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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mapping <C, \> in vim

I'm trying to add a key mapping from Ctrl-j to Ctrl-\ s. This is to make my life a bit easier when using cscope. I've tried the following mapping: map <C-J> <C,\\>s but it doesn't seem ...
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Disable ESC key

the ESC key on my computer is bad and causes the computer to misbehave. i tried disabling by using xmodmap -e 'keycode 9=' But resulted in errors xmodmap: commandline:1: bad keycode input ...
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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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Two keyboards, Can I re keymap just one?

I have my main keyboard, and I also have an old PS/2 keyboard that I'd like to re keymap with effecting the other keyboard. What's the best way to do this? I'm running Windows 10. My main Keyboard is ...
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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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How to remap Right-Win and Right-Alt keyboard keys

... on a Unicomp Ultra Classic Buckling Spring keyboard in particular. I recently bought one of these IBM Model M revivals. A great keyboard with one slight flaw: there are no Power, Sleep, Wake keys ...
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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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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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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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Greek characters with Alt-Gr + letter in console?

I would like to implement some Greek characters into my keymap in the console (tty). I am using Arch Linux and the directory I am working in is /usr/share/kbd/i386/qwerty/uk.map, although I don't know ...
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Finding X11 UTF GB files

I am using Linux Mint, and want to edit my compose keys according to the instructions given here. My keyboard settings are English (UK). However, in the folder /usr/share/X11/locale where I expect to ...
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Is there a way to map FN to MenuKey without outside software?

My new Rosewill mech keyboard has an FN key instead of Menu Key (aka context key or apps key). Is there any way I can map that to the Menu Key without downloading outside software? Unfortunately can'...
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tmux configuration to rename tab name to basename of working directory

I have this setting, which is supposed to rename the current window to my current directory by pressing <prefix>. bind-key . run -b "tmux rename-window $(basename #{pane_current_path})" For ...
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New Trisquel installation always at 100% CPU, log files grow very fast, graphical glitches, etc

About a week ago, I installed Trisquel on a rather old (2010-ish) computer, and ever since then there has been an issue which I had never found a solution for, but hesitated from asking for support ...
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Holding down the Alt key for several seconds makes keyboard behave strangely

When I hold down the Alt button on my Keyboard for my than 5 seconds, my keyboard and mouse starts acting very strange. For example, when I try typing, none of the typing keys work. Some buttons do ...
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Keys all switched on keyboard

My friend/enemy switched the keys on my keyboard as an April fool's joke. When I press Y, Z appears on the screen. Some keys work like b, x, g, i, d, and a few more. Also, when I press ctrl, it ...
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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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Where can I find keyboard key names using in mc.keymap?

I want to assign some actions to key bindnigs in Midnight Commander like Alt+[ or Alt+]. Where can I find "code names" for this (and other) keys? For example I already found some keys: ` = "prime" { ...
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How can I map a key combination to a character or modifier key in Windows 8?

I need to map Alt+e to é or to ´ (spanish accent). I read AutoHotKey may work but don't understand how.
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Backspace key in Microsoft Outlook 2010

I use Outlook 2010 on Windows 7. I'd like the backspace key to delete the current message, and not jump to a random message or folder. Details: when viewing the list of messages in a mail folder, I ...
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Map a single key to a combination of keys [duplicate]

I'm trying to map one key to a combination of key. To be more specific: I want to map the key ] to the combination Alt+5 I've already tried mapping softwares like: Sharpkey KeyTweak
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Make xmodmap Changes Permanent

I made some changes to my keymap by writing: remove mod4 = Super_L add control = Super_L in ~/.Xmodmap The changes work after running xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap But they will not stick after restart. I ...
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Vim: map shift-K to open help on current word in a new tab

In conjunction with https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3131393/remapping-help-in-vim-to-open-in-a-new-tab , I'm looking to also make the shift-K shortcut that opens help in a new tab. I first tried ...
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Shift+Ctrl+Tab not working in chrome with mapped Caps Lock key in Windows using SharpKeys

As suggested by this post, I used SharpKeys to map my Caps Lock key to Ctrl. A weird problem is that while other functions using this Caps Lock key as Ctrl works fine(like Caps Lock+Tab works fine in ...
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Windows 10 Xbox streaming - Keyboard and mouse?

I have been testing Xbox game streaming in Windows 10. When streaming a game, the Xbox app only supports controllers(gamepads). Would it be possible to map both the mouse and keyboard to the ...
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Is it possible to use two keyboards with two different keymaps?

Basically, what I am wanting to do is use a keyboard (i.e. in this case my Razer Black Widow as my main keyboard functioning as a keyboard with whatever my default keymap is at the time) and use my ...
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Is it possible to map Alt + Arrow Key to the start and end of a line in various applications?

I really miss the ability to use the arrow keys and a modifier to move between the start and the end of a line from OSX. Coming from OSX and doing this, it's a real hassle to have to move over to the ...
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Problems using awful.util.spawn in Awesome WM

I am having trouble using the awful.util.spawn call in my rc.lua config file for Awesome WM. If I use: awful.util.spawn("xclock") it works. But if I try awful.util.spawn("setxkbmap fr") there is no ...
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How to choose the right keymap?

I have several Dell XPS13 laptops running Gentoo Linux. The latest one (which I bought used) has an Indian Rupee symbol beside the "4" on the 4 key and a Euro symbol beside the "5" on the 5 key. ...
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Permanently remap a key to an other xubuntu

I have seen many questions about how to remap a key, but somehow my problem is that it never remaps permanently. Here is my ~/bootstrap-custom.sh #!/bin/sh # remaps Caps Lock to Ctrl /usr/bin/...
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How to remap Enter as a right control modifier in Win 8.1?

I did this with keyRemap4macbook on OSX. Enter alone works as Enter but Enter+Key becomes Ctrl+Key. How do I do this in Windows?