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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Delete a keyboard layout in Windows 11

For some reason, I have an Icelandic keyboard installed (probably due to a misclick in Windows setup): However, Icelandic is not in the list of my languages: Why the disparity, and more importantly, ...
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Linux: lalt key triggers escape key

a while ago I noticed that all my ctrl + alt shortcuts stopped working. Using xev, I found out that the reason for this is probably that pressing lalt actually triggers lalt and escape: KeyPress event,...
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How to map a UNICODE (above ascii) character - to a keyboard combination? In linux, Plasma

I want to press a key combination (e.g. WIN+E) that will type a unicode symbol (i.e. it's value is above 256). Ideally - through keyboard layout mapping. I'm using Linux, with KDE / Plasma environment....
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Is there anyway (natively or via third-party program) to preserve input language when computer is locked/unlocked?

My laptop has English (US) keyboard, but sometimes I use an external keyboard which is German. I have three languages set up: German, English (US), and Chinese (Simplified). Every time my laptop locks ...
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I can't type accented alphabets Us International Keyboard

I have a problem about the Us International Keyboard, at first it was working fine when I tried to type something in French, such as é á ú, ('+ a = á) but now when I click on ' it just doubled, like ...
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Insert method - activation and deactivation on German Keyboards

Dear Stack Exchange community, I have a German keyboard on my laptop since I bought my laptop in Germany, it has Windows 10 on it and the its name is "hp envy laptop 17-cg1xxx". I find the ...
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Is there a way to map keyboard layout switch on Windows to right Alt (Alt Gr)?

I tried searching the menus on Windows to find how to change mapping to switch layout, but I found there are only limited options such as shift + alt, shift+ctrl, ctrl + space and backtick. On my ...
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Linux/AwesomeWM - why is my KeyboardLayout switching from EN to DE automatically after some time?

I am using Awesome WM on a fresh installed Ubuntu 20.04. Although i am german, i am using a Keyboard with english(us)-layout for better coding. Sometimes, when i write mails or messages i do switch to ...
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How do I add spell-checking dictionaries without adding a keyboard layout in Windows 10?

I have 2 custom keyboard layouts that I've created using MSKLC. Now I want to add just spell-checking dictionaries. But when I add a new language, it adds another layout that I can't remove (the ...
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Swap keys in keyboard without admin rights on Windows?

Is there any easy, preferable GUI, way to swap or manually define keys on the keyboard, on Windows 10, without admin rights? All the tools I see around demand admin rights. But why, if the user should ...
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Difficulty remapping the Super-Key

Have been trying to change keymaps. Specifically, making the Super-Key to be remapped as the Meta-Key (Alt-Key). This is what I have originally setxkbmap -layout us -variant dvorak xmodmap -pke | ...
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Why does KDE grab alt+H shortcut after I add a new layout?

my problem is as follows: I use KDE Plasma 5.24.3 and Polish QWERTY layout I can use alt+h in programs such as tmux, and everything works fine. When I add a new layout, specifically Polish Colemak, I ...
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VNC : Not accepting characters like "Ä", "ä", "ß", "ö" of different language keyboard

I am using RHEL6 , SUSE15 and connecting by using VNC . While changing my keyboard to say American to German for example, the inputs like "a", "b", "c" etc. are getting ...
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Double special characters on windows US-international keyboard layout

I use the US-international layout on windows 10 to be able to write accents, ñ or ¿(Spanish), but whenever I want to write some standard special characters (not all), like ^, ~, `, ' or " , I ...
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Bigger than ">" and smaller than "<" symbols in windows for ANSI layouts

How to use the ">" and "<" symbols on a Windows 10, with an ANSI physical keyboard but with a "Spanish" (or any other ISO key layout for that matter like French, ...
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How to remap a keyboard key which outputs multiple key codes?

