If you’re using a UK edition usb keyboard with Ubuntu, you may be swearing every time you want a relatively common characters like £, # or |.
I’ve been suffering with a poorly mapped keyboard for months. I’ve no idea why, I just assumed I must have tried when I installed the OS and deemed it impossible. Anyway, I’m an idiot because it’s really easy.
Open up your keyboard settings and pick “Layout Settings”:
Click the little “+” to add a new input source:
Select “English (UK, Macintosh)”:
Move it to the top of your list and BOSH! You’re done.
(Warning: You may still swear looking for the # key because it’s not printed on the keyboard like it is on a macbook. It’s alt-3)