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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Remap Magic Keyboard Keys for Windows 10

I have a MAC keyboard and I'm currently using it on a Windows 10 machine. I have sucessfully mapped the command button as ALT and alt/option key to Windows Key so that it would be similar like a ...
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Why is my French Language not showing up on Windows language bar?

I am using the French NF Z71-300 Keyboard using the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, and some times the keyboard shows for the Language Bar and other times it does not whenever I restart my computer....
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Spanish letters on German keyboard

I am using a German keyboard layout and I would like to add the Spanish letters to the keys. Is there a way to add the Spanish letter ñ to the keybind: "Alt-Gr n" and the letter Ñ to the ...
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What is this pictured Lenovo (multilingual?) keyboard layout and how to use keys on the row below the function keys?

I am planning to get myself a new keyboard and thinking of this one (see pic) as it has extra keys I use frequently. But what is the layout/map called and how to use the keys in the row below the ...
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Windows 10 / US Int'l keyboard: map unused key to hellip

I'm using US International keyboard layout on Windows 10. I would like to map a key to … (the horizontal ellipsis, alt+0133) and ideally not just any key, but AltGr+., sitting between AltGr+, = ç and ...
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How to map a virtual keyboard code to an arbitrary symbol on Windows?

I'm aware of PowerToys' keyboard manager, with which I can rebind a key from my keyboard to any other key, including (unused) virtual keyboard codes (e.g. Pause/Break to VK 252). Now I would like to ...
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Can't remove Windows 10 Keyboard Language [duplicate]

I can't remove a keyboard language and sometimes it changes with no reason, but I can't find any place where it's shown to be removed.
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2 different keys type the same letter

Recently I got a new keyboard with ISO layout and Spanish distribution. The problem is that one key does the same function as another different key as seen on the image, those 2 keys should type ...
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How to get keyboard identifier for Vietnamese Telex not Vietnamese in windows 10?

Is there any method to find keyboard identifier of Vietnamese Telex in windows 10? I tried the page for Vietnamese and the identifier is 0x0000042a. However, that number is for old keyboard and the ...
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How to type the tilde '~' with an apple international keyboard?

I want the type the ` and '~' on US keyboard with a US international layout on macOS BigSur 11.2.3 currently the key returns: § and ± I want to do this without installing more apps. How do I simply ...
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How to remove an unremovable keyboard from Windows 10? [duplicate]

A new keyboard appeared on my desktop a few weeks ago (probably following a KEYMAN installation). This keyboard is inconvenient for me and does not meet my needs. However, I can't seem to find a way ...
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Keyboard types backtick(`) after bracket and curlybracket

It just happens with any keyboard on my PC. The backtip appears if I try writting ¨ or ^ too. I use Windows 10 and with the Spanish from Spain Keyboard Layout but if I switch it to English the ...
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How to use xmodmap to use Alt Key as a Shift Key?

I want to use my left alt key as a shift key, but my attempts at remapping have failed. Using the following .Xmodmap file(I have taken the Hex Codes from my keysymdef.h to eliminate this possible ...
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How to make VScode accept my keymapping

Short question: Is there a way to force VSCode to just follow the keymapping defined by xkb? It seems to have a keymapping of its own when it comes to the right-shift and up arrow, this ruins my touch ...
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Input language shortcut on MacOS

Problem I regularly use at least 3 languages, so I have the standard shortcut for switching the layouts(cmd+space). This works well if there are only 2 languages, EN->RU and RU->EN, for example....
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Remap keys only on one keyboard (Windows)

I have two keyboards, is it possible to remap keys only on one of them (manufacturer app doesn't have such option)
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Win10 user reports 4 key behaving same as 6 key

I helped a friend buy his first PC a few months ago. His IT experience before this was limited to iOS, Android and Chromebooks. Today he reported that for the past few days pressing the 4 key on his ...
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Remap Alt+Tab function to F3

Does anyone know how I can remap Tab+Alt to the F3 key? So pressing F3 will be the same as pressing Tab+Alt.
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How to set default input method for a user in Windows 10?

I have configured windows to one language (german) and two keyboard layouts (german, US International). I have added the US International keyboard layout with dead keys, but I want to keep the german ...
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How do I get the current keyboard layout in Ubuntu in a format such as 'us'?

I'm using i3 window manager, Ubuntu 20.04. I ran the following commands to set up two keyboard layouts: setxkbmap -layout us,tr setxkbmap -option 'grp:alt_shift_toggle' This allows me to toggle ...
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Can I have a virtual keyboard in Win 10 in another language as in my language settings?

I can have a virtual (on screen) keyboard in Win10. But I would like to set this "virtual keyboard" to Spanish while my Language settings REMAIN German (DE) for my real keyboard. So ...
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How to change option and option-shift character shortcuts on a Mac? [duplicate]

There are two additional layers of symbols that the mac keyboard can type by holding down the Option key or Option + Shift key simultaneously. Here are the built-in symbols for the two layers: ...
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Is it possible in <WINDOWS - SINGLE LANGUAGE> version to add other language keyboard layout?

During Windows installation, there are multiple choices: Windows XYZ Windows XYZ - N Windows XYZ - Single Language they are described here. However, it is not clear: if we choose English, can we add ...
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How to Detect the Appropriate Keyboard Layout/Language on Windows?

I can not find the right layout or language to my keyboard, for some characters I have to switch between French and English language to type them, the oncreen keyboard also fails to detect much what ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working properly with custom keyboard

The scenario: Windows 10 Pro environment. I use two keyboard layouts most days: English and Hungarian. The built-in Hungarian keyboard layout is QWERTZ instead of QWERTY, which drives me insane. In ...
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How to use tilde '~' and back sign ' ` ' with motospeed ck62

I'm using the motospeed ck62 keyboard with the layout English(US, international, with dead letters). But I couldn't find where I input the signs '~' and '`' I'm using ubuntu and I need those simbols ...
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How do I get the exact same dead key layout for accents on windows as on macOS?

