Questions tagged [keymap]

A keymap is used to map certain keys or keyboard shortcuts to other ones, e.g. when using different keyboard layouts.

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Change Z and Y on an English keyboard on Win 10 w/o buying software

Hez guzs... or I mean, hey guys! Ugh! All I want is to have an English keyboard with Z and Y swapped. Why is it so hard to do? I do not want to buy a software just to have this little tweak going on....
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startxwin.exe is failing in cygwin 1.13.2.0 on Windows 7 with keyboard initialization failure

My operating system is Windows 7. I installed cygwin. I wanted to start the XWin Server with the startxwin command and it terminates with the error: Couldn't open compiled keymap file /var/lib/xkb/...
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Sharpkeys program alternative for linux?

Sorry it's the second time that I post this question because till now I can't found solution : My keyboard is damaged, the keyboard key [é] is always pressed and it prevents me from working on ...
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some media keys not working - in ubuntu 19.04 and gnome / budgie

Recently purchased the Pepper Jobs W10 Gyro remote control. And it is excellent. However I have this issue with 2 of the buttons! They don't seem to work properly. θ71° [id:~] $ sudo evtest No device ...
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What causes the scancode offset when using setkeycodes?

I tried to map scancode ffa000f1 to keycode 198 using setkeycodes: $ sudo setkeycodes ffa000f1 198 setkeycodes: failed to set scancode ff9f2171 to keycode 198: ioctl KDSETKEYCODE: Invalid argument ...
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Any ideas why Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 refuses to work properly on my Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit?

I downloaded MSKLC 1.4 from from Microsoft's Download Center, Run [it] as Administrator but it refuses to display the keyboard layout after File → Load Existing Keyboard...: (Note the selected ...
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X button control How to map keys to buttons

I want to map R and Shift to button 4 and 5 on my computer,how can I do this with X mouse Button Control?
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Remap a Key to Generate Soft Hyphen

I want to remap a key (F5, for example) so it produces a soft hyphen character (Unicode U+0AD) when pressed. I have Windows 10 & a Logitech USB keyboard. Nothing fancy. I've looked at a number of ...
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Remap keys without xmodmap or any X tools

Due to a coffee accident some numbers of my laptop's keyboard stopped working. I used xmodmap to use F1, F2, etc, as replacements and saved the configs to ~/.Xmodmap. However, that caused a few ...
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Remap FN to another key

I got a keyboard (Logitech Wave, pictured below) which I'm very happy with. Unfortunately, the manufacturer has changed the button for right-click for a FN key. Is there any program to remap the FN ...
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How to map the Caps Lock key to Escape key in Arch Linux

My OS is Arch Linux amd64, Gnome ENV. I want to map the Caps Lock key to Esc (escape) in Arch Linux. I run the command: xmodmap -e 'clear Lock' -e 'keycode 0x42 = Escape' It works well, but a ...
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Linux and Umlaut through fn key on US Keyboard

for me as a programmer its very convenient to use a US keyboard layout. In fact I got so used to it that its hard for me to go back to the localized layout of my native language German. What I miss ...
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How do I install a new custom keymapping in XKB?

I am attempting to install a custom symbols file in my keyboard mapping in XKB, as found here. I would like to overwrite how the J key is handled (the first step in emulating a numpad, but for now I ...
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How to map NumPad1 to Alt+Enter?

I'm new to AutoHotKey, and I'm trying to map NumPad1 to Alt+Enter. I have done this by right clicking on the AHK window and editing script, which is in My Documents/Autohotkey.ahk and overwriting the ...
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How can I type a backslash with no backslash key?

I'm trying to use a UK keymap on a physical US keyboard on my notebook (Asus Zenbook UX31E). My keyboard has vertical bar and backslash (| and \) above the Enter key, but I get hash and tilde instead....
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Ctrl + W works as if Ctrl + V… but only once

I'm having a strange issue with Ctrl + W on Windows 10. When I press Ctrl + W, it pastes my clipboard... the first time. But if I continue to hold Ctrl, and press W again, it prints "w". It's as if ...
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Pressing E yields a euro sign “€” instead. What can I do to fix this?

