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

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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 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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Why Reminna only starts when keyboard layout is in UK mode?

On my Linux Mint 15 machine I use Reminna for RDP to servers and workstations, but for some strange reason it refuses to start when my keyboard layout is in South Africa mode. So everytime I need to ...
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DVORAK EN-GB layout on a german laptop keyboard?

Would it be possible to use a dvorak keyboard layout with UK punctuation on a german laptop keyboard? I'm planning to buy a new Dell laptop but they won't sell me one with a UK English keyboard. I've ...
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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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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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CentOS 6.4 console keyboard layout hotswitch

On an X-server-less CentOS 6.4 box (so no setxkbmap) I share with another person, the other person's name is much easier to type in a particular keymap. Ideally, there would be a way, on-the-fly, to ...
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Unable to correctly type the firmware password on my MacBook Pro

I made the mistake of setting the firmware password on my MacBook Pro, unaware that when I have to enter the password, e.g. when booting in recovery mode, the keyboard mapping is default US. When I ...
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Japanese Keyboard/US Keyboard, plugged in at same time

Using Japanese keyboard layout in Windows 7 doesn't correspond to what's written on the physical keyboard as a jumping off point, I managed to get my real Japanese/106 keyboard working side by ...
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Make Scroll Lock toggle Mouse Keys on home row

This is what I want: I press Scroll Lock on my keyboard. The Scroll Lock LED on my keyboard lights up. The keys around the right-hand home row now controls the mouse pointer (moving it, clicking, ...
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xkb - Remapped modifiers still work as modifiers

I'm using xkb to create my own keyboard layout. I have a slight problem, though. key <AE04> {[ Shift_L ]}; key <AE07> {[ Shift_R ]}; key <LFSH> {[ comma , semicolon , bar ]}; ...
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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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Windows 8 keyboard in Mac VMWare types incorrect symbols

I am running Windows 8 inside VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 5.0.4 (1435862)) in a Mac. When I type a symbol, I get a different one. The keyboard used in Windows 8 is UK English. Shift + 2, I ...
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Remapping a keyboard key in windows 8.1

How can I remap keyboard keys in windows 8.1? I'm looking for a simple utility which will modify registry and would not require running at startup. I tried sharpkeys but, it does not seem to work in ...
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System wide keyboard layout

Is there a way to change the keyboard layout of the whole system to another layout? I am using a bunch of window managers and I don't want to have to setup the layout for every one. I am using a ...
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creating and switching presets for the whole set of current keyboard layouts

I search a solution to create presets for all the set of current keyboard layouts (that are "active" in language bar, and accordingly in "installed services" in "Text Services and Input Languages") ...
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Switching left alt and left win

I have a Thinkpad X230 (german layout, [edit]running linux[/edit]) and I want to switch the left win- and the left alt-key somehow with the right alt-key (AltGr) not being touched. However, I haven't ...
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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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How do I remap keys in caret mode and textarea mode in vimperator?

I use vimperator with my operating system set to an alternate keyboard layout. It's pretty easy to remap things in insert and normal mode with inoremap and nnoremap in my .vimperatorrc, but I can't ...
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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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Firefox addon to fix layout automatically in address bar

As I'm using EN/RU double keyboard layout configuration, there's a lot of situations, when I spell something to address bar in English, while current keyboard layout is set for Russian, and vice ...
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Strange symbols in password when installing Win7 => lost password

I think I'm victim of a rather curious mistake. I installed Windows 7 through BootCamp, chose a password with some symbols (like #€<&, etc). What I didn't realize was that the keyboard layout ...
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KeyRemap4Macbook Vim-emulation alternative for Linux

There is a really nifty tool for Mac OS X called KeyRemap4Macbook which allows you, among other things, to use Vim keybindings to edit text in all text fields, with a distinction between normal and ...
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Change key mapping to allow keyboard chording (Mac)

I'm looking to find a way of mapping multiple simultaneous keypresses to one action. As an example something similar to hitting ctrl-option- at the same time but instead using just normal letters ...
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How to log into Windows 7 using ASCII codes instead of real password

My friend uses a password with Farsi characters to log into Windows. However, while he was logged in he changed keyboard layout to US. Now while entering his password nothing happens. How can I ...
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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 get MS Office to use my custom keyboard layout?

