Questions about keyboards, both touch and otherwise. However, please add the "touchscreen" tag for touchscreen keyboard questions.

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Configuring XKB fails

I am running LXDE on ubuntu 12.04, and I use two keyboard layouts (german and greek). My problem is that I cannot use the "AltGr" key of the German keyboard (it is the right "Alt"). It somehow ...
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Some multimedia keys stop working

I have the problem with with Mute and VolumeDown keys in Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X61. These two keys just stopped working after relogin. I tried to run gsettings reset-recursively ...
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Random character input starts after typing during short freezes

I've been experiencing a weird behavior with some applications (e. g. Skype), since I updated my Ubuntu to 13.10 and now to Ubuntu 14.04. When my computer "freezes" due to high CPU usage and I happen ...
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To install Ubuntu: How to change boot priority if keyboard is not detected

It seems my GRUB is defect. When I boot I only get to System-Selection Menu (German: "Auswahl Menü") - no reaction to keyboard or timeout. In order to reinstall Ubuntu I tried to boot from CD, but I ...
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Stuck at homescreen after new installation

I have a system with one hdd dedicated to window. I bought a new hdd specifically for ubuntu, a few days back. I created a live usb with ubuntu on it and started the process to install ubuntu on the ...
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Can't access keyboard in boot menu after update

I've just updated my system from the command line. There after the system went into black screen. After shutdown and several restarts I got a login screen. I was, and am still unable to boot to the ...
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disable mouse and keyboard on Ubuntu 14.04

I use only ssh access to my 'slideshow' computer (which, together with a big TV screen are located in a public room). I'd like to disable generally (not only in X) all of the USB slots, and the PS2 ...
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No keyboard after rebooting 14.04 for updates

After rebooting my server to complete a few automatically installed updates, my USB keyboard no longer works and it won't boot past the grub screen. The keyboard still works in another PC. I'm really ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to show an Ubuntu Desktop notification?

What I am trying to do is, I have a few texts in a file & when I tap a key combination like ctrl+Q, the text should appear as a notification on my Ubuntu Desktop. What is the command to assign ...
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HP Envy and Airplane mode button

I've a HP Envy 17 notebook but if I press FN + F12 in order to activate Airplane mode, this doesn't works. Some solutions?
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Weird issue with keyboard and mousepad on laptop (Ubuntu 14.04)

As the title implies, I have an issue with the build in keyboard and trackpad on my laptop. Sometimes, when I turn on the computer, the keyboard and trackpad won't work. I can connect a USB mouse, and ...
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Override system-wide shortcut for application-specific shortcut

Is there a way to give a keyboard shortcut defined in an application precedence over a system-wide shortcut with the same key binding? Desired behaviour: When some keys are pressed, check if the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse / keyboard / application windows issues ASUS X550CA

I recently bought an ASUS X550CA laptop, and immediately installed ubuntu in a small (50GB) partition. I've had the normal problems ASUS laptops have had recently, namely touchpad and WiFi, but I'd ...
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Search for next item in folder ubuntu 14.04 : keyboard shortcut of F3

I was searching (Ctrl+f) for file name in /home folder and it returns 10 files for that search keyword and highlighting the first one, now I want to go to next file , what are the keyboard shortcut ...
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Swap Ctrl/Caps Lock not working in VirtualBox 4.3.16

Until now my keyboard mapping in Kubuntu 14.04 has worked seamlessly in the guest OS of Windows 7, which I run in VirtualBox. But after the upgrade to VirtualBox version 4.3.16 r95972 the swapping of ...
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Hotkeys stop working when change. How to troubleshoot?

After an upgrade to my Ubuntu 14.04, can't really point out which, changing shortcuts stopped working. Adding custom launchers still works. For instance, I change the "Home folder" to work with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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Key combinations for each language in Ubuntu 14.04

I'd like to have key combinations for each language (change the layout) in Ubuntu 14.04, for example: Ctrl+1 - Spanish, Ctrl+2 - French, Ctrl+3 - Russian, etc I haven't found this options in text ...
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Problem with numeric keyboard

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Z50-70 notebook and although my numeric keyboard is activate or not (using the NUMLOCK key), it is not functioning. I tried to look throughout ...
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Where are key press scripts stored?

When I hit the Volume Up multimedia key, I receive the following output from xev. KeyRelease event, serial 38, synthetic NO, window 0x4200001, root 0x91, subw 0x0, time 100844850, (1037,434), ...
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Alternatives to Synergy

I am looking for a replacement for which now seems to be a paid for product to download (client pc: windows 7). I am wanting to share my Laptops (Linux Mint 17) mouse and keyboard to my windows 7 ...
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Debian Wheezy on Samsung NP900X3A some Fn Keys don't work [migrated]

I've gone through all questions and tutorials on how to solve this problem. They weren't meant for my Laptop version but "close enough". Unfortunately they didn't help. This is the case. # ...
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Why do Chromium dialogs do not get keyboard focus?

