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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combitnation for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard. I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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How to turn off Logitech K810 keyboard back light automation

I could not find terminal command to turn off the back light of keyboard. For example the following commands do turn off my laptop keyboard back light : sudo chmod 777 ...
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Gnome ubuntu 15.10 keyboard shortcuts

I'm having problems with keyboard shortcuts such as ctrl+alt+t or volume up and down not working in gnome Ubuntu 15.10. I switched to gnome because my XPS 13 trackpad does not work well with Unity, ...
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ASUS X555LN Brightness fn key not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS X555L Laptop using an nVidia GeForce 520M Graphics card. The fn+f5/f6 keys are unable to adjust brightness. Currently my screen brightness level is maximum. My ...
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Driver aziokbd < (>) key not detected [on hold]

Im trying to use your driver in debian jessie, alt and ctrl works great, but the key < (>) doesnt event get detected by xev. Can you add some code to the driver so it gets working? xev output for ...
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Looking for consistency in editing keystrokes, specifically Crtl+Right

There are two different ways that a Ctrl+Right is interpreted in Ubuntu; I'm running 15.04. In this Firefox window, Ctrl+Left goes to the beginning of the previous word, and Ctrl+Right goes to the ...
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ACPI PCC probe failed after Nvidia instalation and the keybaord is broken

I get the APCI PCC probe failed starting version 219. I know this is harmless. But ACPI failing breaks my keyboard (it might be using the ACPI bus). The option of "enable function keys" won't work ...
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Press any key - Which key to press? [on hold]

I see press any key on my screen and: I'm wondering which key I press... OR I'm pressing a key, but nothing happens!
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Using iPad as keyboard

I have a second laptop I want to run alongside my first, running Ubuntu of course, and the keyboard is broken and I don't want to unplug my external one from my other laptop for that one, so is there ...
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Ubuntu Touch - bulgarian keyboard layout

How can I make a Bulgarian keyboard layout and add it to Ubuntu Touch? I read some tutorials, but the links don't work. My Phone is the BQ Aquaris Ubuntu edition.
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Unresponsive keyboard after installing Ubuntu 14.04

Booted from DVD and running the installer now. Built-in keyboard on Pavilion dm1 laptop is not working. USB mouse works. Noticed this when I tried to enter the password for my wifi network and the ...
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Keyboard adding additional characters when typing

First of all, i don't know is this is a right place for asking this question. I searched for hours to find the solution but without any luck. When i press r its shown as 3r= also for backspace is ...
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Alt Gr turned into right mouse button, Ubuntu 14.04

For some reason my Alt Gr key has begun to act as right mouse button. I've tried to look for similar symptoms on Google for a few days, to no avail. Using evtest, I've found out that "Macintosh mouse ...
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XKB Problem, cannot remap, Remapping unsucessful

Hi I'm relatively new to ubuntu, but i don't know much about it. My problem is that my keyboard has stopped working, not all of the keys But in particular the T and Y and the backspace buttons . I ...
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No wifi | Acer Switch 10 | in mode Try ubuntu |

helo guys, I am new with Ubuntu, but this is awesome platform :). I've problem... in my acer switch 10 Wifi not working. I try many different ways to solve this but everything thosen't work. I doing ...
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Keyboard is not working on PC with Ubuntu

I have a Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu. I got it from my friend that way. I don't know much about Ubuntu. It look nice and stuff but the laptop keyboard is not working on it. When i click the caps ...
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Is there a GUI Keyboard Remapper App?

Running Ubuntu 15.02. Tried finding the keyboard layout tab and now I'm convinced it's gone missing with this latest release. Thus, I'm looking for a simple app that does the same thing... I'm a Mac ...
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Steel Series Laptop Keyboard

After installing Linux 14.04 on my new MSI GT72 gaming laptop I can not seem to figure out how to get my back lite LEDs to work on my keyboard. The laptop has a steel series keyboard. I have searched ...
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Shift keys not working properly

I have recently returned to using my netbook and have discovered that the shift keys work for certain characters but not for others. Typing most lower-case letters is okay, but I cannot type uppercase ...
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On a keyboard layout where caret (^) is a combining key, how do I make it not combing without using the spacebar?

On my keyboard layout, the caret is one of the dead keys, a combining diacritical mark that one has to combine with a second key. e.g. to produce ê I type ^e. To type ^ I need to type ^ spacebar. ...
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Bluetooth - turn off auto-suspend

I've got bluetooth keyboard (no usb receiver) Microsoft Sculpt Mobile. The problem is, keyboard goes into 'auto-suspend' mode after a while of inactivity. Then it needs several seconds to wake up ...
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Setup Toggle Key-combination for Ctrl (similar to CapLock is to Shift)

Is it possible to setup a key toggle to make it as if a certain key is now being held down? Specifically, I would like to be able to do is press some short key combination (e.g. Ctrl twice in ...
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Map Ctrl+c to one button to stop a script on terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to remap the functionality of Ctrl+C to just one button (e.g b) such that whenever I press that button in terminal it forces the script running in it to stop (kinda ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS doesn't recognize my usb keyboard and mouse

I'm new to linux and I decide to give Ubuntu a shot. My keyboard is working on the screen where I select ''try Ubuntu'' but when Ubuntu finish it's loading I can't do nothing because my USB keyboard ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool's numpad delete key behaviour doesn't work