So I got this keyboard with this extremely atrocious design which was overlooked while buying: Why would you put a Euro key there?!!! Also, it doesn't even output the Euro sign on Linux. So ...
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Make Firefox act like other browsers: keep AltGr as Alt for default shortcuts no matter the keyboard layout

I have realized this is happening in Windows 10 as well as Linux, so I'm posting here. I need to use AltGr in Firefox mainly as shortcut with back and forward arrows — for previous and forward page/...
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Any way to see key codes on linux without sudo

I have a managed computer (Ubuntu 18) and my sudo is limited. I want to do some key mapping for my keyboard, but I can't figure out what the key code is for the specific button. The keyboard is a ...
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Dead keys are not working in custom XKB layout

I use a custom XKB layout derived from stock layout hr(us): { name[Group1] = "My HR Layout"; include "hr(us)" key <AB09> { [ NoSymbol, NoSymbol, ...
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Automatically switch keyboard layout when any text input field is focused

Problem So far, I have not been able to find a way to type with one keyboard layout and press hotkeys with another (using the same old Qwerty muscle memory). I have been learning an alternate keyboard ...
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Changing Windows Keyboard Layout Popup Position

I am using Windows 11 and when I press Alt + Shift or Windows Key and Space to get a Keyboard Layout Popup. I hate that it is docked to the taskbar and I have to tilt my head to the bottom left to see ...
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Gnome has two BackSpace keys, How did this happen and how do I fix it?

So here is the story. I'm a hhkb keyboard user and for those who know, they got the control key where capslock normally is. I got used to it and quite like it. Some time ago I got a new pc and for ...
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Why are there two "hat" keys on an AZERTY keyboard?

The French AZERTY keyboard has two "hat" keys (circumflex). The one right to the P is used to create compound letters, by pressing ^, releasing it and then pressing the letter to decorate. ...
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Delete a keyboard layout in Windows 10 21H2

There are already lots of questions and answers about this, but all of them are outdated. None of the screenshots shown there look like what I have in my system. I have Windows 10 version 21H2 and ...
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shift key (both) on keyboard error [duplicate]

the problem is in my shift key, when I want to insert a symbol into a row I have to use the up arrow key first (which means I move to the top row) then press shift and then the symbol I go to, my ...
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Neo Keyboard-Layout Layer4: Fix Space instead of 0 when pressing AltGr

On Linux Mint 20 the neo keyboard layout has multiple layers. Pressing AltGr will act as Mod4 and swtich the layout to layer 4. In this layer, pressing the spacebar would normally result in a press of ...
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Extending allowed number of international language keyboard layouts beyond 4 in Linux Mint

Linux Mint (like many other Linux distros) allows only 4 international keyboard layouts while as a linguist I need more. Is there a go around method to solve the problem, which for me is a serious ...
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Unable to find simplified Chinese (Pinyin) for ANSI keyboard on my mid-2014 MacBook Pro

I bought a standard Bluetooth US ANSI keyboard for my mid-2014 16' MacBook running macOS Big Sur (11.6). The built-in keyboard is bought in Canada, that comes with a regular ISO keyboard with French ...
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Missing symbol in spanish layout keyboard Manjaro KDE

I've used a spanish keyboard all my life and until sometime this year, if I needed to write less than or greater than (< or >) I just pressed AltGr + Shift + Z (or X) to get that. But suddenly ...
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How to delete a keyboard layout without deleting that language on Windows 11? [duplicate]

I am now using German as default language and keyboard layout on Windows 11, and I also have United States - English language installed. How can I delete the United States - English layout and still ...
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XKB configuration file documentation?

I'm trying to debug some keyboard issues on an Ubuntu Linux desktop. I'm reading XKB configuration files at this point, but I have yet to find the documentation on these files. Instructions like this ...
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Change a keyboard layout for already typed text

I have 2 keyboard layouts (Russian and English) on my Windows laptop. It often happens that I start printing some symbols using the wrong layout. And typically what I do is delete already entered ...
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Location of standard macOS .keylayouts?

I'm trying to make a custom keyboard layout using the Ukelele program by SIL to be installed at Library/Keyboard Layouts. I would like to use the standard US keyboard .keylayout as a template, does ...
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How to prevent programs from changing input language in windows 10?

