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

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How to make all applications respect my modified xkb layout?

I don't like jumping between the main keyboard and the movement keys, so I added the following to my xkb layout file. hidden partial xkb_symbols "movement" { key <AD08> { [ NoSymbol, ...
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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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International English keyboard in Windows 8.1

I need to use the International English keyboard, as I constantly write in both English and Spanish throughout the day. When I installed 8.1 a few days ago, it asked me for my keyboard preference, ...
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How to stop OS X from switching input method (keyboard layout) automatically?

After using the wireless keyboard that comes with the iMac, I have switched to a MS Ergo Natural 4000 one. Surprisingly I had to install extra software as OS X could not work out which keyboard I had. ...
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Which keymap should I use for a wired Mac keyboard in Gentoo Linux?

I just purchase the new wired Mac keyboard: Running on Gentoo Linux it works mostly fine. The only problem I am having is the function keys and swapping the Alt and Command keys to resemble a ...
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Dot instead of comma on numerical keyboard

Using polish language on Windows 8.1, comma is the default decimal seperator on numerical keyboard. Is there a way to change it to dot? I wouldn't like to change it in Excel or some other program, ...
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Remapping Logitech K750 Mac keyboard FN keys to default layout on Fedora GNU/Linux

I recently bought Logitech K750 Mac keyboard and it has that reversed functionality of FN keys, so you have to use FN key to make regular F1, F2 and other F keys to work. We all know, that hid_apple ...
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Typing numbers on a MacBook Pro with AZERTY keyboard with Caps Lock — possible?

I have a Belgian AZERTY keyboard on my MacBook Pro. Sadly, it appears to be impossible to use Caps Lock to type numbers — I still need to hold Shift for every number I want to type. Is it possible to ...
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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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Das Keyboard for PC on OS-X

I have a Das Keyboard Pro 3 (bought 2 years ago), the PC model. I just got a Macbook Pro, and connected that keyboard to it. None of the numeric keypad arrows, though, function as arrows: the function ...
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How can I write braces, { and }, in Emacs on Mac OS X with a scandinavian keyboard layout?

I can not write { and } in Emacs on my Macbook Air with a Swedish keyboard layout. In all other programs I do this by pressing alt + shift + ( for { and the corresponding keys with ) for }. How can I ...
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Default Keyboard for new users in Windows 7

I just installed Windows 7 and I want all users signing in to the computer to see the Language Bar customized with the following three languages: "English (American)" "French (Standard)" "Chinese ...
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Swap alt and ctrl in certain programs on Linux

I would like to swap alt and ctrl key when launching certain programs on Linux, such as zsh and emacs, while keep the original keyboard layout when using other programs. Is it possible to do so? ...
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How to assign a custom key for switching keyboard input languages in Windows 7?

How one can assign a custom key (e.g. Scroll Lock) for switching keyboard input languages in Windows 7? (Apart from Ctrl-Shift or Alt-Shift). Preferably not using third party programs. Maybe by ...
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multiple windows machine and keyboard layouts

I have 3 windows 8.1 machines. Laptop (Acer), Desktop (HP) and Windows Surface pro (MS). One has English keyboard, one has Danish and one has German Keyboard. Therefore I have added three layouts for ...
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Russian Computer Input

I want to know what keyboard layout is most popular in Russia. There are many choices. Typewriter: Phonetic: Windows: As the US has qwerty(mainstream), dvorak, and colemak (non-mainstream, but ...
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How is it possible to find user's keyboard layout change method?

I've written an AutoHotKey script which changes keyboard layout by pressing CapsLock. Pressing CapsLock simply emulates "LeftAlt down + Left Shift + LeftAlt Up" combination. It's obvious, that my ...
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Mouse/Touchpad not working in Mac OS X Lion Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) with File Vault 2

I set up File Vault 2 in Mac OS X Lion with Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA). In PBA-login my USB-keyboard is working, while using a wrong keyboard layout. I can neither use my magic touchpad nor an ...
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Remapping a keyboard key in windows 8.1

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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Change physical keyboard on Samsung ultrabooks with one using a different layout possible

Planning to get a Samsung NP900X4D-A01ES, where the last two letters state it is the Spanish version of this model. I am able to get a crazy deal for this machine, but I plan to use it for programming ...
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Why do my keyboard presses result in wrong letters?

I have an ASUS Q301 running Windows 8. When I press some of the keys, they do not function properly. For example, when I press the letter P, a * will be printed. Same goes for others like 0, ;, and ...
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What keyboard layout is this?

Can anyone help me identify this keyboard layout (it's on an Eee PC)? The problem is that it's AZERTY but with German Letters/words and as you know a German keyboard is QWERTY not AZERTY. Thanks.
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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 remap Fn and ctrl keys in linux?

