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

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Keyboard navigation/search for all UI elements

I have recently found out about Shortcat, an OSX app that allows for keyboard-only control of any application that has accessibility features turned on. I vaguely remember GNOME Do and Docky planning ...
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Why does my system takes so long to recognize that I'm typing in the keyboard?

Hello fellow Linux users, I would like to ask you for help. I am running on 12.04 and Windows 7 (dual boot). I have some Trust keyboard, and it is working fine in Windows7, but when I log into ...
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Keyboard layout and keyboard mapping differ

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my mid-2011 iMac. I set the keyboard layout to Canadian Multi (first part). If I check the layout on the screen, the mapping is correct. It is also correct in the symbols ...
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Default Keyboard brightness is not working

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on an Asus UX31A. To control the default screen and keyboard brightness after the start, I wrote this to the rc.local: echo 0 > ...
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custom keyboard options do not work

I have been trying to get the custom keyboard options to work. for example, to get the number 4 key to replace currency US$ by the INR(₹) sign. The option is there in the custom keyboard options in ...
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CTRL + Home (or End) combination not working

I usually use the combination Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End to move the cursor to the beginning or to the end of a line. Suddenly these combination is not working anymore! Can anyone help?
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keyboard skips keystrokes with safetype keyboard (gnome/xfce)

I have bought a new safetype keyboard (www.safetype.com). The problem is that during typing, I notice that certain keys are skipped (at random). This is not just that I miss something. Most commonly ...
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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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Keyboard repeat/delay is reset when plugging in usb keyboard in Ubuntu 12.10 xfce

Every time I plug in an external keyboard to my laptop the keyboard repeat and delay are set to the slow default. My current workaround is to open the keyboard settings dialog and slightly move the ...
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How can I trigger a mouse click followed by keyboard presses with a short-cut key?

I would like to find a script or a short program that when a certain key is pressed, I get left-click on mouse, then right arrow, 10 times in 1 second, for the duration the key is pressed.
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Alt-Tab stopped working after upgrade to QQ / 12.10

I recently upgraded from PP to QQ which broke the ability to switch between running applications by pressing Alt+Tab which is such a showstopper I never believed could ever be. The affected host is a ...
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My additional usb keyboard has strange behaviour when using the windows key

The usb keyboard that I have connected to my Dell E6430 running ubunthu 12.04 with gnome 3 does not open the activites overlay when i press the "windows key" on the usb keyboard. It works just fine ...
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Ctrl and Shift keys are sticky

I think ubuntu recognized my laptop (Asus U32U) as a tablet and after the installation I had huge on-screen keyboard. Deleted by unistalling via Synaptic anything related with virtual keyboard. Now I ...
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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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Volume keys not working after upgrade to Quantal, but work from MC Remote

All keys worked perfectly in Precise. After upgrading to Quantal, multimedia keys on my USB keyboard no longer work (volume keys, play, next, prev). Weird thing is that I've also got a cheap MC ...
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Keyboard Layout Indicator get disappeared after second login (login after logout)

I`ve added two keyboard layouts because I use English as my second language. Whenever I Logout (ubuntu 12.04 32bit) then Login, Keyboard layout disappears and it's not possible to switch between ...
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Volume control slider isn't working on Sony Vaio VGN CS170F

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04, I'm taking the big step, the problem is that I am new with Linux systems and I am really having a hard time getting it work with all the options of my Vaio machine. ...
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Keyboard backlight support for Asus G55VW

The FN+F3 and FN+F4 key combinations are not able to control the keyboard backlight on my Asus G55VW. I could live with a command line solution so I tried the solution proposed here: ...
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What layout should I use with this odd keyboard?

I can't find the right keyboard layout to use for my keyboard. On the bottom left are these keys in this order: ctrl, windows, alt, |, SPACE That 4th key is what makes it weird. I selected ...
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Russian phonetic keyboard layout

The keyboard layout GUI in 12.04 system settings is not responding on my laptop. In a different post a workaround was found (see: Cannot switch keyboard layouts). Problem now: Having manually ...
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How can I assign hotkey for a keyboard layout?

How can I assign hotkey for a keyboard layout, as showed on screenshot from windows ? I want to turn on Turkish on Ctrl + 1 and Tatar on Ctrl + 2
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Logitech K750 Mac version keyboard - the keypad stopped working

Last week after upgrades my keyboard stopped, but still works fine in Windows. The 5 key though will bring up a context edit menu. Anyone else have this since the last two sets of upgrades? Any ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome3, keyboard layout automaticly changes all the time

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I decided to try GNOME 3. The installation went well and I like it. The only extremely annoying problem is the keyboard layout. I can set up several languages and ...
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Remap buttons on secondary device

I've seen a number of discussions that are similar to this issue but I haven't yet been able to get this working. I recently broke my left pinky finger pretty badly. I got the Fragpedal Quad and am ...
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Beep on caps and num lock not working

I've activated the beep when you press caps and num lock, but it is not working (I mean there's no sound when you press them). My guess is that it tries to use the motherboard tiny built in speaker, ...
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Change shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit, would like to change some of my shortcuts, especially the "alt+tab"-combination (to switch applications). However it simply doesn't work: All changes under "Settings ...
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Keyboard pass-through from one Ubuntu PC to another?

