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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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 ...
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Remap laptop brightness keys to Fn + Arrow keys

My new Dell laptop uses Fn+F4 and Fn+F5 to adjust the brightness of the display. How can I remap this to the Fn+Up and Fn+Down key combinations that I'm used to?
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Switch the keys caps lock and shift

Is there a way to switch the shift key with the capslock key? I have a problem with the shift keys, and I would like to use the caps lock keys, instead of the left shift key. Mac OS X settings allow ...
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How to change key mappings in Cygwin's Vim

I'm using Vim under Debian, Win Vista and WinXP (the latter two with Cygwin). To handle tabs more easily, I mapped <C-Left> and <C-Right> to :tab(prev|next). This mapping works like a ...
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Vim: Bind <C-Enter>

Using vim for editing latex; how can I bind C-Enter? I tried the following, which does not work: imap <C-Enter> \\<CR> and imap <C-Return> \\<CR> However, something like: ...
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F3-F5 keys incorrectly behaving as audio keys

I don't know if this is a configuration issue or a hardware issue, but I have a Kinesis Advantage USB keyboard and for some reason the F3-F5 keys aren't responding as they used to. They don't respond ...
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How do I make Home / End keys behave Windows/Linux like in Terminal.app on Mac OS on Mac Pro laptop?

I was wondering if somebody knows how to use home/end keys behave in a Windows/ Linux fashion. What I mean is that when I press Apple + Left (Home combo on a mac book pro laptop) it should go to the ...
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How to remap a NERDTree shortcut in VIM

I use the Dvorak keyboard layout with VIM, and the 't' key is the 'up' motion when editing a regular file. The problem is that NERDTree remaps 't' to open files in a new tab. How can I undo that ...
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Remapping Home/End from PC to Mac Via Synergy is not client specific

This question asks about the end key but the answers give no examples: http://superuser.com/questions/60052/what-key-works-like-end-using-a-mac-with-synergy If they had, I am guessing that they would ...
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Is it possible to bind a windows key combination to currently open application?

I use launchy on every box that I have to interact with for more than a few hours a day, and it certainly makes me more efficient, but I want more. I would like to have a key combination that would ...
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Insert a newline in a perl -e statement?

Consider the following Perl one-liner: perl -e '$x; $y;' I'm executing this command in bash and I'd like to insert a newline (\n) between the ; and $y. I'd like to know how to do this in two ...
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Vista issue with shift key

When I press the shift key on my laptop keyboard, it is mapped to 'ctrl+v' which does a paste. I thought it was the keyboard but then I replaced it with a wireless one, it still gives me the same ...
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How do I remap ctrl-j to ctrl-c on ubuntu?

I'm trying to remap a bunch of my keys and I'm running into trouble. I'm currently trying to use xmodmap but failing. Maybe there is a better way? Can someone explain how I can best remap Ctrl-j on ...
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Mapping Left Alt key in Vim?

I am able to map the key combination Right Alt+Left Arrow with <a-left> or by <m-left>. But I am not able to map the Left Alt key. Is there a way to do that? Edit: Just to clarity <...
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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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Vim: go to beginning or end of the visual area

I want to do some tricky mappings that wraps currently selected visual area with some code. In order to do that I need to make sure that I am at the beginning of the current visual area. Is there any ...
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Assign values to keys

How to assign my email address to a key combination (Ctrl + F10) so that I do not have to repeatedly type the address? The operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium.
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Remap caps lock to escape in OS X

I've always remapped my caps lock key to escape in windows/linux, but having just recently moved to OS X I can't seem to find a way to actually do this. Any idea as to how to set this up? Xmodmap ...
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Remap keys for one specific program under Linux

How can I set keys to be remapped for one specific program in Linux? (More specifically Caps Lock -> Escape for gVim. I hit it accidentally too much to remap it in everything).
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Mac OS X and Spaces, assign to keys

Is it possible to assign the 4 or 9 spaces to some key combinations? Also that they do not interfere with another combinations?
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How can I have my Windows keymap on Mac?

On Mac, to get a "{" for example, you have to press OPTION key plus 8 to get a curly brace. But on Windows it is ALT-GR plus 7. Another example: On Windows I can press CTRL and Backspace to remove ...
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Mapping Super+hjkl to arrow keys under X

I'm trying to map: Super+h -> Left Super+j -> Down Super+k -> Up Super+l -> Right globally under X. The idea is I don't want to leave my home row that often to use the arrow keys, so I'...
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Control-Backspace (unix-kill-rubout) for readline?

