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

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setxkbmap multi layout and toggle not working

I installed regolith (based on i3 wm) on my Ubuntu 22.4, and now the default Keybind Super+Space to switch source layouts is not working because regolith uses it as a shortcut for other things. I ...
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How to remap missing iso-layout key to unused using VIA keyboard software

On ISO keyboard layout there is an extra key between left-shift and qwerty-Z key. I'm using a azerty-BE keyboard layout on an ANSI keyboard which does not have that key. In azerty-be layout the extra ...
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Emacs M-s-b is undefined

Until recently I was able to use the ◆ (super) key on my keyboard as an alt key inside emacs. I used xmodmap with remove Mod4 = Super_L keysym Super_L = Alt_L add Mod1 = Super_L to turn that super ...
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Keyboard layout re-mapped in Windows: It works everywhere but in GUI apps on WSL2

I used powertoys to have a MacOS-style keyboard in Windows and I managed to do it. For example Shift+Alt+8 results in \ as I would expect given my keyboard (Swedish layout) in both TUI and GUI apps on ...
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Where to put caps lock remapping in vim_ahk (AutoHotkey)

Where in the rcmdnk/vim_ahk AutoHotkey package (which file) should I try to remap the caps lock to esc? I know little about AutoHotkey, and for the longest time my entire AHK script consisted of: #...
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How to edit a keyboard layout on Windows 10?

I need to add just one symbol from one of the standard Windows layouts to another one. It should be triggered by Alt Gr + one of the letter keys pressed. PowerToys doesn't let you type symbols from ...
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How can I get rid of a given keyboard layout [duplicate]

After I've installed Windows 11, I have configured two keyboard layouts: US-english and CH-German with the following Powershell commands: $preferredLanguages = new-winUserLanguageList 'en-US' $...
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Remapping Artist Shortcut Remote in Linux

I am using the XP Pen Shortcut Remote that comes with the Deco Pro tablet, it has a dial and 10 keys. Each key (and the dial) is mapped to a keyboard stroke by default. For example pressing the top ...
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Custom Keyboard Layout Not Working

I made a keyboard layout for Russian, however when I went to compile it, it said that I need to be logged in as the admin to do it, so I asked the admin to help me and when he did it, it worked! ...
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Changes in keyboard layout. Is that per user or globally?

We work with international teams. So we have RHEL servers with multiple keyboard layouts. If I change the layout of my keyboard, does this changes for other users on the same server aswell? If so is ...
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How to make one key stroke emit 3 unicode character in a custom keyboard layout in Linux mint?

I have created a custom keyboard layout for my regional language by editing different files. It works fine except for one problem. One of the characters needs 3 unicode characters in combination I.e. ...
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Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC) did not "Build DLL and Setup Package"

Windows-supported keyboard layout for my native language is annoying and I tried to make some changes using MSKLC 1.4 on my Windows 10 laptop. After validating and testing, I selected Build DLL and ...
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Some keyboard keys do not work correctly (Alt, ctrl, alt, was jammed)

I have a problem: my keyboard at a certain point starts to change the layout, for example: ESC -> win and SHIFT together SHIFT -> alt + tab, if i press it twice, it changes the language. The ...
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Keyboard issues with my Estonian keyboard

How do I type greater than and less than sign on my Dell latitude e7240 PC.... It has an Estonian keyboard layout and not all keyboard characters are accurate. For example when I try pressing the ...
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Disabling the Keyboard settings button on the Virtual keyboard - Windows 10 LTSC

I have a touchscreen PC (kiosk) running Windows 10 LTSC. It's gonna run without a physical keyboard in production, so I've set it up to show a virtual keyboard using the following setting: The ...
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Windows 11 - scancode map registry trick does not work anymore

I want to swap L/R Shift with CapsLock/Enter keys in Windows 11. It used to work in Win 10 with a registry trick of redefining scancode map. See: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-hardware/...
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Prevent Windows to reset keyboard layout after a reboot?

