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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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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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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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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Use letter keys to input number without Fn function

My keyboard does not have a Fn key, nor a number pad. But I would like to input lots of number with a number pad layout. I wonder if there is an application, which can change some letters, say, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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<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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...
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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.