I type a lot of French and Spanish on both Windows 10 and macOS. Using the international English keyboard brings Windows much closer to macOS, but is there any software that will replicate it exactly? ...
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Right Alt + letter 'a' doesn't work

Good morning to all! I'm having a problem with my new keyboard and I'm going to share it here to see if someone can help me. I am from Spain and I have always used national ISO keyboards but as I am a ...
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How to set Alt (Not AltGr) keys using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator?

I installed Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 on my Windows 10 computer. I am able to use it to set characters to generate when I press the right Alt and a key. For example, I set right Alt+a to ...
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Remap Capslock to Shift + Ctrl + Space combination

Is it possible to remap the Capslock key to a Space + CTRL + Shift modifier combination? I found out that you can remap keyboard scancodes by editing the Windows registry but that won't allow me to do ...
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How to change keyboard layout in Win 10?

Before you downvote this for being a stupid question, bear with me here. I installed Windows 10 in English, with standard US keyboard layout. However, I created my own keyboard layout which is a US ...
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Czech (?) keyboard layout identification

I've got an ancient HP ProBook 4510s here which I'm trying to find the proper (Windows 10) keyboard for. It's been used by a czech family, but the layout doesn't seem to match that either.
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How to type the 'ro' kana and yen symbol directly with US keyboard?

I recently brought the Japanese 106/109 keyboard stickers for my US keyboard. I applied stickers and changed my hardware keyboard layout from English 101/102 to Japanese 106/109. Then I realized that ...
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How can I install japanese keyboard layout on windows 10 without admin privilages

So, I don't know Japanese, but I am trying to learn hiragana and katakana so that I can write my notes in them, cause it looks cool, and it makes it look like I know Japanese. I want to install the ...
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MSKLC : How to associate a country to a custom keyboard layout

I made a custom keyboard layout with MSKLC. I thought I followed the instructions carefully and chose appropriate values for the LOCALENAME and LOCALID parameters. However, in the switch-keyboard ...
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MSKLC : How to tell Windows about the first row of my custom keyboard layout

In Windows, one can install a custom keyboard layout, made with MSKLC. However, when using the Language and Keyboard Options dialog, the "moniker" that consists in the sequence of characters ...
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Self-installed Chinese languages in language bar remain despite deleting their registry keys

My Windows 10 had suddenly entries of three Chinese languages in the language bar, without me having them installed. They are not present in the keyboard layout, so I cannot uninstall them. The ...
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Canadian multilingual standrard keyboard dead key not working

I am using Windows 10 with English US as a primary language. I have also added French Canada language and added Canadian Multilingual Standard keyboard there. Normally, in CMS layout [ is a dead key ...
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Windows emits an “error” sound when using the EurKEY keyboard layout

OS: Windows 10 20H2 Language setup: English (United States) US (QWERTY) English (Germany) EurKEY Keyboard Layout by Steffen Brüntjen Example: Clicking on the Search box in File Explorer = Error ...
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Keyboard Layout Change Windows 10

My keyboard layout is quite messy. I study in Germany, my physical keyboard layout is German (QWERTZ), but since my program is in English, so is my OS language. In addition to that, I also quite ...
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Shift accented letters not working on Windows 10

So accented letters using Shift just stopped working here. This never happened to me before. I'm wondering VERY much what the heck happened, because I see it's all in Portuguese language on the ...
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Remap keys per keyboard

Background: I typically wish to remap keys on my laptop keyboard, but not on external USB keyboards I connect to the laptop. I'm aware of a solution for linux, as well as several options how to remap ...
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How _quickly_ disable all keyboard layouts, except default? Windows 10

I have three languages and four keyboard layouts on my Windows 10. Most of the time I need only one language and one keyboard (default, "US-EN") for my main work. Is there any way (using ...
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Keyboard problems with my W key

My W key doesn't work correctly, for instance in order for it to work I have to press it multiple times and sometimes the key will work. How do I fix this?
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MSKLC unhandled exception

I tried to create my custom keyboard layout using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 (MSKLC). (Something like Russian mnemonic, but QWERTZ and a possibility to write every letter directly.) It ...
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I have Windows in English, can I have only the French Keyboard?

I want Windows to be in English (US). I would like to use all the applications in English US (apps like Windows Mail/Calendar by eg). However I am in France and I use the French FR keyboard. But I don'...
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Thinkpad SK-8855 USB Keyboard + tpmiddle.exe on Windows 7 Desktop PC

Would love to get some input to figure out if this is possible or not. I have 10 Thinkpads, and I am used to typing on the classic 7 row keyboard found in the xx20 series (and modified to work with ...
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MacBook: backtick on German keyboard with US configuration not at the right place

On my macbook, I have a Swiss keyboard layout (same as the german layout) however I set it to the US configuration because this is the one i am most familiar with. Now, for some reason the backtick is ...
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Complete reset windows 10 system-wide user keyboards [duplicate]

My Windows 10 system keyboards are messed up since I received this new laptop. I mean there are 5 keyboards and only 2 are necessary. Is there any way to completely reset keyboards into two only , ...
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Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator doesn't accept ZWNJ (U+200c) as white space character

I'm using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 to create a custom Persian keyboard layout. I want to define Shift + Space as ZWNJ ('‌' - U+200c) character like Persian (Standard) layout. However, ...

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