I have two PCs running Ubuntu. Both are on a common LAN and I can even connect them directly to each other with an ethernet cable. Now, it just so happens that I hate the chiclet keyboard on the ...
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Disable brightness and keyboard back-light at start-up?

I'm new with Linux and I have an issue that I have being researching and have not been able to find a solution so far. I was wondering if any help can be given. I have an Asus Q500A with Win-8 and ...
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Back-light Enabled Keyboard Support (for newbies)

I own a Coolmaster CMSTORM Devastator back-light enabled keyboard and mouse.The keyboard works great for typing needs,however, the keyboard's unique feature; the back-light, does not work by default ...
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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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Problem with numeric keyboard

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Z50-70 notebook and although my numeric keyboard is activate or not (using the NUMLOCK key), it is not functioning. I tried to look throughout ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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How do I type umlauts etc in Xubuntu 14.04?

I've been experimenting with 14.04 (Xubuntu, XFCE, etc), and so far haven't been able to make sense of any of the messages saying how to enter characters marked by things like umlauts, accents, etc. ...
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Setting keyboard shortcuts within Ubuntu 12.04 (Compose Shortcut not available)

I use Ubuntu Studio 12.04 as a Fusion VM under Mac OSX Mavericks. I have been trying to define a shortcut key to snap a window to the left half or right half of the screen. I can do this with a ...
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Unable to use word prediction with Onboard keyboard

I cannot use word prediction in the OnBoard on-screen keyboard. Word prediction is turned on in settings and shows the word choices if no other program is used. When I open Libre Writer then OnBoard ...
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How to set the number of steps (now it's 5 points for me), when audio volume is modified by Apple keyboard (fn F10, F11, F12)

When I use the Apple keyboard to increment the audio volume, the steps aren't gradual and fluid but the audio volume, in a 0 to 100 scale, it's incremented by 5 points at any key pressure and ...
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Zooming with keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I just upgraded Ubuntu to the 14.04 version on my laptop. Before (Saucy salamander) I had no problems in zooming for example pdf files (using say Evince) with keyboard shortcuts, namely I used always ...
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A bit of a keyboard problem

So I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a solution anywhere nor can I find a problem exactly like mine so maybe someone can help me. I want to be very specific just in case I did something ...
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I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 14.04, now my fn keys to manage brightness and volume don't work and I can't boot into BIOS

To clarify, this isn't a dual-boot, I just have Ubuntu now. My FN keys are no longer working on my ASUS K55n, this includes changing my brightness and volume. I've already tried editing the GRUB ...
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Keyboard Backligth is set to Maximum in every reboot

At every reboot my screen backlight and my keyboard backlight were set up to maximum level on every reboot. Reading this article: How do I set default display brightness? i've solved the problem ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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Can't adjust screen brightness ((

Can't adjust screen brightness from anywhere. Nor by specific buttons on the laptop keyboard, nor by setting in "brightness and lock" I've tried to configure the grub file like it mentioned in a lot ...
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Is there any application for vimium-like interaction with desktop using keyboard?

Vimium plugin for chrome allows to follow any link on the web-page with the following actions: Type f. It causes unique string to appear near every available link. Type string associated with the ...
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VAIO SVE17122CXB keyboard backlit not working - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The keyboard backlit for my VAIO SVE17122CXB is not working. Is there a solution? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.
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Custom Keyboard Shortcuts Lost After 12.04 to 14.04 Upgrade

I used to have a lot of custom shortcuts on my user session, Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts. I network upgraded today from LTS 12.04 to LTS 14.04.1. I logged in to my ...
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Payday 2 WINE problems

So I'm wanting to play Payday 2. Which I do successfully but I have some problems. The first one is that when I try to type something in chat it crashes and exits the game. I type the message into the ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...
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Alt and Prt Scr keys not working

Recently afer installing Kubuntu 14.04 and GNOME 3 on top of that, everything works fine, but my Alt and Prt Scr keys are not working. Previously I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and due to some reason ...
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Packard Bell VAB70 keyboard & touchpad not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Packard Bell VAB70 laptop. Initially I installed 12.04, during the installation process the touchpad & keyboard worked, so I was able to enter the wi-fi key. ...
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fn+pgup (home) button key in Fujitsu Lifebook PH521 is not working on Ubuntu 14.04-01

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my 2 years old laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook PH521) it is an AMD E-450 powered laptop. Everything is working right, except the "home" (fn+pgup) and "end" ...