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How to map space to control and unmap win from Hyper_L using xkb/setxkbmap

I am trying to make my space act as control by default (and as space when tapped by using xcape) and to make capslock act as the only hyper modifier. I have a working configuration for this in ...
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How to map AltGr+PgUp to Control+PgUp?

I'd like to have AltGr acting as AltGr except for when it's pressed with PgUp or PgDn, in which case it should act as if it were Control. I tried playing with xkb_compatibility: interpret ...
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How to change the binding of the 2nd backslash key next to 'Z' on international keyboards

I want to properly setup my international keyboard in xorg-server (which using xkb). My physical keyboard has the same [backslash]/[pipe] key in two places, one to the right of [Enter], and another ...
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How to permanently include your own XKB config without root?

If I want to load a specific XKB config as user, which is the way to do it? My configuration is based on some files coming with X11, but some symbols (i.e. some lines of config) I have to include ...
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Complex XkbLayout in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

In older Xorg's I used to write my keyboard layout configuration just right into /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and this worked nicely. Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Keyboard0" Driver ...
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How to replace menu key with capslock and capslock with left control using xkb

I followed the instruction here by defining my own xkbsymbols partial modifier_keys xkb_symbols "replace_Menu_Capslock" { replace key <COMP> { [ Caps_Lock ] }; replace key <CAPS> { [ ...
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Xkb keycodes to print 2 characters on one key

I'm composing xkb layout for javanese language. I need to create a key code which can print two unicode characters at once. How to make it possible? For example I want Shift+S to print 2 chars: ...
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How to make all applications respect my modified xkb layout?

I don't like jumping between the main keyboard and the movement keys, so I added the following to my xkb layout file. hidden partial xkb_symbols "movement" { key <AD08> { [ NoSymbol, ...
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How to add additional control key?

I am using xkb to add an additional control key as follows: key <HENK> { [ Control_R ] }; However, it does not work. I even tried xmodmap without success: xmodmap -e ...
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Set Shift+Alt+Right to print ⇒ (unicode 21d2)

I tried so far to add key <RGHT> { type[group1]= "SHIFT+ALT", symbols[group1] = [ Right, U21D2 ] }; it doesn't work, however xev shows me: KeyPress event, serial 33, synthetic NO, ...
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QT Application on Debian 7 ignores keyboard

I'm trying to get a teamspeak 3 client to run over a tightvnc -> xrdp session on Debian 7. As far as I know, TS3 uses QT as its GUI toolkit. I can open the application and the window gets shown, but ...
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Multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf

How should I write multiple XkbOptions in xorg.conf? I've tried "option,option,option", "option, option, option", "option option option" and none of these worked - only the first option was executed.
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xkb set keyboard level 3 chooser to ctrl+alt

The title says it all: I'm interested to mimic the Windows behavior, where Left Ctrl + Left Alt acts as a 3rd level chooser. This is relatively important to me, because, as a programmer, on my ...
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Make Scroll Lock toggle Mouse Keys on home row

This is what I want: I press Scroll Lock on my keyboard. The Scroll Lock LED on my keyboard lights up. The keys around the right-hand home row now controls the mouse pointer (moving it, clicking, ...
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xkb - Remapped modifiers still work as modifiers

I'm using xkb to create my own keyboard layout. I have a slight problem, though. key <AE04> {[ Shift_L ]}; key <AE07> {[ Shift_R ]}; key <LFSH> {[ comma , semicolon , bar ]}; ...
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How to keep per-keyboard layout settings?

I am using xmodmap (and sometimes xkbcomp instead) to adjust my keyboard layout (e.g. mapping Caps Lock to the Mod3 modifier). When I plug a USB keyboard into my laptop or insert a YubiKey (which ...
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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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How can I get more control over the keyboard layout than XKB offers?

I am starting to run up against the limits of XKB, the keyboard subsystem of the X window system. I would like to know if there is a way I can gain more flexibility. Here are examples of the kind of ...
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How to make Control-j works as Return without Control bit set(!) using xkb [and|or] xmodmap

It looks like extremely convenient for me to use Control-j instead of Return in xterm and vim, and I want to use this sequence for all X apps. It can be easily done using xkb by remapping ...
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Fixing keyboard layout on Xubuntu (can't use AltGr)

I'm going crazy with my laptop's keyboard. My layout is latin spanish, and works just fine. However at some time of the morning some magic auto-reconfiguration makes my layout implodes and and I can't ...
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Custom keyboard map in Gnome (on ArchLinux)

