Last update: March 17, 2019. This website uses cookies. By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Terms of Service, and E-Sign Consent. More information

 Actions

Keyboard Layout

Non-Qubes-Whonix[edit]

Terminal[edit]

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[edit]

Table: Desktop Keyboard Layout Change

Platform Steps
XFCE
  • ApplicationsSettingsKeyboardLayoutdisable "use system defaults"add your layout at the bottomremove the old layoutclose
KDE
  • Keyboard search: Start menu buttonsearchkeyboardlayoutadd yours and remove the default
  • System settings: KDEStart menu buttonApplicationsSettingsSystem Settingsinput deviceslayoutadd yours and remove the defaultapply

Qubes-Whonix[edit]

To correctly apply changes system-wide via dom0: [1]

  • System ToolsKeyboardLayout

Alternatively, language localization input can be configured on a per VM basis.

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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. The Qubes bug reporting the change does not propagate to other VMs has now been resolved.

No user support in comments. See Support.

Comments will be deleted after some time. Specifically after comments have been addressed in form of wiki enhancements. See Wiki Comments Policy.


Add your comment
Whonix welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.


Random News:

Did you know that Whonix could provide protection against backdoors? See Verifiable Builds. Help is wanted and welcomed.


https | (forcing) onion

Share: Twitter | Facebook

This is a wiki. Want to improve this page? Help is welcome and volunteer contributions are happily considered! Read, understand and agree to Conditions for Contributions to Whonix ™, then Edit! Edits are held for moderation.

Copyright (C) 2012 - 2019 ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP. Whonix ™ is a trademark. Whonix ™ is a licensee of the Open Invention Network. Unless otherwise noted, the content of this page is copyrighted and licensed under the same Freedom Software license as Whonix ™ itself. (Why?)

Whonix ™ is a derivative of and not affiliated with Debian. Debian is a registered trademark owned by Software in the Public Interest, Inc.

Whonix ™ is produced independently from the Tor® anonymity software and carries no guarantee from The Tor Project about quality, suitability or anything else.

By using our website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to our Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy, Terms of Service, and E-Sign Consent. Whonix ™ is provided by ENCRYPTED SUPPORT LP. See Imprint.