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

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Problem with keyboard after reinstall 'ubuntu-desktop'?

Before I couldn't login, it was showing: failed to start session After I reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, my keyboard settings is broken. Auto-switch layout keyboard don't work. When I change the ...
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How can I make keyboard shortcuts register on key release, rather than on key press?

I want to have shortcuts like in Windows; Super opens the start menu, Super+S opens a search window, Super+E opens Thunar, etc. I know how to set keyboard shortcuts, but when I set Super to open ...
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How can I identify the component responsible fro reordering keyboard input?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Dell Latitude 13 laptop. When I launch Chromium and open several pages from stackexchange in different tabs. Any text I type in will frequently have characters showing ...
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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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Ubuntu and Qt creator keyboard layout change problem

When I run Qt Creator on my Ubuntu 14.04 with English layout, it always types in English and it won't change if I change my layout to other language. In front, when I run Qt Creator with Persian ...
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Remap keyboard using xmodmap but when press to change keyboard layout all settings are reset to default

I tried to map key following this guide How do I remap certain keys or devices?. It's work for me. but one problem that I found is when I change keyboard layout (Alt+Shift) all keys will be reset to ...
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Configure ibus to generate “à” using Compose + a + `

I would like to have ibus work like to corresponding system in OS X. In order to get an "à" in a text field I want to make these steps: I press the Compose key I press the a key (an "a" appear in ...
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External Keyboard only in qwerty

I am using a BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu touch. I can connect via USB or bluetooth a external keyboard. That works fine. But my normal keyboard = German and the external is always in qwerty (English). I ...
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Change Unicode Input from Hex to Decimal

Okay, so, I already know about the Ctrl+Shift+U+Hex method of inputting unicode characters. I would like to change this just slightly to accept the decimal value of the desired unicode character ...
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The 5 key is being held down by a ghost?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 plus wily-proposed and upgraded to latest packages. When I leave my machine for approximately 30 mins and return to it whatever text entry widget has focus has the number 5 being ...
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Need help swapping Alt and Ctrl

Information seems a bit thin/outdated on this topic, specifically when it comes to why the command setxkbmap -option ctrl:swap_lalt_lctl doesn't work (doesn't work in tweak tool either). Many other ...
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XUbuntu 15.04 - On the first boot the keyboard does not work and I can't decrypt hard drive

Started experiencing this issue a few days ago. When I boot up my laptop for the first time in the morning, I get to the splash screen to enter in my password to decrypt my hard drive, but my keyboard ...
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Multiple keycodes not working at the same time

I'm using xubuntu 14.04. I'm having a problem when pressing some keybinds (specifically with some keycodes). Thus, show you the result of xev when pressing first Alt_R and then Alt_L. KeyPress event, ...
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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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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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How to pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch BQ phone

How do I pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch phone (Aquaris by BQ) build r22? Behaviour: Keyboard is recognised by bluetooth manager, but button is & stays grey unable to pair. ...
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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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No touchpad and keyboard on Toshiba Sattelite at start

I have a big problem because I can't log in to Ubuntu on my computer, because when I see the login screen, nothing works. Originally, I solved the problem using this soplution (I pressed NumLock when ...
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Override system-wide shortcut for application-specific shortcut

Is there a way to give a keyboard shortcut defined in an application precedence over a system-wide shortcut with the same key binding? Desired behaviour: When some keys are pressed, check if the ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working when i resume after suspend ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 5537 by USB. Everything worked fine, but after i resume my computer from suspend my touch-pad and my keyboard are not responding. So, i tried to reinstall ...
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Mouse Movement + Key Press = Scroll

I would find it very, very nice if I could obtain scroll functionality (vertical is most important) by moving my mouse, say, up and down while holding down a key. I know scroll is normally obtained ...
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Permanent Changes to xkb-settings (12.04)

I am able to remap caps lock to be an extra ctrl key by running the following: setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" However, as discussed in this question, the changes are not persistent (also after any ...
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How to use Scroll Lock key to browse through gnome-terminal's output?

While using gnome-terminal, the only way to view output is to use the scroll bar on one of the sides of the emulator. By default the arrow keys(↑↓) are set to browse through history commands one by ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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Robomongo not switching keyboard layouts without reload on Ubuntu

I have installed Robomongo 0.8.4(a mongodb administering tool) on Ubuntu 13.10 with a deb-package downloaded from it's official site. When I switch the keyboard layout it does switch system-wide but ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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How do I stop application switcher button from rotating screen?

