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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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?

Trying to use UK keymap on a physical US keyboard on my notebook (asus zenbook ux31e). Where my keyboard has pipe and backslash, above the Enter key, instead I get hash and tilde. Where UK keyboards ...
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Unable to log into Windows after control caps remapping

I've been remapping control to caps for many years. I'm testing out a MacBook Pro with Windows 7 running via bootcamp. Each time I attempt to remap control to caps and reboot, I am no longer able to ...
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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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Setting libvirt/qemu's keymap for VNC

I'm setting up a KVM system on Ubuntu 13.10 with qemu/libvirt, and would like to change the default (or at least per-VM) keymap that VNC uses. The keymap I'm interested in is "be", so in qemu terms ...
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How to generate missing server-0.xkm (compiled keymap) in cygwin 1.13.2.0 in Windows 7

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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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 ...
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Vim: remap 'D' modifier on linux

I'm using Mac-oriented vimfiles with linux. In this config modifier D (Cmd key on Mac) is intensively used. I don't want to change every D to M, but I want to remap D to something like Meta or Alt. Is ...
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Setting Multimeda keys and volume knob on Dell Mutlimedia Keyboard using KeyRemap4MacBook?

I have plugged in a dell multimedia keyboard with my macbook and I am using the software KeyRemap4MacBook to change some keys on the external keyboard. However I cannot setup the multimedia keys like ...
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Fast jk Escape in Vim using ttimeout

I recently came across the timeout and ttimeout features in vim. I use the key sequence jk to escape from insert to normal mode. I thought, following this article Mapping fast keycodes [see 2b], ...
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In Linux, how can I map SHIFT_L/SHIFT_R when pressed without additional key?

Today I found this very nice article by Steven Losh in which he presents a couple of productivity boosting keyboard mappings. Among them is a dynamic mapping of the left and right shift keys. The ...
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How to change keymap on native console?

When I'm switching to native console with Ctrl+Alt+Fn I have wrong keyboard maping. I want to set keymap proper to my language. In KDE, web browser, konsole etc. everything is OK. So, how to change ...
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Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox (Linux)

Under Firefox (Firefox 3.6 and Iceweasel 10.0.9), my Iso_level3_shift key (= "Alt Gr" key) is not working. That means that on my azerty keyboard, I can't press some characters like @, |, and so on, ...
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windows 8 tablet keyboard has no pause break key

I've got a Samsung Slate Windows 8 tablet. There is no break/pause key on the bluetooth keyboard. How can I remap those keys or is there a work around? These keys are relevant to programmers as ...
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Debian - Change Key Output, but not Keymap

I'm on Debian Squeeze using tilda and openbox, and as the source-engine-user I am, I mapped tilda to ~. However, this creates problems when trying to press tilde normally, eg. for use in scripting. Is ...
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Mapping Ctrl+Arrow for Home/End/PageUp/Down

I'm using Windows 7 on Dell New Inspiron 14z Ultrabook. It doesn't have Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys. Instead I have to use Fn + arrow keys. Can I re-map those to Ctrl + arrows or Alt + arrows or Shift + ...
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Enable Function Keys on OSX 10.6.8 with Razer Anansi

After installing the Razer Anansi OSX driver (1.01) from Razer, it appears my function keys have reverted to the default "special" keys. For example, F1 and F2 control the brightness of the screen ...
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How to map PageDown and PageUp Keys to function normally

When I open a document using vi or vim, I am unable to navigate the page using Page Up and Page Down keys. On pressing these keys, vim seems to behave in abnormal maaner, and changes the case of ...
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How do I unmap the forward and back keys on my Lenovo laptop?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x200s. how do I unmap the forward and backward keys? I want something like.. xmodmap -e 'keycode 166=NOOP' Or some way to ignore the XF86Back keysym.
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After installing new motherboard some keys are swapped

I replaced the motherboard in an old laptop (well not that old, it's still a decent gaming computer). In the process I had to completely disassemble the laptop to do so, meaning all connections, etc. ...
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Mapping Up/Down arrow keys in bash

I want to map my Up/Down arrow keys in bash to Alt+j/Alt+k as I don't want to move my hands to the arrow keys when I choose previously executed commands using Up/Down arrow keys. Using vi mode in ...
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How to define a Compose Key in terminal (no desktop environment)?

I would like to define a compose key on my system (it's a Debian Sid "Wheezy"). I have no Xorg (and don't want any desktop environment). Only in terminal. I would like to set it up on my Alt-Gr key ...
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Truly ergonomic and Mac OSX

I recently purchased a Truly Ergonomic keyboard (model 209) that I use both at home on my GNU/Linux machine and at work where - very sadly - I am obliged to use an macbook air sporting the last ...
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tmux - how can I map new keys for the window (pane) cycle?

In the tmux application, how can I map ctrl-a, o (window cycle) to ctrl-a, w ?
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How do I change the XRDP keyboard layout to en-gb in Ubuntu 12.04?

Does anybody know how to change the keyboard layout to en-gb in an XRDP session on Ubuntu 12.04? I am using mstsc.exe to connect to an XRDP server hosting an XVNC session, however I cannot work out ...
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Mapping the Left Alt key to Control and Alt Gr to just Alt

On my laptop, I use Emacs. However, I don't have a left Ctrl key, and I considered mapping the left Alt key to left Ctrl and the right Alt key (Alt Gr) to just Alt (Meta). This way, I can just hit the ...
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Linux and Umlaut through fn key on US Keyboard

for me as a programmer its very convenient to use a US keyboard layout. In fact I got so used to it that its hard for me to go back to the localized layout of my native language German. What I miss ...
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Key was mapped but key is in password, can't login into Windows

I used a key macro program, I don't recall the name of it, but I ended up mapping one of the keys 'A' to something else, and 'A' is in my password so now i can't even log into Windows, I've tried ...
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OS X ignores alt+3 for # [closed]

On my Mac I cannot type the number sign (#) anymore. No matter what application is running alt+3 is no more working. Any ideas how to reactivate it?
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Get Windows key mapping for a Logitech keyboard on OS X

I have Logitech K340 keyboard. Its key mapping is designed for Windows. It was no problem to get it working on my MacBook. However, special characters which are reachable via ALT key are mapped like ...
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Should I learn Vim without mapping keys?

I have been using vim for a few months its been a love/hate relationship. I love the concept of modal editing and never having the need to move you hands from the keyboard. The problem is that a lot ...
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Ctrl+h causing backspace instead of help in emacs on cygwin

I want to access the help for a command by using ctrl+h in emacs, but it keeps deleting the previous character. I googled it, and apparently ctrl+h is backspace in a terminal. How do I remove this key ...
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Cygwin - How do I remap X-term keys?

I would like to know how to remap some of the default keys for x-term. Specifically I would like to remap the Cntrl+leftArrow and Cntrl+rightArrow keys to move a word forward or backwards. I would ...
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How to map keyboard to mouse buttons in OS X

Severe RSI is causing me pain each time I click the mouse. I would like to map the right CMD and OPT (which I never use) to function as left and right mouse button. How can I accomplish this?
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Vim: strange behavior of “\” in insert mode

I'm editing a lot of tex files using vim, and therefore I use the \ character a lot. Yet, when inserting a \ in insert mode, vim pauses the cursor on the same spot for one second, unlike with any ...