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

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Gnome Onscreen Keyboard Help for Gnome 3 and up

Hello i am making a distribution of Gnome-Ubuntu and ran in to a issue, when i use the on screen key board, or use onboard on screen keyboard to type in the password it forces me to use the physical ...
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Dropped Keys and random repeated keys

I'm having an issue with the keyboard on a new Lenovo Yoga 3 14. I installed Ubuntu 14.10. Periodically, it will repeat a keystroke about 20 times. At other times the keyboard seems frozen and the key ...
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Toshiba Satellite 875D S7105 - monitor, keyboard, mouse issues

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Monitor does not come on after ubuntu boots. I get a blank screen. Sometimes the screen comes on but the mouse and keyboard do not. Fedora fairs a little better but still ...
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Mouse and keyboard don't work after update

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I got some updates today and after installing them restarted the pc. The mouse and keyboard don't work anymore. I was able to get them working when I got into BIOS. The mouse and ...
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Setting up Freestyle 2 keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04

Has anyone had success getting the Kinesis Freestyle 2 keyboard running with Ubuntu 14.04 or a similar release? Most of the keys work OK, but I can not get the volume controls working correctly. In ...
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How to set the keyboard for a remote server?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop on a server. I access to this server using X2Go. Everything is ok except few troubles: I am not able to write several keyboard symbols such as these 2 ones: [ and ]. ...
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Short press on Super key opens shortcuts window [Ubuntu 14.04]

When I press the the Super key for a long time, the shortcut window opens (as it should do). Strangely, the same happens often when I press Super for a short time. Also the Icons on the Dock at the ...
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Software that show pressed keyboard to desktop

I've found key-mon. But it's very limited is there any program like key-mon that shows keysrokes every time I type to screen?
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**PLEASE** Help with Password Recovery / “Authentication token manipulation error” / keyboard won't type [duplicate]

I am really hoping that someone can help me with Password Recovery. A couple weeks ago my doctor found a 6 cm tumor in my head and had a surgeon remove it asap. Good news, it's benign so I get to ...
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How to use On-screen keyboard in Firefox/Chrome in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Pretty simple question, it's all in the topic line. I enabled the universal access features, turned on the keyboard, and it's pretty nice except for the fact that I can't use it in my internet ...
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Xmodmap unlisted characters. Is there a way to add them?

I would like to type some specific characters after using xmodmap to map them. For example, the ⅒ character (Numeric value: 0x2152). I would like to change a keyboard button to type ⅒ like so ...
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Keyboard not working after boot

After booting (not everytime but in around 50% of start-up/reboot cases) system keyboard isn't working. $ cat /var/log/kern.log | grep keyboard Mar 24 11:29:01 Aspire-5741G kernel: [ 4.364653] ...
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Bengali Avro Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04?

I've installation Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, before my avro working suddenly not working, but showing me avro icon in right side, but can't work , anyone help me ?
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On Board Keyboard does not show keys for touch screen.

On board keyboard does not show key for touch screen on Lenovo Yoga Pro 2. Anyone have any fixes?
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Keyboard/Trackpad Unresponsive on Macbook Air 4,1 (14.10) after install script

I was reading the WIKI page on the Macbook air with Ubuntu when I came across this auto-setup script: post-install-precise.sh which I decided to run because it seemed to automate installing all of the ...
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ThinkPad Helix keyboard not detected 14.04

Brand new ThinkPad Helix. Keyboard works fine in the Grub menu and in Windows. Managed to get Ubuntu 14.04 installed using the on screen keyboard, but it won't recognize the built in keyboard. Any ...
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A strange problem with IBus for Linux/Unix

I am using IBus input method for Vietnamese. I added three methods for English, French and Vietnamese. It can be switched each other. But it had a strange problem as the following image:
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Mouse and keyboard unresponsive on resume on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on an Asus R510 notebook. I have an intermittent issue where I will suspend the laptop and when I resume it the keyboard and touchpad will not respond --however I'm able to ...
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Ubuntu phone, how to get an underscore on keyboard

I cannot get the Ubuntu Phone on-screen keyboard to produce an underscore character. Long-pressing - gives me an m-dash and a dot, but no underscore. Is underscore hidden on some other key?
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Issues entering letter “O”. Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga

I have problems entering the letter "o". I am running Ubuntu 14.04 in a Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga (dual boot with pre-installed Windows 8) Sometimes right from the beginning of the session I have ...
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xfce compose key not working in xfce4-terminal

I configured my compose key in /etc/default/keyboard: ~ $ cat /etc/default/keyboard # Check /usr/share/doc/keyboard-configuration/README.Debian for # documentation on what to do after having ...
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dell xps 13, is it possible to swap ctrl and fn keys in bios? [migrated]

This question was marked as a duplicate to a question about how to remap keys in the OS. This is not related to my question. Although most keys can easily be remapped in this way the fn key is ...
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Logitech Harmony keyboard possible in Ubuntu 14.04?

I did a lot of searching but could not find any way to get the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard working on Ubuntu 14.04. Is there really no way? I can configure it with the smartphone app or windows, ...
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How to configure keyboard layout for fcitx-mozc input method?

