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

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Channel Fn Keys to Chrome Running in Background

I recently started using Google Chrome on my Laptop primarily for Google Play Music. My keyboard has some Fn keys which are great for controlling music players (like Rhythmbox), even when the screen ...
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Gamepad keyboard shortcut

Assuming I know the "name" of the key of my gamepad, HOW: How can I open Emulation Station by pressing that key in my gamepad, normally I type emulationstation in terminal and works of corse... But ...
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My fn keys to change brightness/volume stopped working on Ubuntu

Suddenly I started getting a black screen on startup for a few seconds and a few lines show up there before they vanish and it boots. I haven't been able to find any other problems except for the fact ...
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How to program F Keys - UBUNTU 14.10

I would like to program the F keys for commands I more often use in Ubuntu. For example, say I want to program F1 to open a directory I use quite often, F2 to Open the Terminal Window which then ...
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SOLVED- HP Wireless keyboard and mouse not working with ubuntu 12.04

I own a HP wireless keyboard mouse which use the same USB dongle to connect to the PC. The keyboard works in BIOS and GRUB but when I reach the login screen, they stop working. It worked earlier after ...
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How do I keep change in keybaord configuration even after keyboard change and/or sleep & awake?

I wanted to change Caps key to Ctrl which I did by the following command setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps The problem is the change remains for the session only. I even added the command to startup ...
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Keyboard keys not working all of a sudden?

OK,I'm running Ubuntu in the 'Try without install' mode.The keyboard was responding alright for the few minutes.Then all of a sudden one by one the keys started losing functionality. Right now I'm ...
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udev keyboard mapping, gnome 3 workspace

I’m using the Microsoft 4000 keyboard, and a managed to map the zoom keys to pageup and pagedown in udev using this tutorial. But I want to be able to map them to workspace up/down in gnome 3. could ...
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Function keys and numeric keypad problems on packard bell tk85

i've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my packard bell tk 85 but i'm having problems with the built-in keyboard. Looking at the keyboard setting i can see that the keys from F1 to F12 are mapped correctly. ...
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Using multiple keyboards for multiplayer games?

I often play some games with a friend of mine that use single-screen or split-screen multiplayer, with arrow keys controlling player 1 and WASD keys controlling player 2. I have an extra keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work

I upgraded ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04 and ALL my Keyboard shortcuts are broken. I mean shortcuts like ctrl+alt+t, fn+any arrows. I checked keyboard settings and all is turned on. Any idea how to fix it ? ...
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I can't type a “b” when I'm in the command line

Update I can't even paste a b. I am trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 but I need to delete some files in the /boot directory. When I cd /oot I can't type a b. So, I thought, I will list the files in ...
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Ubuntu Phone with USB Keyboard - Howto change external keyboard layout to German?

On my Ubuntu Phone Aquaris E4.5 I connected a wireless keyboard with a USB receiver module. Like I show in my German YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSYxwHMElbM But the the keyboard is ...
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Problem with keyboard after reinstall 'ubuntu-desktop'?

I apologize in advance for my EnglishAfter reinstall 'ubuntu-desktop' (before can't login, show 'failed to start session) my keyboard settings is broken.Auto-switch layout keyboard don't work. When I ...
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Dell KM632 erratic behaviour [on hold]

I am having some problems with the dell keyboard-mouse wireless combo. The keyboard and mouse stop working randomly, moving the mouse has no result. The keybord skips presses or stickkkkkkkkkkkk ...
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Keyboard suddenly using wrong layouot, do not recall editing any configs

Last night after restarting I found that my keyboard layout changed from the normal uk layout I use. I made some changes and it was back to normal, but whenever I restart it changes again. I have ...
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Media Keys and Multitouch not working with Tk820

Ahoj all together. I'm a proud owner of a Logitech TK820 keyboard with multi touch pad. After buying it it worked out of the box, also multitouch, which is implemented nicely in Gnome 3. At some ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts via VMware Fusion

I use OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 and have VMware Fusion 7.1.1 where Ubuntu 14.04 has been installed. Moreover, I have installed VMware Tools patches. Copy and paste between Mac and Ubuntu using keyboard ...
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What's the shortcut for opening home folder?

Previously I was using windows in which we use windows+E to open my computer. So what shortcut for Ubuntu 14.04.I came to knew about the ctrl+alt+T to open terminal in Ubuntu. Help out with this.
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Wireless keyboard Logitech K330 doesn't work

I've installed Ubuntu (only base system, kernel 3.13, no graphic desktop) from Ubuntu minimal CD with my keyboard working. However after rebooting, it doesn't work at all. Keyboard itself does work ...
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Strange things happening with typing

This just started yesterday for seemingly no reason; For some reason whenever I type my computer will randomly go back of it's own accord and highlight the text and then, without copying it to my ...
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Toshiba Satellite C55-A-1JH Num Lock and Caps Lock led problem

I use Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 and Mate Desktop and LightDM. My Toshiba Laptop is Satellite C55-A-1JH (PSCG6E) model. Cap Lock and Num Lock is working , but their leds always is off. I don't find any ...
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switching keyboad layout disables setxkbmap customizations

I use this command: setxkbmap -option "lv3:caps_switch" to customize my keyboard shortcuts (home, end, left and right arrows). Configuration resides in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file. Everything ...
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How to trace down a global hotkey definition?

