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

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Keyboard suddenly stopped working

i have a Dell laptop and Ubuntu 16.04 installed.I was using VLC and after some time i realised that my keyboard wasn't working for no reason.i tried : Install xkbset for managing keyboard options ...
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Xkeycaps resets my remapped keyboard on every restart

I first time ever installed linux (Lubuntu) on my laptop. The A key on it is broken so I tried to remap it to Caps Lock with xkeycaps. So I installed it using sudo apt-get install xkeycaps and ...
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Strange keyboard behavior

I installed Ubuntu on an Asus laptop last night, and during this time, as well as after, everything worked fine. This morning a few keys on the keyboard stopped working completely. Throughout the ...
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Keyboard not working when booting

Laptop's keys not working when system booting. After booting finished keys working smooth. How to fix this issue?
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Openbox commands to use the media keys (play, stop, next, prev) in Spotify

Does someone know which OpenBox commands I can use with Spotify? In the following post they are using it with clementine and it doesn't work with Spotify: Add support for media keys (play, stop, ...
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Mouse pad and usb mouse wont work

So after logging on, for example, I would load onto a different WiFi, then click on minecraft. I click the home button on my computer (window box) and I can't use the mouse pad or the usb mouse. It ...
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16.04 volume control from media keys stopped working

I just installed 16.04 from scrath a week ago, at first the media key on my keyboard worked wonder and allowed me to control the volume. Then i made an update and the control from the keyboard media ...
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There is something laying on the remote machine's keyboard. How can I disable the key?

I'm using TeamViewer to connect to a remote Ubuntu machine. I think there might be something laying on the remote machine's keyboard. Wherever I click, it continuously types the letter u. This ...
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Global media keys stop working

When I go to System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcut > Sound and Media and assign a multimedia key to Play (or Play/Pause), for example, it works but then after a while it stops working and I have to ...
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English 16.04 server with German keyboard: locale errors

I've installed my server in English but use a German keyboard and it basically works. BUT I frequently (e.g. apt-get update) get warnings and I would like to get rid of those: perl: warning: Setting ...
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Ubuntu 16 - Holding Volume Up key on keyboard not working

I'm trying to change the volume level on my Ubuntu 16. If I try to mute via holding the notebook's "Fn" + "volume down" key, the volume decreases 1 level and then it quickly decreases the rest of it, ...
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scroll lock modifier for arrow keys

Most laptops these days have the pgup/pgdn/home/end keys as fn overlays of the arrow keys. It has always been a minor annoyance that the fn key is on the other side of the keyboard, making one-handed ...
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Dead 'p' in Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome desktop 3.18

I have a problem I'm running Gnome 3.18 (GDM) on my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 AK100NF and the keyboard works perfectly expect the dead p key. The caps works (ie I can type a P) 'p' works in text mode It ...
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Configuring Ubuntu for the first time on notebook, hungs up

New notebook with Ubuntu preinstalled, after first power on tried to configure system first time: after successfully connecting to network, next step for setting up keyboard layout: as laptop have ENG/...
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keyboard numbers not working after Ubuntu install

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and I've encountered a problem with typing numbers on my laptop when Caps Lock is enabled. It gives me other characters and the only way I can type numbers is holding ...
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Intermittent serial mouse and keyboard stop responding 16.04 Laptop

I'm having some trouble with the internal touchpad and keyboard on my Pavilion dm1 laptop. Occasionally, they'll stop responding. I also have a USB Logitech wireless mouse which has never failed. If ...
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How do I remap the caps lock key to Alter key in ubuntu 14.04?

I have found an answer here: http://askubuntu.com/a/614664/205859 which shows: caps:none – Disables Caps Lock. caps:super – Caps Lock becomes an additional Super (aka Win key). caps:ctrl_modifier – ...
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Logitec k120 keyboard problem in Ubuntu 16.04 [on hold]

I am using logitec K120 wired keyboard. After a fresh install I am facing a rare issue. When I press left ctrl, the Page Up button automatically pressed. On the other hand, when I press right ctrl, ...
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apple magic keyboard not working trough bluetooth and fn button not working with cable

I have a self built desktop pc (not apple) with ubuntu on it. I just bought a new apple magic keyboard, because I have a macbook air and I hate getting used to "the other" keyboard every time I switch,...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for MATE Desktop

I was inspired by this question as I also have no indicator LEDs on my keyboard to show whether Caps-Lock is on (I don't have Num-Lock and Scroll-Lock keys so the best option would be to have an ...
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Internal keyboard unresponsive/slow

I have recently dual booted my Fujitsu Lifebook E556 and am now running Widows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. When running Ubuntu, the internal keyboard of my laptop reguarly misses keystrokes or appears ...
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Why my keyboard switches to qwerty mode after log out?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and when I log out, my keyboard is in qwerty mode during the password window. This append only when I log out, I mean when my computer starts the azerty mode is activated during ...
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How do I reset the onboard keyboard's size to its original size?

After trying to resize the onboard keyboard on xubuntu using the top right corner (I think), the keyboard grew to extraordinary proportions. It never happened before. Because it is always on the ...
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Change behaviour of F1-12 keys

I just installed Ubuntu on my new Dell Chromebook 13. I know that many of you don't have experience with it but my question is very generic, so please help me out anyway. The keyboard doesn't have an ...
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Hold keys for modifier

I've fallen in love with being able to hold down on a key on Android for about 100ms to get the modifier key beneath it, and I'd love to have that same ability for Ubuntu. I don't need to repeat ...
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How can I specify certain keyboard shortcuts for certain keyboard layouts [duplicate]

I've searched all over Ubuntu 16.04 and the web but cannot find a way to specify a keyboard shortcut to switch to a certain layout. The default is that one keyboard shortcut switches between layouts, ...
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keyboard input unvanted random repeats, especially backspace rolls time to time

In the last few months, using 16.04, I suffer from the problem in the title above (keyboard input unvanted random repeats, especially backspace rolls time to time). Regardless whether I work in xterm ...
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Is there a ubuntu remote keyboard app?

