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

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Using multiple keyboards with different keyboard layouts in Windows

I'd like to use multiple keyboards (all USB or one USB and one PS/2) with a different keyboard layout on each. Is this possible in Windows 7 or XP? Is there any software that can make it work? I'd ...
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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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Is there a way to use Dvorak keyboard layout, but with command keys mapped to qwerty?

I tried to learn Dvorak keyboard layout a few years ago, and got reasonably good at it, but I couldn't get past the fact that command-key shortcuts were no longer in the right place. In particular, ...
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How to make ^ and ` non-dead-keys on Windows 7 with German keyboard layout

In the default german keyboard layout ^ and backtick/forwardtick are deadkeys. However, as a programmer (who has an aversion against french anyway ;)) I usually do not need to write áccênts but the ...
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Switch TO specific input source

In Mac OS X, there is a keyboard shortcuts to switch between activated input sources. Is it possible to switch to a specific language? So if you have 3 input methods, you could have 3 shortcuts: ...
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How can I remap windows and alt keys in OS X?

I sometimes hook up my macbook to a windows keyboard. The annoying thing is that on windows keyboards the modifier keys at the lower left are layout as ctrl - windows - alt while apple keyboards ...
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Remapping of keys in Mac OS X

My MBP comes with a Turkish keyboard but I'm using US layout. However, the key just under ESC gives § instead of ` (back-quote) which I frequently use. I need to remap this key but I couldn't find ...
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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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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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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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Windows 7 keeps changing my language(keyboard) settings

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate on a Windows network. My default settings is Danish locale, Danish keyboardlayout, but English system language. I only have Danish keyboard layout installed (in Text ...
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Purpose of a “mystery key” on an IBM PC 3270 keyboard

A colleague has just come into possession of a large number of IBM PC 3270 keyboards (don't ask!). These keyboards have a number of very interesting looking keys, but the one that most intrigued us ...
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NumLock is completely useless, and I want to disable it completely on Linux

Forget all the rants about Caps Lock, Num Lock is the most useless key of them all. It's never, ever useful. You don't want to use your numpad as an arrowpad, since the arrows are 1cm away from it. ...
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Using a custom keyboard layout without being administrator in Windows

I am used to typing in the "Programmer Dvorak" keyboard layout. To be able to install it, you need administrative rights, making it impossible for me to use it at school. My school runs an ...
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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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Ctrl+Alt registering as AltGr for US International Alternate, any way to disable? [duplicate]

I am using the US International Alternate keyboard layout on Windows. Google Docs has Ctrl+Alt+M to enter a comment, but with this keyboard layout that registers as AltGr+M, which produces µ. Is there ...
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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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Remap [Function] key on a Gateway laptop

Since the motherboard on my HP laptop died, I'm temporarily using my wife's Gateway laptop. It's a nice little computer, except the [Function] key is at the bottom left of the keyboard, where the ...
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Windows says Dvorak is the default keyboard layout, but all new windows use QWERTY

Thanks to the help I received in this thread, I was able to get Windows to default to the Dvorak keyboard layout for all new documents/windows. There's just one catch. I have to re-set it every time ...
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Uninstalling the default US-Qwerty keyboard layout off Windows 7

Following this question I'd like to try and completely remove the Qwerty layout. However, the default tool that comes with Windows won't allow such change. I wonder if there is a lower-level way to ...
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How to swap the effect of fn-key for osx?

I want to swap the effect of fn-key for some of the F1-F12 keys. How can I achieve this on osx (10.6) on a macbook? Ideally I should be able to toggle the effect for individual keys, but a solution ...
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How do I create a customized keyboard layout for Windows?

On Linux you can create any layout you wish by editing the appropriate ASCII configuration files. On Windows the keyboard layout definitions are binary. Is there any tool that can create these binary ...
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Separate keyboard for shortcuts on linux (two keyboards,two layouts)

I have two keyboards: an old ps/2 one and a usb one. I want the usb keyboard to have the us layout (or prefferably have the usb keyboard follow the layout chosen in gnome) and the ps/2 one to have a ...
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Can't change keyboard language layout?

When I installed Windows XP, I didn't install support for my native language: Croatian. I used a friends CD created with nLite and the languages where removed. How can I install the correct keyboard ...
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Why don't the Google Docs CTRL + ALT shortcuts work?

I'm currently using Google Docs, but when I try to use the keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+Alt+M it gives µ instead. Is Chrome (9) overruling Google Docs in some way? How can I get these shortcuts ...
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How to disable stuck ctrl key in software/memory?

