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

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LibreOffice Writer … the ohm sign (Omega)

I am using LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu 14.04 to do a class assignment and I need to use the Ω (Ohm sign, big letter omega) to show resistance. Unfortunately I can't seem to find the sign anywhere. ...
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Cannot insert caret and backtick in XTerm

I cannot insert carets and backticks (and possibly other characters) in XTerm under certain conditions. When I move focus from XTerm to Firefox and use Alt+Tab to switch back, I can no longer instert ...
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Type the circumflex (^) with a single key press [duplicate]

Some programming languages like Visual C++ use the circumflex for specific tasks that are required more often than the exclusive-or operator that it is usually used for. My problem is that, with the ...
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How to configure an Apple keyboard on Windows 8.1?

Boot Camp doesn't seem to work. Besides the zip file is around 800 MB size. There is loads of info in the web, but nothing really efficient. Where can I find a little tiny user-friendly Apple ...
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How to change right ALT to be ALTGR? Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I don't know why but my AltGr now behaves like normal Alt. How can I make my right Alt to behave like normal AltGr again? I'm using Windows 8.1
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Windows keyboard change doesn't work

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop, but suddenly my Alt Gr button doesn't want to work anymore... So now I need to use Ctrl+Alt to perform actions. I hate this because I'm a developer that writes a lot of ...
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Issues with win key and right alt key after Windows Update (Polish diacritical signs not working)

I've got a problem that occured to me out of nowhere. Today in the morning, as I logged in to my computer at work I cannot input Polish diacritical signs. For example rAlt + A should give Ą but ...
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Adding another shift+state to X keyboard layouts

Basically, I want two different shift states in an X keyboard layout, one for right shift and one for left shift. This of course without compromising ISO_level_shift (AltGr) because I also need that ...
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Trying to set Alt Gr+Keycode 50 to backslash

I've just started running Linux Mint, However I'm using a slightly different keyboard hardware wise. It had a multitude of issues in the start, such as Shift being mapped wrongly, atastrophe/asterisk ...
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unable to use umlauts/german keyboard layout in virtual machine

I'm trying to setup virtualization but am unable to use germany keyboard layout. The letters ö,ä,ü are not recognized when I try to setup the keyboard. The push of those buttons doesn't trigger a ...
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Language bar not showing for multiple keyboard layouts

I have Win8.1 Enterprise, running under Parallels on OSX. Parallels installs the "English (Apple) - Parallels" keyboard layout. Because I have a non-Apple USB keyboard I (in the past, in Win 8.1. ...
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Change arrow down key on Windows [duplicate]

My arrow down key has just stopped working. I have no idea why. I have keys I would rather lose than my arrow down key. Can I somehow tell the computer to use some other key as my arrow down key?
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Cannot type square brackets in Word 2013 with Ctrl + Alt on German and similar keyboard layouts

Word 2013 (Office 365) has actions assigned to some key combinations that are needed to type normal characters for example on Swiss, German and Canadian French keyboard layouts. The most annoying ...
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Windows 8.1 - can I have a UK English Keyboard layout with a usable ` key?

On Windows 8.1 it seems as though I can't have the keyboard layout I want - I am based in the UK and if I set my language to UK English it seems to think that means I want a US keyboard layout with ...
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Change Key Bindings Individually for Each Layout on Linux

I am on Debian Jessie with GNOME. I prefer to program with the () bound to what is regularly [ and ] because I do a lot of lisp. I was able to do this with xmodmap, but it ruins my other (Portuguese) ...
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where can i find keyboard text entry settings file of my ubuntu account

My keyboard should have two text entry modes (heb/eng). However, after upgrading ubuntu to 14.04, now there are four text entry modes: M17n:he:kbd, M17n:en:ispell, He, En which in practice toggles ...
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KeyMapper's changes not taking effect (WIN7)

I'm trying to remap a few keys on my keyboard. I downloaded KeyMapper and applied the appropriate settings. No effect. I got it to output a registry file and ran that. Still no effect (obviously with ...
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Windows 8 system language persistently wrong

I just did a fresh install of Windows 8. I set my language to English, but with Norwegian keyboard layout, time format, etc... Every setting I have found that is related to language and region seem ...
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Make Start Menu in Mint/Cinnamon honor the “New windows use the default layout” setting

I'm on Mint/Cinnamon (version is 17.1 Rebecca), and I've set my keyboard layout to "Allow different layouts" and "New windows use the default layout". If I'm on a window with Cyrillic, and I create ...
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keyboard keys acting up

I've had a strange thing happen to my keyboard on my laptop. Pressing Enter puts an l on screen followed by an actual enter. ↓ (Down key) displays 9 and moves cursor down. Pressing space outputs a ...
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Keyboard layout using Chrome RDP on a Chromebook

I'm using a Chromebook with an azerty keyboard. I want it to connect to a Windows server using RDP. I'm using Chrome RDP as it is the only one that I found that actually will connect. However, for ...
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Capital accented e with Caps Lock + key

I'm Italian, so sometimes I have to start a sentence with the letter 'è' (it is the third singular person of the present simple of the verb 'to be'). In Linux, writing that capital character is ...
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Windows 8.1 Spanish Latin American Keyboard Layout, lowercase enye

I am trying to type in a lowercase Ñ and cannot do it, I DO NOT want to use alt codes, i DO NOT want to edit the layout of a keyboard. The keyboard I am using is: Spanish (United States) Latin ...
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Alt key codes for dashes giving wrong characters in Windows

If I type alt+0150, I get ☼, rather than – (en dash). If I type alt+0151, I get ù, rather than — (em dash). I would have expected to get dashes in both cases. I'm pretty sure it used to work. This ...
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How do I use a custom keyboard layout created with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator in Windows 8?

