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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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Custom keyboard layout Macbook Pro 2017 Touchbar

I’ve made a custom keyboard layout in Ukulele, i’ve made it somewhat system wide, but I want to make it fully system wide (like when booting up, and in recovery mode) Can someone help me with this? ...
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How to remap 'browser home' key with xkb?

I have this remapped to Escape key with Xmodmap but it keeps resetting after resuming from a suspend. I currently have tried startup scripts and susupend-resume hooks but nothing is perfect. Looking ...
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Can't remove unneeded keyboard layouts - no such setting anywhere

After I have installed Office 2016 Home and Student (en-us version) it automatically added two new keyboard layouts - English UK and English International in addition to my existing other layouts (...
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How to control presense and number of language indicators in Windows 10

Sometimes my language indicator disappears from Windows and I don't know how to get it back. But today I got a brand new situations: my language indicator has cloned! First indicator shows 2-letter ...
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Problems with setting permanent keyboard layout in Ubuntu 16.04 Xubuntu

Following this information, changing the config file sets layout permanently. It is already set to what is required (neo2) previoisly it was set to German, but in both cases the layout is not loading ...
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How to get / watch for a Debian bug update for Ubuntu in initramfs-tools 0.122ubuntu8.8

On installing a recent Xubuntu with Ubuntu 16.04, I find myself unable to set keyboard layout permanently to German becase every time I do it using dpkg, the initramfs-tools bug kicks in. dpkg-...
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Windows 10: Everything in English except for Keyboard (German)

I'm Austrian - therefore I want my keyboard to be in German, all the time so I can write ü,ö,ä, etc. and not having z and y change places (QWERTZ-keyboard). But I want all apps, and everything on my ...
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Is it possible to type the pound sign (£) on an (American) Kinesis Advantage keyboard?

I'm using the United States International keyboard layout, so pressing ' and then o should make an accented ó in Microsoft Windows 10. The problem is that I'm using a Kinesis Advantage keyboard and ...
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How to use function keys on bluetooth keyboards in Android without pressing Fn?

I use an external Bluetooth keyboard Samsung EJ-BT230 with an Android device. I need F1-F12 keys to use SSH terminal remotely (eg. for mc). Now, I'm able to use function keys when holding Fn button on ...
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Change keyboard layout with hotkey?

I'm trying to avoid using my right hand due to pain recently and have been typing with one hand on the keyboard. Is there a way to have a hot key toggle (say caps lock) which when pressed and held ...
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Some keys on asus laptop not working after installing windows 10 home

Some of my keys doesn't work.. after installing windows 10 my previous os was ubuntu, from the number keys only 5,6,0 works I am using my keyboard numpad which works perfectly From the alphabet part ...
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How to add the shift command on the minus key (-) of the numeric keypad to write underline (_)

I tried to use Microsoft Layout Creator, though I do not know how to show the numeric keypad in this program. I tried editing the source klc file, but I did not find documentation about the language. ...
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Changing keyboard layout of a laptop

In many Dell laptops, the Home, End, PgUp and PgDn buttons are combined with the arrow keys, so to press one of them you have to press Fn+Arrow; see bottom-right of the figure: This is very ...
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Is there a kmap file for Japanese Kana?

I created a Linux-based C++ program that catches keystroke events from the keyboard and outputs the corresponding characters. To achieve this I converted a bunch of kmap files into the machine-...
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Change keyboard shortcuts in Win10

So I came across this post when trying to change my hotkeys for changing the keyboard layouts. For some reason Microsoft decided that only the left alt+left shift is possible for changing layouts. Is ...
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Japanese input for mac deleting text with shift

I have my macbook's keyboard setup such that it types Japanese using a latin layout, converts automatically to hiragana / katakana / kanji without shift pressed, and converts to just katakana with ...
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It's possible to add a Key to a layout of the keyboard?

I want to add a key to a layout. I have an en-US keyboard layout, and I want to add this letter "ñ" and this one "Ñ" to the N key. It's possible to add this key by pressing ALT+N (ñ) and ALT+SHIFT+N (...
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What is this keyboard's country?

Can someone tell me what layout is used in this fujitsu keyboard? When I bought it I was told it was british, but comparing it with UK layout it does not match (I'm Italian, Iwas asked to buy a UK ...
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Is there a way to map caps lock to switch keyboard layout on MS-Windows 10?

pretty much the title. I searched a bit, but all I could find is the standard settings. I come from Linux, where this thing is built in, but I expect there is some tool I can use to achieve this.
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Can't switch between keyboard layouts using Alt+Shift+Number while focus is in text fields and some applications

I'm running Windows 10, build 1803, and have set up my language like this: with three input languages - US English, Bulgarian and Japanese. Each has an assigned shortcut - Left Alt+Shift+1 for ENG, ...
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Some X apps accept my non-Latin characters, some ignore them

I'm using an X environment with a dual keyboard layout: us,il. Now, in some of my applications, and in the il layout, Hebrew characters don't register, while punctuation marks do. In other apps, ...
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Windows keyboard layout switching randomly

My keyboard layout seems to be changing randomly. I turned off the switching shortcuts. I am also pretty sure I'm not using Win+space. Also I only have one Language with one layout configured. Still ...
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Is there a way to disable the emojis on the Windows Tablet Mode On Screen Keyboard

The title says it all -- tablet being used in a professional environment, and they want to eliminate the use of emojis. Is there a way to disable it on the standard tablet mode on screen keyboard in ...
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What unicode characters in the control group other than tab work with MSKLC?

MSKLC = Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Are there control characters for Home, End, delete, etc. and do they work with MSKLC 1.4?
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Windows: Can I change my keyboard keymapping not being an administrator?

