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

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Chorded keyboards for programming

I am trying to find a chorded keyboard layout that is a good fit for programmers. I do a lot of work in emacs & screen on languages like c, c++, python and node.js so they all have a similar "ends ...
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How do I fix keyboard mapping problems in VirtualBox running Debian as a guest

I've installed a bare-bones Debian Sid under VirtualBox on a Windows 7 laptop. I've done this so I have a handy Linux development box when I'll be on the road next month. However I'm having trouble ...
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Are there alternative keyboards for Windows 8 Modern-UI?

On Android there are alternative keyboards available. For Windows 8 I couldn't find any such. Specifically I'd like to have a keyboard that limits itself to the lower right edge of the screen in ...
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Customize Windows keyboard layout [duplicate]

First a tiny bit of background: I customized my father's OS X keyboard layout to add him a few specific characters (specific to Polish) on his regular azerty layout. On OSX you can do this by ...
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to ctrl, ubuntu

I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton. How do I map the search key to the ctrl action. Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option ...
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Map ctrl to super in GNOME

i'm running Ubuntu Precise, and I want to perform the following remapping, preferably through Gnome's "System Settings > Keyboard > Layout > Options" menu (though if that's not possible I could fall ...
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Win+Spacebar no longer selects input methods in Windows 8

I have multiple keyboard layouts installed for the US English language. In the past, I was able to hit Win+Space to switch between them, but for some reason that is no longer possible. I have no idea ...
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What is the recommended way to make a new keyboard mapping for a new language on Linux?

I have to type extensively in Sgaw Karen. As far as I have discovered, ready made keyboard layouts for this language exist only on Windows. So, my question is, what is the preferred approach one ...
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How can I make my ISO_Level5_Shift arrow keys work in Java Swing GUIs?

I have a keyboard layout that uses ISO_Level5_Shift to provide arrow keys. From my layout symbols file: key <AC06> { type[Group1]="EIGHT_LEVEL", [ d, D, ampersand, U2227, Home, Home, ...
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I just bought a new Windows 8 desktop computer and there are some problems with keyboard layout

Some of the keys were swapped around when I first bought it. Is there any way to swap this back? I've googled it a million times and lots of other people have asked this question with no answers. ...
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Can' log in with Cyrillic keyboard

On my Windows 7 OS I have set the login password which contains a 'q' character. The problem is that I accidentally installed Windows with default Serbian Cyrillic characters. I found out that this ...
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In Mac Os X Mountain Lion how to switch keyboard layout using a shortcut so it's immediate?

I have a problem in that changing keyboard layout on Mac OS X Mountain Lion is not immediate: I change the keyboard (by Shift+CMD+Space, that's what I have) then I continue typing but the keyboard has ...
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Completely remap keys in Mac OS X

I'd like to remap some keys on my Mac OS X 10.7.5. Those mappings are not that trivial, for example I would like that 'W' key behaves as Return and right 'Apple cmd' behaves as Arrow down. Is that ...
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How do I get DVORAK keyboard layout on Windows 8?

There is no such layout by default and I have tried getting the one available here (http://www.kaufmann.no/roland/dvorak/) and it doesn't work with Windows 8. So is there any way I get the DVORAK ...
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How can I easily toggle between Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts from a Linux system console?

I switch between Dvorak and Qwerty keyboard layouts, and frequently find myself with mismatched layouts on my host operating system and a Linux virtual machine. How can I easily switch the layout ...
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Swap CTRL with CAPSLOCK in Windows only for emacs

I was able to remap CTRL and CAPS LOCK keys with each other using registry editor in Windows. It is pretty convenient now in emacs but quite awkward for the normal applications. I'd like to remap ...
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How can I prevent OS X to switch the keyboard layout at startup and on admin password request?

I switched my keyboard layout on my new Macbook Pro 13" retina from German to UK. This works fine most of the time, but when I boot my system I have to insert my password with the German layout. The ...
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Switch keyboard layout with “Windows” keys in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Custom shortcut for switching keyboard input languages in Windows XP I use two keyboard layouts in my system - Russian and English. Windows 7 offers only two ways to ...
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How to use your keyboard layout on Parallels Desktop? (This is the third time I ask)

I have made a custom keyboard layout using Ukelele. Using Parallels desktop is a pain since them because the keys are different from what I'm used to. How do I use that keyboard layout on Parallels?
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Keymapping help needed with Apple keyboard on Windows 7 e.g. \ (backslash), at (@), pipe |

I would like some definitive advice with precise steps as to how to get the correct characters (i.e. those shown on the keys themselves) to show when I type with them. Specifically I need keys with ...
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Adobe Flash: Getting the Alt-Ctrl behaviour back to normal

When typing, many of the special characters I type are with Ctrl-Alt. Ctrl-Alt-0 is ], for example. Those are characters essential when writing code. But this term, at school, we're learning to ...
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vmware+vnc host keyboard problems

When users access the vmware hosts on my server through vnc, the keyboard is not working correctly. In all other applications, e.g. terminal and openoffice, the keyboard works as expected: the keymap ...
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Remap CapsLock to $?

I have now been trying to remap CapsLock to $. But without luck. I have tried the following Binary code. 00000000 00000000 02000000 05003A00 00000000 When I now click the CapsLock it comes out ...
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Remap any key to win

I've tried a lot of combinations to map my key AE12 to Super (win key) but all them failed... How can i map a key to act like win key in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us ? I am using linux mint. ...
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How do I change the actual X server keyboard layout keys?

