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

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How can I access the full functionality of a Japanese Apple keyboard on Windows?

I am currently using a Japanese Apple keyboard (Model A1048) on Windows 8.1. I have two issues with this setup. The first issue is that they keyboard is detected as a US layout keyboard, which causes ...
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How to configure an Apple keyboard on Windows 8.1?

Boot Camp doesn't seem to work. Besides the zip file is around 800 MB size. There is loads of info in the web, but nothing really efficient. Where can I find a little tiny user-friendly Apple ...
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Why cannot I type the 'tréma' or 'accent grave' with my 'Canadian French input method'?

I am trying to effect these graphemes herefrom on Windows 10: Other letters are accessible via "[" (square bracket), which works as a modifier. accent circonflexe: use "[" followed by a ...
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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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Is it possible to export a keyboard layout mapping for re-import onto another machine?

I have an Apple wired-USB keyboard that I share with my MacBookPro and Windows 7 32bit Home desktop via a KVM (Keyboard,Video,Mouse) switch. The MacBookPro has BootCamp for running Windows 7 64bit ...
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Keyboard mapping program, different settings for different keyboards?

At work I have an Apple keyboard that a friend bought me. I used it for a long time on my desktop, but have recently switched to using my laptop for everything. On my desktop, I had long ago ...
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Apple UK / British English keyboard key mapping

I've recently started using a Mac at work, and after having been used to PCs running Linux for many years, it's taken a while for me to resolve a few niggles. But there's still one that remains: I'm ...
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KDE keyboard switcher not always appearing

The KDE keyboard switcher applet keeps randomly disappearing after I upgraded to Fedora 23. Yesterday I fixed this problem by rebooting, I think. But now rebooting does not help. However, if I start ...
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Linux X260 special keys

I am attempting to make use of my f4, f7-f12 special keys, but am unable to find event/key codes for them. I do have thinkpad_acpi, and am able to use f1-f3, f5-f6. Do people have suggestions no how I ...
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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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How can I have the keyboardlayout and system language different in Windows 10?

Is it possible to have the keyboardlayout in one language, say german and the windows system language in another language, say english?
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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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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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Phantom Russian keyboard layout is keeping added by itself

I bought Notebook with pre-installed Russian Windows 10 (Lenovo G510). I then downloaded then English language pack and installed it. After that I downloaded Windows 10 Upgrade tool which, I don't ...
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What's the function of the Alt Gr key?

I read somewhere that the Alt Gr key found on some layouts is a substitute for Ctrl + Alt. However, what can this combination be used for? Are there any documented shortcuts using Ctrl + Alt?
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Keyboard is inserting the pipe character everytime the shift key is used

On my brothers keyboard a pipe character is being inserted whenever he uses the shift key. It is weird because the key itself still performs the normal function that shift performs and allows making ...
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ideapad s10 suddenly keyboard keys wrong

I have a ideapad s10, almost new condition, some keys in keyboard alternately wrong and do not work, for example, the J key, on the first tap it does not respond, but tapping second time it starts ...
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How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin?

How can I use programmers dvorak layout on X11 apps on Cygwin? Programers Dvorak works fine on my windows 10 host machine. However, when I type into X11 apps launched locally or remotely, I only get ...
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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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Keyboard Layout is deleted however it still shows up in Windows 10

I have windows 10, i removed the english layout in the keyboard options and left the polish one, but it occasionally still switches back to the english one, when i click the "ENG PLP" in the right ...
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Windows 10 loses settings of keyboard layout shortcuts

I have two input languages in Windows - English and Ukrainian. I configured them to have Ctrl-Shift-1 and Ctrl-Shift-2 shortcuts respectively. However this setting keeps disappearing all the time ...
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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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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 do I get the same key-bindings in vmware windows as I have on my MAC

I have a macbook-pro with a swedish keyboard. To to get the curly brace '{' I press alt(=option)+shift+8, but to get the same character when I run vmware/windows I should press alt+7. Oviously, I ...
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Windows magically adds languages to my keyboard layout list

Two new keyboards have somehow appeared in my keyboard layout list: The bottom two (German, and English - United Kingdom) are emphatically not in my system language list, so I cannot remove them! ...
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Language bar missing on Windows 10

I have Windows 10 & I am the only user. It's a Surface Pro 3 if that helps. One day out of the blue, my language bar disappeared. I've tried pretty much everything short of formatting my PC. I'...
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Numpad number keys output 789456123 when 123456789 is the input respectively

Got gnome on arch linux, a strange issue popped up recently, when numlock is on, the numpad number keys output 7 8 9 4 5 6 1 2 3 when 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 is the input respectively, like it does on a ...
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Can I customize my keyboard input method

I have a laptop with Turkish Keyboard. However, I am not used to its layout. If I set keyboard layout to TRQ Keyboard I will misplace the position of : and ; and many others. If I set it to US ...
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Switch between DVORAK and QWERTY via command line in Windows 7/8.1

I am aware of the language bar and its shortcuts to switch between select input methods. But I was wondering if it was possible to do it from the command prompt or perhaps PowerShell, so that it can ...
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Tilde/Backtick button not working on Windows 10

I've recently upgraded to Window 10, and ever since then my backtick is not working. It's a keyboard with a US layout, and in my language settings this seems to be properly set up. When I switch to ...
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HHKB, remap tilde?