I bought a Lenovo computer and installed Deepin 2014 on it, but the ctrl and fn key placements are bothering me. How can I swap those keys in Linux?
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How can I remap the Caps Lock key in Mac OS X Lion?

I would like to remap the Caps Lock key to some other unused key (in a system-wide fashion). Being a MacVim.app user, I always liked to idea of remapping the Caps Lock key to some other key such as ...
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In Kubuntu 12.04, my Numeric Keypad NumLock key behavior is reversed

I use Kubuntu 12.04 with US and IL layouts. I haven't made any keyboard-layout-related configuration changes (that I can remember). When I press numeric keypad keys, I get numbers, not arrays; but if ...
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Changing keyboard layout to Dvorak in Ubuntu-server

I want to set my keyboard layout to Dvorak. How do I do that exactly?
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How to set up Brazilian Portuguese Keyboard layout in CentOS 6.5?

I'm having a hard time to configure my keyboard in CentOS 6.5. My Keyboard is a standard US-International one and I'm Brazilian. In Windows, I can use language "Brazilian Portuguese" and Keyboard ...
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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 make Windows inserting a “λ” after pressing Alt-Gr-l?

In the same way as Alt-Gr-m inserts a µ or Alt-Gr-e inserts a € I would like Alt-Gr-l to insert a λ. How can this be configured in Windows 7?
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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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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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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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Remove invisible language modes in Windows 8

this might be considered a duplicate of my previous question: Disable [Windows]+[Space] hotkey in Windows 8 However my problem is more about getting rid of 2 settings, that should be removed, while ...
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How to switch the KeyboardLayout for all Application at once

I'm using Kubuntu at work for quite a while now and been using multiple keyboard layouts , German, English, Romanian. When I switch the layout on Kubuntu it changes globaly. Is there an option for ...
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How can I kill / murder / fully disable StickyKeys?

I hate StickyKeys. Worst idea Microsoft has ever come up with. Is there any way to disable it permanently, system-wide?
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How switch keyboard layout once for all open programms?

When I switch keyboard layout windows switches it for current open program. When I switch among many programs I often get confused what keyboard current program uses. Is there a way to switch keyboard ...
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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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Problem removing US keyboard layout from input languages

I'm working on English (UK) version of Windows 7, my second input language is Russian. Since installation of Windows I have removed US keyboard layout and set LEFT ALT+SHIFT as input switcher. ...
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(Windows 7) is it possible to set a key as a double-tap modifier?

I want to set it so any key press while [modifier key] is held down is a doubletap. (IE: W with modifier held will be WW)
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Problems with US International Keyboard Layout - dead keys

From the surface, this is one of those questions about keyboard layouts from somebody who types a quote, then gets nothing, then types another letter and is surprised to get an accented letter :). I ...
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Is there a way to deploy a keyboard layout in win7?

I have around 50 machines that need a spanish layout installed, The only solutions i can find are related to modifying windows deployments or wim files. These systems are already setup and just need ...
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Turn off Sticky Keys at login screen

I know how to disable Sticky Keys on the Desktop, but it still pop-ups on the login screen. Is there anyway to disable it so it never shows on the login screen.
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What is the “Apple” key and what key is it that is depicted as part of an upper case X?

I read in some answers about using the "Apple" + "Space bar" keys. Which is the "Apple" key? Also, I see in my Mac OS X Safari menu bar that to open the download window I can use a 3 key ...
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What are the functions of the multimedia keys?

I got a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop, but sadly the product manual does not explain the multimedia keys. Some of them are easy to figure out: F1 - Play / Pause F2 - Mute audio F3 - Volume ...
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Resetting default Input Method in Mac OS 10.6

I'm a Dvorak guy. I recently installed a new machine at the inlaws who are not Dvorak people. I stupidly selected Dvorak as my Input Method of choice while installing OS X. Now, all of the users I ...
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How do I type a backtick in RubyMine with a Swedish keyboard layout?

I can type a backtick just fine in any application save RubyMine (and probably any stupid JVM app) either by pressing S-Backtick S-Backtick (i.e. pressing Backtick twice whilst holding down Shift), or ...
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Modify the compose action for the keyboard on OS X

I asked this question on Apple Stackexchange already, but I didn't get any answer, so I thought I'd try it here again: In my keyboard layout, I have a compose key, which works by putting an ...
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Remapping right command key to right alt in Mac

For my keyboard layout, I've grown used to having they key right next to my space be Alt-Car (right). Now that I'm on a Mac keyboard, it's Command. Is there any way to map only the right command key ...