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Keyboard Layout

Non-Qubes-Whonix[edit]

Terminal[edit]

Non-Qubes-Whonix only!

To change the keyboard layout.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-data

## French keyboards:
## Perhaps an upstream bug.
## ( http://free.nchc.org.tw/clonezilla-live/stable/Known-issues-Clonezilla-live.txt )
## If you are using French Keymap, Remember to use "Select keymap from full list"
## 1. Select keymap from full list
## 2. pc / azerty / French / Same as X11 (latin 9) /Standard

## Alternative 1:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
## Make reconfigured keyboard-configuration changes affect.
setupcon

## Alternative 2:
edit /etc/default/keyboard

## Alternative 3 (temporary until reboot):
setxkbmap de

Desktop Environment (KDE)[edit]

Non-Qubes-Whonix only!

Use one of the following methods to change the keyboard layout from the default "us" to something else.

Keyboard Search[edit]

Non-Qubes-Whonix only!

  • Start menu button -> search -> keyboard -> layout -> add yours and remove the default

System Settings[edit]

Non-Qubes-Whonix only!

  1. KDE
  2. Start menu button
  3. Applications
  4. Settings
  5. System Settings
  6. input devices
  7. layout
  8. add yours and remove the default
  9. apply

The procedure is complete.

Qubes-Whonix[edit]

Instead of applying language localization input on a per VM basis, the following workaround will correctly apply changes system-wide. [1]

If problems are encountered, see: My keyboard layout settings are not behaving correctly. What should I do? in the Qubes FAQ.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. Users report problems with the System Tools -> Keyboard -> Layout method in dom0, since the change does not propagate to other VMs.

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