Questions tagged [keyboard-layout]

Questions about re-arranging your keyboard layout (ex switching to Dvorak or remapping your Caps Lock key).

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change current keyboard layout via a .bat file [duplicate]

I got a windows 10 with 2 keyboard layout. I would like to switch progrmatically the current used keyboard via a bat file. Does anyone know what command does it? to make it clear, I do not want to ...
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Using Capslock in Hotkey combon without capslock effect in Ubuntu

Goal I want to use Shift+Capslock as a hotkey for switching keyboards without the capslock effect, but I want capslock to work normally if used alone. I am using Ubuntu Background I switch a lot ...
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Automatically choose keyboard layout depending on plugged in devices

I have a QWERTY laptop and an AZERTY USB keyboard. Somehow I manage to automatically match the layout to the keyboard, meaning I can touch type QWERTY on the laptop and AZERTY when the external ...
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How to manually remap keyboard mapping on different keyboard?

I have an external keyboard connected by USB on my laptop. I would like to remap the keycodes of the external keyboard without changing the keycodes of the laptop keyboard. To be more specific, I ...
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what to do if keyboard doesn't have a straight fn key lock?

I have an external keyboard for my laptop. fn key used to work perfectly fine but I think I pressed a combination that enabled fn key lock. keyboard doesn't have a button for the key lock. the thing I ...
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Windows 10 no language icon on the taskbar

I've been trying to fix a keyboard switch delay problem and changed something in my registry (at that moment I had Russian and Japanese layouts), it got solved but instead I got a duplicate language ...
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Remove languages from language bar not listed in settings (Windows 10)

In my Windows 10 installation, the little language switcher in the task bar is cluttered with keyboard layouts / locale settings I never use: So I go to language settings to try and remove them -- ...
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How to force gsettings change layout to work in Mint

Linux Mint 19.2 Tina, Cinnamon I have a problem when I'm switching layout with Alt + Shift in some applications. Using alt+shift not only changes the language, but also loses focus from the app text ...
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Removing ghost keyboard layout

On my computer I see an Irish keyboard layout in the language bar. I don't know any Irish and English (USA) is my default langage with QWERTY being its only keyboard layout. How do I permanently ...
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Calling GetKeyboardLayout before making a request to change keyboard layout doesn't work

I'm trying to conditionally set a keyboard layout on all opened windows in the following way: Calling getKeyboardLayout, and determining what's the current language (English or Russian). Calling ...
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How can you compose asiatic signs on a Typematrix 2030?

The Typematrix 2030 comes with integrated layout switches. The mode 106 when turned on, enable several composing keys. According to the guide: "shuffle" key becomes scan code 123/0x7B (Alt 4) "...
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Language Packs and Keyboard Layouts

I am multilingual, using azerty and trying to learn korean meaning other alphabet. But it seems impossible to select hangul (korean alphabet) and stay in AZERTY layout or to simply select hangul ...
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Windows 10 Custom Keyboard Layout Abbreviation

I made a custom keyboard layout using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 and successfully installed it. However I do not know how to change the abbreviation that shows in the language bar on the ...
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Passing the output of GetKeyboardLayout into LoadKeyboardLayout doesn't work

Question Why passing the output of GetKeyboardLayout (after formatting it to hex) into LoadKeyboardLayout doesn't work? The docs for GetKeyboardLayout say (bolded by me): GetKeyboardLayout ...
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Windows 10 adds keyborad on startup which I do not wish to use

Background I'm using Windows 10 English version. Usually I'm using Polish or English. I've configured: Polish language with keyboard layout "Polish (programmers)" English language with keyboard ...
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'A' key broken, can I use another one in its place?

My laptop keyboard for letter A not working any longer. How I could assign some shortcut like Ctrl+w to be a? Or switch places with key ` to be letter a. I'm using Windows 8.
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What is the model/layout of this unbranded keyboard?

I have this very handy wireless keyboard + TouchPad thingy. Unfortunately I am struggling finding several special chars on it, making terminal work very.... Slow. In my raspbian OS preferences, there ...
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Windows key + Enter to swap between keyboards

Prior to the big last windows update (1909) my keyboard seetings looked like this and I could easilly swap between options with Win + space Now it appears like this and the keyboard shortcut changed ...
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Getting a resilient input language setting out of Windows 10

Recently I received a company laptop which was set up by our IT infrastructure team in Switzerland. The default settings were English (United States) language and the Swiss French keyboard. Given ...
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How can I set default keyboard-layout for individual applications?

How can I set default keyboard-layout for individual applications? Example: For Chrome: Russian For Visual Studio Code: English I know Windows has an auto option for this, but often it doesn't work ...
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What is the keyboard form factor called for keyboards with arrow keys that double as home, end, page up and page down keys and has a numpad?

I'm looking for a keyboard with specific form factor/layout but I just don't know what it's called making it hard for me to search it on the internet. Here's what it looks like. Primary ...
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Typing brackets on windows keyboard with macOS [duplicate]

I am using a Ducky One 2 external keyboard (german layout) connected via USB to a MacBook Pro. I noticed the braces are not working as expected. For example the standard key combination for curly ...
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windows 10 logon screen keyboard layout reverts to OS default after lock/reboot

I need to change logon screen default keyboard layout to en in Windows 10. Os default is ru. I tried to apply the settings in the old way: [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload] "1"="00000409" ...
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Microsoft Word (Office 365, Windows Stand-alone edition) automatically changes font when I switch keyboard layouts. How do I disable this?

