Questions tagged [keyboard-layout]

Questions about keyboard layouts, layout switching, input issues in specific languages, etc.

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Canadian English Keyboard Layout?

I recently installed Elementary OS on my computer and for some reason Canadian English is not on the list of available keyboard layouts, which is weird since I can see Nigerian, Ghanaian, and ...
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Cannot change keyboard layout with keyboard shortcut

I have a problem with switching elementaryOS Freya layout. Shortcut is default (Alt+Space), but when you press it - it opens menu window instead of changing layout. I though a good solution would be ...
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How can I remove the keyboard layout icon from the wingpanel?

I want to remove the keyboard layout icon from the wingpanel, a white block which is useless for me in there. I have already tried DConf-Tools following the instructions given in this answer, yet I ...
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Elementary OS 5.0 Juno is not using ibus as input method

I'm not able to make Elementary OS use ibus as a default input method (IM). I have installed ibus but I'm not sure what I have to do further. Why I think it's not used as IM is because I've de-...
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Keyboard layout for single window [duplicate]

I have installed elementary OS Loki. I cannot find the option which allows me to have different keyboard layouts for different windows. Will this option be enabled or how to figure out with it? Thanks....
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Keyboard layout switch delay

I've just upgraded to Juno and I'm having some troubles with keyboard layout switching. When I try to switch layout (from US to RU and vice versa) with Alt+Shift shortcut it actually switches only ...
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Dead-keys not working in Skype

I cannot accentuate vowels (or any other letter) in the chat of Skype using dead keys (in the Spanish keyboard-layout) as I do in other applications, where I type "´" and then "e", resulting in "é". ...
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Keyboard layout changes on alt tab

My Lenovo G40 has a BR layout keyboard that works fine until I bough a US layout mechanical keyboard, after that I cannot set the us layout as default in any way. It aways change to BR, after and ...
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Keyboard layout permanently modified/corrupted. Need help!

After restarting elementary many keystrokes return the wrong value, consistently across all keyboard layouts. I tried French, German, Japanese Layouts. Its also not due to my physical keyboard, which ...
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How to add icon Keyboard layout to System Tray

I have two languages are Vietnamese and English. My Shortcut is Alt+Space for change language layout. How can i add icon which language i'm using to System Tray?
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How to select US International as keyboard layout?

How do I select English International as my keyboard layout? It does not appear in System Settings > Keyboard when I click on +:
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Keyboard layout wingpanel icon is missing

On a fresh 5.1 installation I don't see input method indicator on a wingpanel. Aside of it everything is working – ibus-daemon is added to the startup applications, I can change the layout with the ...
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How do i have Caps Lock switching keyboard layout and Shift+Caps Lock enabling Caps Lock?

It's a pretty easy to get this behaivor using ubuntu - I just enable keyborard layout switching by Caps Lock and Shift+Caps Lock automatically become Caps Lock switcher. When using elementary I try ...
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Difference between Input Method and Layout?

What is the difference between input method and keyboard layout in elementaryOS 7? I noticed that when I change the input method, the language indicator doesn't update, but the language that I type in ...
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Keyboard layout switches only one-way via shortcut in Odin

I just installed Odin. The switch between keyboard layouts is fine if I make the selections by clicking with the cursor, however, using any of the keyboard shortcuts to change the layout, it only ...
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Change keyboard layout button shortcuts

I want to set keyboard layout changing on Super (win) button. How can I do this? In system params (I think it called so in English version) there is no Super button in the list of shortcuts. os:...
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fcitx shows input method change popup, but does not change keyboard layout

I need 2 input languages on my elementary OS 5.0 Juno: English and Russian and I want to have different input methods in different windows. I was trying to use ibus, but it caused lags, so I have ...
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Hotkeys in PHPStorm don't work

elementary OS 5 Juno with the 4.15.0-58-generic #64-Ubuntu kernel is installed on my laptop. However, popular hot keys (such as Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V) do not work in PHPStorm 2019.2.1 and 2019.2.2, ...
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Using setxkbmap to switch keyboard layouts

For several years now I have been switching the keyboard layout in all Linux distributions as follows: The first fix en (caps lock), the second - ru (shift + caps lock) setxkbmap -option "grp:...
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Freya "forgets" keyboard shortcut after reboot

I have a problem with the shortcut for switching the keyboard layout, which is "Alt+Space" as per default. I have to set it manually for each single session, meaning that right after I boot up Freya ...
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After update all settings in system settings -> languages and regions are empty

Now i have installed OS the third time... Everytime after the installation i can set the language/the systemlanguage to GERMAN. When i make the update my keyboard layout is us and the settings are ...
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No way to switch from RU language at enter screen

After switching to default russian, I'm stuck with ru language as start language, and no way to change it. None of regular language switching keys working( No alt+enter, shift+alt, or caps lock (which ...
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US Int. keyboard layout Right Alt not working as compose key

I have an US layout keyboard. I like to have the umlaut like I had them in Windows (US International Layout) where ALT+P is an "ö" and so on... I figured out when I use sudo dpkg-reconfigure ...
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OS 0.4.1 - Brazilian Portuguese keyboard layout

I'm trying to setup my keyboard layout to Brazilian Portuguese. In Brazil, some words need accents (café, jóia, etc..) and I'm trying all available keyboard layout and language configurations, ...
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Reconfigure keyboard permanently

I write in Polish. In the Polish default keyboard on the special Polish characters are created by pressing right alt and several letters (z,s,c etc). Since I work a lot on macs I am used to another ...
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thinkpad keyboard layout not working

I have a Portuguese (pt-br) keyboard on my thinkpad and it have by default a special key that its not on standard place. They key is the "Question Mark + Slash". To make it work I always use the ...
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Persian Keyboard Windows layout missing

Does anyone know what to do about this Persian keyboard windows layout? It does not show on elementary os 6. The Persian keyboard I have is another time. Help kindly!
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Can't switch between keyboard layouts via shortcuts - none of them work

Whatever shortcut I choose in system settings to switch between keyboard languages, it won't work. Tried all available combination - Alt+Shift, Ctrl+Alt, Alt+Space, etc. What could cause this? I've ...
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xbindkeys not working with Russian keyboard layout on Gnome session

So, I've been using Elementary OS for a long time and one day I decided to install Gnome DE for variety. I started to customizing it for myself and everything was ok, until I got to xbindkeys. I'm ...
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Change keyboard layout button

I want to set keyboard layout changing on Super (win) button. How can I do this? In system params (I think it called so in English version) there is no Super button in the list of shortcuts.
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