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

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How do I get rid of this Anthy toolbar?

I toggle between writing in Japanese and English on my computer, usitng Anthy and iBus. I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on two computers, and set up my language input options the same as I have ...
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How do I bind media keys in 14.04?

I cannot seem to use my media keys to play/pause and skip tracks in 14.04. I tried showkey and the system recognizes the keys, but nothing happens. Also, my sound indicator crashes when I launch ...
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Force Numeric Keypad To Off

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 inside VMWare Player over Windows 8. Works fine BUT although the Numlock light is off, within Ubuntu the keypad functions as numbers which drives me NUTS (I use the keypad for ...
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How to bind F-keys to shortcuts in 14.04

After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 Keyboard shortcuts using F-keys no longer function to activate keyboard functions. For example, f16 binded to Home folder no longer works. Nor does alt-F16 ...
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Strange, but interesting display dependend input behavior

I think this may be related to my previous question, or it may be something else. Sorry if this is rather long. I hope this is not too confusing, but my issues are hard to explain. I am seeing ...
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Keyboard, mouse and NIC not working after install [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. After I fully boot up, my mouse, keyboard and NIC all stop working. They work fine however with a live cd. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Bluetooth Apple Keyboard connects but unresponsive

So I upgraded to 14.04 today, and once everything was installed i noticed that my apple bluetooth keyboard stopped working. It was working fine in 12.04. The keyboard pairs and connects fine, and I ...
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Super key mapped as Multikey on startup

After doing the configuration: sem@sem-LIFEBOOK-E754:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration [sudo] password for sem: Your console font configuration will be updated the next time your ...
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Dual boot with mouse support on OS selection

I have dual booted in the past, so I am quite clued up with installation and using Grub2. I have an issue with my keyboard not registering on anything before the operating system, that is, it will not ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working

When I was back on Ubuntu 12.04, my keyboard and touchpad suddenly stopped working. I was using my laptop fine, 3 tabs open which promptly caused Ubuntu to freeze. I restarted my computer and found ...
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Keyboard doesn't work properly [on hold]

My keyboard is not working properly: letters like "k", "c", "q" and others buttons, disappeared When I push the button, it doesn't work What should I do to resctivate it? Than you!
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Key combination for each language

I want to have a combination for several language layout. Ctrl + 1 - English US Ctrl + 2 - Romanian STANDARD Ctrl + 3 - German Ctrl + 4 - Swedish However, I can't find the Romanian STANDARD one. I ...
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Keyboard Map is Changed Randomly

I'm using xmodmap to bind a key to the numbersign # like so: xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = numbersign asciitilde". This works fine but the changes are regularly reverted by some background process, ...
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Mouse and keyboard input stutter 13.10 only on AC power

I'm using 13.10 on an ASUS nb550jv. After resuming from suspend today, the mouse and keyboard stutter and freeze. I move the mouse around and it's extremely choppy. If I'm typing, suddenly characters ...
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How to create a keybord shortcut for toggling mouse touchpad?

I am trying to create a keyboard shortcut for [enabling] or [disabling] my mouse-pad, since it is very annoying to have it while typing especially when you have a mouse. I have tried with xinput ...
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Keyboard and mouse only working after reboot

I'm currently running 14.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist (s230u). As the OS boots into the login screen, the built-in mouse and keyboard are disabled. The touch screen remains active, however. ...
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backspace working without using it

it's the first time I using UBUNTU and i'm installling the ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386 version. The problem is that wherever i had to type in some info (like location or rename a drive) during the ...
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Wrong key behavior

I am encountering a very weird error recently, that I cannot figure out to solve...I have surfed for hours and hours without any solution. I explain: I have an Asus S301L , with Ubuntu 12.04 and an ...
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Russian layout - shortcuts like ctrl+c, ctrl+v not working. [13.10] [on hold]

I've read many online resources, but got nothing. Shortcuts like Ctrl+c | Ctrl+v | Ctrl+x don't work in most of applications when I switch to Russian layout, but when I switch back to English (US) ...
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How To assign keyboard shortcut to a new application in ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10. I installed Terminator(Terminal emulator) and after that uninstalled Terminal now i want to assign ALT+CTRL+T keyboard shortcut to the above said application. Is there any way ...
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Scrolling Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard on 14.04 [closed]

(This question is a follow up to how to get Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000's zoom slider (and other buttons) to work? ) On 14.04, the suggested steps to get the scrolling key on the ...
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Can't change keyboard layout in some Qt programs

The problem after a recent update in my Ubuntu 13.10 with Unity. When typing something in Qt Creator 3.0.1 or in my own program compiled with Qt 5.2.1 (from qt-project.org), I can't change keyboard ...
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Left Alt key should work as right Alt key (Alt Gr)

I'm using a German Apple keyboard on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. Under Mac OS X the left Alt key has the same behavior as the right Alt key (I think the right Alt key acts a Alt Gr). I don't know what I ...
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How to remap certain keys on keyboard on ubuntu 13.10 with xkb

Water spilled on my laptop and key "9" is not working. I want to map ALTGr or Ctrl_R to 9 so that I can program with out any hassle. I've seen so many solutions with xmodmap but its kinda outdated I ...
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Keyboard not working after installing Windows 8

I had Ubuntu on my Computer. I then installed Windows 8, after which I could not boot from Ubuntu. So I installed GRUB using Boot-repair from a Live USB. Now, when I boot and see GRUB, I can use my ...
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copute thinks left key is stuck then it thinks right key is stuck and i have to press one of the media buttons every time i want to turn my laptop on [closed]

i think i have an medion akoya e305... when ever i restart or or boot up i press the power button the computer powers up(laptop screen is off/computer doesn't respond) but i have to press the stop or ...
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Remap Windows key

