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How can I type accentuated characters like ë? Need help

From this post: Often this is easier with the compose key. With that configured you use key combos to get the special characters. For instance: For ë you press Compose+", e. For ẽ you press ...
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Aspire V5-431 keyboard shows wrong letters

I got a wired problem that I cant figure out by myself. I use Ubuntu 14.04 and got a Acer Aspire V5-431 laptop. I use Norwegian setup, and everything seems correct. I test the keys on the setup ...
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14.04 Keyboard and Mouse not working in Recovery and Login

Good day to everyone. So I'm still somewhat new to this and have been learning with each problem I encounter, but this one I can't seem to wrap my head around as and it is why I am here. So this all ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 both freeze except you can still use keyboard and mouse

After a period of time which seems to be the same every time (although i have not timed it) everything on the desktop freezes, except for the keyboard and mouse. I tried disabling everything in the ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working in Linux Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 after update

yesterday i installed some updates with the automatic ubuntu updater and shutdown my pc after that. now i try to reboot and i now have the problem that my mouse and keyboard aren't recognized (not ...
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TAB key indents entire row instead of only text right of cursor

The TAB key is giving me unexpected behaviour in the text editor Kate on Kubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: Action Press TAB key. Expected behaviour Everything to the right of the cursor indents. Actual ...
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fn is not working on Asus f550ze

fn+keys (brightness etc) doesn't work. I tried Solutions in similar questions, but they don't work in my pc.
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Why can't I type with some keys on my laptop?

After I installed Ubuntu 12.10, I noticed that some keys on my Asus A53U laptop have stopped working correctly, and others work for the wrong keys, i.e. I press the key below backspace (can't remember ...
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remap caps lock to right alt

I've had a look at other questions, as well as the xkb options list (/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst), but can't seem to find a way to map the caps lock key to act as another right alt key. (On a ...
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cubuntu ctrl + arrow keys not working

I have a msi CR70 laptop and ubuntu 15.10. When I press Ctrl + left or Ctrl + right keys, it does not move the position I'm typing at by a whole word. It instead decreases or increases brightness, ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard won't connect in 15.10

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad (2 AA battery version of both, not the latest models that charge via a lightning cable), running Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit on an Intel NUC6i5SYK, kernel ...
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Shift + numeric keypad prints number (with NumLock off)

Since Lenovo have decided to place the Home and End keys in unreachable locations on my Thinkpad, I use the numeric keypad for these. With NumLock off, 1 = End and 7 = Home. One typical use for this ...
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Numpad is not working on 15.10

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and am new to this OS. When using Blender i need my numpad to work. I already searched on this site and it seems the answer to this is here. The problem is though, that my ...
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Ctrl-Shift-U doesn't work on Ubuntu 15.10

The default install of Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't have the UNICODE input method working like on previous versions. After reinstalling (and keeping the same configuration files) pressing Ctrl+Shift+U still ...
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Cannot Remap CapsLock after Swapping with Ctrl

I've remapped my caps lock key so that development in Emacs will be much faster. To do this, I edited /etc/default/keyboard to include: XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" This swapped the Caps lock key with ...
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GRUB hang after single keyboard press

I have a Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard with WIndows 10 installed a M.2 SSD (Samsung 950 PRO 256GB), Xubuntu 14 LTS (newest one available the second week of January) on a mechanical ...
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Mac Bluetooth Wireless keyboard and keypad

I am not very fond of Mac-devices except for the bluetooth keyboard. In Ubuntu 15.04 it was working great! Until I installed the 15.10... Before I upgraded Ubuntu it was possible for me to use the ...
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Why does CTRL not work in VirtualBox VMs?

I have recently noticed that for some reason when pressing CTRL in a VM in VirtualBox it doesn't get through... So I can't easily copy and paste etc, it just doesn't get through, the VM doesn't think ...
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How do I correct my keyboard/mouse pad issues?

Running Ubuntu on HP Pavillion dv7-1243cl. Keyboard and mouse pad are hypersensitive prone to jumping whereever the curser happens to be. Curser (pointer) prone to jumping all over the place. How ...
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USB keyboard not detected when booting 15.10 with upstart or in recovery mode

The story: I just had to boot my 15.10 64bit machine using upstart instead of the default systemd (selected in the GRUB boot menu's "Advanced options for Ubuntu") to boot past a network failure. ...
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Emacs keyboard with Compose(CapsLock) instead of Control

How can I set up Emacs shortcuts system wide and map the Control key for the Emacs shortcuts to the Compose key(CapsLock in my case) without interfering with the normal behavior of the Control key? ...
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Difficulty during choosing the OS [on hold]

I'm using windows 7 32bit and i have installed ubuntu on my pc. Everything went perfectly well. but the problem is when i reboot my computer and that window asks me to choose an operating system, my ...
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How do i get polish signs when i already chose the polish layout? [closed]

Hey i did the Polish layout in the keyboard settings already but when i press AltGr and press idk x or other characters i just get this stuff : »«ßæðæ@łeđđðŋ”“¢ħđŋħ↓ŧ←↓ . No polish characters .
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how to manually install hid-logitech-dj module?