The ctrl key of my MacBook 6,1, OS X 10.6.8, got stuck by a water hazard. It's recognized as permanently pressed by the system. Is there any way to tell the system that it is not? I'm thinking of a ...
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Apple Aluminum Keyboard and Ubunutu 11.04

I have connected this Apple Aluminum keyboard to my Ubuntu-running PC. The thing is, F (function) keys are not working as I want them to work. There are eject key, and volume keys (keys with icons), ...
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Different available keyboard layouts in language bar and Text Services and Input Languages

I don't really know a good way to describe this problem, so please take a look at the picture. There should be something odd about it. My problem is that when I install Serbian Latin layout, CJK ...
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Remapping Keys for the Mac

I have a windows keyboard im using with my mac (Leopard), and i want to swap some keys (mainly the "Ctrl", "Alt", and "Windows" keys). What program can i use?
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Mapping specific keyboard key to vim

I've got a tremendous keyboard: Microsoft Ergonomic keybord 4000. I'm also a intensive vim user on fedora. The keyboard have a switch - FLock - that change the value for all - keys. Once switch they ...
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Control-Up,Down,Left,Right as extra keys

Is there any way of getting the arrow keys to act differently while the control key is pressed. On my system ^-Up and Up generate the same code...
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Dowload additional Keyboard Layouts in Ubuntu

I have a Brazilian Keyboard that I need to use in my machine for some testing, but none of Brazilian Layouts that came with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx release are 100% compatible (I'm missing question marks ...
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Changing keyboard layout to Dvorak in Ubuntu-server

I want to set my keyboard layout to Dvorak. How do I do that exactly?
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I just got a Mac! How do I do “end” , “home”, “page up” and “page down” in my terminal/VIM editor?

I write a lot of python in my VIM, on the terminal. What do I do?
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Do “Natural” keyboards make it harder to use standard keyboards?

I am considering purchasing this style keyboard with the split keys. I found it a bit awkward to use at first but I'm sure I will get used to it. That's the problem. If you use this style ...
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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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Remapping SHIFT + SPACE to an underscore (_)

I found this question and was so excited when I found out I could remap my whole keyboard with a really simple Microsoft product called Keyboard Layout Creator. My problem: Keyboard Layout Creator ...
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Customize Mac OS X Keyboard Layout

I need to know if there is a way to remap certain characters to certain other keys in Mac OSX (by modifying a file or something). I want to try out TextMate, but whenever I press Control + Alt + , ...
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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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Who changed my function keys? F7 and F8 functions have been overwritten in Windows 7

F7 now opens Thunderbird and F8 opens Firefox. I don't know when this changed, but this overrides the functions for those keys in all programs (quick-save in games, insert date in my text editor). ...
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How to change keyboard layout via command line cmd.exe on Windows XP/7?

Is is possible to change the keyboard layout via command line on Windows XP/7?
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Wrong keyboard layout for login screen

On my Mac mini with Snow Leopard installed, I have a swiss german bluetooth keyboard. This works as expected. However on the login screen the keyboard layout seams to be switched to US. The keyboard ...
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Snow Leopard keyboard mapping problem

I've got a very weird problem, the mapping of my keyboard changed by itself to some weird layout like The caps lock light is on for lower case and off for upper case, All the keys are shuffled. For ...
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Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection - Keyboard Locale

I use Microsoft Remote Desktop connection (mstsc) to connect to work computer from home computer. They both have different keyboard layouts, One at office computer is European key board with keys ...
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Switch alt and lwindows key in PC (Windows 7)

I have a windows 7 keyboard that has Ctrl-LWindows-Alt bottom left. Can I switch LWindows-Alt layout to Alt-LWindows? Thanks for the answers! I checked, downloaded the tools and tested very ...
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Caps Lock is mapped to Shift

Sometime today, something occurred with my machine where the caps lock key is now mapped to Shift. It's annoying as I need to use Caps Lock for, among other things, a spreadsheet that I'm working on ...
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Windows 8 - 2 languages. How to lock keyboard to only one?

I have small problem with my keyboard languages. I have 2 languages installed on my PC. I have English set as display language and Polish used for Keyboard layout, date and time. (I just don't like ...
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How do I set a default language (input source) for an application?

Has Apple completely removed the possibility to do this, and to what end? The primary input language for my MacBook is Norwegian. What I want is for OSX to open MacVim with the US input language ...
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How can I make my ISO_Level5_Shift arrow keys work in Java Swing GUIs?

I have a keyboard layout that uses ISO_Level5_Shift to provide arrow keys. From my layout symbols file: key <AC06> { type[Group1]="EIGHT_LEVEL", [ d, D, ampersand, U2227, Home, Home, ...
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What good is the Scroll Lock key?

I haven't seen any use for it lately? Anyone have any examples?