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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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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How to map the Caps Lock key to Escape key in Arch Linux

My OS is Arch Linux amd64, Gnome ENV. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Esc (escape) in Arch Linux. I run the command: xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Escape' It works well, but a ...
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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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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 ...
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Changing the Keymap in Ubuntu

Is it possible, using Ubuntu Linux, to change the meanings of the keyboards keys? I needed the right shift key to act as the home key and the right ctrl key to act as the end key. How to do this ...
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Can I change the mouse button bindings in Netbeans?

Is it possible to change the bindings for mouse4 and mouse5 (the thumb buttons) in Netbeans? I can't find any option in the NB keymapper, nor can I find anything on Google! I'm using Netbeans v7.0.1. ...
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alt keys stopped working on X11, how to fix?

I'm running arch linux, latest stable with gnome3 and gdm, I have a US keyboard (notebook). I am using the default layout except that I used xkeybdmap to bind the right alt key to alt gr to get ...
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map a command with vim

How can I map a command in vim which does something like: :command (I write here and press enter) (Executes another command with the things that I wrote) or :badd my_buffer_name :b my_buffer_name ...
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Map keyboard keys in Mac OS X (Unix)

Currently, when you're inside a terminal, CTRL+a move the cursor to the beginning, while CTRL+e move it to the end. I use those key combinations a lot since I don't have the home and end buttons on my ...
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Remapping right command key to right alt in Mac

For my keyboard layout, I've grown used to having they key right next to my space be Alt-Car (right). Now that I'm on a Mac keyboard, it's Command. Is there any way to map only the right command key ...
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Swap Control and Caps Lock on Windows 7

How can I swap my Control and Caps Lock keys on Windows 7? I've found several options online but all are for previous versions of Windows.
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How to change console keymap in Linux?

I'd like to exchange Esc and CapsLock in console (not in X, and use xev), how can I do it? My OS is Ubuntu.
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how to open cpp and h files automaticcaly and split them

hi i'm new to vim but i'm loving it. with NERDtree plugin i want to have a little script then when i open a file (.cpp or .h) it opens automatically the .h and .cpp splitted with .h in uppeer split ...
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Arrow keys not functional in Ubuntu Virtual Machine on Windows 7

I am new to VMware. I am running VMware on Windows 7 and my virtual machine is running Ubuntu 10.04 server edition. Ubuntu shell responds to the down key as it would to the right arrow key and does ...
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How to get the key name to be coded for keymap in vimrc?

In Emacs, I can press Ctrl-h, k, to describe a key. I can get the key name even it's undefined, e.g., C-x <C-M-end> is undefined Thus, I got to know the key name is C-x <C-M-end>. But ...
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MacVim with Mac Keyboard: Where Is the Right CTRL Key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Emulating the ‘right ctrl’ key on MacBook Pro keyboard (which lacks an actual ‘right ctrl’ key) I can't seem to find it... and I want to use it for MacVim to facilitate ...
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Keyboard not working correctly on laptop

Something has happened keys "qwertyasdfghzxcvbn" work like they should but "uiop" returns "456*", "jkl"="123, m="0". It happens only on windows and idea how to fix it?
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How do I make Mac OS X remember “Modifier Keys” remappings for my external keyboard?

(to be clear, I know there are similar questions such as "How can I remap windows and alt keys in OS X?" - I'm not asking that. I can make the changes I want, they just get reset every time I unplug ...
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Notepad++: Ctrl-S does not Save, instead inserts [DC3]; Ctrl-F inserts [ACK]

I've been using Notepad++ more as my primary code editor. Just a few minutes ago, however, I accidentally pressed some combination of keys (no idea what I pressed) and suddenly my standard shortcut ...
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Japanese Keyboard

I'd like to get a Japanese keyboard for a custom project (reason Japanese is good is the small space bar giving way to lots of modifier keys). I will be respraying the keys, so (superficially) the ...
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Application-specific keymapping

In general, I want to make specific keymaps for application, that working only in it and doesn't affect other apps. For example, I already use my Caps key to toggle input language (via xorg.conf), ...
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Map a word or phrase to a keyboard key

I want to map/assign a word or phrase to a keyboard key so I only have to tap the mapped key in stead of typing the entire word. How can I accomplish this?
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Set keymap on LiveCD

With VmWare Workstation 7.1 here, I'm having trouble with BackTrack 4 Live CD. For some reason, the mouse won't right-click where it appears to be. This would be due to VmWare tools not being ...
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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Key for controlling synergy on Mac

My mac has Control/Alt(Option)/Command, and with synergy, each key maps Control/LWindows/Meta(Alt). I want to change the mapping to Control/Meta(Alt)/LWindows. Alt(Option) is key key name is written ...
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How do I type a single tilde (~) on a French keyboard

I am a Brit working on Unix in a French company - I am more or less used to the French keyboard now, but one problem I still have is typing a tilde (~). The best I can do is either: Alt-Gréé ...