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

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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 ...
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Backquote key not working after updating to Ubuntu 16 from Ubuntu 15

My back-quote key is not working anymore. I have set my keyboard layout to US, international with dead keys. It works when I launch i3 like before but when I launch with Unity, this key is the only ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Keyboard shortcut bug

I am on Ubuntu 15.10. Ctrl + alt is used for closing any windows/programs that I am currently in. So for example if I want to open a new terminal using ctrl + alt + T, when I press ctrl + alt, it just ...
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Remapping only 1 key to another [duplicate]

I rarely use '^' (Shift+6 or Unicode U+005E) and use '⁓' (Unicode U+2053) all the time as part of my signature on emails and so forth. I realize the Swung Dash (⁓) and Tilde (~) are very similar, I ...
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Keyboard response and input problems in 14.04 LTS (very weird behaviour) due to heat? Or rather keyboard malfunction?

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, LENOVO ThinkPad T 410 07/03/2016 Problems: no keyboard response for one single (e.g. "e", "d", "3") letter or keyboard is stacking a lot of letters appear on screen key response ...
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Using macros on blackwidow ultimate

So I need some help, is there any way to enable the m keys on a blackwidow ultimate in ubuntu, and if so How is it done ( Im new to ubuntu and none of the current answers posted here make much sense ...
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Unable to Use Ctrl-keyboard Shortcuts in any application

I just updated Ubuntu 16 LTS and after the restart I can't use Ctrl Keyboard combinations (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + Right, Ctrl + T ...) in applications anymore (neither left - Ctrl nor right - Ctrl). I'm ...
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onscreen keyboard not working in ubuntu 16.04

in ubuntu 16.04, the onscreen board is not working, when I click, nothing happens on browser or terminal. it was working till now, all of sudden it shows nothing even i click on any character. what ...
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How can I find a specific custom key binding via its name?

i can retrieve the list of custom key bindings by: gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys custom-keybindings which return something like: ['/org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/...
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How to disable specific key in keyboard at the lower level?

Am using Ubuntu 14.04. My keyboard is acting strangely. The Mail button keeps pressing. I tried the things from the following links: [1] How to disable keys from the keyboard? [2] http://superuser....
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Keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the modified filename

In Ubuntu GUI, to change the name of a file we can press F2. Then the name of the file will highlight, excluding the file extension. What is the keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the ...
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Fn key not working in Asus R510Z [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS along side a default windows 10 installation. All the fn shortcuts are not working in my ubuntu system. It doesn't show up in the keyboard layout, nor can I find any ...
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symbol keys missing on my keyboard

I installed LTS 14.04 and ever since some of my keys went missing. First, the dot symbol key is not working, so I have to use the dot key from the numeric keypad. Secondly, the right alt key is a ...
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How to install Cangjie (Traditional Chinese) input for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPc

I am a newbie to Linux (and Ubuntu). Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPC on PowerMac G5 dual 2.3GHz, with English (US) as the selected language and keyboard. Then installed (?) Cangjie 3 with "sudo ...
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Xubuntu 16.04LTE won't likely detect HP elitebook laptops keyboard

I have an elitebook 2530p laptop which have had troubles with the keyboard not beeing detected. But when navigating in BIOS or in GRUB, keyboard works just fine. No problem at all, always. However, ...
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Issues with Logitech K400 plus in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Logitech K400 plus wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad. Ubuntu 16.04 recognizes it out of the box and it is correctly paired (uses Logitech Unifying Receiver). However, very often, ...
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How to activate keyboard backlight from command-line? [duplicate]

using ubuntu 16 on a crappy sony vaio laptop. the keyboard backlight works fine until i put the laptop to sleep. upon waking the laptop the keyboard backlights remain off. there are no function keys ...
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usb keyboard and network stooped working

I have an old pc running Ubuntu server 14.04 lts, it is used purely to run plex media server, yesterday i noticed an update was out for plex media server, so my routine is to login to my server using ...
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Xubuntu Keyboard partially responding after lid down only in some applications

Question: why this happens, how to track it down, how to fix? Lid down > Lid up > Keyboard works. Lid down > Lid up > Keyboard in Firefox or Terminal doesn't work, Alt+Tab doesn't work > move (mouse)...
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Ubuntu Windows10 dual boot problem

I had Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 10. Both used to work well. I mainly used Ubuntu. I remember last time I booted into Windows 10 was a few months ago and there was no problem. A few days ago I upgraded ...
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Minimize all shortcut Ubuntu 16.04

I don't usually ask questions but I can't find a working solution anywhere. I went to Settings > keyboard > shortcuts > Navigation > Hide all normal windows and changed the shortcut to Super+M to ...
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After fresh installation of XUbuntu 16.04, US layout on USB keyboard after each reboot

The built-in keyboard of my laptop is connected to the system as a USB device. During installation of XUbuntu 16.04 from the official 64 bit ISO image, I was asked about my keyboard layout. I ...
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acer aspire es1-531 keyboard issue