I installed fcitx input method framework and the Mozc input method for Japanese (package fcitx-mozc) following instruction at ...
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Cannot press ctrl + alt + left + up simultaneously to switch between workspaces

By default, ctrl+alt+(upxordown)or(leftxorright) is used to switch between workspaces, but why doesn't ctrl+alt+left+up work for switching workspaces from number four to number one?
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Logitech K750: dead_circumflex and less interchanged

I'm using the german Macintosh version fo the Logitec K750 and everything works fine but unfortunatly the < and the ^ keys are interchanged. I tried to use the keyTouch-Editor to fix this and ...
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type rupee and euro with same keyboard

I have a DELL Vostro 3546 laptop. It has rupee on 4 and euro on 5.If I select english(with rupee sign) as keyboard i can't type euro but I can type rupee and if i select english(alternate ...
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Ctrl button “stays”

After pressing ctrl-mousewheel to zoom in a webpage, the ctrl seems to get stuck (not the physical ctrl button). So then when I try to scroll the webpage it still zooms it. The behaviour is ...
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Can't disable keyboard backlight on Sony vaio sve15115fxs (ubuntu 14.04)

As the title states, I'm having trouble disabling the backlight on my keyboard for this laptop. It's currently on dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04/win 7. I've tried the following command sudo su -c "echo ...
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MEKA G-UNIT with Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I have MEKA G-UNIT keyboard and I really want it to work on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. Is there any way to make it working, or i have to find other keyboard?
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Suddenly cannot switch keyboard layouts

All of a sudden the keyboard layout icon disappeared from my bar, and even the keyboard short-cut that I usually use to switch between german and russian layout stopped working. The "Text Entry" ...
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How to persist dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration?

I have an ASUS K45A and am using UBUNTU 14.10. To type / and other characters, I have to use AltGr. Every time I boot my machine I have to sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to set the ...
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Change language layout in screen lock

I'm Xubuntu 14.04.2 user. I have two keyboard layouts: Russian and English. Sometimes I closing my laptop and when I'm back and trying continue to work Xubuntu wants me to enter my user password (my ...
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Setting custom hotkeys

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS with xfce4.8 as my desktop enviroment and I am trying to set a hotkey to make F6 turn the display brightness down, F7 turn it up, F8 mute the speaker and so on. Using ...
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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the "Print Screen" key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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Keyboard mapping issues

So, my issue is this. The Ctrl, Windows, and Alt are mapped as left Shift. This is somewhat irritating, as I can't Alt+Tab, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, etc. Any help would be much appreciated. I only started ...
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Numpad buttons going weird

I have this issue with my number pad, that when I press the / instead of giving me the expected /, it gives a ∕. Note that the unwanted slash is slightly more tilted than the expected one. Also, * ...
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Console Keyboard Issue

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit on a VM (Vsphere). While everything is fine if I connect via SSH, the keyboard in the console is broken and I cannot seem to get it right. I tried to run ...
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Keyboard source is stuck

After installing Ubunto 14.10 on my computer, I edited the "next source" option on the keyboard settings(Text entry settings) and also added another language (English US, Hebrew). When pressing on ALT ...
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How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal for different Linux versions? Basically I want to know where Linux stores the keyboard shortcut files and how it can be edited. On my research I ...
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Keys are not working properly in ubuntu 14.04, long key press only working [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04,Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz × 2 . Here I have a issue like keys are not working properly. To type a letter I need to press that key for some time. I tried ...
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Rewriting Fn key brightness functions

When doing Fn+Brigthness, the backlight goes in increments/decrements of 50%. So either no light, 50% light, or full light. I wanted to do it in steps of 10 so I installed xbacklight and tried to map ...
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Keyboard stops working after source switch

From time to time keyboard stops working after I switch source (i.e. using ctrl + shift combination). Most often it happens in Chrome yet I've experienced this in PyCharm IDE as well and maybe some ...
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How to I access a keyboard map in gnome

I wrote a new keyboard map for xkeyboard-config and installed it and I can use it with setxkbmap unspell -print | xkbcomp - $DISPLAY but it doesn't show up in gnome's input methods.
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i accidently changed the feature of my left shift key now i cant use it

how do I change it back? I cant type normally any more. I just installed Linux and was trying to make a short cut for something then it said this will removed the current function of said key. now I ...
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Keyboard backlight timer

when I’m using Windows my keyboard backlight turns off after an amount of time of not using the keyboard,is there a way to do that on Ubuntu? Thanks.
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How to boot Linux with unplugged keyboard?

It took me some time, but I finally managed to install Lubuntu on my old pc, to run MythTV on it. The PC turned off by itself (because it's old). So now when I turned on the PC again, the booting ...
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Mouse and keyboard freezes after suspend in . Can not install xserver-xorg, unmet dependencies

Keyboard and mouse freezes after suspend in Ubuntu 14.04. Tried reinstalling input device driver: sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-input-all but got error: Building dependency tree ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V do not work in Nautilus - Ubuntu 14.10

I installed Ubuntu-14.10-i386 and from that moment Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V do not work in Nautilus so I can't copy or paste file names. How should I proceed?
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Can't switch 3 languages: English-US (as base), Russian and Ukrainian. Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (desktop:Unity)

In answers with tag "keyboard-layout" I don't found my case so have to ask. I'm using three languages: English-US (as base), Russian and Ukrainian installed. Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty (desktop:Unity) allow ...