Keyboard shortcuts don't work in different layouts

Edgar Kalkowski eMail at
Sun Jan 10 16:29:57 GMT 2010

Am oder ungefähr am Sonntag, 10. Januar 2010, schrieb Bogus Zaba:
> Not sure if this is directly relevant to your problem, but I have some 
> shortcuts defined by directly modifying the file ~/.xmodmaprc. These 
> also get lost whenever I change the keyboard language (I routinely 
> switch between three of these). I have found that I regain them if I 
> re-run the command :
> xmodmap .xmodmaprc
> The documentation suggests that you should not have to add the 
> ".xmodmaprc" filename - this should be the default file that xmodmap 
> runs on, but in my hands it only works if I specify the filename.
> So now whenever I switch keyboard language, I re-run the above command 
> and regain my shortcuts.

I have the same situation here if I plug an external keyboard to my laptop. Every time I unplug and re-plug it I have to run xmodmap again although my self-defined keys work fine with the laptop’s internal keyboard.

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