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

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windows misconfigured keyboard after installing usb keyboard

have a dell vostro 1520, installed an external usb keyboard which works fine but the laptop's keyboard does not work properly. in the log in screen everything works as it should, once logged in the ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 1545 volume keys

Are the volume keys on a Dell Inspiron 1545 supposed to be arched / raised ? Is it a touchy-feely thing, like finding the F and J keys ?
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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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One key of the keyboard not working

I know the title seems like a trivial work, but it got bothering me for two days now. I got a unix machine, on which I have a windows 7 VM. One of the key of the keyboard stopped working two days ago ...
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Right Alt + Letter for Umlaut does not work

I used to be able to type an umlaut U (ü) under the English (United States) International Keyboard. To do so, I simply had to use the Right Alt key while pressing the letter u. This also worked for ö, ...
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Can't change language using Alt+Shift (but only when my language is set to Russian)

I have two languages on my Windows 8.1 computer: English and Russian. When I use Alt+Shift while the language is set to English, everything is working as it's supposed to; however, using this ...
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What's this extra R-like character on my '4' key?

I recently got a Dell XPS 13, it comes with a standard US-Intl layout (well, as 'standard' as these laptop keyboards get, anyway), except there is an extra R-like character on the 4 key. I've never ...
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Notepad++ shortcuts don't work with custom keyboard

I use a custom dvorak keyboard layout that I made in the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. It's basically Dvorak, but I have it mapped so that when I press ctrl, all the keys get remapped to their ...
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Can I dynamically switch key layout with karabiner?

For example, I'd like to switch 1 and 2 keys when caps lock is on. I'd like to actually switch esc key and ~ key in hhkb2 in some situations.
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Window 7 keep changing my keyboard layout

I just buy for my laptop a keyboard from eBay ,but because this keyboard is from Asia ,windows keep changing my layout , I just want to use it as an English keyboard ,also I've try lots of methods ...
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Is it possible to give harakat when we use Arabic keyboard layout?

How can I give harakat to my Arabic font writing when I use an Arabic keyboard layout? I'm a Dvorak touch typist, but I can still type in QWERTY if I really need to do so. Sometimes I need to type ...
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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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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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Windows 10 input language stuck

I have one employee that has a problem switching her keyboard langage in Windows 10. The input language was set to 'Canadian Multilingual...' but for some reason, the keyboard layout changed to ...
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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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Keys all switched on keyboard

My friend/enemy switched the keys on my keyboard as an April fool's joke. When I press Y, Z appears on the screen. Some keys work like b, x, g, i, d, and a few more. Also, when I press ctrl, it ...
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Why do I have two use 2 keyboard combination when I choose different keyboard layouts?

I have windows 10. I want to use English keyboard layout, but I want to use to very different types of Bulgarian keyboard. They have the absolutely the same letters, but they are located differently. ...
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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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Bind keyboard layout changes to key-press (combination) on Linux and/or Windows 10

I have recently come upon situations where it would be useful to quickly switch between different keyboard mappings. For example, sometimes I talk to my Danish friend and would like quick access to ...
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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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Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, buggy mapping on right alt

I have created a keyboard layout in the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator tool. It is based on US layout, the only changes I've made include: mapped from mapped to alt(right)+[ ...
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Can't find the print screen key

I've seen this question: http://superuser.com/questions/132961/print-screen-key-of-windows-on-mac But it doesn't help me. I had a normal windows keyboard for my PC (WinXP) but the E key broke so I ...
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How can I transfer a custom keyboard layout from one computer to another?

I use two languages regularly (English and Bengali) and I have a custom keyboard layout to type Bengali which a friend made for me, (on my Windows 7 machine). I have just gotten a new computer ...
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F1 - F12 keys including F lock not working on my multimedia Microsoft ergonomic 4000 keyboard.

All was well for 2 years until last week my function keys (entire top row F1 - F12 including the F-Lock key) stopped responding. Most solutions to fix this issue recomend hitting the f-lock key. This ...
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Windows 8 Keyboard Remapping

I downloaded and ran "Mapkeyboard", a utility that allows you to remap keys on the keyboard. The program seems to be working OK. But now I want to remap the apostrophe character (') so that it means ...
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Issue with Switching Input languages with Japanese IME on Windows 7

I've set up windows to select my standard Keyboard Layout when I press CTRL + SHIFT + 1 While I use around 5 languages I've usually never had the need to change Layout settings with one exception: ...
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Reassign specific keys on keyboard layout

I have recently acquired a new Macbook and was able to get it running with the Swiss keyboard layout. While its pretty similar to the one on Windows there are a few exceptions. Most of them don't ...
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Sync remote desktop and local system keyboard layout

For context, I need to type in two languages with different keyboard layouts. When using a remote desktop, I would like the remote system to use what ever layout is currently active on my own system, ...
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How can I stop Windows (7) changing keyboard layouts all the time?

