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

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What is the name of this keyboard layout?

I attached a picture of my keyboard (i.e. for a Dell Inspiron SE 7520). I'm running Ubuntu on it and I can't find neither the English not the Arabic layouts for this keyboard on Ubuntu by default. ...
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How can I kill / murder / fully disable StickyKeys?

I hate StickyKeys. Worst idea Microsoft has ever come up with. Is there any way to disable it permanently, system-wide?
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xmodmap remapping doesn't work in java swing applications (like Intellij-IDEA)

I created a .Xmodmap file to remap my Caps_Lock to Mode_switch. This allows me to reassign my Arrow/Navigation Block of the keyboard to the home row. Everything worked fine, until I realized, that ...
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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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Change physical keyboard on Samsung ultrabooks with one using a different layout possible

Planning to get a Samsung NP900X4D-A01ES, where the last two letters state it is the Spanish version of this model. I am able to get a crazy deal for this machine, but I plan to use it for programming ...
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How can I enable disabled layouts for Windows 8 touch keyboard?

The keyboard layout icons (lower right corner of this screenshot) from left to right: QWERTY, Thumb (split), Handwriting, and Standard. There are several articles explaining how to enable the ...
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sing CapsLock to switch the keyboard language layout

Currently I am using Recaps for switching between keyboard layouts. But I am looking for a replacement, because it is a little buggy and not updated for years. Do you know any replacement?
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Can't find the print screen key

I've seen this question: http://superuser.com/questions/132961/print-screen-key-of-windows-on-mac But it doesn't help me. I had a normal windows keyboard for my PC (WinXP) but the E key broke so I ...
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How to Remap the Raspbian “Wheezy” Keyboard

I am having a strange problem. I just finished setting up my wonderful Raspberry PI, and it works great... except for the fact that it is not compatible with my Mac OSX Keyboard NOTE: I have the ...
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Insert a character with multiple accents on an extended Mac keyboard layout

I can't seem to figure out how to apply both an Umlaut (¨) and the Grave (`) to the the letter 'u'. I'll type one, then the other, then the letter, but only the latter accent is applied, with the ...
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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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How to make all applications respect my modified xkb layout?

I don't like jumping between the main keyboard and the movement keys, so I added the following to my xkb layout file. hidden partial xkb_symbols "movement" { key <AD08> { [ NoSymbol, ...
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Replace notebook keyboard with a different layout

I'm from a small country with only 2m residents (Slovenia) and with few specific characters and accents in our keyboard layout (we share the same layout with Croatia even though our alphabets differ a ...
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Why does Windows 7 always automatically change the input or keyboard language?

I am wondering why Windows 7 always automatically changes my input or keyboard language. I've a notebook with an integrated QWERTY keyboard English (United States). Traveling, I use that one but, ...
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How to type _capitalized_ Czech accented characters with a Czech Programmers' Keyboard

Not long ago I started the following thread on how to write Czech with a standard US ASCII keyboard on Windows 7: Writing Czech with US ASCII keyboard on Windows 7 where I was able to ask the ...
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Windows 8.1 automatically change my keyboard settings, why? How can I solve this issue?

I am frequently experiencing the following strange issue on my Windows 8.1 (installed on an Asus notebook). When I copy and paste some text form a document into a forum (it happens often when I copy ...
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How to make Control-j works as Return without Control bit set(!) using xkb [and|or] xmodmap

It looks like extremely convenient for me to use Control-j instead of Return in xterm and vim, and I want to use this sequence for all X apps. It can be easily done using xkb by remapping ...
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Windows 7 how to have mouse keys on, and retain use of numeric pad for numbers at same time

Windows 7 how to have mouse keys on, and retain use of numeric pad for numbers at same time Plus still be able to use numeric pad for numbers at same time? I bought a separate usb numeric pad in ...
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How to know which keyboard layout is currently active using cmd in Windows 7 32bit?

Suppose I can switch between 3 keyboard layouts, English, German, and Spanish from the language bar of Windows 7 32bit. What command can be run from cmd to return the value of the current layout in ...
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Setting default keyboard layout application-specific?

I'm using WinXP with the keyboard layout language bar set to default. My problem is, I want to set the keyboard layout individually from startup of said application. In Outlook I need umlauts so I use ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for international characters with non-US keyboards

I am looking on this list for typing non-English characters in Word: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/keyboard-shortcuts-for-international-characters-HP005186562.aspx I want to type ...
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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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Change default keyboard layout with bash script

I would like to know if there's way to create a bat script which does the following things: Add US-Dvorak as a keyboard on the computer if it's not already there. (Maybe this helps, but we also need ...
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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 remap the keys on my keyboard?

I broke my laptop and had to buy a new one with a new keyboard that I am struggling to get familiar with, especially with the keys like home, page-up, page-down and end, which aren't standardized at ...
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What do you call a keyboard with a bar-shaped Enter key?

