Talk:Keyboard configuration in Xorg

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Making Shift+numkeys work like on Windows

I needed Shift+NumHome (numkey 7) to work like Shift+Home and select the text... but with NumLock off it would just type out '7' The solution was either turn on numlock temporarily then Shift+Num7 or make it work like in Windows where Shift key doesn't act like a temporary numlock toggler:

setxkbmap -option "numpad:microsoft"

EmanueLczirai (talk) 19:14, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

xorg.conf.d fails

Wanted to add the following under "Using X configuration files"

Warning: If you use GDM, use localectl.
Due to a bug of gdm 3.14+ on systemd systems described here, gdm does not read the 10-keyboard.conf before it starts up.

I tried using xorg.conf.d files for keyboard and it did not work. I found the linked solution / bug description. I wanted to share that with the community by adding a warning. Not it was removed. Why?

--Denoyse (talk) 11:30, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

1. It would be better to link to an upstream report 2. localectl creates those same *.conf files in xorg.conf.d (besides /etc/vconsole.conf for TTY use), so the cause it not clear from the warning alone. -- Alad (talk) 12:26, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
2. I don't have an explanation either. But the bug is also described here for Arch. --Denoyse (talk) 12:44, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Configuring compose keys

This section suggests to copy a default combination file to .XCompose. Wouldn't it be cleaner to use an instruction like include "%L" or include "/path/to/specific/locale/compose"? --Lysxia (talk) 17:35, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

I don't know if it would be cleaner. I assume Lysxia reffers to Keyboard configuration in Xorg#Key combinations. Perhaps he would like to edit his post, add the link, and remove my post. Regid (talk) 07:35, 14 March 2017 (UTC)