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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Automatic keyboard layout detection on Window 7

I wonder if there is (and where to find it) a tool for Windows 7 similar to the one built-in in Mac OS X, that detects your keyboard layout by pressing a couple of keys in your keyboard. The ...
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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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Linux, changing the default FN-key functionality in xorg (key-bindings?)

So I bought a new keyboard from Logitech (TK820), without checking the key functionality beforehand. It was a nasty surprise to find that on the top row, the multimedia keys (volume up, next track, ...
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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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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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Surface Type Cover: Context key?

Is there a way to simulate (or does there exist an actual key combination, perhaps making use of the Fn key, that acts as) the context key on the Surface Type Cover? I didn't realize until I tried to ...
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Linux Mint (Mate): use xkbcomp to load a keyboard layout on startup

I'd like to load a custom keyboard layout on login, but either it doesn't load or it gets overridden by the default keyboard layout from 'keyboard preferences'. Unfortunately I can't select my layout ...
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Mac -> Windows Remote Desktop Keyboard [German Layout]

I thought, that instead of a VM on my MacBook, I would just RDP to a Windows Server, and write my code there (C#,Visual Studio). Problem is that the keyboard mapping is completely wrong: What I'd want ...
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Windows 8 - Single quote shows up as two quotes

Since a few days I'm running Windows 8. As I was used of Windows 7, the first thing after the installation that I did was to set my keyboard settings to "English - United States International". This ...
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switch keyboard layout for marked text

This is a very common issue for people working with more than one language: You start typing and when you look up at the screen you realize you were typing in the wrong keyboard layout (language)... ...
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How I can bind keys for selecting language directly in Ubuntu 13.04

I like to change keyboard bindings directly to language that I want to use I use the following keyboard bindings to change keyboard layout in Windows: left alt+left shift+1 for English left alt+left ...
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emacsclient super key or hyper key in iterm2

What the title says: I want to switch to using an emacs-server / emacs-client model instead of using the GUI for Mac OS X. I use iTerm2. I would like to map the function key (fn) to super or hyper. I ...
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How to use the Indian Rupee symbol in Windows XP

I have a Dell KB212-B USB keyboard, and it has both the Indian Rupee symbol and the Euro symbol in the keyboard. But I don't know how to use it. What keys should I press to insert the symbols? I am ...
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Use English as an input language for Windows 8 lock screen by default

I have two input languages configured on my Windows 8 machine. The default language is English, but when I lock my computer, the lock screen sometimes uses another language for input, so I have to ...
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How can I switch my “left ctrl” and “left alt” key on my keyboard?

I'm working on a windows xp laptop at office. I have a standalone USB windows keyboard that I want to switch the "left ctrl" and "left alt" only on this keyboard. I don't have any admin privileges ...
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How to keep per-keyboard layout settings?

I am using xmodmap (and sometimes xkbcomp instead) to adjust my keyboard layout (e.g. mapping Caps Lock to the Mod3 modifier). When I plug a USB keyboard into my laptop or insert a YubiKey (which ...
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Making Ctrl+Alt combinations available after switching the keys with Autohotkey

I want to switch Ctrl and Alt on my Windows installation, and I use Autohotkey to do it via the script: LCtrl::Alt LAlt::Ctrl This works most of time, but when I want to use a combined hotkey such ...
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Is there a way to make `xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap` run faster?

On Fedora 19, when I run xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap it locks my display for about 15-20 seconds. The command completes successfully, but I am unsure of why it takes so long. I'm assuming there is an X ...
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Typing an acute e when dead keys are eliminated in keyboard layout?

I've disabled dead keys on my Swedish keyboard layout to more easily type characters such as ~,´ and `. How do I temporarily enable the old behavior of these keys? Now I can't type an e with an ...
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Create keyboard DLL

I am struggling to find any resources on how to make a keyboard DLL. I have previously looked at code samples, like http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowshardware/Keyboard-Layout-Sample-b142d9e3 but ...
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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 save keyboard layouts per-app (windows 7)

At the moment, windows keeps my keyboard layouts per window. When I close a window and open it back up again, it loses the old keyboard layouts. As I only want to use qwerty in games, it would be much ...
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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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Disable Ctrl+Shift+0 on Windows 8

I use apps that have functions bound to Ctrl+Shift+0, but Windows captures the keyboard shortcut. I have gone into the Advanced Settings and disabled the key sequence (similar to the Vista steps), but ...
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Remote Desktop Connection to Windows has wrong keyboard layout

I'm running: OS X 10.8 U.S. English as the default system language a German (Austrian) keyboard layout Via RDP (specifically the Remote Desktop Connection client 2.1.1 from Microsoft), I'm ...
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Select automatically the correct language based on keyboard hardware

I have this laptop with an English keyboard and an usb French Keyboard. French Keyboard in the office and English while travelling. Is there a way that Windows (Seven) picks the right input keyboard ...
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remapping emacs keys using scancodes

In Emacs 24 in Windows, the "previous buffer" and "next buffer" keys are unhelpfully bound to "XF86Back" and "XF86Forward" which is a bit nonsensical in Windows. On my Lenovo x220 there are "browser ...
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Change keyboard layout for Vim's command mode to English

Alright, this drives me crazy. I'm using gvim and it defaults to using a Swedish keyboard layout. Is there some way of changing that to an English one? I don't have access to setxkbmap on this system, ...
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How can I change the text-mode keyboard layout in Windows ME?

In Windows ME GUI applications, I have my keyboard layout set to British (Shift-2 is ", etc.), but in the command-line mode, it seems to be reverting to the US keyboard layout (Shift-2 is @). How can ...
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keymaps not available on Debian live (or rescue) image

I downloaded the Debian live standard (command line flavour, without X and any window managers) CD image, then booted into the live disk. With my first Arch Linux reflex I typed loadkeys dvorak ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift keyboard layout switch in Windows 8?

This is similar to How to disable Ctrl+Shift keyboard layout switch (for the same input language) in Windows?, but regards Windows 8. Here, I can change the keyboard language with Win+Space which is ...
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How do I change a keyboard key function?

I do not use my right Alt, and I would like to have a Underline key on that place. Is there a way to configure my right Alt to be an underline character key? update: using Windows 7
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How to disable automatic keyboard layout change in Windows 8?

I have a laptop with a hungarian keyboard, but I usually use a finnish external keyboard. My problem is that very ofthen windows tries to be smart, and it changes that layout of the keyboard on it's ...