I'm an programmer, and a touch-typist, and so type best when the keys I use are where I expect them to be. Perhaps because I'm American, and do most of my work on Apple computers, I expect the ...
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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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Caps Lock for Numeric Keys

Is there a way I can have persistent access to the special characters above the numeric keys? I'm thinking something akin to the CAPS LOCK key but that locks the numeric keys to the equivalent Shift ...
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Edit Layout of Touch Keyboard in Windows 8.1

Is there some way of editing the Windows 8.1 touch keyboard layout to change the overloaded accented characters? I need this since I am using a UK hardware keyboard on a Windows 8.1 machine. In ...
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How can I disable NumPad navigation keys?

I wish to disable my NumPad working like the navigation keys (Insert, Home, PgUp, etc.) both when NumLock is off and when it's on by pressing shift. I use these keys to control music in my media ...
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Complex XkbLayout in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

In older Xorg's I used to write my keyboard layout configuration just right into /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and this worked nicely. Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver ...
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How to generate obelus (aka division symbol) in Windows?

In Windows how do you generate '÷' ? In Obelus Wiki, it is written: In Microsoft Windows, the obelus is produced with Alt+0247 on the number pad or by pressing Alt Gr+⇧ Shift++ when an ...
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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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'A' always in Caps, and L-Shift types 'A' for Toshiba A665

I just got a brand new Toshiba Satellite A665 There are two weird problems My left-shift key types the letter A And my letter A key is always in caps. I can actually type an A by hitting ...
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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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Ctrl+d does not reapeat when held down

I'm using mac osx. I used Ukele to remap Ctrl+D to delete. It deletes character at the cursor. But does not repeat when I held the keys as it does when I held the delete key. How do I do that?
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Changing language keyboard layout via XML

The xml below adds The language Portuguese Brazil (Brazil ABNT) That is my keyboard is now set to work with the Portuguese language and using the keyboard layout called Brazil ABNT. What I need is ...
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Alt-rightarrow displays unwanted context menu everywhere instead of triggering the expected command of the respective application

In several applications, alt-rightarrow brings suddenly the context menu, after I reinstalled my Windows. I do not want alt-rightarrow to bring this context menu, since in some applications, this ...
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UEFI shell mode with no colon key

I have a newly built PC with a UEFI-enabled motherboard and I'm having trouble getting my DVD drive to boot into UEFI mode so I opted to boot into UEFI Shell to manually start the DVD in UEFI mode. ...
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How to fix Mac's swiss keyboard to do braces correctly?

I'm a swiss developer and always developed under Windows or Linux. On those platforms, the swiss keyboard layout did the following: Alt Gr + ä: { Alt Gr + $: } Alt Gr + ü: [ Alt Gr + ¨: ] But on ...
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Disable per-application input language in Windows 7

My problem is following: every time I switch between applications the used keyboard layout is changed. I want to disable such behavior but cannot find such option.
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re-mapping media keys on a USB keyboard

Is it possible to re-map the media keys (volume, reload, etc) on a USB keyboard so that the order matches the one on my laptop? I want to re-map ONLY the ones on the USB keyboard. I've tried ...
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How to prevent Alt+Shift from switching keyboard layout before keyup?

Motivation: In an appplication I'm using, Alt+Shift+R is taken up by -- well, never mind what, something app-specific. However, on my Linux system (Kubuntu 12.04 specifically), when I press Alt+Shift ...
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Get Windows key mapping for a Logitech keyboard on OS X

I have Logitech K340 keyboard. Its key mapping is designed for Windows. It was no problem to get it working on my MacBook. However, special characters which are reachable via ALT key are mapped like ...
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Norwegian Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac, used through VMware Fusion with a Bootcamp virtual machine, incorrect keyboard layout

The title really sums it up, but here is the problem: I recently bought the Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac The keyboard has a Norwegian layout, like the lower keyboard here. On the Mac, hitting the ...
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How do I add support for “Hindi Remington layout”, in Windows-8

How do I add support for "Hindi Remington layout", in Windows-8. I tried looking in the language option located in the control-pannel. However there are only 2 Hindi keyboard layouts ( Devanagari - ...
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How can I use keyboard shortcuts with alternative keyboard layouts?

There are many common keyboard shortcuts. For example, I can type Ctrl+C for copy, Ctrl+Q for quit, etc., and Alt+X for Menu item X. However, how can I use these shortcuts with non-QWERTY keyboard ...
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Lost Meta key in RHEL/Gnome

I seem to have lost my meta key... I am running xev, and when I press "meta" (in fact a "Win" key on my keyboard), the following event is seen: KeyRelease event, serial 33, synthetic NO, window ...
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Keyboard-based key swapping under MacOS [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.5. I want to swap Fn with Ctrl and Alt with Cmd when using the laptop keyboard, but I don't want to swap any keys when using a USB keyboard.
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How to disable AltGr in Win7?

I am supporting a user that can't type and consequently often hits AltGr (on the right side of space-key). He has enough power to decide he wants to disable that key (instead of learning to type). and ...