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

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debian Xorg keymap refuses to use left alt as level 3 modifier, and resets layout on startx

so, I have a base debian install and installed Xorg and awesome on it. I've been trying to get my keyboard (macbook 2,1) to work properly for a couple of days now. Initially, I had used ...
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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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Change keyboard layout with WIN key on Windows 7

I tweaked my Linux box to use WIN key to change keyboard layout (EN/RU), howether sometimes I need to use Windows-machines and I want to have the same feature on them. Any ideas how to implement it?
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Can't Type Tilde character in Mac OS X

Hi this is a new problem that I did not have a few weeks ago. I have a Logitech Illuminated Keyboard running on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). The problem is that I cannot type a tilde. Instead when ...
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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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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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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 to press cmd-\ on german keyboard layout

I'm using a german keyboard layout and wan't to use the cmd-\shortcut but I'm not sure how to press \ as it is written by pressing shift + alt + 7. The same question goes for alt-cmd-[. Thanks
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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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Changed the keyboard but keys are not working

I have a laptop with German keyboard layout and now changed to English layout. I opened the laptop and switched the keyboard with the newly purchased keyboard but when I turned the laptop on half the ...
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What is the name of this keyboard layout?

I attached a picture of my keyboard (i.e. for a Dell Inspiron SE 7520). I'm running Ubuntu on it and I can't find neither the English not the Arabic layouts for this keyboard on Ubuntu by default. ...
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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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xmodmap remapping doesn't work in java swing applications (like Intellij-IDEA)

I created a .Xmodmap file to remap my Caps_Lock to Mode_switch. This allows me to reassign my Arrow/Navigation Block of the keyboard to the home row. Everything worked fine, until I realized, that ...
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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 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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Arch linux: set keyboard layout to PL

I'm unsuccessfully trying to force my Arch to set pl layout on X start. I've googled for solutions, and I found couple of tutorials/tips but none of them works. My current, keyboard related ...
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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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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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How can I enable disabled layouts for Windows 8 touch keyboard?

The keyboard layout icons (lower right corner of this screenshot) from left to right: QWERTY, Thumb (split), Handwriting, and Standard. There are several articles explaining how to enable the ...
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sing CapsLock to switch the keyboard language layout

Currently I am using Recaps for switching between keyboard layouts. But I am looking for a replacement, because it is a little buggy and not updated for years. Do you know any replacement?
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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 to Remap the Raspbian “Wheezy” Keyboard

I am having a strange problem. I just finished setting up my wonderful Raspberry PI, and it works great... except for the fact that it is not compatible with my Mac OSX Keyboard NOTE: I have the ...
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Insert a character with multiple accents on an extended Mac keyboard layout

I can't seem to figure out how to apply both an Umlaut (¨) and the Grave (`) to the the letter 'u'. I'll type one, then the other, then the letter, but only the latter accent is applied, with the ...
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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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Windows 7: Italian Keyboard: Typing capitalized accented vowels

I am running Windows 7 on a computer with an Italian keyboard. Such a keyboard has keys for producing the lowercase accented grave characters à, è, ì, ò, ù, and it is also possible to produce the ...
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activate dead key “^” in German keyboard

I am using a German keyboard layout (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/KB_Germany.svg) on Ubuntu. As I always write latex mathematical formula with "kile" editor, this key "^" for ...
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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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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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Replace notebook keyboard with a different layout

I'm from a small country with only 2m residents (Slovenia) and with few specific characters and accents in our keyboard layout (we share the same layout with Croatia even though our alphabets differ a ...
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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 to type _capitalized_ Czech accented characters with a Czech Programmers' Keyboard

Not long ago I started the following thread on how to write Czech with a standard US ASCII keyboard on Windows 7: Writing Czech with US ASCII keyboard on Windows 7 where I was able to ask the ...
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Windows 8.1 automatically change my keyboard settings, why? How can I solve this issue?

I am frequently experiencing the following strange issue on my Windows 8.1 (installed on an Asus notebook). When I copy and paste some text form a document into a forum (it happens often when I copy ...
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How to make Control-j works as Return without Control bit set(!) using xkb [and|or] xmodmap

It looks like extremely convenient for me to use Control-j instead of Return in xterm and vim, and I want to use this sequence for all X apps. It can be easily done using xkb by remapping ...
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Windows 7 how to have mouse keys on, and retain use of numeric pad for numbers at same time

Windows 7 how to have mouse keys on, and retain use of numeric pad for numbers at same time Plus still be able to use numeric pad for numbers at same time? I bought a separate usb numeric pad in ...
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How to know which keyboard layout is currently active using cmd in Windows 7 32bit?

Suppose I can switch between 3 keyboard layouts, English, German, and Spanish from the language bar of Windows 7 32bit. What command can be run from cmd to return the value of the current layout in ...
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Setting default keyboard layout application-specific?

I'm using WinXP with the keyboard layout language bar set to default. My problem is, I want to set the keyboard layout individually from startup of said application. In Outlook I need umlauts so I use ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for international characters with non-US keyboards

I am looking on this list for typing non-English characters in Word: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/keyboard-shortcuts-for-international-characters-HP005186562.aspx I want to type ...
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No pipe symbol in Ubuntu 11.04 running in Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox

For some reason I cannot type a pipe(|) symbol with US keyboard in Ubuntu while I can do it in Windows 7 which also uses US keyboard. Normally I use left-shift with the button next to it to type a ...
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Change default keyboard layout with bash script

I would like to know if there's way to create a bat script which does the following things: Add US-Dvorak as a keyboard on the computer if it's not already there. (Maybe this helps, but we also need ...
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Disable Number Pad in Windows 7

This question refers to a desktop computer. Is there a way to disable the number pad under windows 7? Alternatively, is there a way to disable certain keys? Thanks.
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How do I remap the keys on my keyboard?

I broke my laptop and had to buy a new one with a new keyboard that I am struggling to get familiar with, especially with the keys like home, page-up, page-down and end, which aren't standardized at ...
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Need to change osx-yosemite default keyboard-layout from Dvorak to US at login screen

Using OSX Yosemite 10.10. Login screen defaults to Dvorak. Also, input menu at upper right of login screen defaults to Dvorak and must use pull-down menu to locate US keyboard every time at login. I ...
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What do you call a keyboard with a bar-shaped Enter key?

I'm an programmer, and a touch-typist, and so type best when the keys I use are where I expect them to be. Perhaps because I'm American, and do most of my work on Apple computers, I expect the ...
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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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Caps Lock for Numeric Keys

Is there a way I can have persistent access to the special characters above the numeric keys? I'm thinking something akin to the CAPS LOCK key but that locks the numeric keys to the equivalent Shift ...
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Edit Layout of Touch Keyboard in Windows 8.1

Is there some way of editing the Windows 8.1 touch keyboard layout to change the overloaded accented characters? I need this since I am using a UK hardware keyboard on a Windows 8.1 machine. In ...
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Non-English characters on English Keyboard -

I am looking for a convenient way to write Danish Characters on an English and similar keyboard, without changing the layout to Danish, or remembering cryptic sequences. Normally I use Windows. ...
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How can I disable NumPad navigation keys?

I wish to disable my NumPad working like the navigation keys (Insert, Home, PgUp, etc.) both when NumLock is off and when it's on by pressing shift. I use these keys to control music in my media ...
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Complex XkbLayout in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

In older Xorg's I used to write my keyboard layout configuration just right into /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and this worked nicely. Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver ...