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

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Mouse Keys (universal access) automatically enables itself

With a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 two weeks ago, I am having an extremely annoying bug where the Universal Access Mouse Keys feature keeps enabling itself. I notice it after I have logged in to my ...
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Can i still force shut down if i set HandlePowerKey=ignore in logind.conf?

I have xubuntu (-ish) on an Acer c720. The power key is right next to the backspace button and it forces the laptop to shut down when pressed. this causes very frustrating accidents. I have seen good ...
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How can I get a numberpad on my laptop keyboard when I hold down the fn key?

When boot my Mac into OS X, I am able to use the numberpad on my laptop keyboard whenever I hold down the fn key. If I want to turn off the numberpad then I just release the fn key. Is there a way for ...
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Special keys shortcuts Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1

I've bought a Thinkpad Yoga 12 S1 that runs quite well with Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 but when I try to define special shortcuts where it seems Ubuntu doesn't see them the same depending on whether I use ...
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Keybinding Disable CTRL+Grave (CTRL+Tilde, CTRL+`) Ubuntu 15.04

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and they changed a hotkey. Is there a way to turn off the Systems CTRL+Tilde? It shows a popup in the top right about connection settings, I do not want this. I use hotkey ...
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Would it be possible for me to use my caps lock key as both a backspace AND a control key?

I once read this webpage on the Internet where this guy managed to use his caps lock key as both a backspace key and a control key simultaneously. He had his keyboard set up so that if caps lock was ...
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How do I remap the caps lock key to the backspace key?

I have grown very comfortable to my Colemak keyboard layout (my typing speed has doubled since I started using it). My only problem with it is that there is no caps lock key because under this layout ...
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Installing Ubuntu on MacBook (8,2 early 2015) - No keyboard or touchpad

I received a brand new MacBook this afternoon that my company purchased for me against my will. I have no intention to use OSX, though I'm dual-booting it with Ubuntu rather than single booting it so ...
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What's the command to type a phrase?

I'm trying to bind a certain key combination that types my E-Mail. I want it so that when I press a certain key combination, it types a certain phrase (my E-Mail). Basically- I need a command that ...
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Unable to switch keyboard to Dvorak layout

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, running Xfce4 & xfce4-xkb-plugin. The plugin only shows one layout. When I got to Keyboard Settings -> Layouts, the keyboard model drop down is empty and so are the "change ...
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Stuck at grub. Keyboard won't work

After a power outage, Ubuntu got stuck at Grub. But for some reason my keyboard won't work. I cannot even get to the bios. My keyboard does not receive any power! (It does work properly after booting ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut which initiates suspend

When I was running the Unity shell I was able to do Fn + F1 and get my machine to suspend, however now that I am running Gnome Shell, when I do this keyboard shortcut, absolutely nothing happens, so I ...
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How can i modify AltGr with xmodmap?

Hi i have a little problem with the order of two keys in my keyboard, instead of being [AltGr] +[<>] like in most of the keyboards in my country, my keyboard comes with the keys this way: [<>] + ...
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How to configure the triggers for my laptop's keyboard backlight?

I want my keyboard backlight to be generally disabled and glow only when I do a manual Fn-key toggle. The problem is that I can not find a way to edit the files - trigger and start_triggers in ...
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Unity keyboard shortcut to move mouse (and focus) from one screen to another screen

Enjoying multi-monitor setup at home and work, but wondering how to move focus between individual monitors (ie "screens") without a mouse? Keyboards shortcuts are excellent for switching virtual ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Keybord Key not working

Hi the End key in my keyboard is malfunctioning.Because when I am working in the laptop the end key just keeps pressing automatically. It is a real problem. Can someone please tell a way for me to ...
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I want to change my Keyboard Shortcuts as my wish [on hold]

I am using now ubuntu 15.04 i am learning OS in collage, i want to change my keybord shortcuts as my own wish. for instance i am on the desktop, now when i press 'm' it system should open mozilla. i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 fn keys starts to work after resume from sleep

I have a problem with Ubuntu 14.04. After fresh installation none of the fn keys didn't work except for fn+f3 combination - which is sleep. After resume from sleep all fn keys (brightness, power, ...
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How to connect the Logitech K810 keyboard to my Ubuntu phone?

I've got an BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition and I'm trying to connect the Logitech K810 bluetooth keyboard to it. This is probably also relevant to the K480, K811 and other Logitech bluetooth keyboards. ...
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Unfocus and keystrole erase while type

I have a problem in version 15.04. I do not know I can explain it, happens that in some fields both in the system, as in firefox for example, when I type, automatically the entire text disappears or ...
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Touchscreen usages on ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 15.04 installed on my HP Envy M6 touchsmart. I have this hardware issue with the mouse pad (control zone), and I would like to base most of my actions on just the touchscreen (.i.e. I ...
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How to install additional language packs on Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and every spell checker on the machine, and language etc, is in English (US), however I want to change that to English (UK), and I want to ad support for Russian so ...
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How to enable Multimedia keys with Clementine in Kubuntu 14.04

