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

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Controlling mouse scroll with keyboard

Using xkb I've managed to control mouse buttons with the keyboard. I simply added these lines key <BAR> { [ Pointer_Button1 ] }; key <LEFT> { [ Pointer_Button2 ] }; key <RGHT> { [ ...
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Google Chrome ignores XmodMap key mapping

My laptop Down arrow key is stuck on, so I have used Xmodmap to remove the mapping of that key with the following command: xmodmap .Xmodmap The contents of my .Xmodmap file is just the single ...
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu. Mouse and Keyboard Not Working During Installation, but IOMMU Breaks my Installation

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my computer, but I have an issue. My keyboard and mouse don't respond when I am at the first stage of installation (Language selection). I tried enabling IOMMU, but ...
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Modification of US-Internation keyboard layout

I have such question: how can i modify US-International keyboard layout? By default to get this symbols: `~´¨ i need to press it twice or with AltGr Right Alt With this answer I edited ...
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Left Win Compose Key Stopped Working

In KDE Keyboard settings, I have "Position of Compose Key" set to "Left Win". This worked for me for a long time, but recently it stopped working. I'm on Kubuntu 15.04. If I try any other key, it ...
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How to automatically raise an application, started by a user defined shortcut

I created a keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Alt+C, for gnome-calculator. This works fine, but if another application is currently running, the Calculator gets opened behind the other application. How to make ...
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15.04 - Apple keyboard - remap Command button to become Right Alt

I have found some solutions to do what I want - remap Right Command key to become Right Alt on an external Apple (aluminum) keyboard - but all of the solutions were for the older versions of Ubuntu ...
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How do I reinstall input device drivers for Ubuntu Mate?

Neither my keyboard or trackpad work after install. They did, but after shutting down and booting up first the machine did not boot and I needed to hard reset via power switch and then it came up. ...
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How to cleanly swap alt and ctrl keys in xubuntu?

I have found many answers to this question, but none worked for me. I'm using xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to swap the ctrl and alt keys. I have tried that : How to swap Command and Control keys with ...
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Plasma5 (kubuntu) Global shortcut (input keyboard) alt+ key

I think every one using plasma5 has this issue : we can't add a global hotkey using only Altotherkey I have a msigt60 with its strange keyboard layout specially for the key < and > So using ...
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Characters suddenly stop working/change in lubuntu

I've moved two weeks ago from xubuntu to lubuntu (14.04) and everything is running fine except suddenly changes/disappearances in characters in all applications (in xubuntu i've never got this error ...
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vim is not working,keyboard not working

i am using ubuntu 14.04. when i try to work in vim or vi editor, there is a problem of key board. in all arrow key, it is displaying some alphabets. then i try to install vim using command as ...
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Kayboard's “g” key not working

My keyboard's "G" button has stopped working all of a sudden. I didn't make any update or any hardware change. I have to use on screen keyboard to type "G" alphabet. Any help will be appreciated.
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ACPI special keys all have the same code

I've ran into the problem of my brightness keys (and everything but my volume keys) not working. I've been following this guide on how to fix them: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LaptopSpecialKeys ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...
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Problems with Keyboard: No circumflex

I'm not able to type a circumflex with my keyboard, instead, the circumflex key acts like the Escape key. It does not depend on the keyboard layout, neither an English nor a German (or any other) ...
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How to use microsoft maren in ubuntu?

So there is this app which is called microsoft maren that allows you to type arabic using an english keyboard (you type in english characters and it transliterate it to arabic). Thing is this app is ...
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Keyboard is not typing correctly after Ubuntu 14.0 Installation

I keep seeing answers that require you to type in commands but how are you supposed to do that when the keyboard mixes up the letters and number keys? What am I missing? I have searched the Linux ...
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G-Keys on Corsair K30 Keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spankin' new Corsair K30 Keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than 2 main things which really ...
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How can I fix a key that works only when I hit shift+“key”?

It seems that whenever I try to type an equal symbol it won't show up on any sort of text input. I tried the xev command and got a little overwhelmed with all the technical info in the terminal. I can ...
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ubuntu mate nemo select with keyboard

I have Ubuntu 14.04, desktop environment Mate, File manager Nemo. Before wiping out my system, I was using Ubuntu 12.04, with Cinnamon and Nemo, and I could select a group files on Nemo using only the ...
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Toshiba satellite c50-a481 laptop keyboard issue at the time of installation

I have a toshiba satellite c50-a481 laptop which was bought from Kuwait. I am going to install Ubuntu 14.10 on it. But at the time of installation the keyboard is not working.What I will do now? How ...
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Virtual Keyboard Problem 14.04

If I press a button in the virtual keyboard, Ubuntu will type two of that character. This problem happens with every virtual keyboard (onboard, florence, etc), and only with a virtual keyboard. My ...
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Keyboard mappings on laptop seem irreversible

Laptop with Xubuntu 15.04, Linux 3.19.0-26-generic (x86_64), AT Translated Set 2 keyboard. I am working with an 105 key keyboard on it, using /settings/keyboard/layout/. problem: when I unplug the ...
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Toshiba Laptop keyboard and touchpad not working after Ubuntu (14.04.3) install

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Toshiba Satellite C675D-S7109, chose all the defaults and it seemed to go very smoothly but when i start the system, the keyboard and touchpad are not active. I ...
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What should I do to rebind keys? [duplicate]

