE 4.13.3 (on a Ubuntu 14.04) and I'd like to use the altgr-intl keyboard variant so that I can e.g. type AltGr+Shift+6, then e to obtain ê. Seemingly-relevant layouts displayed via System ...
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Switching alt key for command key - logitech k750 on (os x 10.11.3)

I'm just trying to set mac layout on my logitech k750 keyboard so alt works as command key and (windows) command key works as alt key. I tried to use "Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier keys > ...
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Also Accent Mark is where on Keyboard [duplicate]

How to, On a Dell keyboard, make a upside down question Mark. Have tried nothing. Looking @ keyboard. Seems a Hobby for a Hobfessional.
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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Creating Custom Keyboard Layouts for Windows RT

How can I create my own keyboard layout for my Surface RT? For non-ARM devices, MSKLC does exactly that, but it cannot target Windows RT.
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Pinyin input and keyboard layout shortcuts

I have a few keyboard layouts in my Windows 10 Enterprise. I have assigned some of them direct shortcuts, for example Left Alt + Shift + 1 switches to Russian and Left Alt + Shift + 3 switches to ...
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How to install farsi language in gnome centos

I dont find Farsi or persian language in list of languages for add to keyboard layout. How to add farsi or install it?
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Keyboard and locale

I am looking to buy a new keyboard, but most of the ones I am liking are not available the layout I use. If, say, I use the proper locale on my computer, does the keyboard layout matter then or not? ...
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Remap f keys for chromebook running linux

I installed arch Linux on my Chromebook and I'm using LXDE. I looked into re-mapping the search key/caps lock key to the super/windows key and was able to do that with "setxkbmap -option caps:super" ...
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How to assign new key on keyboard

s,d and g keys do not work on my keyboard. I would like to assign these keys to key combinations of other keys. For example pressing x key two times pretends like s key. Is there any software or ...
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How to get exactly the same keyboard layout in Windows as in OSX?

I am using osx on my MacBook Pro but for different reasons I do also have to use Windows 10 to make some programming now and then. I would like to use exactly the same keyboard layout in Windows and I ...
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Macbook Pro keys < and § mixed up on LMDE2

When I open up Control Panel -> Keyboard -> Layout and click Show... the two keys left from '1' and left from 'z' are mixed up. This happens both on my Macbook Pro (mid-2012) keyboard and my external ...
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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 spellchecker-corrector,...
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Add a new speech recognition profile but do not add a keyboard layout

I am developing an Universal Windows 10 application that depends on voice recognition on multiple languages. So I added (for an example) the German and the French Language on my windows using the ...
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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 vice-...
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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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Can't enter the password

I have a password in English in Fedora GNOME. There is no correct keyboard input method on the login screen. I tried booting with runlevel 3 to hop onto runlevel 5, but the session finishes in order. ...
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Windows 10: only 1 keyboard language but keyboard layout keeps changing

How is it possible I have only one keyboard layuout but Windows 10 keeps changing my layout to US? I am not sure when it happens exactly but it does few times a day and makes me crazy. I have ...
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Map capslock to control in windows 10

In windows 8 I used to remap my capslock key to control using the registry script REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "Scancode Map"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,...
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KDE changes keyboard layout on shortcuts

I ran into a strange anomaly with KDE 4.14.3 (Gentoo Linux) on my college's workstation. He had two keyboard layout: hu qwertz and us qwerty, and the hu qwertz was the active layout. When He typed a ...
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How to delete a keyboard layout in Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 on a physically German keyboard, then installed an English keyboard and bought some little stickers to make my keyboard look OK. However, Windows shows 2 keyboards installed &...
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Is it possible to change the FN key on my keyboard?

I use a Macbook Pro at work, but am using a PC laptop running Ubuntu at home and I have a hard time getting my hands to remember that the FN,CTRL,Alt(option), and super(command) keys are in different ...
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Layout for russian keyboard is changed with the latest update

I've recently received an update for my osx. The version I'm running now is OS X EL Capitan Version 10.11.2 For some reason all symbols in russian layout were rearranged with this update(I mean dots,...
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Setting the default input method for the Windows 10 login screen

I use an english version of Windows 10, but I have set the keyboard layout to German (Switzerland). This works fine if I am logged in with my user. The only keyboard available is my German(Switzerland)...
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Cannot use Awesome with mouse when changing keyboard layout using KDE

I am using Awesome as my desktop environment. I want to use the KDE4 keyboard service to switch between layouts. I followed the Awesome wiki and got the keyboard indicator which shows the current ...
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Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
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How to disable stuck ctrl key in software/memory?

The ctrl key of my MacBook 6,1, OS X 10.6.8, got stuck by a water hazard. It's recognized as permanently pressed by the system. Is there any way to tell the system that it is not? I'm thinking of a ...
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win7 keyboard layout change from logon screen

I am having a nightmare right now, which is I'm stuck on logon screen of windows 7 professional. My password includes turkish characters and the keyboard layout changed somehow to english. And on ...
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Matching keyboard layout for Thinkpad W520 in SUSE?

I am trying to use a SUSE installation from my ThinkPad W520. However I am having a very hard time finding a matching keyboard layout. I have a German QWERTZ layout as you can see in the following ...
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How to use KaGaPa Phonetics input method in Windows?

I frequently use KaGaPa phonetics layout input method in Linux. But I unable to use it in Windows operating system. How can I use KaGaPa in Windows same like as Linux.Here I can't find KaGaPa ...
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KDE keyboard switcher not always appearing

The KDE keyboard switcher applet keeps randomly disappearing after I upgraded to Fedora 23. Yesterday I fixed this problem by rebooting, I think. But now rebooting does not help. However, if I start ...
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Typing < and > characters with ANSI keyboard lacking the key these characters are located on

Many keyboard layouts in Europe are based on the ISO keyboard layout which looks like this. In my language the <, > are located on the key next to left shift like this: The problem is that ...
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Hiding the keyboard layout while keeping the language as default one

I have my display language set in English, with English (US), Japanese and Russian keyboard layouts. I could input English using Japanese layout, so I want to hide English (US) one. Is there any way ...