I want to use a BQ M10 and a nexus4 together as a convergance desktop system. But can't find any app that can turn the nexus into a bluetooth or wifi remote keyboard/touchpad.. This way i can travel ...
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"Using US-English keyboard with US-English codepage [437}

I formatted a USB stick and installed the ubuntu pkg on it using rufus. Set both my Dells (1 PC, 1 laptop) to boot the USB stick. Both machines pop up with this message, then go to a C prompt. How ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 on macbook 12 retina 2015

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Macbook 12' retina 2015. I have been able to install it but the keyboard, the touchpad and WiFi actually does not work... I am trying to find informations but I ...
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Character “5” repeated in text fields [duplicate]

When I click in a text field, the number 5 gets typed on its own and it keeps repeating until I press ESC. This also impacts Thunderbird, by auto tagging messages (hot key 5.) This problem is ...
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Keyboard LED panel indicator for Unity Desktop

I own a notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity DE that does not have any keyboard LEDs to indicate NUM-Lock or CAPS-Lock states. It would be useful for me to see them anyway, ideally through an ...
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use multinational keyboards on android tablet networked to ubuntu pc

I need to create documents using different language keyboards. I want to create documents on an android tablet(4.2,4.4) using different online keyboards(spanish, german, etc), and then transfer the ...
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Bluetooth keyboard

So, my bluetooth keyboard mostly works but it seems to freeze a lot. Any suggestions? I do realise I haven't given enough details, it's v16.04 of kubuntu. the keyboard is ECTechnology. Can anyone ...
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Can't use Volume Keys but I can use brightness keys on Lubuntu 16.04

So, installed lubuntu 16.04 and everything was working great excep the volume keys. I've already tried many fixes, including: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXDE:Questions#...
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Plus signs running across edit boxes, etc

I often have endless pluses (+) run across any place where characters can be entered - e.g. edit boxes, the url bar, the window where a password is entered. I can't delete them or stop them. It's ...
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Change the number of workspaces with keyboard

I tend to "mistype" a lot when, for instance, in emacs or such. And by some unfortunate coincidence, I happen to change quite often the number of workspaces in xubuntu, and I end up reorganizing all ...
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gnome-tweak-tool CapsLK and Ctrl button exchange doesn't work

I want to exchange my CapsLK and Ctrl buttons. So I configure it in gnome-tweak-tool by choosing Swap Ctrl and Caps Lock in Typing. But it doesn't work. When I open it from the terminal, I notice the ...
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How can I correct punctuation when I am typing? [closed]

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my 7 year old windows laptop. It works great except that when I am typing the punctuation keys are wrong. For example I need to type ~ for @. Can someone help ...
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IBus Pinying input works incorrectly if non-latin language installed

I have English, Ukrainian, Russian, Greek and Chinese Pinyin input languages (ordered as switched by keyboard shortcut) on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. If Pinying have been selected by keyboard shortcut the ...
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Disable SOME dead keys on US International with dead keys

On Windows, I'm really used to using dead keys (Dutch keyboards all use US International with dead keys), however, on Windows, typing '+s will produce 's, where as on Ubuntu, it creates ś, which is ...
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Remap function keys on Lubuntu 16.04

I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to remap some of my Lenovo G50-80's function keys. I want to make F1-3 work as volume control, like they did when I was running Windows, and I want to disable F4, ...
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Removing the beep sound when moving between elements in a folder

When we move between elements in a folder by means of the keyboard arrows and if we press it too many times to go beyond the existing number of elements, the system makes beeps for each time it cannot ...
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Can't get the correct keyboard layout

I have this Panasonic laptop and can't seem to get the correct keyboard layout. Some of the keys don't work properly, such as the one above Enter and the right Alt Ins Del and Ctrl keys. I have tried ...
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Keyboard language configuration, Ubuntu 16.04

I would like to change keyboard language, I need to have German one. Here is what I did: 1. I opened Language Support and I installed both Deutsch and German language. 2. Then I opend Text Entry ...
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Disable Spacebar Acting as Enter on Dialogs

Sometimes I will be typing and a dialog will appear on my screen right as I am hitting space. This causes the dialog to execute its focused button and disappear leaving me wondering what I just did. I ...
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How to edit ctrl key mapping?

The Ctrl key on my keyboard broke so I was trying to map it to something else. I followed the instructions in this guide, except that when looking in the file /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/it (I'm ...
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How to assign defective keys in Ubuntu Gnome?

I'm new to Ubuntu. A friend who's a FOSS advocate influenced me to shift from Windows. Btw, I have defective letters f,v and z on my keyboard. I was able to assign keys `, [ and ] in windows to make ...
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Keyboard and touchpad not working during 2016 12" MacBook install

I recently got a 2016 12" MacBook and am attempting to install Ubuntu 16.04 on it. I created a live USB using Mac Linux USB Loader as recommended by UNetbootin's website. With the boot options noacpi ...
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14.04 LTS on Dell Precision 7510 cannot view what I type unless I move my mouse

Dear Ubuntu Community, The moment I started doing the initial set up on my Dell Precision 7510, I noticed that whatever I typed will not display on the screen unless I move my mouse. I would have to ...