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

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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 ...
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Microsoft Sculpt mobile keyboard reverse Fn keys

I have just got my new Microsoft sculpt mobile keyboard, and it works fine. However the Fn keys are reversed by design. I mean by pressing F6 for example, the Search charm appears on Windows 8, and ...
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Using a Windows Keyboard with a MacBook… and TeamViewer

I have what appears to be a rather unique problem: I do all of my work on my MacBookPro because it's very powerful. However, since I commute to and from school by bicycle, I don't want to risk ...
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I can't type lower case Ñ or Ï in Windows 8

How do I type lower case Ñ or umlaut Ï in Windows 8? I have the US-International keyboard layout selected. When I try to type a lower case version of those letters (and possibly more), then it fails. ...
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Keyboard layout for math

I usually need to write math with LaTeX, and after seeing this question: Entering unicode math symbols. I came here with some small questions. I find that not perfectly comfortable, and I was ...
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Can I make Ctrl+Alt NOT act like AltGr on Windows?

Many applications like Google Docs use Ctrl+Alt shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+2 for heading 2, Ctrl+Alt+m for comments etc. However, in case of international keyboards' layouts, Ctrl+Alt is mapped to AltGr, ...
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How can I type ª on a Latin American keyboard on Windows?

How can I type the feminine ordinal indicator ª (U+00AA) on the Latin American keyboard layout on Microsoft Windows (7 Professional)? I can get the masculine indicator ° with Shift+` (i.e., Shift+the ...
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Norwegian Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac, used through VMware Fusion with a Bootcamp virtual machine, incorrect keyboard layout

The title really sums it up, but here is the problem: I recently bought the Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac The keyboard has a Norwegian layout, like the lower keyboard here. On the Mac, hitting the ...
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Windows US International keyboard umlaut shortcut stops working after a while

I am using a German keyboard with US, International layout. At the beginning, when I start my PC, all umlaut combinations for ä (ALT GR+q), ü (ALT GR+z) and ö (ALT GR+p) are working perfectly fine. ...
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Switch to a specific input source in OS X

I have a follow-up question to this topic: Switch TO specific input source Asmus posted this answer: I came up with a bit nicer solution in AppleScript, given you know the name of the Keyboard ...
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How to disable AltGr in Win7?

I am supporting a user that can't type and consequently often hits AltGr (on the right side of space-key). He has enough power to decide he wants to disable that key (instead of learning to type). and ...
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Can a programmer change the scancodes of a keyboard?

I'm wondering if it is possible to change the actual scan codes that a keyboard generates? I don't mean how they are interpreted (aka remaped), I mean the actual codes that come out of the keyboard. ...
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How to make Control-j works as Return without Control bit set(!) using xkb [and|or] xmodmap

It looks like extremely convenient for me to use Control-j instead of Return in xterm and vim, and I want to use this sequence for all X apps. It can be easily done using xkb by remapping ...
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Is there a way to make Caps Lock switch keyboard layouts on Windows 8?

I used to use Caps Lock to switch between keyboard layouts (e.g. between English and Russian), as opposed to Windows built-in inconvenient CtrlShift and AltShift combos. On earlier versions of ...
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Bought wrong laptop keyboard, need a way to map keys

I bought the wrong laptop keyboard(stupid amazon tricked me!). They do not have the correct one as a replacement any more. The new one has 4 more pins on the connector BUT they are all connected ...
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Can HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout -> Scancode Map be used to “redefine” the keyboard layout on Windows?

On a computer where I have full admin rights, I changed the keyboard layout with the following registry entries REGEDIT4 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] ...
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Layout Specfic Keybinds in Xmonad/Dwm

Does anyone know if its possible to have a different set of keybinds for different layouts. For instance, in Tall mode, i would like h and l to switch between the master and stack, with k and l ...
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How can I change the keyboard layout on the hardware/system/bios level?

Is there any way to change the keyboard layout on the hardware/system/bios level? e.g.: Say, when asked for the system password on boot you could use the dvorak(or any other) layout to type in ...