I am a PhD student working on my dissertation in an historically-oriented discipline, which requires me to frequently type in a variety of languages, including Latin and Greek. I am frustrated that ...
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Having a keyboard language not appear when switching using keyboard shortcut

I'm using Windows 10 and have two languages (English, Hebrew) which I use all the time, so I'm using the Alt+Shift keyboard shortcut to switch between one and the other. I lately started studying ...
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How to log in to Windows when the L key isn't working?

I just rebooted my Windows 10 PC and can't log in. I am trying to type in my password but it contains the letter L and when I press the L key nothing appears. My keyboard was working fine but I ...
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Windows 10 cmd QWERTZ instead of QWERTY keyboard issue

I can't figure what is wrong - i have issue with keyboard layout in command line window. System is Windows 10 US with Polish regional and Polish programmer keyboard. There is no other regions, ...
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Reattach laptop keyboard button

See this picture, one of these little plastics broken. I can't attach my button back to my laptop Please help me what can I do .
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setxkbmap: changed layout can't revert back: can't use the second language

I have two languages installed: English and Russian. I have a keybind that allows me to switch between the two using Alt + Shift combination. When I run setxkbmap -query it used to output something ...
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My system isn't reading .XCompose file

So I've been told that IBus input method now work with .XCompose files and that I don't need to modify the GTK_IM_MODULE and QT_IM_MODULE to xim anymore, but without setting it to xim my GTK doesn't ...
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Mac OS, Karabiner - Rebind a key to backtick on Hungarian keyboard

I just received a MacBook with a Hungarian keyboard layout from my workplace to work on. Hungarian keyboards don't have a specific buttons for backtick, they instead start the numbers on 0, so I ...
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How do I find my laptop keyboard's correct scan codes

Hello guys I'm facing a problem that two of my keyboard key is not working i.e.(LShift and RShift) so I want to replace one of them with other key i.e.(RCtrl).While I was trying to re-map these keys ...
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How to debug a laptop keyboard hardware issue?

How can I debug a laptop keyboard hardware issue? Basically, how can I figure out what could be or what exactly is broken? As example, I'm having an issue and would like to solve it, perhaps. What I ...
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keyboard shortcut to change command and option keys on mac

I have a German MacBook, though for programming I largely use an external QWERTY-keyboard with the standard Windows keys. To not confuse my muscle memory I would like to have the command and option ...
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Changing Undo… Shortcut in System Preferences

I am aware that one can go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, and easily change any menu bar shortcut, like Undo, for all applications. This used to work great for me! However this no ...
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How do I use Finnish keyboard layout on a 101-key keyboard

Finnish keyboard layouts bind <, > and | to the extra LSGT key that does not exist on a 101-key keyboard. One option is to use cut and paste for inserting these characters. What other options do ...
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Can't do any special characters with my left alt

Hello and thanks for stopping by. I m using a french azerty keyboard layout on windows 10. Never had any problem. Since this morning I can't manage to use my left alt to do special characters like ~#{...
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What do the Function keys after F12 do?

While looking at a keyboard remapping program, I saw that one can remap keys from F13 to F24 as well. What do those keys do?
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How to disable full keyboard of touch keyboard in Windows 10?

I want to build a kiosk application which allows users to enter some text via a touch screen. The user should be able to enter text in many different languages, so I thought it would be handy to use ...
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What is the keyboard key “Next Group”?

From time to time when in Linux some program recognize a keyboard key (or a combination of keys) as "Next Group". This annoyance usually shows up due to an error in the keyboard layout configuration ...
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Force remote keyboard layout on Citrix Receiver

I use Citrix Receiver to connect to remote applications from a Windows machine. The Windows machine uses a custom keyboard layout (derived from a non-English layout) which is not available on the ...
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Your xorg.conf does not contain any XkbLayoout options Error in puppyLinux

I don't know what I did wrong, was it a wrong package or something else. Now I can't change the keyboard layout. Is there a way to reset the setting of xkb to fix this problem?
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How to delete standard Persian keyboard layout on windows 10?

There are two layouts installed for Persian on my laptop. I want to uninstall the standard (FAS) layout. But there's only one layout shown in Region & Language I've also tried to delete ...
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How to type French-specific characters «»° on a standard US keyboard on Windows using French-Canada layout

Having a Us keyboard on Windows using French-Canada layout, I can do a lot of the specific symbol/character and all of them are clearly explain in this post. My question is only for the those ...
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ç (cedilla) key as Enter

In a Spanish keyboard is there a way to use the ç key as enter while still having Alt+ç as } and Enter as Enter? I'm using Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon. As it says here I've used xev to get the key code ...
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Make input language equal to the keyboard layout

I have two language inputs and two corresponding keyboard layouts. The language I can change with Alt+Shift, in win 7. The layout I can change with Ctrl+Shift For some reason (randomly to my view) ...
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Is there a difference between a letter and a letter with combining marks?

I found the International English layout on XKB hard to use, so I wrote my own with all the French accents as combining diacritic marks on AltGr. So is there a difference between combined letters, ...
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Mac keyboard: different layout, same default shortcuts

I recently bought a new keyboard and, as I live in Brazil, got a ABNT2 keyboard (this one has a ç and accents on different places, see here) The problem is: as a Mac user for some long time, I got ...
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Will Windows 10 detect automatically if I physically change the keyboard (the physical object, not the layout) from english to french? [closed]

Will Windows 10 detect automatically if I physically change the keyboard (the physical object, not the layout) from english to french and adjust the layout accordingly? I am thinking about pranking ...
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How can I swap 2 keys for a specific language/KB layout on Windows 10?

I'd like to swap the 'W' and ']' keys, which are 'ჯ' and 'ჟ' on the desired keyboard layout, so that the W key outputs the latter character and the ] key the former, and only when said keyboard is in ...

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