I recently created my own custom keyboard layout with MSKLC (under Windows 7 64-bit) and it's working brilliantly — almost everywhere. Actual Microsoft Office applications, ironically, seem to ...
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Custom keyboard layout in sandboxed app?

I have a TN2056 Installable Keyboard Layout that I’ve placed in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. It is the default keyboard layout, and is used by all apps. But now with the new version of OmniGraffle ...
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\ key on a QWERTY UK keyboard

I wanted to know what other programmers do on laptops that do not have a \ key. I have a dell XPS13 ultrabook, which is also sold as a developer edition. Now this keyboard, has US layout, but I ...
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How to remove invisible language modes in windows 8

What seems to be the problem is like the one described at Remove invisible language modes in Windows 8, but the solution provided on that page is not useful for me. I happen to have this problem when ...
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“>” (CTRL+ALT+ . ) sign not working when num lock is turned on (Croatian layout)

">" sign (CTRL+ALT+.) is not working when num lock is turned on, I need this option for faster tag writing in html. Anyone? I'm using a HP Probook 4740S.
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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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When remoting into a computer using SCCM, 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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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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Keyboard layout does not work correctly in VirtualBox (OSX host)

I try to use the neo2 keyboard layout in a debian VM on an OSX host. Basic keys are working, but the left Mod3 key (which lies on Caps Lock) acts like the Alt key. The same VM works fine when hosted ...
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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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Remapping XF86_Back/Forward to Control/Alt in X

I'd like to rebind the XF86_Back and forward keys in X to control and alt respectively. However, it seems that running xmodmap -e "keycode 167 =Alt_L" xmodmap -e "keycode 166 =Control_L" ...
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Pressing zero key brings up lock/switch user screen in W7

This issue started after my cat walked all over the keyboard... Whenever I press the "zero" key, the screen goes black and I'm taken to the lock/switch user screen. The other functions of the key ...
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Can I prevent programs from enabling US keyboard layout?

I've noticed that after using certain programs on my Windows 8.1, I have US keyboard layout enabled. It's getting in the way and it's very annoying. It goes away when I install the layout and ...
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Keyboard buttons mixed up (ctrl, alt, windows)

I'm having some problems with my kebyoard layout. I'm running plain Windows 7 on a Dell Latitute E6530 computer. The ctrl, alt and windows keys are mixed up. CTRL key responds as usual Windows key ...
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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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Changing keyboard layout

I want to change the keyboard layout from US to UK through the terminal on my Linux machine. I'm running CentOS 6.4. I have tried using the loadkeys uk method, but it doesn't change the layout. It is ...
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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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How to make a custom keyboard layout in MacOS?

I recently moved to MacOS and I find the system "Russian Phonetic" layout unsatisfying (it's not the one that I'm used to). How can I create a custom layout? I've read about Ukelele, but the layout I ...
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Cannot login to Windows 7 because of missing keyboard layout

Recently one of my friend change the password of his Windows 7, which contains Arabic alphabets. And he mistakenly removed the Arabic language from keyboard layout. So he is stuck behind the Windows 7 ...
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How do I remap caps to control on osx with multiple keyboards attached?

My office does pairing so we have 2 keyboards, mice, and monitors per computer. Many people like to remap caps lock to control, but changing the setting for it in OSX only changes one of the ...
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Background process - can't find it - a program

I have a program - keyboard layout program. Starting when I start my computer. I have deactivated startup items. I can't find the - keyboard layout program - since it has not installed a shortcut on ...
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Installing different keyboard layout on live debian image

I've downloaded a debian vm image for some testing: http://exploit-exercises.com/download (280mb) It's a Debian Squeeze machine. I want to use the Belgian layout (which is AZERTY) in stead of the ...
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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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Bind a key combination to caps lock in OS X

I've bound both caps lock and the ctrl key to "ctrl" in OSX, but I would like to be able to press a modifier key along with caps lock to turn on caps lock—say, for example, shift+caps lock. How might ...