I'm running ubuntu mate on raspberry pi2. Logitech k400r keyboard w/touchpad works fine with generic driver but when I wanted to add logitech m525 mouse using the same unifying receiver, I had to use ...
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Key doesn't Work Ubuntu 15.10

i can't type loWercase "W". Even on virtual keyboard. Xev reads input: FocusOut event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x3000001, mode NotifyGrab, detail NotifyAncestor FocusIn event, serial 37, ...
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Recognize keyboard at boot

I am running 15.10 desktop and when I select run as root from the advanced Ubuntu menu, I get a root shell but it does not understand my Spanish (not Latin American) keyboard and I am unable to type ...
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How do I switch off the backlit of the keyboard when the screen lock automatically?

I have a apollo laptop (https://www.entroware.com/store/apollo), which comes with backlit keyboard. The keyboard is properly lit up, and I can choose between three levels of intensity (off, medium, ...
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External Keyboard only in qwerty

I am using a BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu touch. I can connect via USB or bluetooth a external keyboard. That works fine. But my normal keyboard = German and the external is always in qwerty (English). I ...
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change color on msi keyboard steelseries

I installed ubuntu 15.10 on my msi GS70. I want to change the keyboard color, i can light up/down with fn+ and fn- but I can't change the color. I tried to follow: Getting MSI GT70 GT60 ONC LEDs on ...
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Reliable keyboard layout switching with Caps Lock

In my Ubuntu 15.10 I set Caps Lock to switch keyboard layouts in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing > Switch to next source. It works, but isn't reliable. Every time I press Caps Lock it ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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Keyboard shortcut for ruby script

I have some problem here when I'm trying to make a keyboard shortcut for my ruby script. So the first step I've do for it was to make a alias and add that command for alias on file .bashrc alias ...
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Pass Alt+Drag through to VirtualBox

Background Running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Xubuntu Linux (xfce). Installed Alt+Drag on Windows 7 to enable Right-Alt + Mouse Click to drag. Problem It seems as though xfce is not passing the ...
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Can window alt+tab'ing be configured to reorder based on which window is most recently used?

I'm having a very hard time adjusting to Ubuntu 14.04 Shift Switcher alt+tabing. Instead of using a most recently used order of the windows, ( which is important to stay in flow ), the Shift Switcher ...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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Change key shortcut to write a specific character

Currently, when pressing Alt + Shift + - results this character: – (rendered: –). This is cool, but what I want is to write is a wider dash that looks like this: — (rendered: —) How can I change ...
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How to know XF86 code for multimedia keys for i3 Windows Manager?

I have a Lenovo machine and pressing F4 used to close the focused window. I want this feature on my i3 desktop too. I tried adding: bindsym XF86Close kill to .i3/config. But it doesn't work. What ...
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Where to find complete AltGr symbols map per keyboard layout

I have an italian keyboard layout, if I press this shortcuts I can display strange symbols Alt Gr+x = » Alt Gr+SHIFT+, = × etcetera... My question is, where can I found a complete visual map of all ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... ...
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Keyboard has different layouts while startup and while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my HP laptop with Intel Atom (x64) processor though it has only 2 GB of RAM. Have I made the right decision in opting for the 64-bit instead of ...
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Unable to use Caps Lock When I log in

"Caps Lock" key doesn't work at all once I log in. "Show Keyboard Layout" show it as "Level3 Shift". In "Setting > keyboard" it doesn't recognize "Level3 Shift" at all. How to make it work ? Ubuntu ...
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How to make a key stroke recorder (for non-malicious purposes)?

When you first look at this question and its title you are going to assume that I want this for malicious purposes, however that is not the case, it is because I type a lot of things, and sometimes ...
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facing problems with vi editor in CLT

My keyboard keys are not working properly in Command line terminal when i use "vi" command to edit a file or write a program.backspace doesn't work. arrow keys doesn't work and are printing A B C D ...
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Is there a way to mimic “click and drag” using the keyboard?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on an old 2008 MacBook. My trackpad had an unfortunate accident (prolonged exposure to condensation) and no longer recognizes the "drag" portion when I'm trying to click and ...
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When i switched from ubuntu to Lubuntu i lost the external monitor. Laptop display is physically damaged

On 1/25/2016 I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 03 LTS to Lubuntu on a laptop (Sony VGN-NR120E) that I can only use with an external monitor because the LCD is physically damaged. The external monitor ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard does not reconnect reliably after reboot (Ubuntu 15.10)

I tried to set up my Apple Wireless Keyboard with UbuntuGNOME 15.10, which for the most part works flawlessly until I reboot. After rebooting, I have a 20% chance the keyboard reconnects and actually ...
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How to set Copy and Paste in ubuntu

Running: Ubuntu desktop 15.10; Recently, somehow, my settings for normal copy and paste keybindings have changed. I've searched through and through and found only people asking how to copy and paste ...
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Hi! I updated my laptop but I shut down accidetally causing for the update to be incomplete. Now, my laptop doesn't work properly. What to do?

I can't use the mouse. There's a box where I can partially update the OS. But I can't click it because the mouse is not working. Help!
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Unable to boot after upgrade 15.04=>15.10 “Failed to start Set console keymap.”

After upgrading to 15.10 my system boots up the the following output: [Failed] Failed to start Set console keymap. See 'systemctl status console-setup.service' for details [FAILED] Failed to start ...
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HELP Shift key not working

I can't use 'shift' on my Asus x201e notebook. It's a fresh install of Ubuntu. After some time, the key doesn't work anymore. It's a 'qwerty' Portuguese keyboard. I tested keyboard key listeners ...