I'm trying HHKB and I think I can get used to the keyboard except the tilde button. The button with ~ and backtick. I often use ~ to go to home directory. I mainly use backtick in stackoverflow ...
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How do I create my own shift state / state modifier?

So in Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 there are the following shift states: Shift AltGr Crtl (Capslock) Now my VK_2-key is unused and I'd like to use it as my own shift state modifier, so e....
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tilde key doesn't work on aluminum apple keyboard on ubuntu PC

I have the mini aluminum apple bluetooth keyboard, with a dell PC. The tilde / reverse apostrophe key does nothing. How can I make it work ? I'm in programmer dvorak keyboard layout, but it also ...
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Cedilla under C (ç) in 'US international with dead keys' keyboard layout in Linux

I prefer to use US international with dead keys keyboard layout in order to get Latin diacritics for characters like é, è, à, etc in Libreoffice in Linux Mint. On this layout characters like ´, `, ^, ...
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How to change the keyboard layout in freerdp?

I'm using freerdp from Debian GNU/Linux to access a windows machine. It works fine except that I don't have the right keyboard. I would like to change the keyboard layout to French. I managed to list ...
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What is the alt code for Fullwidth Colon?

Can't seem to find it anywhere. Or is there another way to type this character (without copy pasting it all the time) ? - :
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How can I have both qwerty and azerty keyboards on same computer same time?

I have both an azerty and a qwerty keyboards on my computer. The azerty keyboard (FRA) is a real keyboard. The qwerty keyboard (ENG) is a magnetic track card reader recognized as a keyboard. My ...
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Changing Caps Lock's behavior for current user on Windows 10

I've tried to add the Scancode Map key to HKEY_CURRENT_USER with value 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 1D 00 3A 00 00 00 00 00 I've also tried adding an extra dword of 00s to the end as ...
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How to install a standard 102..105 windows keyboard in OSX 10.10 and up

How to install a 102..105 windows keyboard (USB) in a iMac (OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 in this case) in foreign languages layouts... I want PT-PT in this case... but I extend my question to other ...
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Autohotkey + custom Latin layout + non-Latin layout

Problem in which neither VK virtual keys nor ScanCodes don't help. Custom Latin layout is default input system. When switching from custom Latin layout to non-Latin layout, in non-Latin mode ...
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Set shortcuts to change keyboard layout in Windows 10?

Anyway to set keyboard shortcuts to quickly change to a different language/keyboard layout. The old shortcuts still seem to work (when set back in windows 7), can't seem to find anything to change it ...
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Windows: Alt + 236 doesn't produce the infinity symbol: what's wrong?

I'd like to be able to type different math symbols using alt + number keyboard. However, I'm having some problems. For instance, they (1,2) suggest that the infinity symbol should be produced by alt+...
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How to use the left CMD key as colon/semicolon? [duplicate]

The colon/semicolon button doesn't work on my macbook pro because i spilled water on it. I don't ever use the left command key on my Macbook, how can I remap these keys? I have searched the web and ...
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Linux OS-level key chord

On my keyboard a few keys like Enter, Esc, and Ctl are difficult to press and I would like to avoid using my pinky for such high frequency keys. Is there a program I can run that intercepts all ...
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Keyboard layout setting in DOSBox has no effect

DOSBox forces Czech keyboard on me for use in the console, which isn't even funny. I googled and found how manual advises to change layout: To switch to a different keyboard layout, either the ...
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windows 10 unremoveable language keyboard [duplicate]

I don't know how but suddenly a new language was added to my keyboard settings. The problem is that I can't remove it because it's not in the settings. I want only English and Hebrew, but somehow I ...
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Sony Vaio: I can't type 'less and greater than' signs in TR keyboard layout

I have a strange trouble with my Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX. My laptop has a Turkish Q keyboard and I'm using TR keyboard layout on Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. The problem is, I cannot find a usual way to ...
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Keyboard language keeps changing in Windows 10

So I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 English. I configured it to have English UI language but Norwegian keyboard. I have several problems with that setup The keyboard language keeps ...
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QWERTY keyboard layouts with French characters?

I know about US International with dead keys that uses dead keys like ' ` ^ " before typing the letter with the diacritic. Are there other QWERTY layouts with all French diacritic characters (à, â, é,...
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Map Caps Lock to change keyboard layout in Mac OS X

I found System Preferences → Keyboard → Modifier Keys menu, but I can map other modifier key to it, not a keyboard shortcut.