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Loki - Media Keys, Shortcuts, Volume Keys broken

Just in case someone else stumbles upon this issue, I managed to address my media keys issue with elementaryos loki by using dconf-editor and xbindkeys. First to identify your keys in terminal type ...
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Loki - Media Keys, Shortcuts, Volume Keys broken

Building on @Fratink's answer, I ran these commands to fix the issue. (For some reasons, the dconf-editor wasn't working for me.) Volume down gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-...
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How do I enable NumLock at login?

Edit /etc/lightdm/pantheon-greeter.conf (in newer versions io.elementary.greeter.conf) with you favorite editor and remove the # on the line activate-numlock=true.
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Use macOS-style modifier keys

So I futzed around with this for a day (gsettings, built-in shortcuts, xkb, xmodmap) and no turnkey solution is forthcoming, though I filed a feature request that might lead somewhere. In the ...
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apt-get and add-apt-repository not working

Install Software Properties sudo apt install software-properties-common
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Is Elementary OS designed for Mac keyboards?

elementary OS uses the command key found on Mac keyboards to represent the superkey (Which is usually represented as the "windows key" on most keyboards.) So it's fine. You won't have any problems.
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How do I switch Super and Ctrl?

I don't like the options involving Autokey and others. For me, I found the best solution in Tweak Tool. You can install Tweak Tool in eOS's AppCenter. Under the Typing section of TweakTool you can ...
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Problem with keyboard language indicator

The following steps helped me, if I'm not mistaken: removing all languages, adding English (US) and a second language.
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CTRL + SHIFT + key when using CTRL+SHIFT to switch keyboard layout

Opt+Shift is the default shortcut for changing keyboard layouts in Loki, so you'll need to change that if you want to use the same modifier keys for other shortcuts. You can do this at Settings > ...
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Switch between keyboard layouts with a keyboard shortcut in Loki

It defaults to Opt+Shift in Loki. To change it, go to: Settings > Keyboard pane > Layout subtab > "Switch layout" Commands like gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.keybindings switch-...
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How to NOT disable touchpad while typing?

TLDR You can enable touchpad (that is disable auto-disable) with xinput set-prop DEVICE PROP 0 where you can check for your device ID and prop ID with xinput and xinput get-props DEVICE respectively. ...
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Keyboard not working in login screen

After a day of suffering, I finally managed to find a solution. These are the steps that you want to do if you have a similar problem: Boot into Elementary OS live USB. Mount root partition and proc, ...
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How to use the compose key in Qt apps?

You have to install the package ibus-qt4.
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Is there any way to enable a screen keyboard when input is required?

System Settings > Universal Access > Typing > On-screen keyboard More advanced settings like hiding it when not in use and layout are available when you click on "On-screen keyboard settings..."
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What is the keyboard shortcut to switch between terminal tabs?

Alt + <1-9> Jumps to first-ninth tab.
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How do I switch Super and Ctrl?

sudo nano /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc Switch Control and Super, it'll look something like this ...key <NMLK> { [ Num_Lock ] }; key <LFSH> { [ Shift_L ...
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How to install and use Avro keyboard in Elementary OS 5.0 Juno?

Open terminal and type $ sudo apt install ibus-avro Type in terminal sudo im-config and select OK then Yes Select Ibus as input method for the system Click Ok and Ok for the next windows. Then ...
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How To Select Dvorak Layout

Under System-Settings -> Language & Region -> Keyboard Settings -> Input Method -> (Plus Sign) Then you can use whichever shortcut you prefer to switch between layouts/engines. Default ...
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Laggy keyboard input on elementary OS compared to Windows 10

Is it possible that the Slow Keys option has somehow gotten turned on? You can find this option in the "Universal Access" section of settings.
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Where do I find the @ symbol in Freya on a Mac?

What country are you in? You may need to select the appropriate keyboard layout for your region and language if you haven't already. To do this: Open System Settings. Go to "Keyboard." From there, ...
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How to Remove Desktop Overlay in elementary OS Freya

To close that annoying desktop windows, type in terminal "nemo --quit" (without quotes) And then to make sure this does not happen again, type in terminal: "gsettings set org.nemo.desktop show-...
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Use macOS-style modifier keys

I wanted to switch the Left Alt and Left Ctrl locations. I was able to accomplish this by installing the Gnome Tweak tool and adjust it under the typing settings. I think so longs as your not ...
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How to NOT disable touchpad while typing?

If you have a Synaptic Touchpad with synclient installed you can use : synclient TouchpadOff=0 0 = enabled 1 = disabled 2 = disabled while typing source : https://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/touchpad#...
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Epiphany doubled capital letters

https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=764653 I think this should answer most questions.
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CTRL-whatever and Shift-whatever require double tap

This bug was introduced in 3.18.10 and is fixed in 3.18.11 with this commit. You can wait for the updated package to come down the pipeline or make the change yourself as I did: % sudo apt-get ...
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Can't type spanish characters in some programs

I guess Telegram expects the wrong input method. You have two ways to fix it: Tell Telegram (and other Qt apps) to use xim Just set QT_IM_MODULE=xim before running it Run ibus Add ibus-daemon to your ...
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Number pad on wired apple keyboard isn't working with ElementaryOS

That worked for me: get dconf-editor (from App store) go to org → gnome → settings-daemon → peripherals → keyboard and change to numlock-state on (standard is "off")
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How do I switch Super and Ctrl?

You will need to install the Gnome tweaks tool, not the Elementary tweaks. sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool Run the tweaks tool from the apps menu Keyboard and mouse > Additional Layout ...
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