I have a desktop computer with Kubuntu 14.04.2 installed. Multimedia keys work fine with Amarok and VLC, but not in Clementine. I did go to the Celmentine preferences and set the MMkeys to the ...
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Can't type letter 'w' in Ubuntu 15.04 terminal

Shift+w combination is working, but I can't type 'w' in terminal. What's the problem?
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Ubuntu equivalent of Karbiner for Mac? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a relatively easy way for doing custom keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu. Coming from OS X, there was an amazing tool called Karabiner that allowed me to easily remap keys to predefined ...
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trouble with Logitech mk270 combo keyboard/mouse with USB 3.0 hub

I have been checking for solutions on this forum and others, but so far I cannot find a problem that match mine. Basically I have a Logitech mk270 combo keyboard/mouse which work fine under Windows 7 ...
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White Macbook 5.2 can't find how to make keyboard work like a mac instead of a pc [on hold]

I am getting very frustrated trying to find a solid answer for this. I have a white Macbook actually three of them that will end up in the the dum if I can't get Ubuntu to work propperly with them ...
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What keyboard should I buy? [closed]

I work as a front-end developer so I mostly type, I'm a gamer only once for few months ;) I wanna buy new keyboard and mouse (or touchpad like Logitech T650?) from Logitech. But will special ...
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How to remap Back and Forward key on a Lenovo ThinkPad T420?

I used to have a Lenovo N500, in this laptop the PgUp and PgDn keys are next to the Up/Down/Left/Right keys. Now I have a Lenovo T420 and the keys next to Up/Down/Left/Right are Back and Forward. I ...
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Kernel Panic when attempting to boot Ubuntu 15.04 CD on older computer

I have an older machine that I would like to install Ubuntu to. When the computer sees the CD and attempts to boot from it, the Ubuntu colour will appear and the accessibility and keyboard icons will ...
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How can I set Super (Windows key) alone as a keyboard shortcut?

I have already disabled super as the shortcut for the dash as described here. Now I am trying to set it to launch the terminal in Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Launchers. It works when I type ...
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VirtualBox does not capture mouse/keyboard

I have used VirtualBox and Ubuntu for years. I'm pretty familiar with both. So, I am used to what it means to capture the mouse/keyboard. I do not have to do this very often though. Recently ...
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Pain to have one cursor for mouse and another for keyboard

I do a lot of keyboarding, and the mouse cursor really gets in my way, and then periodically goes into hiding. Why can't we have one blinking cursor in text to mark the current space in keyboarding, ...
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i can not write the letters “f and g” using keyboard

i am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and can not write the letters "f,g".this type of problem is not known for me.is this for language update properly not done during installation?
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Setting Compose Key

I'm not sure that asking the question in the right place.. How to set up Compose Key on Ubuntu Mate 15.04? I tried System -> Preferences -> Other -> Keyboard Shortcut. But I can't find anything ...
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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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keyboard problem with '@' symbol

I have a Dell Latitude E5250 laptop working on ubuntu. I could not figure out how to type '@' symbol. keyboard setting is "Turkish", with Q keyboard.
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All keyboards stopped working after login screen

My new Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140, running Ubuntu 15.04, developed a fault. It appears that all keyboard input fails after the login screen. The mouse functions normally. The catch is that the ...
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xdotool's type command eating characters

I'm trying to get xmonad to type a common sequence of characters whenever I hit a simple key combo. One instance of this problem is simply typing my email address. This is what the configuration file ...
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Can't move edge-docked window-application to other monitor [closed]

What's my setup? I've got a ubuntu 14 LTS with unity desktop and 2 displays (same vendor, same model) connected. What I want to do I want to use keyboard shortcuts to move a desktop application ...
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How to ensure keys are computed in the right order when typing too fast?

I am using a wireless logitech keyboard: Bus 006 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver Sometimes I do type so fast that the keys are processed in the wrong order. But I am ...
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CTRL and ALT works as SHIFT?

A few hours ago, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Everything went fine, installed all my games and programs. But, then I realized that ALT + TAB, CTRL+ALT+T key combinations (as well as ...
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How to get OSX-like Deadkeys for Ubuntu?

In OSX, you just press ALT/orSomething+F+A to get A with umlauts. I read you have to press in ubuntu SHIFT+6+F+A for the same in Ubuntu which is insane if it is the only combo. Assume you need to use ...
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Logitech K800 keyboard has non-functioning keys

Hmmm, this seems to have fixed itself overnight. Strange! As you were... I recently bought a new Logitech K800 keyboard (wireless, illumiated), paired it to the unified receiver I am already using ...
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Is it possible to make external numpad or second keyboard only input to a certain window?

I picked up a external Logitech numpad recently and figured it might be useful to use it for macros. However, since it's a numpad, every time I will press the button to set off the macro, that ...
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Temporary mouse freeze

I have an issue where my mouse freezes for a couple of seconds and then returns to normal, the same thing happens with my keyboard, though it is less obvious. The UI keeps updating during this time. ...
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FATAL error and non functional keyboard & mouse> modprobe: FATAL: modules.dep: No such file or directory

I'm Trying to do a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 from a live USB made with unetbootin. However after installing, on the first boot, the system encounters some errors and the keyboard and mouse do not ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...