There are more than one place where global key bindings can be made: Like in desktop environments, special key mapping utilities, popup desktop utilities like clipboard managers, input support, and ...
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Remap symbol key (having 4 symbols) with right shift key in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have search through Ask Ubuntu for this issue and I have tried a lot of the suggested solution I have found but I am still not able to get the key remapping to work as I want in my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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How to install thai language/keyboard support for Ubuntu phone Bq 4.5 Aquaris

How to install thai language/keyboard support for Ubuntu phone Bq 4.5 aquaris? I know it is possible for normal ubuntu but how to do it in ubuntu phone as apt-get install does not work under ...
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Onscreen Keyboard Won't Start?

I have a server without a local keyboard, but it has a monitor. I use it for media display while I work. I can use the onscreen keyboard to log in, but after that going into settings, typing and ...
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Keyboard stopped working on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop running on a server

I am running an Ubuntu 14.04 Destkop on a remote server. I have been working with it since 2 weeks ago, but suddenly (a moment ago) my keyboard does not respond at all. I can not type anything. The ...
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Full Disk Encryption Passphrase at Boot: Keyboard not working

I have upgraded my System with full disk encryption from 14.10 to 15.04, and now i'm not able anymore to input my passphrase at boot and therefore can't access my system anymore. Strangely it worked ...
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Ubuntu 14.10/15.04 keyboard shortcuts problem

I've noticed some time ago that some of my shortcuts in ubuntu 14.10. stopped working. I hoped that update to 15.04. will fix it but unfortunately that was not the case. I have problem only with few ...
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Why would Ctrl-Alt-D kill conky?

When I use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+D to bring up the file manager, I lose my conky window. Why would this happen?
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Remapping keys in a Mac in Lubuntu 14.04

So I have an old MacBook 2.1, and I created a script to: -make the right super key="menu" key; -make the pseudo-numeric-keyboard-enter="Alt Gr"; -make the "eject"=Delete xmodmap -e "keycode 134 = ...
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Left, Down, Right Arrow keys, Insert, Delete Keys Not Working [on hold]

I am using Acer Aspire V5 Touch updated to Windows 8. I learned that recently the left, down, right arrow keys are not working. And then today I checked on the Filter keys which is to be found on ...
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Wrong (EN) keymap after fresh install

After a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04.2 you might end up dumped on a login screen that only gives you the "EN" keyboard map to enter your password. Of course, when installing you changed to your own ...
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us keyboard not working in 14.04 after removing *.xkm files from /var/lib/xkb

I wanted to customize my keyboard shortcuts and followed the advice given here: Why did 13.10 break my custom keyboard layout? I modified my /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file and deleted *.xkm files ...
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How to Reassign/Replace a keyboard key with other one

My laptop's spacebar key is broken. You all know it's a very important key. So please tell me how do I reassign spacebar to any other key, e.g. capslock Please help, I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS i386 ...
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Keyboard is recognised, won't accept input

So I have a Corsair K70 RGB keyboard and it works fine in Windows, GRUB, and BIOS. However, it won't work in Linux. Going into terminal and using the command xinput list I get: Virtual core pointer ...
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How can I disable the Mac Command key triggering the big HUD coming up in 14.04? [duplicate]

This applies to Ubuntu 14.04 running in a VMWare environment on a OS X host. Everytime I press the apple command key to e.g. command-tab to another (OS X) application, the HUD comes up in Ubuntu. Not ...
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Fn key behaves like Ctrl-left and Ctrl-left not working

On my laptop, an Elitebook 840, for unknown reasons (after a problem with xorg and an unplugged external screen actually), the Fn key does not behave anymore like a Fn key: I can't change anymore the ...
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Volume Hot Key not working in Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu(14.04.2 LTS) in my Lenovo Z510. The multimedia hot keys in my laptop is independent. Means to use multimedia keys I don't have to press Fn key. The brightness hot keys are working ...
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How to switch/disable functionality of fn keys on Ubuntu - USB keyboard

Hi I have a problem with my new USB Lenovo keyboard, I can't (don't know how) switch Fn keys in Linux, on windows it was very easy. But I don't know what I can do on Linux to switch Fn keys (or ...
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Make My Function Keys Work Again?

I have a Toshiba Satellite E55-A5114 (Specs From Toshiba: (http://goo.gl/Yhw3hV) I just installed Xubuntu 14.10 because my Windows 8 as affected by a virus of some sort or another. That's really not ...
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KDE keyboard options (like ctrl:nocaps) stop working randomly

edit: turns out my keyboard was disconnect/reconnecting. KDE is supposed to handle that, but it isn't. reported as https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=346336 I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 (kde ...
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System ignore selected keyboard layout

After my experiments with keyboard layots (to achieve this thing) I lost ability to switch them. Only available layout is En(us). I can switch it and icon in top bar changes but it not affects to real ...
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How to switch the left ctrl key and the left alt key?

I've been trying to do this for 6 hours but my efforts were of no avail. I tried make changes to the pc and winalt folders in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ but couldn't figure out the correct changes.
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Razer BlackWidow - Ubuntu not Recognizing Audio jacks

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard comes with two usb cables: one to simply connect to the computer so it recognizes key events, and another to register the USB and Headphone/Microphone jacks on the right. ...
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Keyboard not working during install and when trying ubuntu

I have a surface pro 3 and its typecover, the mouse works fine but the keyboard isnt recognised.
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Keyboard not appearing on Surface Pro 3 [closed]

The keyboard is not functioning on this Surface Pro 3. I can move the cursor on the screen and the stylus works.
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Macedonian keyboard in Lubuntu 14.10?

I've been trying to install Macedonian (MKD) keyboard on Lubuntu but it's not listed. Is there any way that I somehow get it or download it or is it just not supported yet? (new to Linux, be nice ...
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Input language and keyboard layout

I am not very familiar with Ubuntu and most time I am using Windows. So I want to make this environments more alike. In Windows I have such things like input language and keyboard layout. ...