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Arteck HB030 Keyboard and Normal Escape

Return Escape to Arteck HB030 Bluetooth Keyboard

The top row of keys on the bluetooth keyboard Arteck HB030 by default works as multimedia keys to get Escape, F1-F10 you need to press the Fn key and one of these keys. To me, as a fan of Vim, it’s not very convenient.

Arteck HB030

Further we go almost on the same way as earlier. Create a directory for the configuration files:


mkdir -p ~/.config/xkb

Write the configuration of the current keyboard layout to the file hb030:


setxkbmap -layout us,ru -option grp:toggle -option grp_led:caps -print > ~/.config/xkb/hb030

We get a file like this:


xkb_keymap {
	xkb_keycodes  { include "xfree86+aliases(qwerty)"	};
	xkb_types     { include "complete"	};
	xkb_compat    { include "complete+ledcaps(group_lock)"	};
	xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+inet(pc105)+ru:2+group(toggle)" };
	xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"	};
};

Add the line key <I180> {[Escape, Escape]};. <I180> is the description of the upper left key on the Arteck HB030 keyboard. I saw it in the output of the command xev and the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/keycodes/evdev.

Separately I will say about key <AC10> {[colon, semicolon]}; - it allows to receive : without pressing Shift. I do not know yet whether it will be more convenient, because except in Vim, a colon is often needed in the protocols (ftp://, https://, etc.) and machine names (scp fc720:aabb.txt ./). We will see. Here is the resulting file:


xkb_keymap {
	xkb_keycodes  { include "evdev+aliases(qwerty)"	};
	xkb_types     { include "complete"	};
	xkb_compat    { include "complete+ledcaps(group_lock)"	};
	xkb_symbols   { include "pc+us+ru:2+inet(evdev)+group(toggle)"	
	  key <AC10> { [ colon, semicolon ] };
	  key <I180> { [ Escape, Escape ] };
	};
	xkb_geometry  { include "pc(pc105)"	};
};

You can activate the new layout using the command xkbcomp ${HOME}/.config/xkb/hb030 ${DISPLAY}. It can be written in .xinitrc or .xsession.