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

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USB (mouse/keyboard) turn off selecting Windows from GRUB

I completely reformatted a drive and set up the partitions as I wanted them. First I installed Windows 7 and things were smooth (keyboard mouse worked) Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Grub and ...
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Sony VAIO keyboard only responding after suspending the device/restarting the X-Server

As the title says, the built in keyboard on my Sony VAIO SVE1712V1EB does not respond after booting. Neither it does in GRUB. However when I suspend the computer / restart the X-Server, the keyboard ...
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Virtualbox on Ubuntu 14.04 - Windows 7 VM keystrokes work 80% of time

Is there a way to adjust the keystroke sensitivity on a Virtualbox VM in Ubuntu 14.04? When typing in my Win7 vm (I'm using seamless mode), I have to type very slowly and push the keys PERFECTLY for ...
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Could I change my CAPSLOCK key so that pressing it types out a string of characters

At work, we have a long domain name. I'm lazy. I'd like to map my CAPSLOCK key to type out a string such as "outlongdomain.com". This is only to save me from typing. I've seen numerous questions ...
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Key acting as CTRL key on Portuguese (Brazil) keyboard on Thinkpad T440

I recently bought a Thinkpad T440 and I noticed the keyboard is different from others computer. So my problem is, this keyboard is a brazilian keyboard with key ç and the key who has printed ? / º is ...
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Keyboard layout related issue - fixed in GUI but receive error in terminal

I run on Ubuntu 14.04. I have an issue related to the keyboard layout in GUI mode. I managed to fix it in the GUI by using: setxkbmap -layout us [1] and adding it to the ~/.bashrc. That works fine. ...
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How can I swap Left Meta for an arbitrary key (preferably using xkb)?

I'm trying to counter my "emacs pinky" by putting some keys in more accesible places. I've already switched Ctrl for Caps Lock, which was a no brainer, putting a setxkbmap command to the Startup ...
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Keyboard not working at login screen Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3.9.90. After a standard program update two weeks ago my keyboard stopped working only in the login screen. As a workaround I log in using the screen keyboard. When ...
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Pausing YouTube with keyboard shortcuts

A lot of the time, I have a YouTube video playing. I am also normally playing a game that captures my mouse. However, I can quickly escape from it and use a keyboard shortcut - maybe to mute or unmute ...
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How to use a laptop keyboard on another laptop? (software solution)

I want to play fofix (frets on fire, a guitar hero like game) in multi-player mode but I don't have an extra USB keyboard. I would like to link my friend's laptop's keyboard to my laptop (two ...
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Can I create a launcher for keyboard shortcuts?

Just to clarify, I do not want to create keyboard shortcuts that run desktop icons. Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut that, when clicked, runs a keyboard shortcut combination? I find the ...
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USB keyboard sometimes works sometimes it doesn't

I'm using xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an IBM Model M keyboard with USB-SDL-6-pin adapter. The keyboard works fine on a Macbook Pro and on my desktop when I'm running Win7. The keyboard works at the bios ...
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Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
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Direct Keyboard Input from Linux Laptop to Windows Pc

So, every once in a while I sit with my Laptop right in Front of my Desktop Pc with the PC-Mouse next to it (which means I can still use it) but the keyboard is behind the laptop. It so happends I use ...
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Keyboard and mouse (touchpad from laptop) stalling

Today I started up my laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that every second or so my keystrokes and mouse actions doesn't get through. This is very annoying. An example of typed text will look like ...
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How to change one key in the keyboard?

I need to change only one key in my keyboard, the key for ç, it is not used in my language nor the keyboard language so I don't know why someone would put that key there, in fact I've only seen that ...
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Shift+home and shift+end don't work in laptop [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and these key combinations do not work. If I toggle NumLock then Home and End without shift don't work properly. I found some proposed solutions for older versions of Ubuntu but ...
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My son keeps pressing keys that makes Ubuntu stop responding [closed]

When me and my son are playing minecraft, often my son gets excited and will press the wrong keys on the keyboard. The game and ubuntu will stop responding. the mouse continues to move on the screen ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working after sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 but I had this problem before with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to force my computer to shut don't, else it does not respond. What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you in ...
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Laggy keyboard after installing Ubuntu Server

Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04(x64) on my laptop, while there are Windows8 on another disk. The keyboard on my laptop used to work perfectly. But just after I finished the installation, ...
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Scroll lock doesn't work [duplicate]

I recently purchased Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Mechanical Keyboard from Amazon, and scroll lock key doesn't seem to work on Ubuntu, I am running Ubuntu 14.04 currently. I tested the keyboard on ...
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Disable Keyboard Repeat from command line?

Is it possible to disable the keyboard repeat functionality, as is needed by various Flash games, through the command line? Normally it can be disabled by going to settings -> keyboard and hitting ...
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LXLE 12.04.5 on Sony Vaio VGN-T150, Fn keys and volume keys don't work

I have a Sony VGN-T150 ultrabook that I've had since 2005; it's a Pentium M 1.1ghz (ULV 733) with 1GB RAM, running LXLE 12.04.5. It came with WinXP, but I've transitioned from Windows to Linux about 6 ...
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How to restart UI in 12.04 desktop

Happy user of 12.04 desktop since its released, but recently - past couple of months my UI randomly freezes. Mouse pointer moves, but can not click Keyboard is completely gone Screen painting looks ...
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DOWN arrow and DELETE are suddenly mapped to toggle enable/disable touchpad