Laptop has a different keyboard layout than the external keyboard connected to it. Basically, every time it's rebooted, the keyboard layout is reverted to laptop's. So, every time after reboot, I have ...
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How to remove english input from japanese keyboard in windows 10? [duplicate]

I have an english and japanese keyboard on my win 10 PC. Japanese one has two input modes: hiragana and regular english (romaji) and the second one doubles my english keyboard. Is there any way to ...
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How to remap the English/Japanese input toggle shortcut (Alt + ` ) in Google IME?

I would like to remap the Alt + ` shortcut that allows one to switch between English and Japanese input to Ctrl + Space. How can I achieve this? I presume the keys that I need to remap are "...
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How do I change my Tilde key to produce the n-dash when pressed? [duplicate]

How can I change a key on my keyboard so that it produces a different character than what it was designed to produce? I find the Tilde key (the little key with ∼ above the Tab key) useless and I would ...
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ubuntu german keyboard with alt-q, alt-y, alt-p for umlauts

I'm somewhat irrationally used to a keyboard layout which I think on my previous installation (debian) was called "German (international)", but I'm not sure. The point is that it was the ...
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Microsoft Edge remembers the last used keyboard layout

I have the latest Windows 11 Pro 23H2 with several keyboard layouts installed in it. My default input language is English, the other advanced keyboard settings are the followings: Since some time the ...
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IBus, i3 and different keyboard layouts

I've been using i3 with IBus for quite some time. Since I failed to discover a sensible way to use i3 with different keyboard layouts, I just edited ~/.config/i3/config, setting everything to key ...
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How do I disable the default input source in macOS Sonoma?

I have long been using a custom keyboard layout which contains all the regular and special characters that I need for my work. I have a new Mac using macOS Sonoma, and I've installed the custom ...
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How to get rid of keyboard layouts that I haven't installed? [duplicate]

Yesterday, my keyboard started not working as I expected. Today, I figured out that I somehow switched to the Catalan keyboard and I am also able to choose between French and Albanian: But: the thing ...
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How to copy keyboard layout from one computer to another in Debian?

I need “Russian (US, phonetic)” keyboard layout on Debian 12 bookworm. Where it's not currently available. But I have it on a different computer that's running Debian Trixie/sid. Can I somehow copy it ...
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Unable to change keyboard layout when inserting password in Linux (Fedora + Gnome)

I'm using Fedora 38 with Gnome UI and GDM login screen. I have two layouts Russian and Mozc (Japanese input) Mozc has a direct input mode that I'm using instead of English layout. And usually it works ...
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Cuztomizing en_US layout on a non-en_US keyboard (Windows 10)

I use an en_US keyboard layout on a physical SWE/FI keyboard. For reference: SWE/FI en_US (image credit Wikipedia CC BY-SA 3.0) Everything works fine. However, there is one extra key next to the ...
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Is there a standard for an 84-key UK keyboard?

I got a new 84-key keyboard which claims to be made for the UK for its compactness and realize that the forward slash and the vertical slash are not found on it, although they are labelled and are ...
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How to determine current mozc input mode in bash (command line)?

I'm using ibus-mozc and trying to determine which input method is currently set: Direct Input or Hiragana. Is it possible to determine it via command line? Any workarounds also will be helpful For ...
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Debian: Changing keyboard layout doesn't update key positions for game input

Debian 12 with KDE Plasma 5.27.5, KDE Frameworks 5.103.0, Qt 5.15.8, running Wayland. In daily work I use a customized version of the Workman layout. I've noticed that changing the layout also ...
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Keyboard layout completely messed up - running a VM on a server

I am connected to a vnc server and am viewing it using a vnc viewer. On the vnc server, there is a VM. Both the vnc server and the VM are running the latest version of Ubuntu. My computer's keyboard ...
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Option+Accent keys for accented characters on windows

I am used to an English international keyboard layout, and I work with Windows, Mac and Linux. Unfortunately, I'm also french so I need to be able to write with accents. I like the way Mac does this: ...
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Linux Phone-type Keypad

I use the 'Programmer Dvorak' layout in Arch Linux. In Windows, this layout automatically changes the keypad to phone-type (789 on the lower row), and I like it. but in Linux, the keypad file is ...
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Keyboard layout switcher doesn't work at startup

Context: For months now, I have been using Space to switch my keyboard layout: I need to do this multiple times per day, as I need the US-international to type my mother language, but several ...
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Windows 11: How to remove English as an input language, but keep as display language and preferred language?

