A keymap is used to map certain keys or keyboard shortcuts to other ones, e.g. when using different keyboard layouts.

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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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Debian Stretch english Dvorak lost special keys

I have used debian Jessie with the Dvorak keymap for some time now and when I upgraded to Stretch, the Dvorak mapping doesn't output any keys pressed with modifier right alt. Such as çãé and others. ...
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setxkbmap doesn't use the right shortcuts

I have a problem using setxkbmap. I want to change my keyboard layout on pressing the right control and shift key. I've tried to setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout us,de -option grp:rctrl_rshift_toggle ...
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Can I configure my windows key to act like a fn key?

I've always hated fn keys. Give me dedicated home/end/pgup/pgdn keys any day. But then I got a new laptop (xps 13), and used it almost exclusively for 6 months. Now I go back to my desktop, and I'm ...
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Where can I find keyboard key names using in mc.keymap?

I want to assign some actions to key bindnigs in Midnight Commander like Alt+[ or Alt+]. Where can I find "code names" for this (and other) keys? For example I already found some keys: ` = "prime" { ...
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keymap to show menu - sublime text 3

Is it possble to keymap menus? For example, alt+f opens File menu, alt+n opens Preferences menu. Is there a command that can be bound to a key to do the same? I found this in Program Files -> ...
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How can I map a key combination to a character or modifier key in Windows 8?

I need to map Alt+e to é or to ´ (spanish accent). I read AutoHotKey may work but don't understand how.
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Can't send special keys to TeamViewer on Linux

I connect to a Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04) from any Windows machine (10 in this case) and the following keys don't work: Windows key gets re-mapped to alt key Shift key does nothing Caps ...
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Backspace key in Microsoft Outlook 2010

I use Outlook 2010 on Windows 7. I'd like the backspace key to delete the current message, and not jump to a random message or folder. Details: when viewing the list of messages in a mail folder, I ...
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Map a single key to a combination of keys [duplicate]

I'm trying to map one key to a combination of key. To be more specific: I want to map the key ] to the combination Alt+5 I've already tried mapping softwares like: Sharpkey KeyTweak
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Make xmodmap Changes Permanent

I made some changes to my keymap by writing: remove mod4 = Super_L add control = Super_L in ~/.Xmodmap The changes work after running xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap But they will not stick after restart. I ...
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Vim: map shift-K to open help on current word in a new tab

In conjunction with http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3131393/remapping-help-in-vim-to-open-in-a-new-tab , I'm looking to also make the shift-K shortcut that opens help in a new tab. I first tried ...
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Shift+Ctrl+Tab not working in chrome with mapped Caps Lock key in Windows using SharpKeys

As suggested by this post, I used SharpKeys to map my Caps Lock key to Ctrl. A weird problem is that while other functions using this Caps Lock key as Ctrl works fine(like Caps Lock+Tab works fine in ...
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Windows 10 Xbox streaming - Keyboard and mouse?

I have been testing Xbox game streaming in Windows 10. When streaming a game, the Xbox app only supports controllers(gamepads). Would it be possible to map both the mouse and keyboard to the ...
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Is it possible to use two keyboards with two different keymaps?

Basically, what I am wanting to do is use a keyboard (i.e. in this case my Razer Black Widow as my main keyboard functioning as a keyboard with whatever my default keymap is at the time) and use my ...
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Is it possible to map Alt + Arrow Key to the start and end of a line in various applications?

I really miss the ability to use the arrow keys and a modifier to move between the start and the end of a line from OSX. Coming from OSX and doing this, it's a real hassle to have to move over to the ...
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Problems using awful.util.spawn in Awesome WM

I am having trouble using the awful.util.spawn call in my rc.lua config file for Awesome WM. If I use: awful.util.spawn("xclock") it works. But if I try awful.util.spawn("setxkbmap fr") there is no ...
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How to choose the right keymap?

I have several Dell XPS13 laptops running Gentoo Linux. The latest one (which I bought used) has an Indian Rupee symbol beside the "4" on the 4 key and a Euro symbol beside the "5" on the 5 key. ...
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Permanently remap a key to an other xubuntu

I have seen many questions about how to remap a key, but somehow my problem is that it never remaps permanently. Here is my ~/bootstrap-custom.sh #!/bin/sh # remaps Caps Lock to Ctrl ...
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How to remap Enter as a right control modifier in Win 8.1?

I did this with keyRemap4macbook on OSX. Enter alone works as Enter but Enter+Key becomes Ctrl+Key. How do I do this in Windows?
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Restore previous Vim search term?

Is it possible to save/restore Vim search terms in a map? For instance, I have the following in my .vimrc: map ,/ :s/^/\/\//<CR> If I have turned on highlighting (:set hls) previously in the ...
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Sharpkeys program alternative for linux?

Sorry it's the second time that I post this question because till now I can't found solution : My keyboard is damaged, the keyboard key [é] is always pressed and it prevents me from working on ...
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How to make backspace key in Windows 8 Explorer get me to parent folder instead of going back in history? [revamped] [duplicate]

Posting the same question from another user, but for windows 8 instead. In Windows XP, Backspace (aka ←) key leads you to the parent folder, but in Windows 8 it just goes back in history. How do I ...
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Virtualbox Guest keyboard not inheriting Host keymap

I have a MAC OS/X host system running a Xubuntu as guest. In my MAC, in the shortcuts/key mappings, I chose to reverse the Command/CTRL keys (cause I use a PC keyboard and I'm used to it) The ...
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How to make alt-backspace delete words in Windows?