I have the Logitech Wave wireless keyboard, and whenever I accidentally press the "application switcher" button it rotates the screen by 90 degrees. This would only be moderately annoying if it didn't ...
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Fn key combination *suddenly* stopped working for brightness only

I've looked at most of the questions relating to enabling hardware brightness control under Ubuntu with the Acer Aspire S3 laptop; initially these fixes worked, under the initially installed kernel ...
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Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V don't work in Ubuntu 13.10

I've installed the package from here to solve the problem of not changing the layout of the keyboard in 13.10 , after that Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V aren't working anymore.
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No Keyboard/Mouse after boot

I have had 13.10 and Win 7 dualbooting for about a week now - everything was perfect. Yesterday - I select Ubuntu from the grub menu - usb keyboard is lit. Right after the selection - keyboard goes ...
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After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10 my USB Keyboard and mouse won't work

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 13.10, and when i tried to log in after the restart, my USB keyboard wouldn't turn on/register so I can't log in. Is there any way to fix this problem, or should I just ...
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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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Keylogger with Persian and English keymap on Ubuntu

I want to log which characters I use most in a day and to log all pressed keys in all application. How I do this in Ubuntu?
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform Shift+Home to select content from caret to start of string, while NumLock is turned off. But if in that case I press just Home, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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Ubuntu Dual boot breaks keyboard in WIndows 7

I have a HP ProBook 4530s Notebook PC. Main OS is WIndows 7 pro. I tried to install Ubuntu (from Windows with dual boot) several times and the result is the same. Ubuntu works fine but there is a ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard Shortcut without use of modifier key

Currently it seems you cannot enter keyboard shortcut combinations without the use of a modifier key. Is there any way to circumvent this, ie. a configuration file that I could manually enter these ...
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How to change keyboard layout on XFCE?

I'd like to change and see the keyboard layout using XFCE. Is there any simple way to do that? I had one when using gnome, but currently I want to use XFCE.
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Keyboard not Working Correctly under Ubuntu 12.10

I recently upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04, I have a wireless Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse (both ise the same dongle) my mouse works but the keyboard doesn't (it types random things) but my wired ...
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Custom key for Home/End on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

My laptop is Thinkpad T440. Because of Lenovo designing, Home/End key is on header, in the line with F1-F12 keys. For my convinient, I want to make some custom shortcut key to map with Home/End key. ...
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Ubuntu standard keyboard shortcuts work only in English layout

I have Ubuntu 15 and I faced a problem that keyboard shortcuts (such as simple Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V) work only at English keyboard layout. This problem was discussed many times on the Internet, and one of ...
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Keyboard Layout: Mac keyboard and Ubuntu

I managed to configure most of the things I wanted when using a Mac keyboard with Ubuntu. But there is one last thing : the left alt key. Specifically, to to tilde (~), I have to press Right Alt + n. ...
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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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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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Keyboard shortcut for switch to workspace 11 doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to setup a few keyboard shortcuts for switching to specific workspaces, but the one for switching to #11 doesn't work. The problem seems to be exclusive to ...
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How do I stop my function keys from acting as media controls?

Last week my function keys suddenly became media keys. F4 now toggles play status, F5 skips to the next song, and F12 ejects my media tray. When I try to remap them with Keyboard Shortcuts, I'm told ...
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No wifi | Acer Switch 10 | in mode Try ubuntu |

helo guys, I am new with Ubuntu, but this is awesome platform :). I've problem... in my acer switch 10 Wifi not working. I try many different ways to solve this but everything thosen't work. I doing ...
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How to remap Fn Key combinations?

I want to do some advanced key mapping on my Sony VAIO. It involves the Fn key. This is what I want to do: I want to do a Fn key inversion, ie to remap: [Fn+ F2toF7] on my keyboard to [F2 to F7] soft ...
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Lenovo z50-70, keyboard and touchpad not working at all

Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04. Working fine in GRUB, in BOIS. After system is boot - keyboard and touchpad not working. I can work only with usb keyboard and mouse. Can somebody get advice about problem?
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Does Ubuntu Touch allow custom keyboards?

Does Ubuntu Touch allow the possibility of a custom keyboard (as is possible on Android)? By this I mean a proprietary "keyboard app" that you can install from a 3rd party developer. There at least ...
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Bengali Input method in lubuntu

I've newly installed Lubuntu as I've found Ubuntu 14.4 very slow in my old computer, and only with 1 GB of Ram. I've installed Bengali and Assamese in Language Support. After that I cannot find the ...