I use EN/English (United Kingdom) most of the time, but occasionally need to switch to DA/Danish to write the 3 extra vowels Æ/Ø/Å or to write vowels with "umläüts" for German or other Scandinavian ...
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Windows 10 - Add Croatian keyboard layout with English language

I'd like to use English as my default language (since this seems to affect the language of some apps), but I want my default keyboard layout to be Croatian. However, the only way I seem to be able to ...
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Making F1-F12 keys the default on Dell Inspiron 1545

I've been given a laptop at work, a Dell Inspiron 1545, which I find pretty good, except for the F1-F12 keys. Being a programmer and a poweruser of several programs, I need to use them a lot, and ...
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Different language for user interface and keyboard on Windows 10

On Windows 7 I used to have the display language in English and my native language as keyboard layout. This was very easy to configure, as user interface language and keyboard layout were completely ...
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; key not working on alternate keyboard mappings with Windows 7

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7. For several years I have been using Windows' built-in alternate input languages (i.e. the "language bar") which have different key mappings; for ...
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Configuring French Macbook Pro (7.1) keyboard with Debian 6

I have a Macbook Pro 7.1 with a French keyboard. I'm trying to install a Debian 6 guest OS using VirtualBox on it and I can't configure the keyboard as it is in OS X. I tried dpkg-reconfigure ...
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How to login into windows when password has national character and keyboard is set to US

I have weird situation. My friend uses password with polish characters to log in into Windows. However while he was logged in he changed keyboard layout to US. Now when he tries to use "ł" character ...
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Do I need the meta-key for vim?

I'm looking in to learning emacs or vim. I started out with emacs but found the need for a meta key to be a hassle, especially since I have a non-english keyboard layout on my macbook. So far I ...
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International Dvorak keyboard doesn't trigger hot-keys

I'm using the Engilsh-Dvorak keyboard-layout; My second keyboard language is Hebrew, which has nothing to do with Dvorak but the hot keys (e.g if I'm writing a document in Hebrew and want to make some ...
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Does the new Windows 8 Burmese/Myanmar work properly in Windows 7?

I just learned from Michael Kaplan's Microsoft internationalization blog, Sorting it all Out, that Windows 8 now includes a keyboard layout form the Burmese / Myanmar language and also a very nice ...
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What is the recommended way to make a new keyboard mapping for a new language on Linux?

I have to type extensively in Sgaw Karen. As far as I have discovered, ready made keyboard layouts for this language exist only on Windows. So, my question is, what is the preferred approach one ...
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'A' always in Caps, and L-Shift types 'A' for Toshiba A665

I just got a brand new Toshiba Satellite A665 There are two weird problems My left-shift key types the letter A And my letter A key is always in caps. I can actually type an A by hitting ...
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Smartphone-style keyboard on Windows?

I very much like the way Smartphone keyboards work. Pressing, a tangent for example, 'A' gives me the different variations/alternatives to 'A': Is there something very similar to use on a Windows ...
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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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Laptop with german layout and USB keyboard with US layout - use both layouts at the same time possible without switching?

I have a laptop with a german keyboard layout. In work, I often have to do with programs designed for US layout and therefore I use a USB keyboard with US layout. Is there a way to designate the ...
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How to remap combinations of keys including the windows key?

To avoid the XY problem, I'll explain my problem and then the problem I have with my attempted solutions: Problem I have a windows laptop (hp elitebook), and I use my wireless bluetooth mac keyboard ...
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How to turn off focus searchbar shortcut in Firefox

Question is in the title, but here's some background info: I use a custom version of the Dvorak layout on a Windows 10 machine. This is the layout I use (the internals of a .klc file) My Layout (on ...
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Why does 'US keyboard' keep adding itself to keyboard layout list?

I use Windows 10. I have two keyboard layouts configured: 'United Kingdom' and 'United Kingdom - Colemak'. However sometimes (often after playing fullscreen games) 'US keyboard' will add itself to ...
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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 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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Map a key combination to get the CAPS LOCK behavior on Windows 10

I want to perform two key mappings that are nonstandard: Caps Lock key will become another CTRL key. Some combination of keys (ideally, Shift CapsLock) will still be able to do the job normally ...