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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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how to set windows 7 lock screen input language

it seems that welcome screen and lock screen are two different things and have separate input language settings. If I use control panel / keyboard and languages and copy settings to set it for the ...
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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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List of LangID KLID input layouts codes for Windows 7/2008

There is one similar list for Windows XP/2003 here. Is anybody aware of a version of such list for Windows 2008/7 mentioning valid input locale ID strings for all languages and keyboard layouts? ...
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Why does Windows 7 always automatically change the input or keyboard language?

I am wondering why Windows 7 always automatically changes my input or keyboard language. I've a notebook with an integrated QWERTY keyboard English (United States). Traveling, I use that one but, ...
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How can I uninstall a keyboard that Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator created?

I used the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 to create a keyboard layout which I was able to successfully install. The problem is that I now want to update it, but I can't uninstall the old one. ...
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How to remap keys under Linux for a specific keyboard only

I've recently bought a Unicomp keyboard that comes with swapped right-alt and Windows keys. The keyboard identifies like this on lsusb: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 17f6:0822 Unicomp, Inc Is there a way ...
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gvim – Map en-dash and em-dash

I use a custom keyboard layout that has keys for the en-dash (–) and the em-dash (—). I’d like to map these to commands in gvim. Currently when I press either of those keys in normal mode, gvim beeps ...
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Braces and Brackets not working in Windows 7 x32

I have a Logitech Compact Keyboard K300 keyboard with Windows 7 x32, but when I hit keys from ~ to | (including { and [), nothing is typed, I need to enetr Alt + 123 to get the brace. Note: I have ...
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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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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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Key mapping sony vaio [duplicate]

I have Sony Vaio laptop. My left arrow key is not working. The same key is used for Home with Fn key. I want to map it to the right Ctrl key, which is the key next to it.
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How to type French-specific characters on a standard US keyboard on Windows using French-Canada layout

It is often frustrating for learners of French language when it is not possible to type a specific character. Some people cut-and-paste them from MS Word, which has an automatic ...
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Unusual behavior of keyboard language switch

Lately I have faced with a problem in changing of the keyboard layout by hotkeys. First I have on my taskbar. Then I press Alt+Shift and get , but I still type in "EN" and additional icon gives menu: ...
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Is there a way to keep using English as system language on windows 8.1, but have it removed from the language bar?

I'm looking for an alternative to this question, but the Internet is full of "How to remove language bar" or "How to remove extra 'US'/languages from language bar". And nothing on how to keep the ...
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Windows Pidgin GTK+ cannot type quotes properly

I use Pidgin, XChat and MonoDevelop on my windows 7 machine. Since a year, more or less, im not able to type quotes: " becomes ¨ ' becomes ´ I've finally started to get really pissed at this problem ...
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Hold a key to temporarily switch keyboard layout?

I am using two different keyboard layouts on my keyboard. I can switch between them easily by using Alt+Shift shortcut. My question is whether it is possible in Windows 7 to hold some key to change ...
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How do you type the ligature “oe” character œ on a keyboard, without using ALT code?

I am running a PC on Windows 8.1. I have switched my keyboard's layout to FRA "French (Canada)" and have found most of the characters I've come across in my studies. However, the Internet has only ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to go to inbox in outlook mac 2011

What is the keyboard shortcut to go to Inbox folder in Outlook 2011 on Mac? Or if the current focus is on some email in the email list how to switch focus to side panel which lists folders? And ...
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Keyboard layout *image* creator

Is there a program for creating images of keyboard layouts? The program would be able to put a background image on each key but also provide its text. One could do it in Inkscape or such, but it would ...
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Compose key sequences result in the wrong character

I'm trying to type the letters "Ć" and "ć" using the compose key sequences, however, they don't seem to work: Compose,,,C results in a "ç", which is fine Compose,,,Shift+C results in a "Ç", which is ...
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Is there a way to use three keyboard languages, having two of them being switchable with a keystroke and the third one to be enabled by a hotkey?

I use Windows 8.1 and I constantly need two keyboard layouts - QWERTY (en) and ЙЦУКЕН (ru), but I also use Microsoft IME (ja) from time to time. Having all three of them enabled is extremely ...
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What keyboard layout is that

I got this asus mini pc with keyboard and I don't know for which country it is made for.
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift keyboard layout switch (for the same input language) in Windows?

In Windows (XP at least), when there are two or more keyboard layouts for the same input language, pressing Ctrl+Shift switches the keyboard layout. Where can this be disabled or changed to another ...
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How can I re-map these keys?

I am re-mapping the Qwerty layout to Dvorak using AHK because I can't install custom keyboard layouts on this computer. Most of my remapping just follows a simple pattern, and this works well: ...
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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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plugging in a USB device resets keyboard layout

I'm using Manjaro Linux with the Cinnamon desktop. I chose English as system language during the installation and set the keyboard layout afterwards to another language. Every time I plug in a USB ...
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How can I re-map the colon (“shift+period”)?

I am re-mapping the Qwerty layout (Danish) to Dvorak using AHK because I can't install custom keyboard layouts on this computer. So for instance these work fine: :*:n::b ; remap "n" to "b". This ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 / Windows 8.1 - Layout stuck

I have experienced this random problem both on Windows 8.1 Pro and the Server 2012R2 I use now. Basically, you cannot change layout for some reason. I have two layouts. US/HUN. One ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts as soon as the login screen

I have 2 keyboards on my computer with different layouts (azerty and bépo). I managed to use setxkbmap to configure the right layouts. I also added a script on session start to configure it ...
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Using a Mac keyboard with Windows 7 (UK layout)

I'm using an Apple wired keyboard with Windows 7. I'd like to get the keyboard layout to match the actual keyboard (which AFAIK resembles a US style keyboard). I've tried choosing the "United states ...
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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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Unable to install MKLC 1.4 – .NET Framework allegedly missing

I've been trying to install the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator on Windows 8.1, but eventually there is always a message stating I need the latest .NET framework. The newest version is, however, ...