I use Swedish(Dvorak) as keyboard layout on Ubuntu. I bought a new keyboard and with the current layout I miss the pipe key. I want to change one of my keys to produce a pipe instead of it's ...
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How to reverse the keyboard layout?

I added a keyboard shortcut to change the keyboard layout as described here. Reversing it doesn't work though. I can change the language from EN to FA by pressing Right AltCtrl but when I press ...
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What is the ` key on a Mac keyboard?

I was a bit annoyed that Cmd-Tab, in Mac OS, cycled between applications, not windows, on Macs, and I was looking for a way to do this with windows instead. For example, if I have 2 Finder windows and ...
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Exchanging 2 keyboard keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remap a keyboard key? Is it possible to replace/exchange the function of 2 keys? Actually I bought a new laptop and it's shift key is behind "\" key and I ...
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Custom keyboard map in Gnome (on ArchLinux)

I've just switched from LXDE to Gnome and I'm struggling with configuring the keyboard the way I want it. The Swedish keyboard layout is painful when programming (e.g. {[]} require right-hand finger ...
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Add keyboard layout in command line in Ubuntu and shortcut to switch

I want to create a bash script that adds the "French (Canada)" keyboard layout. In addition, I would like to set Alt+Shift as the keys used to change layout.
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International keyboard not working in most applications?

I enabled the US-International keyboard so I could type French accents. It works fine in Firefox. However it doesn't work whatsoever with anything else so far as I can tell. Not even MS Word or ...
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Solutions for keyboard with awkward up arrow key

We have a number of classrooms with this Logitech Keyboard/Mouse device: http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-touch-keyboard-k400?crid=26 These keyboards are almost perfect, but they ...
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How do I turn off the international keyboard?

I set my keyboard to English (United States) - United States-International. How do I turn it off? I no longer need to type things like é by typing 'e and its
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How to set keyboard layout at machine level in Windows 8

I have 2 laptops running Windows 8 and I am using my Microsoft Account between them. Trouble is, one laptop has a UK keyboard and the other a US keyboard. So far it seems that the keyboard layout is ...
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How do I permanently map Shift-Right to PageUp on xubuntu?

I got myself a laptop and the keyboard is slightly goofed up because the right Shift key is in a place where I have typically had the PageUp key. So, I wanted to figure out how to remap the right ...
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Keyboard types diacritics (¨) instead of double quotes

I have a problem with double quotes on my keyboard while working on Linux. The double quote my keyboard types is: ¨¨ and what I really expect is: "" You see the difference there? The first one ...
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Is it possible to disable a windows keyboard shortcut?

Is it possible to disable any default windows keyboard shortcut? I want to reuse win+space for something else, but it is already taken by the system to switch between keyboard layouts. Windows 8 ...
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How to enable the “United States-International” keyboard layout in Windows 8?

I want to enable the "United States-International" keyboard layout in Windows 8, but the option for it seems to be missing. Is there any way to enable it?
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How to write czech diacritics on en_US keyboard

Is it possible to write some of the czech specific symbols using english (en_US default) keyboard? ě š č ř ž á í é I need to be able to write the ˇ and ' symbols. Right now I am switching ...
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How to pass Combining characters for custom keyboard layout in Ubuntu?

I was creating my custom keyboard layout(custom tamil keyboard layout) in Ubuntu 12.04 platform based on this post. I edited the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/in as specified in the post with my ...
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Creating Custom Keyboard Layouts for Windows RT

How can I create my own keyboard layout for my Surface RT? For non-ARM devices, MSKLC does exactly that, but it cannot target Windows RT.
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Home and End keys on Windows keyboard don't work on OSX

I've plugged a basic UK Windows keyboard into my MacBook. I keep hitting Home & End but they don't work as I expect, they jump to the top/bottom of the document/page rather than the start/end of ...
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Swap Z and Y on OS X

I have MacBook Air with US keyboard and I'm quite happy with this. The only thing that bugs me is the QWERTY keyboard layout. Is there any way to change it to QWERTZ? I'm not interested in changing ...
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How to change keymap on native console?

When I'm switching to native console with Ctrl+Alt+Fn I have wrong keyboard maping. I want to set keymap proper to my language. In KDE, web browser, konsole etc. everything is OK. So, how to change ...
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Typing L with stroke (Ł) with US international dead keys layout

US international with dead keys under Linux seems to be perfect for typing most of the accented characters. Recently however I was unable to find a valid combination for typing the “L with stroke” (Ł ...
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Cannot remove English keyboard option from language bar

I use the language bar to switch between Chinese and French keyboards. However lately an English keyboard option also appeared in the popup. I didn't add it myself and I cannot find any way to remove ...
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Where are xmodmap settings saved?

I created my own keyboard layout and loaded it with xmodmap .Xmodmap. Now I want to go back to a default layout, but after a reboot the layout defined with xmodmap are still present. What files is ...
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Setting keyboard layout on SSH server

I normally type on a Dvorak keyboard, but often login to an SSH server from computers that won't let me change the keyboard layout. Is there any way to set a keyboard layout on the server-side to ...
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How can I map a key combination to a certain character in WinXP?

I use the United States-International keyboard layout for my computer. I want to map a special character to a key combination (for example, I want to type the interrobang by pressing shift+!+?) Is ...
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2 and more keyboard layout groups in Linux changed by different hot keys

So, this is something I've been dreaming of for years now. I've sporadically foraged for a solution on Google but never really found anything. I was told once by someone on IRC that it's possible but ...