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

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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 can't use multiple languages

I recently updated to UBUNTU GNOME 14.10 GNOME version 3.14.1. I tried adding more languages to the keyboard such as Hebrew, It let's me add it, but when I am changing the language it does show in ...
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switch layout of only one keyboard with applet

I got a complex keyboard setup and do already have a solution to some of my issues but no idea how to merge them: I am using a hybrid NEO/QWERTZ keyboard. I want to be able to switch layouts with ...
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Gnome 3 keyboard layout rotation

I have Gnome3 and two keyboard layouts (English and Russian) installed. When I try to switch between these layouts, I am able to switch with Alt-Shift to the Russian layout, but not back to the ...
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I had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Macbook

So I've actually had to plug in a mouse to get my right click to work. Unfortunately, I have a mac with no buttons. I'd like to get the right click to initiate when I press F3 which is keycode 128. ...
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How does the command system for shortcuts work?

I would like to use some shortcuts for my macro keys in my Ubuntu 14.04 64bit distro. In the settings there is in the keyboard tab an option to configure your own shortcuts. But I don't get which ...
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Why does my keyboard suddenly stop working?

I have been using dual-boot on a Lenovo Flex for about 3 weeks now with Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu started getting funny with unreliable connection (Wifi was connecting but not transfering ...
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lubuntu 14.10 typing transposition

just upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10 Lubuntu on an ASUS X550L with a USB Keyboard. Started noticing that if I type faster than 30ish WPM the characters I type get jumbled, lag behind, and generally ...
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USB keyboard skipping key presses after wake from sleep

On my Thinkpad T420 using Ubuntu 14.04, I have a basic USB keyboard connected. After wake up from sleep, the USB keyboard starts malfunctioning, i.e. for the system to register a keypress I have to ...
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Keyboard not working in some applications after installation of Ubuntu 14.10

I just did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10. I can use my keyboard normally in most windows (i.e. browser window to type this question) however the keyboard doesn't work at all in certain ...
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command not running in rc.local but works in terminal

My entire rc.local file #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other # value on ...
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Volume keys don't work on HP Pavilion g7

I have tried the default way (the default shortcut) and a script, but neither work. I can confirm that the keys are working, as I get the correct output in xev (Pressing and releasing the volume mute ...
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No user input after upgrading to ubuntu 14.10 with linux kernel 3.16

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10, I am no longer able to use my keyboard and mouse to do anything. I can't even get to a tty terminal. All I can do is stare at the login screen, or do a hard ...
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How to get work keyboard scroll wheel?

I have PS/2 keyboard with scroll wheel but doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 . How I can use scroll wheel in Ubuntu because in Windows it works without any extra software. I don't know Keyboard brand, ...
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Key '1' not working after upgrade to 14.04

I have a strange problem. After upgrading to 14.04 the button '1' on my keyboard has stopped working in the following way: It does not matter if I use the built-in keyboard or an external keyboard. ...
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New install of 14.04.1 LTS version failed?

Yesterday I fought like crazy to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (32bit) onto my old ACER AST180 system. I was replacing MS-Windows Vista (Remove Windows and replace all data with Ubuntu). Yes, it was ...
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acpi_listen is not working the way it should

I want to get keymaps of the keys using acpi_listen for some keyboard layout issues. But when i run acpi_listen and press any alphabetical key, it will only display that letter(Suppose I press a it ...
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My laptop has no numpad, no numlock, how can I simulate it?

Just bought a Toshiba Satellite S45t, it has no numlock! Num pad is not writen as an option on the uiojkl keys. I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 numlockx on, does not make any changes at all. I have ...
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How to clear all global keyboard shortcuts without “SUPER”?

Is there a quick and easy way that deletes ALL global keyboard shortcuts not involving the SUPER key? I am asking because in my opinion, the SUPER key is the "SYSTEM" key. If it is not involved, no ...
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Mapping the Mac Command key

I have Ubuntu installed on a PC and I have a remote connection to a Mac at work. I would like to be able to use keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl-C, Ctrl-v but because the mac responds to Command-C, ...
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Super key not working in Ubuntu 14.10

When I test in keyboard layout chart, any keys work except super key. It still work when I used Ubutu 14.04. I was familiar with super key so I just want it work. Do you have any idea with my problem? ...
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Left Shift key not working, will not show up in xev [closed]

Zboard keyboard model nr usb001 ubuntu 14.04 trusty Shift key not showing up in xev, hahahaha. i fixed this 7+years old issue right now, press down semi hard the zboard logo, where the ...
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How can I open an app with a custom keyboard shortcut?

How do I open an application by a custom keyboard shortcut, like Ctrl+M for opening System Monitor?
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Switch layout with 'Shift R' only and saving file with caps letters

I use 'Shift R' to switch keyboard layout (this is very handy). But I have a trouble with it. When I try to save file from Firefox to new folder (Save as... New Folder...) ubuntu cancel editing and ...
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sudo is denied access to change keyboard backlight?