I've just switched from LXDE to Gnome and I'm struggling with configuring the keyboard the way I want it. The Swedish keyboard layout is painful when programming (e.g. {[]} require right-hand finger ...
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XKB - remap arrow keys and preserve shift behaviour to select text

I realize arrow key remapping is an old problem, however I cannot seem to find a good solution that lets me select text with SHIFT + remapped keys as I would do with the vanilla arrow keys. For ...
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Using a custom keyboard map

I'm trying to not overwrite /usr/share/X11/symbols/us, even thought I've been doing that for years. So I added to ~/xkb/jpic, a copy of dvorak-alt-intl from /usr/share/X11/symbols/us, since that's ...
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How to disable dead keys in xkb (us / intl)

I am using the US International layout on X11 (-xkblayout us -xkbvariant intl). I would like to disable the dead keys, but without switching back to the US default layout. (I need the German Umlaute ...
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How to deploy a custom keyboard layout?

I was using the Bulgarian New Phonetic layout for cyrillic, but I am accustomed to touch-typing on a QWERTZ layout, so all the symbols are in the wrong place. So I decided to make my own layout in ...
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Remapping keys using xkb

My return key is physically dead. I'm running xubuntu. I am able to remap the AltGr to return using xmodmap. However when I reload xmodmap, either via shell or automatically during boot, it will hang ...
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Setting Hyper and Super modifiers for certain keys with setxkbmap or xmodmap

Problem: I want to modify/redefine my keyboard layout (pc105 se) so that when I press certain keys with mod3 (super) and mod4 (hyper), a different character is returned than usual. E.g. Keycode 61 ...
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Swap Ctrl with a character key in xkb

I'm currently trying to remap my H key (<AC06>) to act like the Ctrl key. I added the following in the /usr/.../xkb/symbols/us file: key <AC06> { [ Control_L, Control_L ] }; It seemed ...
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X11: Map Shift-Win to be AltGr?

How can one map the key combination Shift-Win to work as AltGr on Debian-based Linux distributions? XKB is very sparsely documented indeed! Thanks.
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Using AutoHotKey to enter the unicode symbols on Windows 7

I'm bilingual user and while writing I use mostly UK keyboard I have this layout set into my computer. However occasionally I want to write something in my native tongue and the math symbols are ...
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How to define letter in custom layout (xkb)?

I'm using Arch Linux. I'm trying to define, for example, letter 'a' with double grave in xkb custom layout. It's easy to define, for example, 'a' with grave: key <AC01> {[ a, A, agrave, ...
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Keyboard layout based on scancodes?

I would like to make a new keyboard layout in Linux that moves the modifier keys around. The problem is that this needs to be an xkb layout, because I still need to be able to switch to the Qwerty ...
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Modifying keyboard layout in X11: using Alt+shift+2 for @

I'm using a MacBook with Croatian layout. Common PC Croatian layout (on Windows and in Linux) uses combinations with AltGr to get various symbols, such as... AltGr+V for @ AltGr+F for [ AltGr+B for ...
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Swapping numbers and symbols in X11, but keeping alt+n

As a work-environment optimization, I'd like to switch the numbers and symbols at the top of the keyboard, so that when you press them you'd get the symbol by default and the digit when you hold down ...
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How do I use a modified keyboard layout in xubuntu?

I have created a modified xkb symbols keymap that I want to use in my xubuntu installation but I can't see it in the list of layouts in the settings dialog. I put partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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setting up a (not annoying) multi-language input in Linux, X11

currently I use XFCE and its Xkb plugin to switch between three layouts (us, russian and ukrainian; sometimes arabic input is wanted too). on Windows, Punto switcher allows me to use one combination ...
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customized xkb layouts not working (in KDE?) after upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04

I customised my keyboard layout in 9.10 by editing the appropriate /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ file. After upgrading to 10.04 I noticed it had overwritten all my modifications, so I recovered the ...
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Error activating XKB configuration (Ubuntu 9.10)?

I'm absolutely new on Ubuntu. I was gonna learn Ubuntu, so I installed VMware 7.0.1 build-227600 on my Win7 x64, afterward I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on it as a Virtual Machine. I just enabled root ...
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How do I assign Control_R+Menu to the global kxkb switch action?

I want to use a combination that avoids alphabetic/punctuation characters because that way I have a consistent physical position on different layouts. Control_R+Menu fits that requirement and is also ...
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How to know which modifier keys are which in X11?

I have X11R7-based desktop linux. I want to debug key modifiers of my keyboard. I have some left and right controls, alts, metas, etc., but for some reason (1) I'm not quite sure which is which from ...