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

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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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What is changing my keyboard from UK to US? [duplicate]

I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 running win 8.1. Physically I have a US keyboard, but I need to have both US and UK keyboard layouts available, e.g. to type £. I can use WIN-SPACE keys to switch ...
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Installing different keyboard layout on live debian image

I've downloaded a debian vm image for some testing: http://exploit-exercises.com/download (280mb) It's a Debian Squeeze machine. I want to use the Belgian layout (which is AZERTY) in stead of the ...
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KeyMapper's changes not taking effect (WIN7)

I'm trying to remap a few keys on my keyboard. I downloaded KeyMapper and applied the appropriate settings. No effect. I got it to output a registry file and ran that. Still no effect (obviously with ...
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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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How to install Windows *.klc keyboard layout without admin privileges?

I use Windows 7 in a large computer lab with many machines. I would like to install a custom keyboard layout when I use these machines. I am not the administrator; I simply want to install the ...
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Unable to change keyboard layout for all users on Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a requirement where I need to support national keyboard layout for Danish for all users on that machine. When I ran the powershell with script Set-WinUserLanguageList -LanguageList da-DK it ...
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Custom keymap not available in Gnome Input sources

I've created a custom keymap based on Bepo (a french dvorak-like), which is working correctly when I set it using setxkbmap fr bepo_prog However, this keyboard mapping is not visible in Gnome input ...
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Make Start Menu in Mint/Cinnamon honor the “New windows use the default layout” setting

I'm on Mint/Cinnamon (version is 17.1 Rebecca), and I've set my keyboard layout to "Allow different layouts" and "New windows use the default layout". If I'm on a window with Cyrillic, and I create ...
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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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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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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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^ and < keys interchanged with Logitech G15 on OSX

At work I'm using a Logitech G15 keyboard. The Keyboard assistant doesn't detect it properly. No matter what I select after hitting Skip in the dialog shown below, the ^ and < keys are always ...
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Japanese keyboard layout in Windows 7 doesn't correspond to what's written on the physical keyboard

I have an English version of Windows 7, but my keyboard is Japanese. However, even though I choose a Japanese keyboard (Microsoft IME) under Keyboard and Languages, the layout isn't right. I think ...
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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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Windows 8 system language persistently wrong

I just did a fresh install of Windows 8. I set my language to English, but with Norwegian keyboard layout, time format, etc... Every setting I have found that is related to language and region seem ...
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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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Remapping a keyboard key in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

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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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 keys acting up

I've had a strange thing happen to my keyboard on my laptop. Pressing Enter puts an l on screen followed by an actual enter. ↓ (Down key) displays 9 and moves cursor down. Pressing space outputs a ...
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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 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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How to get icons of OSX built-in keyboard layout? I wanted to set custom layout icon to be like it

I'm using Ukelele program to create a new layout and adding it to ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts folder. I'm customising several layouts. However, all are given generic icon. This way I cannot discern ...
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Input method: can't get rid of ENG United States

On my Windows 8.1 machine I have 2 input methods: English Australia - US Keyboard English Australia - US International Keyboard As you can see, the language is always only English Australia. Please ...
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My keyboard is showing wrong characters

I just bought a new Acer laptop and when I press the backspace key I get the "equal" sign and when I press enter I get the "slash" sign. The operating system is Windows 8. I changed the language of ...
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end-of-line, beginning-of-line keys for Terminal.app on Macbook Pro Keyboard

On a Macbook Pro keyboard, how do you go the the end-of-line and beginning-of-line in Terminal.app? Note that Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e on this computer with default configuration does not work. They just ...
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How to temporarily change keyboard to another language

Im on windows xp and want to change my keyboard layout to chinese and arabic temporarily. I dont want to enable it in the windows settings (since I dont have the cd available and dont want that ...
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Keyboard layout using Chrome RDP on a Chromebook

I'm using a Chromebook with an azerty keyboard. I want it to connect to a Windows server using RDP. I'm using Chrome RDP as it is the only one that I found that actually will connect. However, for ...
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Capital accented e with Caps Lock + key

I'm Italian, so sometimes I have to start a sentence with the letter 'è' (it is the third singular person of the present simple of the verb 'to be'). In Linux, writing that capital character is ...
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Windows 8.1 Spanish Latin American Keyboard Layout, lowercase enye

I am trying to type in a lowercase Ñ and cannot do it, I DO NOT want to use alt codes, i DO NOT want to edit the layout of a keyboard. The keyboard I am using is: Spanish (United States) Latin ...
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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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Are there any keyboards available with a physical qwerty-dvorak switch?