Opening vim as sudo -i or sudo - still doesn't let me write to the file. Trying to change the keyboard backlight settings on my laptop gives me this output; even with sudo I can't change anything in ...
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Boot to GNU GRUB and stops

Please read this as coming from a complete beginner. After several months of pleasure using xubuntu why does my machine suddenly decide not to boot but go instead to the GNU Grub screen and ...
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numeric keys not working after upgrading 14.04

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 installed on my lenovo PC. After upgrading ubuntu to 14.4, numeric keypad (on right side on keyboard and near function keys, i.e top ) are not working . Also tried ...
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how to create a shortcut to unlock my pc

So basically how do i add a shortcut to unlock my pc when it is locked without having to type my password and i was wondering if it is possible to remove password from the lock screen so it only works ...
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Logitech K330 volume keys open Google Chrome

As the title reveal I have a rather unusual problem. When I press my up and down volume keys Google Chrome will open. This isn't every time, but the first time I press the key after not pressing it ...
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CTRL ATL and SHIFT key keep sticking

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Lenovo Y500. Whenever I press either CTRL, ALT or SHIFT key it keeps sticking. Not the key itself but the command. I does so until I press on it 2x in a row. Same problem ...
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Cat/baby keyboard protection

is there a way to automatically lock the keyboard (preferably without locking the computer) when several keys are pressed together or held for long, similar to a cat walking on the keyboard or a baby ...
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mouse and keyboard delayed during ubuntu 14.04 LTS install

I was reading some sposts about this trouble and I have not found anything. I'm trying to install Ubuntu in my new computer. When the install starts, my mouse and keyboard are delayed. I see, in the ...
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Setting a per user keymap on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1

I use Dvorak and my Wife uses QWERTY, It would be great if I could set it so that it switches when you change user. Is there anyway to do this? I can't find anything. Worst case can you set up ...
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Fn key not works any more

On my ubuntu 12.04 and Thinkpad T400, I used to adjust brightness by Fn+Home for more brightness or Fn+End for more darkness. But my Fn key does not work since more than a year ago, not just for ...
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keyboard stops working

I am running ubuntu studio 14.04 (xfce) and sometimes my keyboard just stops working, this includes the ability to bring up the log out menu with the start button. I believe I have experienced the ...
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Customized keyboard layout ignores AltGr key [14.04]

For some reason I want to change my Russian layout so that I put stress mark (U+0301, like hére) by pressing AltGr+Yo, in a pretty similar way to other languages' layouts. So there I go, making a ...
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Keyboard and Touchpod after resume sometimes without function

I have a Toshiba C50D-A-133 and when I resume from suspend, the keyboard and touchpad sometimes dont work. I use Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity 64 Bit. The problem is not every time. If i test it many ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome3, keyboard layout automaticly changes all the time

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I decided to try GNOME 3. The installation went well and I like it. The only extremely annoying problem is the keyboard layout. I can set up several languages and ...
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Issue with Hindi Keyboard प्र

प्र is not rendering properly. Is there a way to make this happen or is this a bug?
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Why won't my Bluetooth keyboard pair with my desktop?

I have a Microsoft Wedge Bluetooth keyboard and no matter what I do, it won't pair with my ASUS BT400 USB Bluetooth adapter. Using bluetooth-wizard, I can discover the keyboard: When I select it ...
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Shift+Backspace key mapped to Delete

For some reason when I hit Shift+Backspace, it functions as a Delete key. I have had this problem for a while, and I am just now getting around to fixing it. I tried to open up my .Xmodmap and fix ...
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Create custom keyboard shortcut to send Super+2

I'm trying to set my numpad to be a media control centre. I want to have the 0 key pull up Clementine and bring it to the foreground. Right now I have it set to launch Clementine, but it just dances ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for spatial navigation between open windows (Switch to the window to the left/right/top/bottom of the current one)

Is there a program or utility that would let me map keyboard shortcuts for switching between open windows according to their relative placement on the screen? For example: I have three windows, one on ...
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deleted the compiled keyboard layouts

First of all, I'm new to Linux (using Ubuntu, and got 1 day of exp :p) so even though I think I know how to fix the problem, I don't know how to actually do it. I wanted to change the keyboard ...
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How to get the keyboard backgroundlighting working on ThinkPad S540

I've purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad S540 recently and under Windows 8.1 (which came preloaded) there was keyboard background-lighting, which could be activated using fn+space. There were 3 modes of ...
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Remapping Alt-Tab behaviour on Xubuntu

How can I remap Alt+Tab behaviour in Xubuntu? I'd like to map this to a different combination as I'd like to keep Alt+Tab reserved to virtual machines that I run. I am aware that keyboard focus for ...
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How to switch to a desired layout using a command?

I often press alt+F2 or Super+R to quickly run something. I know where to edit keybindings, so I can add an extra-action (a command to execute) to those hotkeys. Action that I want to add is ...
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Combining mouse buttons and keybord keys for hotkeys

Question is about mouse buttons customization. I want ctrl, alt, shift to modify my mouse buttons behavior on being pressed. My mouse have 9 buttons, prev, next buttons in it already working. I ...
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Remap buttons on secondary device

I've seen a number of discussions that are similar to this issue but I haven't yet been able to get this working. I recently broke my left pinky finger pretty badly. I got the Fragpedal Quad and am ...
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non-US external keyboards with ubuntu touch

On android I've had issues with non US keyboards, they didn't work without special apps or some fiddling with system files. As ubuntu touch is based partly on open source android (cyanogenmod?), and ...
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Disable Ctrl + spacebar MATE

I have MATE on my Ubuntu computer but I have a little and simple problem. I play gmaes in fullscreen and when I press Ctrl+Spacebar it uncaptures the mouse. How can I disable this function of ...