Keyboard access for dialog boxes in Chromium has recently become rather annoying. If you open any standard dialog (e.g. press Ctrl-O or Ctrl-S in any tab), the main Chromium window will keep the ...
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Weird sounds on every keypress, xfce

well, after installing xubuntu (xfce + ubuntu) everything's fine except one strange thing - cannot find and mute keypress event. on every key is pressed - I hear a sound. Can not find and mute it in ...
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sleep mode when pressing key on keyboard its not wake up

This is inform to you all I have installed ubuntu on Dell 990.we are using that system on 24*7.whenever the system going sleep mode,after giving input from keyboard its doesn't wake up.Every time we ...
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Swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl via udev

I want to swap Caps Lock and Ctrl. My solution so far is to edit /etc/default/keyboard and setting XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" There are problems with this solution. First it doesn't work with virtual ...
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switching between open application windows

I just updated my Ubuntu version to 14.04 LTS and the key combination 'Alt + Tab' does not work anymore to switch between open windows. I tried to redefine them by means of the keyboard shortcuts but ...
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Getting function keys work on Samsung ATIV 9

I have 14.04 on a Samsung ATIV 9 and some of the function keys are not working. They are for wireless, fan and keyboard backlight. I found some instructions here: http://blog.nonobis.nl/?p=11 and ...
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Keyboard & Mouse input failure after updating 14.04

Everything was working great yesterday. I did the latest update for 14.04 last night and now my keyboard and mouse are not working. I have a dual boot environment Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The ...
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How to dump ALL dconf/gsettings so that I can compare them between two different machines?

The problem: I have two machines, both with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 up-to-date, and both with installed the latest CrossOver Linux(1) to run MS Office 2007 on it. I know, it's a proprietary program, but ...
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“Home” key disabled after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04

I have noticed that after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 64bit from the previous version 12.10, the "Home" key is not functional anymore. The same problem is for "PageUp" key. I'm using an Asus S56C ...
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Some random keys don't work

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my new FreeDOS Laptop (Lenovo z50). After installation I did a full Software Update with 'Software Updater' und restarted the laptop. Right now I'm installing ...
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Unity binding special keys to script or shortcut

I want execute a script shell when I press special keys on my laptop (Dell XPS 12). The problem is that the three keys are using variants events depending on key down/up. showkey --scancodes tell me ...
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Having Problems with custom keys

well i have a Korean Samsung notebook from South Korea. I had no problems installing the language and i'm able to type in Korean. 안녕~ The problem is that I have a special button that's called 한영 ...
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Enable Bluetooth at startup on 14.04

First of all sorry if there is a duplicate, I haven been able to find it. I have found a huge lot of questions in the other sense: Disabling BT, but that's not what I want. I would like to know how ...
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Make xterm copy and paste work on my keyboard

I try to copy and paste in xterm. This is generally a solved question as explained here but on my laptop (ASUS x551ma) I have problems. I highlight a text which assume copies it to the clipboard. ...
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Lagging while typing

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. But unexpectedly, I am facing a problem that while typing a lagging occurs. Can anybody tell me the cause and a way to solve this problem out ? Thanks
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Ubuntu 14 Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck, basically preventing me from using Ubuntu. It seems to be intermittent at times and then at other times the problem ...
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Tecknet CO18 vs Logitech

9-6-14 I have a TeckNet CO18 1080p webcam that halts the operation of my Logitech illuminated wired keyboard. It also doesn't seem to have a working microphone! I started by 1st installing the ...
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Making TAB function as a modifier

In Ubuntu, how would I do the following: Make ESC function as TAB Make TAB function as a new modifier key (perhaps making it the "Hyper_L" modifier) That way, I could use Ubuntu's default keyboard ...
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Keyboard settings doesnt work

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04, and everything was fine for the first couple of days. Then suddenly my keyboard setting had changed to english from danish, but when I went to keyboard settings, it was ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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Emacs Keybindings for all Text Inputs

I type with ten fingers. I try to avoid all keys on the keyboard which are not easily accessible: Pos1 End1 Esc ... Up to now my fingers like the emacs key bindings, since they work in the editor ...
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Key input lag on Chrome Browser in Trusty

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and am experiencing great difficulty in typing in Google Chrome Version 37.0.2062.94 (64-bit). Typing works normally in gedit, emacs, etc but in my browser it is really ...
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About Keyboards and extremely advanced shortcut scripting

Is it possible to set qwerty keys as shortcuts? "Thats positively MAD, why would he want to do such a thing!" Well bob, im so glad that youre just the voice in my head... So, if I were to press and ...
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Fn key working nondeterministically

I'm having a problem with my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 14.04. The Fn key is working nondeterministically, causing unintended consequences for my computer. As an example, as we all know, F5 is ...
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Apple wireless keyboard does not work

I can't write anythying with my Apple wireless keyboard.I am using ubuntu 14.04 and my computer recognizes only keys u,i,o,j,k,l and three others but it writes numbers.
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How do I type umlauts etc in Xubuntu 14.04?

I've been experimenting with 14.04 (Xubuntu, XFCE, etc), and so far haven't been able to make sense of any of the messages saying how to enter characters marked by things like umlauts, accents, etc. ...
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FN keys only partly working - Dell Inspirion 15

Intalled 14.04 LTS ono a new dell inspirion 15. For the function of the fn keys, there are two options in its bios. 1: Without Fn key, the multimedia functions are being used 2: With FN key, the ...
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How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback?

I am trying to use bluetooth audio speakers, as my integred laptop speakers are so awful... The speaker is a Bose Soundlink mini and works just fine with my smartphone for example. When I try to use ...