I'm looking for a keyboard, (preferably mechanical) that I can use at work that has a physical switch that switches between Dvorak and qwerty. I've been told that these exist but I'm having a ...
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Application-specific default keyboard layout in Mac OS X

I know how to change the keyboard layout in general, but I want certain applications to always open with a specific layout, not the same for all of them. For example, I'd like Firefox to open with a ...
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Using both Ctrl+Alt to replace AltGr 3rd level function on xorg

On Windows, Ctrl-Alt is mapped to Alt Gr, but not so on Linux. Using Alt Gr for 3rd level keys is wrist-killer nr. 1! I'm unable to find a workaround that doesn't remove other functionality I use ...
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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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Windows 7 adds input language randomly

I have two input languages, both are custom keyboard layouts (symbols such as « » € © – — assigned to Ctrl + 2, Ctrl + 3 ... Ctrl + 7). None of them is French. But somehow from time to time the French ...
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International keyboard not working in most applications?

I enabled the US-International keyboard so I could type French accents. It works fine in Firefox. However it doesn't work whatsoever with anything else so far as I can tell. Not even MS Word or ...
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Trouble assigning different layouts to multiple simultaneous input devices in Linux

I have a Linux machine on which I frequently switch between a standard, wireless Logitech keyboard with built-in trackpad, and an "air mouse" with built-in mini keyboard. The keyboard has a Swedish ...
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Alt key codes for dashes giving wrong characters in Windows

If I type alt+0150, I get ☼, rather than – (en dash). If I type alt+0151, I get ù, rather than — (em dash). I would have expected to get dashes in both cases. I'm pretty sure it used to work. This ...
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How do I use a custom keyboard layout created with Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator in Windows 8?

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Editor (MKLE) (v1.4) is not officially compatible with Windows 8. Some report that it works anyway but I cannot confirm that and there are other reports on the net that have ...
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How do I specifiy a keyboard layout icon in Windows 8?

I have multiple keyboard layouts. In previous versions of Windows, I could specify a different icon for each layout so I could quickly glance in the system tray and determine which layout was being ...
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Remap escape key to underscore

I'm currently working on remapping my keyboard using PCkeyboardhack for MAC OSX. I'm currently looking for the virtual key for underscore. Is the only way to get this key with the shift modifier key? ...
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my dell inspiron 15 , model 3000 laptop , the number keys in the top row all have a number a punctuation and an accent mark or other mark

When I want to type question mark it types an accent mark (the third thing on the key) I cant get it to change to question mark. all the numbers on this line have a third character, some type the ...
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alt Shift language switch on OS X

Is there a way to bind alt shift to switch keyboard layouts on OS X?
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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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Configure Keyboard on Arch Linux

I’m trying to permanently set the keyboard to abnt2 on Arch Linux. Every session that start I have to type: # setxkbmap -model abnt2 -layout br -model abnt2 I searched on Google but the solutions ...
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What are the benefits of keeping Caps Lock on after swapping with CTRL? [closed]

I have swapped CTRL and Caps Lock (as it is easier for emacs/bash to have homerow access to the CTRL key). Most places I have read don't mention whether they just turn off Caps Lock (don't remap to ...
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Need a example for replace key with setxkbmap

I wrote a xkb file like this, wanna replace F3 with a xkb_symbols "pc" { name[group1]="English (US)"; key <FK03> { type= "CTRL+ALT", symbols[Group1]= [ a, F3, F3, F3, ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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order of KEYSYM in Xmodmap config file

I try to make some changes in my keyboard configuration with xmodmap. However, when I look at the output of xmodmap -pke I see that some keycodes are binded to 12 KEYSYM, for example, with my ...