I have just switched to Ubuntu and being a keyboard fanatic I need the ability to rebind keys. Just wondering what command I would have to put to change one key press to another. Specifically ...
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Unable to exit TUIs due to F10 opening the File pull-down menu instead of quitting the program as meant to

I use applications such as Midnight Commander, and htop, however I have a problem when quitting, I am forced to either terminate the process, or to click on the quit button myself, if there is one, ...
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I want to remap a dead key on my old acer laptop

My D key is dead. I want to remap it on my euro sign. But when I run xev and I press it nothing appears. It's strange because it works on Windows. Anyway, in ~/.Xmodmap I changed the key 122 from Pg ...
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Lenovo yoga 2 (not pro) keyboard and pad not working

on my laptop my keyboard and pad didn't work i need to use a usb devices, how fix it ? Thanks for reply. EDIT : my keyboard work but when i try to use my touchpad (click or move the pointer) my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS laptop keyboard problem

I'm facing a problem with my Ubuntu. This morning I started my laptop as usually. Log in screen showed up, I pressed enter and logged in. Then my keyboard stopped working. I changed user to Guest ...
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Need help writing a script to re-pair with a Bluetooth Mouse

I'm having a bit of trouble with my htpc setup, the bluetooth keyboard connects automatically and works, but the mouse doesn't and has to be re-paired for it to work. It also keeps disconnecting. I'm ...
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Screen freeze for 20 seconds after automatic login

I'm sorry if this question has already been solved but I've failed to find the answer. For some reason after ubuntu bootup and automatically login keyboard/mouse are frozen for 20-30 seconds. Screens ...
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Keyboard only working with guest user

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and very computer un-savvy. I downloaded Ubuntu and wiped Windows a few months back and it has been working very well since. However, out of the blue (probably because I ...
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Keyboard light control

Is there anything similar to ubuntu(link below)? I have a notebook that have keyboard backlight, but I am not being able to manage and activate it's on ubuntu 15.04 http://labtick.proculo.de/
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Custom Function Keys

The brightness keys don't work on the UX305 so I managed to bind Ctrl+F5/6 to execute xdotool key --clearmodifiers XF86MonBrightness{Up/Down} While this works fine and even shows the visual ...
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Lag on pulseaudio to react to media keys

I'm using *Ubuntu 15.04 and when I start (turn on) the pc, pulse audio lags minutes to react to media keys. So, if I press the up or down volume key, the volume of the system reacts minutes later on a ...
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two different on board keyboards on the same screen of ubuntu gnome 15.04 tablet ep121

How can this be fixed? Either there is no keyboard or two different keyboards at the same time. This type of activity makes a person want to return to windows. Turned the keyboard on in universal ...
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Keyboard stopped responding in 14.04

Last night, my keyboard stopped responding, but my mouse still worked. This happened several times over the past few months. My solution was reboot. What might cause the problem? One thing I did last ...
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Switch Bluetooth mode to HID

I am trying to connect a wireless Logitech MX5000 keyboard and a MX1000 mouse. At the moment, they are connected via Bluetooth as HCI, but I have learnt that if they are connected in HID mode, they ...
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Switch between applications by using the keyboard

I am not happy with the current state of switching between application windows. Imagine I have tree terminal windows with these titles: local root@localhost user@remotehost Switching between ...
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macro keys for Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

I bought a new keyboard, a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite. All keys will operate until the macro keys M1 to M5. xev gives no output for this keys. Is there a way to use keys with Ubuntu? % lsusb | ...
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(14.04) How to disable ALT (Hold) - “Reveals application menu”?

I looked at How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? and the accepted solution doesn't work for me. The second-best solution uses ccsm which seems to be recommended against. I ...
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fn button invert (without bios) on virtual machine

Actually, I'm working on osx besides I like to use ubuntu using by virtual machine. Because screen switching is possible and when virtual machine open, both operating systems are useful. I don't need ...
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after installing ubuntu on my toshiba sattelite the keyboard and touchpad dont work

I just finished installing ubuntu and now after i boot it up it gets to the screen where i enter my password and the keyboard wont type anything. None of the buttons light up or anything. Also the ...
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Need more help Key Binding

Alright, so let me make this very clear, I am an entry level user on Ubuntu, I am still getting very used to it and I require help. See I finally solved how to swap my Super L key on my laptop (which ...
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Media keys from external keyboard ignored

I connected my external keyboard and tried to use media keys and keys from f13-19, but these keys are ignored by my system. I tried getting the keycodes using evtest and xev, but these apps also ...
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Unresponsive keys.(ubuntu 14.04)

I'll start off by saying i'm completely inexperienced with Ubuntu. Basically have to follow a guide for anything. So I apologise in advance. I ordered a replacement keyboard recently for my Clevo ...
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Need help changing what my buttons do

I just converted my Chromebook from chromeos to ubuntu and I am an still doing a few remaining tweaks. However I am having trouble, essentially what I want to do is the following: Change the search ...
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Touch functionalities on ubuntu 15.04 desktop?

I have a 2-in-1 laptop (Lenovo yoga 3 pro) that came pre-installed with windows 8.1. I removed windows completely to help me adjust faster to ubuntu (successfully, and am happy with the new os). ...
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Keyboard mapping lost using remmina rdp

I use setxkbmap -option "caps:swapescape" to swap caps lock and escape. When I use the remmina RDP client to connect to a Windows server computer, the keyboard mapping no longer works. I have tried ...