I use a lot of keyboard layouts, but some of them have comma instead of dot on the numpad delete key. I want to override this behaviour and always use dot, but when I open gnome-tweak-tool, then go to ...
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Keystrokes activate random and unintended functions like “Find” and “Escape”

I've installed Ubuntu Mate on a new laptop (Asus Zenbook 305FA) and it runs well except for one thing: When I type certain characters I get undesirable responses. For example when I type the ...
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(Lubuntu) Can't open onboard keyboard

Ok so i'm in need of a virtual keyboard. I installed onboard, but when I try and open in it I get this message... ** (onboard:1573): WARNING **: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: ...
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Ubuntu touch Keyboard

I got a BQ E4.5 running ubuntu touch, and I got a question about the ubuntu touch keyboard. Every time I use it I feel uncomfortable with it, typing errors, and have to correct every messages I write, ...
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Mouse freezes when connected through usb switch and simulatinously pressing keyboard key

I have an Aten US224 USB Switch which works fine under Windows. However in Ubuntu the mouse freezes as soon as I press a keyboard button (e.g. Alt + Tab) and simultaneously moving the mouse cursor. It ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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How to remap Fn Key combinations?

I want to do some advanced key mapping on my Sony VAIO. It involves the Fn key. This is what I want to do: I want to do a Fn key inversion, ie to remap: [Fn+ F2toF7] on my keyboard to [F2 to F7] soft ...
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How to set some key turbo pressing instead of usual middle mouse button behaviour?

There is a browser game. Sometimes I need to press a key on a keyboard very fast. How can I simulate turbo key pressing when middle mouse button is pushed and then recover it's behaviour after ...
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Xtreme Gaming Keyboard control and alt act like shift

Xtreme Gaming Keyboard control and alt act like shift... This only seems to happen on Ubuntu 14.04... It's really frustrating... ;-; Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know how to solve ...
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Keybord / Mouse lagging

I'm mew to Ubuntu, but I cant answer to this anywhere. I have a Corsair Gaming Keyboard and a Logiteck 602 Mouse. Both laggs like he... When I type the cursor is freesing and after a few seconds, it ...
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Insert paste keyboard shortcut? [on hold]

Is there a keyboard shortcut that would set the cursor to the start of a section of text which has just been pasted? The default behaviour is for the cursor to appear after the pasted text.
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Numeric keys not working in kCalc

I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu with an a4tech KBS-21 keyboard and there is no problem with my desktop and all the software except for kcalc. In kcalc, my numeric keys won't work at all while ...
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Disabling a Function (Fn) Hotkey on a System76 Laptop

I have a System76 Gazelle Professional which is running Ubuntu 14.04. The fn+F4 toggles volume down which I use all the time, but its directly next to fn+F3 which makes the computer go to sleep ...
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How to add custom keyboard in Lubuntu

I want to add myanmar keyboard for Lubuntu 14.04. But, after installed it didn't shown up in iBus. How to solve? Please. sorry for my bad english.
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numeric keys doesn't work on ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo laptop. After a while my numeric keys stop working at all. I tried from setting to fix it but did not work. After that i tried numlockx program and it doesn't work ...
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How to Remap Brightness Keys

I have a Dell laptop which has some fairly standard media keys along F1-F12 as well as three special keys by the power button. For the longest time, my brightness down button hasn't worked. For some ...
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Bash: What to do when control-c won't kill a process, is there a better solution to the on/off button?

The full title of this question is: Bash: What to do when control-c won't kill a process, due to the fact that the bash script contains a loop which calls another process: Is there a better solution ...
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Laptop Volume media keys stay pressed

This is a problem I've had before on an old HP laptop. Now I have a Lenovo Z470. These are the keys I mean: They seem to be capacitive buttons. When I press volume down for example, the volume goes ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Stop Working (After 1-2h)

Dell XPS 13, Installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04, Updated Gnome to 3.16. 10: I start up, everything works 20: After ~2h, brightness, volume (Fn+?? keyboard combos) stop working 30: Reboot 40: Goto 10 I ...
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Volume, Media, and Terminal Hotkeys stop working at random times?

Seemingly randomly after a resume, my keyboard hotkeys for volume, pause/play, and CTRL+ALT+T for terminal stop working. Brightness and other hotkeys still work. I've tried the steps described in this ...
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Screenshot shortcut key error

For more than a week or so whenever I use one of the cursor keys, page up or down, home, end or delete, it takes a screenshot and asks if I want to save to clipboard. I checked Ubuntu Keyboard ...
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How to make a Hebrew-English keyboard layout combo behave like in Windows?

I would like my he-IL/en-US Keyboard layoutas in Lubuntu 15.04 to behave like it does in MS Windows, with respect to Hebrew. That probably means a lot of things, not all of which I'm aware of, but at ...
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keyboard stopped responding

I have a situation where the keyboard stopped responding after a while. This happened before where the mouse stopped responding but the keyboard remained active. dmesg before reboot: [239536.032716] ...
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keyboard and mouse no longer works beyond grub after recent update

I recently did a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and now beyond grub, neither the mouse nor the keyboard (both usb connections) works. I can fortunately still ssh into the machine, and use it that way, ...
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How can I identify the component responsible fro reordering keyboard input?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Dell Latitude 13 laptop. When I launch Chromium and open several pages from stackexchange in different tabs. Any text I type in will frequently have characters showing ...
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How can I set up a key spamming macro?

I'm trying to find a program that functions as an analogue to AutoHotKey on Windows. I need to constantly send virtual keystrokes to any application window by pressing a button. Ideally, I should be ...