In readline(3) I should be able to map Control-Backspace to the same function as Control-W (unix-kill-rubout). Regardless of what I put in ~/.inputrc I'm unable to get this to be recognized. \C-\b: ...
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Rebinding Keys on a Dell Keyboard

I have a Dell Multimedia Keyboard, similar to this one: It has many non-standard keys, like the small circular ones across the top, and the "Multimedia" keys above INSERT/HOME/PAGE_UP. They can be ...
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Synergy Key Mapping

I'm running a Synergy server on Ubuntu and a Synergy+ client on OSX. The server has a standard windows keyboard with shift, ctrl, windows, and alt keys. My MacBookPro has shift, fn, control, alt/...
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Linux 'compose' key sequence extensions

Compose key is a great way way to write all these ©–®—… stuff. It's really MUCH more handy than the windows "alt+0169" method. Is there a way to define additional sequences? E.g. I'd like to have "...
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Bind/map Character to alt+[some key]?

OS: Ubuntu In programming and various terminal programs (Screen, Vim) the [, ], { and } tends to be used a lot. I'm using a Norwegian keyboard where these are placed such that I have to stretch my ...
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Remapping the Windows key in Parallels

I'm running XP on Parallels 4 for Mac, and it's working well enough, however one thing that's bothering me more and more as I go along is the way it constantly assumes every press of the command key ...
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How to re-map command and option keys on Mac OS X with a PC-keyboard?

in my keyboard the command key is mapped to the windows key (I'm using a regular PC keyboard) so I only have a left command, because the space on the right is occupied by the useless Fn key. I've ...
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Bind “media” keys on MacBook keyboard to application menu items

Currently, I am using PandoraBoy to listen to my Pandora stations. In the preferences, it allows you to set global hotkeys to control playing, like/dislike, volume, stations, etc. What I would like ...
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How to swap the “fn” use of Function keys on al Apple Keyboard in Linux

I have an apple slim keyboard (USB) and if I want to use one of the Function Key as-is, I also have to press "fn " key first. Otherwise, it will try to perform the other function of the key, such as ...
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How to remap AltGr key in KDE 4.3.2?

I have enabled altgr-intl keyboard layout. How can I remap such that Windows key acts as AltGr instead of right Alt key. KDE 4.3.2
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GNU Screen: using VT100 ASCII codes

I try to move with the VT100 keys here in GNU Screen: $ screen $ hello <left><left> ESC C ESC D but "ESC D" deletes until the end of line and ESC C does nothing. Perhaps, I am not using ...
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Remap “next song” key in ubuntu to work with spotify and wine

I want to change song in spotify with a global key in ubuntu. This is possible on windows with a special key on keyboard, the "next song key"(?) How can I remap a key in ubuntu(no "next song" ...
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Pressing E yields a euro sign “€” instead. What can I do to fix this?

A teacher at our high school contacted me, saying that every time she presses the E key it prints out a euro sign. It's not the language settings, I already tried that. It happens in all programs, and ...
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Apple keyboard key remapping under Ubuntu

I have an Apple keyboard that I simply love. I now hate my regular keyboard at work. I just have a small problem with the Apple keyboard. There is no "insert" key. The one that is usually Insert on ...
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What key works like End using a Mac with Synergy

I have recently got a Mac mini to do IPhone Dev on (like many others) and I am using the excellent Synergy to share one keyboard and mouse with 2 machines and 2 monitors. Everything is lovely and it ...
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WinXP: Changing Default Hotkeys

Is there a way to customize the default hotkeys in windows xp? For example, currently win+e opens "My Computer" and win+r opens the run dialog. Is there a way to either change the target of the ...
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Vim Hotkeys For Specific File

Is it possible to set hotkey for specific file types in vim. For example, if I am editing a .java file, I'd like vim to run javac .java when I press 5. Is this possible?
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Backspace in Google Chrome not “back to last page”?

In the beta version of Chrome on the Mac Backspace is not working as 'back' as in virtually any other browser. It just does nothing. Is there a way to activate that or is that a known but still ...
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Remap FN to another key

I got a keyboard (Logitech Wave, pictured below) which I'm very happy with. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has changed the button for right-click for a FN key. Is there any program to remap the FN ...