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

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Keyboard activated LED's blink out on language change

When I change languages on my 14.04, my keyboard's LEDs go out. For example when Num Lock is activated in English when I Shift+Alt to change language the led goes out, the function though remains (num ...
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After Upgrade from 11.10 to 14.04, Laptop Keyboard Keys Not Working

The keys that don't work are: F11, F12, Hyphen, Opening Square Bracket, Forward Slash, Insert, Numpad: Forward Slash, Numpad: Star, Numpad: Minus, Numpad: 7, Numpad: 8 How do I restore them to a ...
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How can I get my Acer netbook keyboard working in 14.04?

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook, as well as an external USB keyboard. I have been running 12.04 LTS for a long time with no issues with either keyboard. Recently my hard drive crashed. I have ...
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Cannot type using onboard

Having problems typing with Onboard, I can use the other one, at a much slower speed. Yet I can " Type Symbols " on Onboard Keypad... I do not understand ( I am New to the Computer ), Please Help :(
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 slow keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 on my Asus laptop and I have a problem with my keyboard which is randomly slow and repeat some characters. So I looked for a solution, I found that I have to disable "Slow ...
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Making one certain key STICKY and another one into TOGGLING key

How do I make "Fn" key work like toggle and "Caps Lock" sticky? I want these two specific keys but I prefer general solution to a problem.
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Sometimes custom hotkey does not work

Sometimes after a while custom hotkey does not work and I should logout and log in. Is there any other way to fix it? Why this problem happened?
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Password reset problems [duplicate]

After I get to recovery menu and them root I typed in the reset command. Passed username it pulls up enter new UNIX password when that pulls up my keyboard stops working can anyone help me fix
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Sometimes, when I press Alt-F4, a stream of “p”s is generated

Sometimes, when I press Alt-F4 to close a program or window, the computer starts acting as if I'm holding down the P key, which creates lag and hijacks whatever text field is in focus. Why is this ...
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How to add some special characters to a layout

Today, I bought a gaming keyboard which has an English layout. The problem here is that I am Portuguese and this keyboard doesn't have ~ and ç. Is there any way that I can include those keys in my ...
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How can I change rename shortcut key to Enter (Return) in Thunar file manager?

Mouse hover method works for all other keys expect Enter. Editing /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm has no effect and it reloads to previous values after logging in again.
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Keyboard does not respond when in BIOS menu [migrated]

I loaded 14.10 along side Windows 7. When I boot, I see the choices for Ubuntu and Windows in the BIOS boot menu, but the key board arrows doesn't work until after boot-up is complete. The BIOS ...
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using third level character unaccessible for non us layout

On Ubuntu 14.04 the right Alt Gr key is configured as a switch to tertiary character input (Like "€"). While this works (almost) for the (default) US keyboard, it fails on any other keyboard layout ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 chrome doesn't detect keyboard input

When I'm using multiple workspaces, especially when I'm writing code and have every one of my workspaces occupied by some process and switch between the workspace that contains google chrome and the ...
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How do I set and store the custom Keyboard Shortcuts? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I would like to set and retrieve the custom keyboard shortcuts via commandline. I've found out how to set and restore the normal standard shortcuts using gconftool-2 (and navigatable via ...
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What settings are being edited behind the scenes in Universal Access?

I was looking at this question. I know there is a setting within Universal Access which allows keystrokes to have a delay between I/O. I am wondering what is actually being edited behind the scenes ...
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How to toggle off Caps Lock by Shift key?

I get used to turn Caps Lock off by Shift in Windows. That way I never need to check whether Caps Lock is on when I just want to type a first letter in uppercase. But how can I do the same in Ubuntu ...
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Assigning a default Keyboard backlight

I have installed UBUNTU 14.04 on an Asus G56JK laptop with keyboard backlight. The keyboard backlight control function keys are working properly, allowing four levels of brightness from 0 (no light) ...
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Can you tweak 'Onboard' show label popups for hardware keypresses?

Switched to Dvorak a few months back (love it), but I'm still having some trouble moving from hunt-and-peck to touch-typing. I never learned it for Qwerty either but it's ridiculous not to try when ...
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Using wireless keyboard with trackball with Ubuntu

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 on an old ThinkPad, but I would really like to utilise a Shintaro wireless keyboard with a trackball with Ubuntu. The keyboard features are all working but I can't seem ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04 login screen

I update Linux to 14.04 and now then the mouse and keyboard doesn't work in login screen. I try reinstallin grub from a live usb, but it still not working. I would really appreciate your help. Ivana
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Ctrl-s doesn't work as “save” anywhere in ubuntu

This is my first time posting here. I have been working with linux not for a bit, but I'm still getting the hang of it sometimes. At some given point in time my save combination ctrl-s stopped ...
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Lubuntu - CTRL+ALT+“…” does not work

I am a newbie with Lubuntu, I am using Lubuntu 14.04. Ctrl+Alt+[any other key] does not work. I am not able to use backslash or curly braces or any other shortcut to use something. I did some search ...
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The shift keys type letters X and W?