This is basically a duplicate of this question, but for Windows 11. I would like to use English (US) as my display language and it should also be the preferred language for apps. However, the PC ...
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How to switch keyboard layout in Windows Subsystem for Linux

I have WSL installed on Windows 10. I chose the default setup for WSL that provides Ubuntu, with support for GUI apps such as Google Chrome. My locale and keyboard is set to US English. Now I want to ...
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How can I have numpad always writing numbers by default and arrows with AltGr regardless of NumLock state in GNOME?

I want to set the numpad so it by always writes digits regardless of the state of NumLock, but it writes arrows and math operators with AltGr. In GNOME, I can set some options for the keyboard layout ...
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How can I remap Application Key to Command Key using Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

I have been using the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 for many years as it saves me from tendonitis and other Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) problems. The 3 lower-left keys on this keyboard ...
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"Hidden" keyboard layout in Windows 10

Having more than three layouts... is difficult and sometimes infuriating. I would like to know if it is possible to "hide" the layout so that you don’t have to switch to it using Alt+Shift, ...
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Windows 10: leave only one language per one keyboard layout

I have Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. Recently I performed clean installation. Although updates are not finished yet (feature update constantly can't be installed now for some reason, I'll try something and ...
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Setting a custom keyboard layout in Wayland does not apply when SSH-ing

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu system from 20.04 (Xorg) to 22.04, and switched to Wayland. This upgrade created several unexpected challenges for my environment, particularly in terms of configuration. ...
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How to set up Win+Space for rotating or toggling keyboard layouts both in tty𝑛 and Gnome with X.Org?

Let's say we wish to have keyboard layouts de, ru, fr, and es in Gnome with X.Org and at least de and ru (and optionally but not necessarily fr and es) in plain old text-mode consoles. The layout-...
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How do I restore the effect of the Ctrl + comma key that arranged my tab?

I was writing something on google docs when I tried to write a subscript using the ctrl + comma key. I got no subscripts, instead, it broke my Chrome tabs order. My tabs are ordered based on their ...
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How to define a different layout for each physical keyboard?

It appears that the solution may need to define different layout, one per keyboard. I have a laptop with an included physical keyboard; I am adding a bluetooth keypad; some keys of the keypad won't ...
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US International keyboard layout dead keys behaving inconsistently

I use the US International keyboard layout, which makes it easy to produce a whole bunch of special characters without alt codes or third-party software. It usually works fine, but sometimes the dead ...
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xkb keyboard layout not working on certain software

I use a custom keyboard layout which I set up by modifying /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/custom as follows: default partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "custom" { name[Group1]="...
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Weird mix of using the Barrier KVM and VirtualBox breaks a Keyboard layout

I'm having an oddly specific problem where: I have two computers, one with Windows 10, the other with EndeavourOS Linux. I use both of them through the VKVM software Barrier so that I can use the ...
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How do I turn off auto-accent in a foreign keyboard (brazilian portuguese)? [duplicate]

I want to turn off auto-accent (a.k.a.: automatic diacritics) from my brazilian Portuguese keyboard. Is that possible? I have only found posts saying that to do that I need to enable the "US"...
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How to add an inscription to custom keyboard layout, that appears on control panel?

Does anybody know how to add a second name for custom keyboard layout, that appears under the main name on the control panel, like US under ENG for "English (United States)"? Displays when ...
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