I let some friends use my laptop (acer aspire s7) and when i got it back (they had no idea what they were doing) this had happened, what i've found so far: 1) down arrow disables touchpad 2) delete ...
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Change default behavior of Fn+Funtion key

I have the latest version of Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5212. All of the Fn key combinations work correctly except the brightness down and brightness up ones (Fn+F2 and ...
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Greek dead key ; stopped working

Hello I am using Xubuntu and I added the Greek keyboard layout, everything was working ok until the next restart where the accents were not working ( ; key + vowel ). I tried removing the layout and ...
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.xinitrc: can't reliably keep caps lock and ESC swapped

I use my .xinitrc file to run the following line: xmodmap /home/eric/.xmodmaprc. .xmodmaprc in turn contains the following: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape ...
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when trying to install ubuntu or other linux, lose power to mouse and keyboard

I have this old computer "Compaq Presario SR1603WM Desktop PC" and im attempting to install linux on it. I have currently tried linux mint 17.1, mint 17, ubuntu 14.04, ubuntu 12.10(i think thats it) ...
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What is the difference between GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in /etc/default/grub

I'm troubleshooting a fn-key brightness control problem on my laptop, so I'm wading through a lot of config options in /etc/default/grub, as you can imagine. However, it's raised a question for me: ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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I cant type my password to update ubuntu

okay so i need to update so i can use my keyboard, but i cant type my password or click or move my mouse because it wont work without the update. I have a chromebook :( i know. Anyways my built in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not responding

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer. Sometimes Ubuntu 14.04 just freezes. Using keyboard and mouse has no effect. I need to do a hard reset. On Ubuntu I have only installed ...
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Questions regarding on-screen keyboard app development

I am volunteering some of my time to help get my favorite keyboard ported to Ubuntu, and I wanted to check with the community to see what approach to use for this kind of app. Are there any special ...
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Keyboard occasionally stops working, mouse works

I have a user whose keyboard occasionally stops working until the system is rebooted. This is completely random and happens 0 to ~7 times a day. There hasn't been any problems with the mouse, only ...
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Why My External Keyboard can not use Ctrl,Alt and Win(Super)?

Guys I'm newbie in Ubuntu. Recently, I install Ubuntu14.10-gnome3.14. However,here is a question.My laptop keyboard works well,but my external keyboard can not use L_Ctrl, R_Ctrl, L_Alt, R_Alt,and ...
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MSI GS 60 Fn+F2 (screen mode) and Fn-F10 (airplane mode) not working

I'm under ubuntu 14.10 with a MSI GS60 2PE. All my Fn functions are working except 2 : - Fn+F2 : which allow screen mode change - Fn+F10 : which allow airplane mode (disabling of wifi and bluetooth) ...
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xfce: cant change layout switch key due to unsupported keyboard model

I prefer to use right alt as a keyboard layout (language) switch key. I use xfce. In keyboard settings I choose right alt as layout switch key - but is has no effect. I also notices that my keyboard ...
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f4 key sends alt+f4

On my Lenovo laptop, pressing the f4 key sends alt+f4. All other function keys send the key that are. Some of the function keys actually send a key combination when I press them in combination with ...
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Caps Lock delay

Yesterday I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop, but there's a problem with Caps Lock. When pressing the Caps Lock button, there is a small delay before it actually toggles. This problem does not show up in ...
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(Left) CTRL + right arrow not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux, and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The (left) CTRL + right arrow combination doesn't work. for instance, (left) CTRL + Left, (skipping text) is broken (left) CTRL + Super + Left, ...
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Keyboard layout changes after login

In my system with Ubuntu 14.04 system, I've recognized that my keyboard layout changes after I log in. Normally I use only Turkish keyboard layout, I can use it during login screen appears but after ...
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Connecting by default to Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard

I bought a Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard -- and after using these steps to pair with Ubuntu 14.04 -- I want it to connect by default. On startup the keyboard is not connected, and after logging ...
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Deactivate Caps Lock in 14.04

I really don't need caps lock (who does?) and would rather have it as a shift key as I sometimes hit it by mistake especially on the small netbook keyboard. Since I don't read while I type this might ...
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Fn key stopped working after upgrade to 14.10

I've read a bunch of other topics here and elsewhere with people having this issue but cannot find a solution. I've tried numerous combinations of changing grub config for example this one: ...
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Search function ignoring diacritics

The ubuntu search function Ctrl+F searches wonderfully fast (since 13.10 or 14.04 or so). But, it considers e é è ê ē ­ë all as different characters. I have PDF files named after their author, who ...
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My backtick key exits Terminal

I have several computers running xubuntu; my main PC does accented chars which is documented, an old 32-but Asus EEE produces a back-tick as it should, but my 64-bit EEE immediately closes the current ...
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How to remap the arrow keys

I have an old Dell Inspiron 1050 laptop whose keyboard's right arrow key is not working. Earlier when I was on windows 8.1 I used sharpkeys to remap: the down arrow to right arrow, the left arrow ...
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Program buttons G7 and G8 on the Logitech Gaming Mouse G502

I wanted a few extra programmable buttons on my mouse to assign shortcuts to, so I picked up a Logitech G502. I am using xbindkeys and xev according to numerous tutorials available to find the button ...
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Setting special keys as keyboard shortcuts

Binding keyboard shortcuts in Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers, to "special keyboard keys" like the Home, Search, Mail buttons etc., does not work on a new desktop (14.04.1), but did work on the ...