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Editor (MKLE) (v1.4) is not officially compatible with Windows 8. Some report that it works anyway but I cannot confirm that and there are other reports on the net that have ...
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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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Configure Keyboard on Arch Linux

I’m trying to permanently set the keyboard to abnt2 on Arch Linux. Every session that start I have to type: # setxkbmap -model abnt2 -layout br -model abnt2 I searched on Google but the solutions ...
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What are the benefits of keeping Caps Lock on after swapping with CTRL? [closed]

I have swapped CTRL and Caps Lock (as it is easier for emacs/bash to have homerow access to the CTRL key). Most places I have read don't mention whether they just turn off Caps Lock (don't remap to ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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How to use AutoHotKey to make R-Control function as R-Win

I have a keyboard that doesn't have a R-Win key, but software that I use requires R-Win specifically for some keyboard shortcuts. I'm trying to remap the R-Ctrl key I never use to R-Win using ...
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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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Remapping SysRq in Linux

The designers of my new keyboard decided that for some f:in reason the PrintScreen key must sit between AltGr and RCtrl. So now I have this problem: I like having the magic SysRq key available ...
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Custom keymap not available in Gnome Input sources

I've created a custom keymap based on Bepo (a french dvorak-like), which is working correctly when I set it using setxkbmap fr bepo_prog However, this keyboard mapping is not visible in Gnome input ...
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How can I access the full functionality of a Japanese Apple keyboard on Windows?

I am currently using a Japanese Apple keyboard (Model A1048) on Windows 8.1. I have two issues with this setup. The first issue is that they keyboard is detected as a US layout keyboard, which causes ...
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Physically mapping the 'alt gr' button to a 'menu' button?

I've recently purchased a new laptop which has a slightly different keyboard layout than my old laptop. Essentially my new laptop has an 'alt gr' button which I never use in place of a 'menu' button ...
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windows 8.1 - mapping 1 key on keyboard to another [duplicate]

I am the less than happy owner of a Canadian ASUS laptop with a Canadian French keyboard, running Windows 8.1. The left shift key is really narrow and easy to miss. Immediately to its right is a key ...
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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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Multiple keyboard layouts when logging in Windows 8.1

I'm currently using my Outlook credentials when logging in to my Windows 8.1 Laptop installation. When I start up the laptop, I'm greeted with the welcome screen which has two drop down options at the ...
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How do I change my keyboard layout on linux?

How do I reconfigure my keyboard layout on Linux, so that: Caps lock becomes a modifier key for a numeric keyboard layout on the place of M<>JKLUION. ; becomes a dead key so pressing it ...
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Linux: how to implement warning the user when they start typing with non-English keyboard layout?

Does anyone know how to implement a momentary floating notification that the user (me) is not using English keyboard layout when they press a letter, numeral or other layout-dependant key (so no need ...
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Difference between devices manager drivers and

I just installed a new french keyboard driver from here on my W7, in order to be able to type more french characters. It comes as an executable so I cannot know what it really does. Once installed, it ...
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Keyboard is inserting the pipe character everytime the shift key is used

On my brothers keyboard a pipe character is being inserted whenever he uses the shift key. It is weird because the key itself still performs the normal function that shift performs and allows making ...
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Going from AZERTY keyboard to QWERTY

I am about to order a laptop online that comes with AZERTY keyboard layout. If I install English US which is the one I prefer to use will it automaticall go to QWERTY or will it remain the same? IF it ...
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How to add the Em dash “—” to my keyboard?

I have an AZERTY keyboard, and an ErgoDox keyboard. I can map all the keys I want to the Ergodox, and macros as well. I'm looking for the —. This is the Em dash; it is different from the "minus" of ...
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How to manipulate the keyboard flags under windows?

My caps lock key is remapped. How do I disable the caps is active flag under windows? I remapped my caps lock key to Ctrl with the help of ac'tivAid and its extension RemapKeys. When my PC is ...
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debian Xorg keymap refuses to use left alt as level 3 modifier, and resets layout on startx

so, I have a base debian install and installed Xorg and awesome on it. I've been trying to get my keyboard (macbook 2,1) to work properly for a couple of days now. Initially, I had used ...
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Change keyboard layout with WIN key on Windows 7

I tweaked my Linux box to use WIN key to change keyboard layout (EN/RU), howether sometimes I need to use Windows-machines and I want to have the same feature on them. Any ideas how to implement it?
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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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Trouble assigning different layouts to multiple simultaneous input devices in Linux

I have a Linux machine on which I frequently switch between a standard, wireless Logitech keyboard with built-in trackpad, and an "air mouse" with built-in mini keyboard. The keyboard has a Swedish ...
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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 ...