I don't have admin rights in my work machine. it runs Windows 7. Can I remap the keys in my keyboard? I've just repaired an old Model M keyboard and would like to use the caps lock as the windows key.
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Windows 10 thinks I am obligated to use the the Indian version of the German keyboard layout

It turns out, I cannot remove this keyboard layout (on regedit, its code is d0010407. Deleting it won't have any effect since it keeps coming back after restart. Another suspected side effect is that, ...
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Creating DefaultKeyBinding.dict for German umlauts

To type German umlauts on a US keyboard, I followed the advice in this answer and set up a file DefaultKeyBinding.dict at ~/Library/KeyBindings/ with the following content. { "~a" = (insertText:, ...
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Did IBM ever had an official name of the Home/End/PgUp/PgDn/Insert/Del area above the arrow keys?

I tried searching online but I could only find names for all of the other groups of keys. Referencing this picture, all of the groups are labeled. The three keys above the group in question are ...
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How to display diacitics after hitting a dead key?

Using this as a reference: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/97738/using-us-int-l-keyboard-layout-to-type-accented-characters Is it possible to display the diacritics on hold ? i.e the same ...
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Toggle (open/minimize) application on Mac?

Example of behavior on Windows: Open Chrome. Click Chrome icon in task bar, Chrome is minimized. Click Chrome icon in task bar, Chrome is opened again. I want the same behavior on Mac. Is it ...
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Windows not remembering keybinds to change input language

I have two languages setup on my Windows 10 computer : English (United States) - Canadian French Keyboard Layout English (Canada) - US Keyboard Layout (those are the defaults that Windows setup, so ...
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Getting XKB remaped arrow keys (ISO_Level3_Shift + HJKL) to work properly with the WIN key under X11

I've seen some posts on how to remap arrow keys under X11 with XKB, but although they work mostly fine, no method so far (except using different groups, which become an hassle to manage with Gnome ...
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How to remove Keyboard and Language from Windows 10 language list [duplicate]

How can I remove languages and keyboards from the list? They are unremovable now. Win10 Professional Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.48) Computer\HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Keyboard Layout\Preload had only 1 ...
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New keyboard after win 10 update cant be deleted [duplicate]

After last Win 10 update (current build 17134.48) I found new keyboard instaled (UK). Problem is, that i can't remove it. Is there any way how to do it? It is pretty anoying to switch between 3 ...
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Cannot remove language pack on Windows 10 PC

I need to delete Russian language pack, but in Language settings 'Remove' button is not highlighted. When I try removing it with lpksetup.exe /u command in cmd it says 'Language is the system ...
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IME options are missing

I'm using Windows 10 Pro. When I go to keyboard options for some languages (Simplified Chinese, Japanese, etc.), I see only some nameless keyboards, and it doesn't let me choose the MS Wubi, MS Pinyin ...
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Windows keeps automatically adding EN-US keyboard layout

Windows 10 keeps automatically adding EN-US keyboard. However, Windows is being installed with the correct keyboard layout but somehow automatically adds EN-US. I know that it can be fixed by going ...
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Unremovable Keyboard Layout on Windows 10

so, it seems that in a recent update a keyboard layout was added to my keyboard layout list, which is "Spanish (Mexico)". This layout doesn't appear on the Region & Language configuration tab. ...
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Any way to hide in layouts layouts selector for Microsoft Office IME?

After installing Microsoft Office Japanese IME i'd like to hide the layout selector in layouts of same language(e.g. japanese) from showing in taskbar like in picture below: I have only Microsoft ...
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Windows 7 language change does not work

Strangely after a C: disc check (on Windows 7 startup) keyboard layout does not work as previously. I have one keyboard with A and B languages configured. Left Alt + Shift switches between languages ...
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How can I remove UK keyboard layout from languages list [duplicate]

After update I got UK keyboard added to my list. Can't remove it. I tried 1)Microsoft community 2) and regedit IgnoreRemoteKeyboardLayout None above worked
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Keyboard numbers vs Numeric keypad keys

This is a 2 part question: What is the difference between keyboard numbers and numberpad keys. I understand they must be treated at least slightly differently since shift + 5 on the keypad doesn't ...
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Using Punto Switcher with 3 languages

Punto Switcher allows to automatically (or not) switch between the russian and english keyboard. Since the UI is only in russian I'm having some trouble to fully configure it to my taste. How would ...
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How can I add language for spell checking in Windows 10 (IE in particular) without adding another input language?

I want to keep only one English keyboard layout (US keyboard) but need spell checkers for English (United States) and English (Australia), probably English (United Kingdom) as well. When I added all ...
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Modifying Japanese IME layout

My actual problem is described here, basically I’m unable to input the japanese tilde with direct kana input on windows 10 using microsoft’s IME. One possible solution to this problem ought to be to ...
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Windows 10 April 2018 Update added an extra Language and I cannot remove it

I have just updated to Windows 10 April 2018 Update (1803 / 17134.1) I had my laptop configured completely as UK with only a UK keyboard layout Since the update, a US keyboard has been added so I ...
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How to type “ñ” easily on English keyboard in Windows?

What is an easy way to type “ñ” (“n” with tilde) on an English keyboard in Windows 10?  I don't want to add the US International keyboard, because then typing the " will wait for me to type another ...
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Realvnc changes keyboard layout when connecting to Mac OS High Sierra

I am running a guest macos High Sierra as virtual OS in Virtualbox. To access the guest from host (also High Sierra) I can use : Virtualbox gui macos built in screen sharing with vnc://path/to/guest/...
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Combine keyboard input methods. Is it possible?

I'm trying to achieve a combination of keys between different input methods, but I don't seem to get this right. At first I thought about changing a particular key to the one I need, so I used my ...