A teacher at our high school contacted me, saying that every time she presses the E key it prints out a euro sign. It's not the language settings, I already tried that. It happens in all programs, and ...
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How can I remap keys to switch tabs on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu user here. I don't like the fact that Ctrl + Page Up, Ctrl + Page Down switch tabs. I would much rather like something like MacOS, like shift + alt + [ or similar. How can I achieve this? ...
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Change return to control if pressed with other keys, to return if pressed alone… on Linux

My keyboard setup at home under MacOS uses Karabiner to "Change return to control if pressed with other keys, to return if pressed alone" and it works fine also inside Linux VirtualBoxes. At work I ...
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How to rebind Home and End keys in Ubuntu 19.04

Hello I am trying rebind End and Home to CTRL+Right, CTRL+Left (like Mac Os). I am tried with xmodmap like this xmodmap -e 'keycode 113 = Left NoSymbol Home' But this is set Left arrow to Home (...
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RCTRL won't show the mouse in Virtualbox after changing keymap

I'm running RedHat in Virtualbox 6. This is just a terminal base OS so there is no mouse. I can previously hit the RCTRL and use the mouse again in the host. Happy and everything was good. Until... ...
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how to bind AltGr to Control_L in linux virtual console?

I want that my right alt AltGr behaves as my left control Control_L in linux virtual console. I use the showkey utility and found out that pressing AltGr generates keycode 100. So I wrote a rebind....
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How to use the ALT key in a Virtual Box guest session?

I'm running a Virtualbox session of Windows XP (guest) from a Sabayon GNU/Linux system (host). I'm doing projects with Adobe Illustrator CS2 and some of the functionallity is accessed with left mouse ...
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How to get the key name to be coded for keymap in vimrc?

In Emacs, I can press Ctrl-h, k, to describe a key. I can get the key name even it's undefined, e.g., C-x <C-M-end> is undefined Thus, I got to know the key name is C-x <C-M-end>. But ...
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my f1 f2 f3 f4 keys and 3 e d c keys do not work

My 3 e d c keys do not work. At first around 5 days ago they started to randomly work but now they completely do not work, I found out my F1 F2 F3 and F4 keys didn't work today as well doing a ...
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How to make alt-backspace delete words in Windows?

I am attempting to make the text editing experience in a Windows workstation I use alongside my OS X systems line up with the keybindings that Cocoa offers. To start, how would one change mappings so ...
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Vim: Operator pending mode remaps not working

I'm trying to build a vimscript can be used with the Dvorak Simplified Layout. I.e., given that the keys on the keyboard plugged into the computer are laid out in the Dovark Simplified Layout (and the ...
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Can I configure my windows key to act like a fn key?

I've always hated the Fn keys. Give me dedicated home/end/pgup/pgdnkeys any day. But then I got a new laptop (XPS 13), and used it almost exclusively for 6 months. Now I go back to my desktop, and ...
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Japanese Keyboard: How do you use the symbols on the¥ key?

On a Japanese keyboard I can see that only the ¥ key has more than two Japanese symbols, i.e. ¥ , |, - and sometimes ¬. Which modifier keys (Shift, Alt, Ctrl etc.) do I need to press to get each of ...
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Permanently change default language and keyboard settings - what am I missing?

I'm trying to configure a Debian Linux (ARMHF 3.8.13-bone20) on a BeagleBone Black to use German as the default language and keyboard layout, which does not work, and I can't see why. I'm talking ...
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Remap Delete Key in Outlook 2016 - Move to Folder

I'm in an industry where it would be best practice to keep all of my emails, however, they live in either my deleted items once i've actioned them. Currently using Outlook 2016 with Exchange. Our ...
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How to map keyboard to mouse buttons in OS X

Severe RSI is causing me pain each time I click the mouse. I would like to map the right CMD and OPT (which I never use) to function as left and right mouse button. How can I accomplish this?
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Notepad++: Ctrl-S does not Save, instead inserts [DC3]; Ctrl-F inserts [ACK]

I've been using Notepad++ more as my primary code editor. Just a few minutes ago, however, I accidentally pressed some combination of keys (no idea what I pressed) and suddenly my standard shortcut ...
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How to change console keymap in Linux?

