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How do I get to this dialog box?

From X Manager or X Manager for Domains

  1. Click Tools > Keyboard Maps.

  2. In the Keyboard Maps dialog box, click Keyboard Shortcuts.


    Administrators can also configure Keyboard Maps from the Domain Definitions tab.

Use this tab to map a string or a sequence of X Keysyms to a key.


An X Keysym is an encoding of a symbol on the cap of a key. The set of defined X Keysyms includes the ISO Latin character sets, Katakana, Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Technical, Publishing, APL, Hebrew, Thai, Korean, and other keys found on keyboards such as Return, Help, and Tab.

A list of X Keysyms is associated with each keycode. The list is intended to convey the set of symbols on the corresponding key. Standard rules for obtaining an X Keysym from a KeyPress event make use of only the first four X Keysyms associated with a keycode. Depending on the state of the Shift and ModeSwitch (AltGr) modifiers, one of the first four keysyms will be selected.

  • Shortcut
    A shortcut key can include a Shift or Alt Key in combination with a key. Click the + sign in the Shortcut column to specify a shortcut key. After adding the key, associate it with a string or a sequence of X Keysyms.

  • Send string
    Select Send string and type in a string that should be sent when the specified shortcut key is pressed.

  • Send X Keysyms
    Select Send X Keysyms and then click the + sign next to the X Keysyms to send column to open the Select X Keysym dialog box. Select the X Keysym you want to send and click OK. Continue to click + until you have added the entire X Keysym sequence for the shortcut.

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