On pressing my Left Shift I'm getting "x" and on pressing the Right Shift i'm getting "w". Just now, pressing the Left Shift I'm getting this: "xxxxxxxxxxx" and on the right one "wwwww". Please ...
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When I press escape key, the = key appears to be pressed instead

I have no idea what caused this, but as of yesterday or the day before, when I press ESC, the = key seems to be pressed instead. This happens across all programs. And it doesn't seem like the ESC key ...
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14.04 - key presses are ignored

I pressed some keyboard shortcut by mistake - I don't know which one, and now each key press is somehow "translated" to CTRL+key, e.g. when I press letter 'a', all the text on the screen is selected ...
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How to disable caps lock on boot

Is there a way to disable the Caps Lock at boot, so it won't bother me when logging in? Laptop: old Multicom Xishan W530E bought at http://multicom.no. OS: Ubuntu 14.04. My latop has a problem with ...
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How to find program in unity dash and start use only keyboard

we have: ubuntu with unity 14.10 1. press Ubuntu key 2. start type name of program you want to start 3. press enter <- launch program not work! Unity do not start program you should click icon! ...
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Can't install ubuntu on surface pro since keyboard/touch doesn't work

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my microsoft surface pro and I'm having issues installing as it seems my bluetooth keyboard and touch aren't working at all. I created a bootable usb and was able to ...
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How can I make a keyboard shortcut to turn off and turn on the screen?

I changed my laptop from a Lenovo U310 to a Dell Inspiron 7537. The Lenovo had a special key for turning off and on the screen, but the Dell doesn't have it. I want to know if there is a command for ...
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ubuntu 14.04 no system preferences in Unity

No preferences in System settings too. I am looking to change the keyboard to Romanian. In System settings --> Language Support --> Install/Remove Languages I found and installed Romanian, but in ...
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My keyboard layout is all wrong.. And hotkeys aren't working!

I'm very new at Ubuntu (I'm a recent Windows convert) Basically when I first set up the OS I chose the keyboard layout as "English (UK)" and it's got the @ and " keys messed up! I have no idea where ...
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Use Numpad as arrow keys

I'm used to use numeric pad as arrow keys when numpad is off in windows. May I have same behaviour in ubuntu 14.04? Thanks in advance.
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Firefox must press backspace twice to delete one charecter

in Firefox in Ubuntu when I type on some text area and I want to delete something , the English character needs only pressing backspace one time but the Arabic character needs pressing backspace ...
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Sony Vaio Keyboard Light not working VPCSB Ubuntu 14.10

I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Sony Vaio VPCSB. The keyboard light is not working along with the keyboard sensor (in Windows you can cover the sensor and they Keyboard lights would come on. Does ...
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how to make my keyboard work again?

I have a chromebook that is running 14.04 and I was trying to get the trackpad to work so I tried the following: mkdir ~/backup sudo mv /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/* ~/backup/ cd ...
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Network Configuration killed Keyboard [14.04]

I've got a weird problem. I just got ubuntu running on my surface pro 2. I read about several wifi and keyboard problems. Keyboard worked fine for me out of the box, but wifi didn't. I found a ...
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Why has my Ctrl+Shift+U key for Unicode input stopped working?

When I press Ctrl+Shift+U and type numbers, nothing happens. Holding down control or shift doesn't help, either. I've tried running sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration, but that didn't solve ...
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Lock button globaly or make it available only for one programm

For example. I have installed Mumble VoIP Client and I want PTT instead voice activation. On Windows Mumble can reserve button for itself, so, if I use 'F1' for PTT, it will not work in other ...
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Ubuntu doesn't work with my laptop

I have been trying to use Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Pavilion laptop with a AMD Turion64 x2 processor. I've tried using "Try Ubuntu" with both the 32 and 64 bit editions. (run from separate DVD disks ...
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Thinkpad 11e Wifi Button does not switch off hardware [closed]

I have a Lenovo thinkpad 11e Laptop with intel 7260 Wifi Module, Running Elementary Luna, (ubuntu 12.04) with kernel 3.13.0.40 (Saucy updates). The Wifi works fine, remains switched on as usual on ...
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Low level keyboard mapping

I've got a keyboard that comes with some special key (keycode 94) at the place usually occupied by left alt. How do I map the special key to Alt properly? I tried to use xmodmap -e "keycode 94 = ...
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fn volume keys no longer working after installing VLC

When I first had ubuntu in vanilla state, all my fn keys worked fine. After recently installing VLC media player, however, the volume fn has stopped working. Everything else seems fine, it's just ...
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backspace on chrome and chromium

im having a problem when im using either chrome or chromium. whenever and whatever im writing, if i hold backspace, the keyboard shuts off, but not completely, just in the browser, i can keep using ...
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grub menu display “setparams…” content for any key

I have searched for many topic but none of them similar like my case (I think)! I have and ga-h81m-s2pv board with a SSD drive, USB keyboard/mouse. I change boot and storage BIOS setting to ...
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Can not move in mbr menu

I have Windows7 and Ubuntu 13.10 installed, but I can not access to Ubuntu. MBR start Windows only, without any menu. I have created a menu in GRUB for booting Windows or Ubuntu (tutorial Using ...
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how to make keyboard to press ctrl key after every 5 minutes?

I have the xdotool installed and would like it to: press the Ctrl key every 5 minutes scroll a window up and down every 5 minutes make a mouse click every 5 minutes How should I proceed?
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How to bind keys from a specific keybaord

I would usually use xbindkeys to bind a key or key combination to a command in Ubuntu. I now have two separate keyboard inputs and I would like to bind keys from one of these keyboards to commands ...
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Add a Keyboard Layout in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to set up Mirrorboard on my computer running 14.04 LTS. I downloaded the layout file, but have no idea how to set this as my keyboard layout. I have it placed in ...
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mouse and keyboard not detected

I can not install Ubuntu 13.10 or 14.10 because when the install screen appears neither my Logitech wireless keyboard or mouse are working or not being detected. They are being detected when I get the ...