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Map a Keyboard Shortcut to an X Keysym

You can map a key or a key sequence to an X Keysym. For example, you can map the Alt key combined with the ` ~ key to send a Euro symbol ().

To map a Euro symbol to a Keyboard Shortcut

  1. In X Manager or X Manager for Domains, click Tools > Keyboard Maps.
  2. For Select Keyboard Map, select an editable keyboard map.

    Note: The default keyboard maps are not editable. Click Clone to create a new custom keyboard map based on an existing keyboard map.

  3. In the Keyboard Maps dialog box, click the Keyboard Shortcuts tab.
  4. In the Shortcut column, click the + sign.
  5. In the Specify Shortcut Key Combination dialog box, select Alt. Position your cursor in the Press a key field and click the ` ~ (backquote/tilde) key. If you don't have this key on your keyboard, select another key.
  6. Click OK.

    Alt+Back Quote is now selected in the Shortcut list.

  7. Click the Send X Keysyms button and then click the + sign to the right of X Keysyms to send.
  8. In the Select X Keysym dialog box, select the EuroSign.
    1. To find the Euro symbol quickly, type "euro" in the Only list X Keysyms whose names contain field.
    2. Select EuroSign from the Select X Keysyms from list field, then click OK.

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

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