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

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How can I remove a keyboard layout that isn't listed in the control panel?

Here's an interesting oddity: My work computer comes with a corporate disk image preloaded, and it is preconfigured with the German "QWERTZ" keyboard layout. Using the control panel, I added my ...
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How to properly remap `<del>` to `<esc>` in vim?

I'm a happy owner of a TypeMatrix 2030, as well as a happy vim user. On this keyboard the <del> have a central place, while the <esc> is the top-left key as usual. So I would like to remap ...
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Turn off language alt+shift switching feature in Microsoft Word

MS Word keeps switching current writing language on keyboard layout change. I normally write documents in Czech using czech QWERTZ layout, but I also need to write some characters not present in this ...
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How to press cmd-\ on german keyboard layout

I'm using a german keyboard layout and wan't to use the cmd-\shortcut but I'm not sure how to press \ as it is written by pressing shift + alt + 7. The same question goes for alt-cmd-[. Thanks
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How can I install a keyboard layout on a locked-down workstation?

I want to use the Dvorak keyboard layout at work (I already do at home) but I often need umlauts so the built-in US Dvorak isn't enough, and punching in the umlauts' Alt-codes gets tedious really ...
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loadkeys and SSH

I would like my remote SSH server to recognize F11 as a Ctrl. For example when I press "F11+C" I want Linux to recognize it as a "Ctrl+C" Loadkeys doesn't work, since I'm connecting through the SSH, ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for changing keyboard layout [duplicate]

I typically work on Linux machines which have a fairly handy way of changing the keyboard layout with Shift+Caps Lock. On Windows, though it's possible to change the layout with keystrokes, it doesn't ...
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Mac OS X Mavericks virtual keyboard

I am looking for a way to get OS X Mountain Lion or Mavericks virtual keyboard to display without the number pad. I only want the main keyboard without the numbers on the side of the screen. I have ...
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Can I create a custom touch keyboard in windows 8

I am a graphic designer with a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet (specifically the Acer R7). I would like to use my digitizer pen in my Adobe programs while in tablet mode... however, I use shortcut keys quite ...
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How to highlight keyboard led using current locale

How does one make the keyboard led show his current locale? It might be useful for users using two locales (languages). Desired behavior: capslock led on keyboad is OFF for your first locale ...
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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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What's this extra R-like character on my '4' key?

I recently got a Dell XPS 13, it comes with a standard US-Intl layout (well, as 'standard' as these laptop keyboards get, anyway), except there is an extra R-like character on the 4 key. I've never ...
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change Keyboard layout for startup in Scientifc Linux 6

I installed Scientific Linux 6 on my work machine and chose the wrong keymap during installation. Changing it when once you're logged in is easy. But the problem is that for the login screen the ...
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What is the right keyboard configuration for my keyboard?

I've got the greater than and less than symbols below the Esc key, and I don't know what the is the right keyboard configuration/language for it:
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In XOrg, can i switch keyboard-layout per application and still honor ~/.Xmodmap

I'm using my ~/.Xmodmap to map: keycode 38 = a A adiaeresis Adiaeresis and similar to be able to type German umlauts (äöü) on a US-qwerty layout. For switching keyboard layouts between German qwertz ...
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How to type special characters in Linux when Russian layout is active?

The way to type special unicode characters in Linux is to press Ctrl + Shift + u and then to type the character number. But this method doesn't work when Russian layout is active. So if I'm typing in ...
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Remapping: How do you remap backspace to the left side of the keyboard?

OS X here, junior level Ruby dev. I have recently remapped my Caps Lock to Escape using Keyboard Maestro and I'm loving it. I was wondering what's the "convention" or set of keystrokes for mapping ...
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Can't use QWERTY layout after make IBus work with Dvorak layout after reboot

To keep my Input Method (Bogo or Unikey) of IBus working with Dvorak keyboard layout after reboot, I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set keyboard as Dvorak, and go to tab Advance ...
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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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Is it possible to set a default input language in Office 2007 and later for Spell Checking that is different from the Windows's input language?

This is what I want: I have a German keyboard layout (physical and well as set up as such in Windows), am mostly writing English in Office applications like Word and OneNote, and would like to set ...
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Unable to change my keyboard layout in Archlinux/Cinnamon

I'm on Archlinux with Cinnamon. I would like to change from a french keyboard (fr) to a swiss one (ch). So I edit my /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-keyboard-layout.conf file: Section "InputClass" ...
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Cannot type @£$ symbols in Windows 8.1

I'm having this weird problem with my Windows 8.1 that I'm unable to type-in @ £ $ symbols with my Swedish keyboard. I know the first probable answer would be to check my keyboard settings and correct ...
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Keyboard layout Issue in Word 2003-2007 entering accent in Greek Keyboard

The problem occurs when I try to enter accent (tonos) in MS WORD 2003 (SP3) with a Greek keyboard layout, When this happens I can't change the input language or the direction (neither the Alt+Shift ...
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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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Remap escape key to underscore

I'm currently working on remapping my keyboard using PCkeyboardhack for MAC OSX. I'm currently looking for the virtual key for underscore. Is the only way to get this key with the shift modifier key? ...
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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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two-key alternative to ctrl+shift+c

One of the biggest annoyances when working in a Linux terminal is that copy/paste shortcuts consist of 3 keys: Ctrl+Shift+c Especially in laptop keyboards with the Fn key on the lower left corner, ...
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How universal are the Windows Ctrl shortcuts?

I would like to know if: CTRL-C copy CTRL-V paste CTRL-X cut CTRL-B bold CTRL-P print CTRL-Z undo keyboard shortcuts work on all Windows versions above '98, all Non-English Windows and on all ...
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Keyboard layout switching with synergy

I'm using Synergy server on my Ubuntu machine and using a Windows 7 machine as client. On my Ubuntu machine I have mapped so that pressing the Pause button switches between US and Swedish keyboard ...
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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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 ...