I have a persistent issue: I can't get CTRL+ALT + (2or3or4), etc. to work CTRL+ALT+T works fine but I can't get any special characters. Shift+2 works, for example. My laptop is an Acer Aspire es1-...
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Lubuntu: Remapping caps to backspace: 15.10 or 16.04

I've spent more time then I care to admit, attempting to change caps to backspace in Lubuntu on a spare computer (15.10), cause I want to switch to lubuntu as my main linux (with 16.04). Basically ...
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login password issue

i have a very strange problem. It looks like my keyboard layout is always changing when i try to login my Ubuntu installation. My password contains the character @ So the problem is that one time the @...
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How to get audible feedback (“Thunk” sound, no typewriter) when pressing a keyboard key?

When I type I watch the keyboard rather than the screen. I need the noise that lets me know if my keystroke has connected and produced a symbol. With the typewriter, I frequently lean/press on some ...
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Find details of click and keyboard events

I have noticed that there isn't much of an alternative to Problem Steps Recorder for linux, and I am going to try to make one in a shell script. How can I wait until/detect when the mouse is cliked? ...
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Anthy add as a language option ubuntu 16.04

By default when you install the japaneese language on Ubuntu 16.04 uses the mozc method. But is inconvenient for me thefore I want to install the anthy. So I installed these packages: pcmagas@...
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Dell Inspiron 7357 - keyboard/touchpad not working after login on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 7537 ine with a dual boot of Ubuntu (GNOME desktop) and Windows. When I was running 15.10, things were running fine. When I upgraded to 16.04, my touchpad and keyboard ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working, and not connecting to wifi

I have an asus 1225b eeepc i installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS and it all went well until i restarted once it told me that the installation was complete. My keyboard and mouse on the laptop isn't bieng ...
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Keyboard layout randomly changes when I start VS Code or Sublime Text 3

I have a big and annoying problem, my keyboard layout changes to se when I start VS Code or Sublime Text 3. To fix it, I created simple lines in .zshrc but this is not right way to fix this problem! ...
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Setting 'Fn' Keys to Adjust Volume, Brightness and Other

I saw already some similar questions here, but all look too complicated or different from my problem. I installed Linux on my laptop, and I run it along Windows, which has already been there since I ...
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Suddenly I have USB 2/3 problems. Keyboard and mouse no longer function on blue 2/3 ports

I have a roccat Kone+ mouse and a roccat ISKU | FX Multicolor gaming keyboard both of which have been fully supported in the past. Suddenly they no longer function. Right now, I'm using an old ...
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Ubuntu Keyboard + Mouse Login Issues

I'm fairly new to Linux and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. It really works like a charm, but one thing that annoys me a little bit is that everytime I boot up the system and I get to the login screen my ...
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Insert a unicode character via keyboard shortcut, xmodmap chooser not working

I'm trying to create a keyboard mapping to insert a unicode character via the keyboard. It appears that xmodmap is perhaps the best option, but I can't figure out how to get a third-level character. ...
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How can I change the sound volume pressing rather than clicking on keyboard?

We have to keep clicking to increase or decrease the volume on the keyboard volume button. Can we change the sound volume in a continuous way just by holding down the keyboard volume button and the ...
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Fn+F1 keystroke acts like Super+S

I don't know why, but I know it happening. After realizing that both Fn+F1 and Super+S switches between workspaces, I used xev and found out that Ubuntu senses Fn+F1 as Super+S. In other words, Fn+...
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Lubuntu 16.04 Keyboard Arrows show weird characters after unistalling grub

Hi I have a problem with my keyboard, I installed Lubuntu 16.04 and I wanted to install also Windows XP so I followed some guides here in aksubuntu.com and I unistalled the GRUB but at the end my CD ...
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Trouble with multiple keyboards and some applications

I have a Typematrix 2030 keyboard which I use with a bépo-layout and a normal qwerty-keyboard which I use to play games. I have the two keyboard layouts installed and change between them. Now, some ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize Fn key

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 and everything works great except that it doesn't recognize my keyboard layout properly. When I click on keyboard layout chart Fn key doesn't appear there. Also, shortcuts ...
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Where does Ubuntu Gnome store the keyboard shortcuts configuration file?

I am looking to copy the keyboard shortcuts file to another PC to avoid re-binding the keys again. I am using Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. In Xubuntu there is a simple location with the keyboard shortcuts in ...
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Mouse Keys Cursor won't appear

I have been stuck with a recent issue that I can't figure out. I have to be able to not use a mouse with a computer that I am setting up on a cart for our school. The computer running on it is running ...
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How do I add modifier keys to keyboard mapping?

I have a keyboard with several extra keys (Logitech G710.) It has 4 macro keys, but with the driver I use they end up getting mapped to their own "launch (#)" keys. I'd like to map them as new ...