I'd like to exchange Esc and CapsLock in console (not in X, and use xev), how can I do it? My OS is Ubuntu.
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Keyboard is behaving wrong in Dell XPS 13 DE after Startup

After startup, I got wrong output when I pressed some keys. 3 -> 34/43 d -> df/fd v -> cv/vc And some other keys. After few minutes. problem was fixed automatically. It happens every time when I ...
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Mapping Ctrl+Arrow for Home/End/PageUp/Down

I'm using Windows 7 on Dell New Inspiron 14z Ultrabook. It doesn't have Home/End/PgUp/PgDn keys. Instead I have to use Fn + arrow keys. Can I re-map those to Ctrl + arrows or Alt + arrows or Shift + ...
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Change Keyboard Layout in TTY Permanently

How can I change the keyboard layout in the TTY aka text mode reached through the combinations Ctrl+Alt+F1 through F6 permanently? I tried sudo echo 'KEYMAP=de' > /etc/conf.d/keymap and echo '...
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Is it possible to change what the windows button on the screen of HP Stream does?

I'm not talking about the windows key on the keyboard, it's the little windows icon/button on the screen of the convertible laptops (mine is an HP stream but I think other brands have the same button)....
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Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox (Linux)

Under Firefox (Firefox 3.6 and Iceweasel 10.0.9), my Iso_level3_shift key (= "Alt Gr" key) is not working. That means that on my azerty keyboard, I can't press some characters like @, |, and so on, ...
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Changing what character is sent while pressing shift

I'd like to change they way my keyboard works. I want my < and > keys changed to " and " keys. Is there a way to change what the a key will send if the shift key is held down. I'm ...
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How do I change the XRDP keyboard layout to en-gb in Ubuntu 12.04?

Does anybody know how to change the keyboard layout to en-gb in an XRDP session on Ubuntu 12.04? I am using mstsc.exe to connect to an XRDP server hosting an XVNC session, however I cannot work out ...
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Control-Backspace (unix-kill-rubout) for readline?

In readline(3) I should be able to map Control-Backspace to the same function as Control-W (unix-kill-rubout). Regardless of what I put in ~/.inputrc I'm unable to get this to be recognized. \C-\b: ...
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xmodmap how to remap keys and disable the original ones?

I'm considering getting a 60% keyboard and want to try out working with that layout before buying the actual keyboard. I'm trying to map arrow keys to caps lock + ijkl and disable the real arrow keys....
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Arrow keys not functional in Ubuntu Virtual Machine on Windows 7

I am new to VMware. I am running VMware on Windows 7 and my virtual machine is running Ubuntu 10.04 server edition. Ubuntu shell responds to the down key as it would to the right arrow key and does ...
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Mapping Super+hjkl to arrow keys under X

I'm trying to map: Super+h -> Left Super+j -> Down Super+k -> Up Super+l -> Right globally under X. The idea is I don't want to leave my home row that often to use the arrow keys, so I'...
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Key mapping on Putty or Xterm

We have a lot of old PC's running Windows XP for the sole purpose of running a terminal emulator. Desperately want to get away from Windows XP, so have tried Ubuntu with Xterm and linux Mint with ...
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Synergy Key Mapping

I'm running a Synergy server on Ubuntu and a Synergy+ client on OSX. The server has a standard windows keyboard with shift, ctrl, windows, and alt keys. My MacBookPro has shift, fn, control, alt/...
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In Linux, how can I map SHIFT_L/SHIFT_R when pressed without additional key?

Today I found this very nice article by Steven Losh in which he presents a couple of productivity boosting keyboard mappings. Among them is a dynamic mapping of the left and right shift keys. The ...
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How to map ALT-return in .vimrc?

I'm trying to map a combination of left alt and return keys in my .vimrc, yet without success. I've added all those mappings to my .vimrc file, with no effect: map <M-esc> itest0<return>&...
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Remapping right command key to right alt in Mac

For my keyboard layout, I've grown used to having they key right next to my space be Alt-Car (right). Now that I'm on a Mac keyboard, it's Command. Is there any way to map only the right command key ...