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

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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 ...
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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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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)... ...