I am attempting to make the text editing experience in a Windows workstation I use alongside my OS X systems line up with the keybindings that Cocoa offers. To start, how would one change mappings so ...
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keymap swap underscore and dash

I have noticed that when coding I type underscores much more often then dashes. Is it possible to swap these keycodes so I can type shiftless underscores? I am using linux (chromebook developer mode). ...
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Doesn't “scrollwheelup/down” mapping work in gvim on windows OS?

I tried it all ways to make the mouse buttons ScollWheelUp/Down work in my vim. Checked in all other plugins if there is a conflicting map, no conflicting map. Tried this: :verbose map ...
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Mapping s-tab in vim

I'm trying to set up some basic configuration for vim to make it more useful for myself. One of the things I'm trying to do is map shift+tab to a literal tab character, since my vim configuration sets ...
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Making a special key do a command Gentoo Linux (commandline!)

I have Gentoo installed on my MacBookPro7.1 (nVidia graphics card). With pommed, i can use the kb lights up and down buttons, also the volume up/down/mute buttons with alsa and the LCD backlight down ...
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Mapping key to make new vertical window in Vim

This is really odd. Here's the key mapping from my .vimrc: noremap <C-n> :vert new<CR> The expected behaviour when I press CTRL-n is that it opens a vertical window but it somehow opens ...
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Map Caps-Lock to Control in Windows 8.1

Before the Windows 8.1 update, I was able to map Caps-Lock to Controls through the type of registry tweak in this post: Remapping a keyboard key in windows 8.1 However, after updating to 8.1, my ...
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Remap OS X Option/Alt key in Windows 7 VirtualBox VM

I am attempting to use SharpKeys in Windows 7 to remap the OS X Option/Alt key, however, when I click the type key button, the Option/Alt key doesn't show up, it acts as if I had not pushed the key at ...
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Keyboard resulting wrong keys before OS starts

My keyboard has recently started resulting wrong keys when I try to press any keys on keyboard before booting. The problem came literally out of nowhere. I have no idea why It stopped working and I ...
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Remap keys without xmodmap or any X tools

Due to a coffee accident some numbers of my laptop's keyboard stopped working. I used xmodmap to use F1, F2, etc, as replacements and saved the configs to ~/.Xmodmap. However, that caused a few ...
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How to use the ALT key in a Virtual Box guest session?

I'm running a Virtualbox session of Windows XP (guest) from a Sabayon GNU/Linux system (host). I'm doing projects with Adobe Illustrator CS2 and some of the functionallity is accessed with left mouse ...
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How can I type a backslash with no backslash key?

I'm trying to use a UK keymap on a physical US keyboard on my notebook (Asus Zenbook UX31E). My keyboard has vertical bar and backslash (| and \) above the Enter key, but I get hash and tilde ...
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CentOS 6.4 console keyboard layout hotswitch

On an X-server-less CentOS 6.4 box (so no setxkbmap) I share with another person, the other person's name is much easier to type in a particular keymap. Ideally, there would be a way, on-the-fly, to ...
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startxwin.exe is failing in cygwin 1.13.2.0 on Windows 7 with keyboard initialization failure

My operating system is Windows 7. I installed cygwin. I wanted to start the XWin Server with the startxwin command and it terminates with the error: Couldn't open compiled keymap file ...
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gvim mapping keys to ex commands while in visual mode?

So in gvim, after I press <Shift> + v it goes into visual mode. I normally have an ex command set for the letting 'm'. When I go into visual mode and then hit 'm' it says No range allowed ...
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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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Linux Mint (Mate): use xkbcomp to load a keyboard layout on startup

I'd like to load a custom keyboard layout on login, but either it doesn't load or it gets overridden by the default keyboard layout from 'keyboard preferences'. Unfortunately I can't select my layout ...
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What's the best way to remap MS Ergonomic keyboard on OSX?

DoubleCommand isn't enough. I want something lower level, an API to interpret a keycode as another keycode. I'm aiming to try the MS 4000 ergonomic more ergonomically by spreading my hands apart so ...
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Configuring xkb so that left winkey is an additional left alt

I'm never using the windows key but for whatever reason on my laptop keyboard I often hit them by mistake trying to hit ALT. How can I configure xkb so that the left windows key acts as an additional ...
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<CR> not recognized as variable in VIM vimrc using PuTTY

My code In my vimrc file I have added a key mapping to create new tabs. map 1 :tabnew<CR> The problem However, when I press 1 in vim, it prints the ` variable as a string literal. I will ...
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Create keyboard DLL

I am struggling to find any resources on how to make a keyboard DLL. I have previously looked at code samples, like http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowshardware/Keyboard-Layout-Sample-b142d9e3 but ...
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How to change key mapping for a specific language?

I'm on windows xp, sp3. I use two languages, English and Serbian. When I write in Serbian "z" and "y" switch their keys. When I press the "z" key I get "y" as output and vica versa. This is ...
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Using the Apple keyboard on Ubuntu with the same MacOSX mappings

I am currently working on an Ubuntu 12.10 workstation, and as a Mac user I would like to use the big Apple keyboard (with numeric keypad) on Ubuntu with the same key mappings that I have on MacOSX. ...
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Curly braces with LCtrl+LShift+LAlt+è - how?

I'm using Linux Mint 15 x64, and I want to add a new key mapping for curly braces. I'm using italian keyboard layout. On Windows I'm used to creating curly braces by pressing (Left Ctrl && ...
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Extending Vim Mappings to Run N Times

I want to be able to type something like 'Ncom' in normal mode that will comment out the current and then next N-1 lines. A key-mapping that I made to do so is, :nmap com ^i#<ESC>j. This does ...
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Naviagte firefox sidebars with keyboard shortcuts

Is there a way for me to navigate through firefox sidebars with shortcuts? The behavior I would expect is pressing tab after opening sidebar should cycle through the items in the sidebar, but instead ...