Programs are able to switch keyboard layout without user input or permission. I need to prevent this behavior. I have disabled all keyboard shortcuts for changing languages or input methods. I have ...
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How to map Fn+left & Fn+right to Home & End on Lenovo External Keyboard

This question is very close to How to swap control and function key on Lenovo external keyboard? (I managed to swap Fn & Ctrl keys by swapping 2 bytes in the keyboard firmware). Question Now, how ...
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Windows 11 Switch language shortcut works only after 2 presses

Since windows 11 a weird bug seems to occur, and it only occurs after some time. So I have 2 languages - EN and HE. I'm using Alt+Shift and everything works well - it switches between the 2 languages, ...
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How do I change the default keyboard layout for my account only in Linux Mint?

As a user, I want to change my own default keyboard layout for my account in Linux Mint that is activated after login, not change the default keyboard layout for all accounts using sudo, not change ...
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Defining keyboard shortcuts involving the Fn key on Windows

As asked in this question, I am used to pressing Fn+Left on my laptop's keyboard to simulate the Home key and Fn+Right for End. However, I have a wireless keyboard with physical Home and End keys, and ...
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Remapping keyboard combination to Home/End on linux

I would like to remap the key combination Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to the Home/End keys, but I cannot figure out how to do that. Should it be done with xmodmap? Or with XKB configuration?
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How can I "type" in a keyboard layout other than the ones I have configured?

I'm working on a Cinnamon desktop environment on a GNU/Linux system (Devuan Chimaera to be specific). I want to do some typing in a foreign language. My keyboard doesn't have this layout; and I don't ...
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disable or move keyboard-switching dialog while leaving functionality intact

I have several keyboard/language layouts on my Windows 10 machine, and I frequently switch between them using Windows key + Shift. My issue is that when I'm sharing my screen in a meeting, every time ...
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Make Ctrl+Alt act like AltGr on Linux

I'm trying to find how I can make Ctrl+Alt work like an alternative to using the AltGr button on Linux, like it does in Windows. I'm currently on Pop! OS 21.04 but almost every distro of Linux that I'...
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Keyboard shortcuts with (eg. by Shift/Alt Gr) hidden keys

We have a lot of different keyboard layouts for big/small devices & languages. Some shortcuts like Alt+= may not work as the = key is hidden behind another key, in my case Shift+0. My expectation ...
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Using United States International Keyboard with UK Layout For Foreign Languages

The most convenient way I find to type accents used in Romance languages like Portuguese, Spanish and French, in Windows 10, such as the word "calção" is to add the United States - ...
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How to see the current keyboard layout in Windows, i.e. which keys will give which symbols

I'm using a Swedish keyboard on my Windows 11 laptop, with three languages installed: English UK, English US, Swedish. I find it hard to work out where various symbols are if I'm using a different ...
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Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 Custom Layout m overdot not working

I have created a custom keybaord layout using MS KLC1.4 I have set Alt-GR to produce the requried diacritics (ḂĊḊḞĠṀṖṠṪ) They work in the uppercase, but the only way I can get ṁ is to toggle on ...
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How can I make Windows show a different name for my custom keyboard layout?

I made a keyboard layout with the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator, and added a name and description (see pic). layout description window After building the layout, the generated dll files had the ...
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Set proofreading language regardless of keyboard layout

General info: Windows 11, Office 365, both languages installed in the system as well as in Word. I use two keyboard layouts (English and Czech), which have completely different punctuation, so even if ...
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Can I override a specific key on my keyboard permanently to always enter the @ symbol?

The problem is (and this really sucks) that every so often (without apparent reason) the alternate keys are not working on my keyboard. I really tried EVERYTHING (keyboard layout, keyboard ...
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Windows 10 login screen keyboard layout

Currently I am struggling with login screen keyboard layout and I am running out of ideas how to correct it. The problem is that I am adding the registry key of the desired language in: HKEY_USERS....
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