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Heddi Nabbisen
Heddi Nabbisen

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Remmina: Keyboard layouts between Linux and Windows in RDP

I use Linux desktop as my workstation, whose keyboard layout is general "jp".
I had to connect to a Windows machine with Remmina, one of remote desktop clients, the other day. Additionally, I had to connect to CentOS servers via SSH, whose locale is "C", inside it.
What happened then? I pushed : in my keyboard and ' appeared in the screen, for example. It made me puzzled, when using Vim, etcπŸ€•
It seemed caused by the difference of keyboard layouts between the Linux machines bridged by the Windows machine.
I found the solution finally. It was easy operation to configure Remmina.
Open its "Preferences":

remmina-preferences

Then, activate "Use client keyboard mapping":

remmina-preferences-rdp

It made my work more comfortableπŸ™‚

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Rodriguez Ruslan

Thank you so much for this hint, had similar problem, very annoying! :)) You saved my day

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Heddi Nabbisen Author

Hello, Rodriguez.
Oh, really? Very happy to hear it. Thank youπŸ˜ƒ
Well, I studied molecular biology, too. I didn't know of Linux at all, then...🀭 You are wonderful.

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