I have a hardware "Windows" button on the front of my Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 that maps to the "Windows" key. According to xev, the keycode passed by the "Windows" key is the same that is passed by the ...
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What to do when the keyboard and mouse no longer respond normally on Ubuntu

What do you do when the mouse pointer disappears from the screen, or stops moving and regular keyboard shortcuts such as switching between apps or different desktops stops working and the only thing ...
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Ctrl-space not working in terminal after installing Cinnamon

I recently switched my desktop environment from Gnome to Cinnamon. In my terminal, I use tmux, and have my prefix key mapped to Ctrl-space. After the upgrade, Ctrl-space stopped being captured by ...
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Can't expand tree folder after switching directory with arrow keys

I'm unable to expand a folder (with the right arrow key) listed with the tree functionality, when moving a folder up (Alt+arrow up). Still I'm able to solve this by doing the following manoeuvre. By ...
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Getting Cyrillic around Ubuntu - Unwanted

I'm new to Ubuntu and I choose Kosovo as my country during the set up. That's my country indeed, but my language does not include Cyrillic symbols at all. I guess this is a misunderstanding that Linux ...
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What's the opposite of setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps?

Normally I have caps lock to be a control key. setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps makes that happen, but I can't remember where I got it from or find any docs (man setxkbmap is singularly unhelpful ...
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how to see the keyboard shortcut list lens using Cario Dock (without Unity)?

in Unity i simply held-down Super-key, is there some way i can install only this feature from the Unity experience? (as i have since switched to Cario and disabled Unity) also asked this question ...
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fullscreen keyboard controls in browser games [on hold]

I would like to know how to get my chat to work in full screen mode. I play browser based games and when I type it goes to full screen. I haven't tried any solutions yet so feel free to give me ...
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My keyboard randomly won't “let go” of keys while in Dota 2 games

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro, and while playing Dota 2 through steam, sometimes my keyboard acts like nothing was pressed. As in my earlier questions (about my mouse), it ...
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OPL9 keys suddenly stopped working

All of a sudden the 9OPL keys (German QWERTZ layout) on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop stopped working. I recently updated from 13.10 to 14.04 beta and the keyboard worked just fine. However, starting today, ...
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Can the Keysonic ksk-6001 keyboard work in Ubuntu without pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N every time?

I've had this keyboard for quite a while and I can say I like it. The problem is (According to this post) the anti-ghosting feature which I don't really need anyway. As said on the linked post, the ...
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Type password with onboard

I noticed when use PCmanFM in Lubuntu 13.10 and I want to open a current folder as root, it will prompt me for password and I can't use onboard (virtual keyboard) to type the password. It's pretty ...
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Xubuntu remap ctrl and command key on bluetooth mac keyboard

how can I remap the ctrl key to the command key in Xubuntu (latest version) with a bluetooth mac keyboard? Iǘe been trying to find a solution to this but had no luck... thanks!
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Disable fn functions on keyboard

I have a laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad T540p) with dualboot Windows and Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS. I need to make frequent use of the F keys (F1 through F12), but I must always press in the combination fn + ...
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Keyboard stops responding during install

Trying to install Ubuntu on an older Dell Dimension 3000 desktop box, It stops responding at the keyboard. The KB works fine in BIOS and at the beginning of the install, but during the install, what I ...
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Turn on ThinkLight?

I have an old Lenovo ThinkPad R61. It is fully loaded and it has the the ThinkLight option. For me to be able to turn it on and do other things like adjust the brightness, I have to use the blue ...
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Up arrow unresponsive in XUbuntu 12.04 after resuming from suspend

In XUbuntu 12.04 I'm facing an issue where (occasionally) the keyboard lay-out is changed after resuming from suspend to RAM. As this only happens sporadically, I haven't figured out what causes it ...
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Keep keyboard from waking laptop?

I have an Ideapad Y400 running Ubuntu 13.10. I have been having a problem where, while I am carrying the laptop, the screen will push one of the keys and wake the laptop up. Is there any way to: ...
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ubuntu 13.10 - language toggle keys don't work

I've read some people have been having trouble with switching between languages and I'm also experience something similar. In my case I can successfully change the key combination to switch languages ...
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Logitech K360 keyboard types extra characters on certain keys like the 'n' key

Whenq I turnqed my computer onq today, the keyboard started typinqg extra characters like inq this messed up senqtenqce. The only way to get rid of the extra characters is to highlight them and press ...
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How to permanently disable the F10 key?

I have a problem with my laptop, that has a permanently stuck F10 key. Is there any way to disable this key for both, text mode and X window system? I found out, that in X system this can be realized ...
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Change shortcuts on gthumb

Si there a way to change keyboard shortcuts on gthumb image viewer? I have mouse with mouse 5 and 6 buttons (the ones you click with a thumb) Is possible to change shortcuts somehow on gthumb so i ...
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I want to use Ubuntu, but I have some issues with hardware peripherals

I'm really interested in Ubuntu, but I've always run into a constant blockade that prevents me from moving forward; lack of driver support for the devices I use. Below is my current mouse and headset, ...
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non-intentional 'd' key disabling

in an attempt to isable my insert key I have isable one of the letters on my keypa (can you guess which). I am esperate to get this key back but when I trie to retrace my steps it still oesn't work. ...