Linux: How to Switch to Dvorak Keyboard Layout
To switch keyboard layout in linux, the easiest way is using your desktop's control panel.
In xfce, open the keyboard app in your control panel.
- Right-click on taskbar
- Choose “Add / Remove Panel Items”
- Choose “Add”
- Choose “Keyboard Layout handler”
- Right-click on the newly added “Keyboard Layout handler” icon, and get a setting panel.
- Just follow the graphical user interface.
You can also use command line.
# set keyboard layout to dvorak setxkbmap -layout us,us -variant ,dvorak
Here's command to see your settings.
setxkbmap -print -verbose 10
Here's command to switch to dvorak, but also using Alt+Space to toggle.
# switch to dvorak, and alt+space to toggle setxkbmap -layout us,us -variant ,dvorak -option "lv3:rwin_switch,grp:alt_space_toggle"
Here's how to reset options.
# reset options setxkbmap -layout us,us -variant ,dvorak -option
Set System Keyboard Layout
- Keyboard Software Guide
- Swap Control Alt Keys
- Set F2 F3 F4 to Cut Copy Paste
- Swap CapsLock Escape Keys
- Make CapsLock Do Home Key
- Setup Shift Lock Key
- Add Keyboard Shortcut to Switch App
- Set Key Repeat Rate
- Set System Keyboard Layout
- How to Switch to Dvorak Keyboard Layout
- Change Volume by Command
- Find Keyboard Key Scancode
- X11 Keyboard Key Names
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