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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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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Dell Latitude E5540 keyboard issue

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell LATITUDE E5540 laptop, and I've the following problem: randomly I get one key repetition which stops when I press another key. I think that this is my problem: ...
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Mysterious crashes/freezes in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 for last two years. Machine is slightly older 3 years or so. No hardware changes to machine - even using same mouse and keyboard. I keep service packs up to date. No ...
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Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux. On my laptop the keyboard was working just fine until I chose to install Ubuntu. The mouse works well, but I have to use the on screen keyboard to type anything, which is actually ...
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How do get the surface pro 3 to type and click

I have the surface pro 3. When I use Ubuntu I am unable to type or click. I can still move the mouse around. How do I fix this?
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How to achieve Mac-like use of CTRL and CMD keys on Apple Keyboard?

I'm very used to emacs-like ctrl+a to mean "home," and cmd+a to mean "select all." Similarly ctrl+e is "end", ctrl+d is "delete", ctrl+c does what I expect in Terminal, and probably a few more ...
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Ubuntu isn't able to boot: Keyboard backlight function in Sony vaio

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 alongside with Windows 7 and it's been working fine until yesterday. After choosing Ubuntu from the dual boot menu a message appears and says: "Sony Vaio: couldn't set ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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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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deleted the compiled keyboard layouts

First of all, I'm new to Linux (using Ubuntu, and got 1 day of exp :p) so even though I think I know how to fix the problem, I don't know how to actually do it. I wanted to change the keyboard ...
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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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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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Android Studio shortcuts are not working

I use Android Studio in Ubuntu and everything was working fine. Since two weeks that shortcuts stopped working, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z. I tried to change Keymap in Settings but without success. What ...
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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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Disable keyboard input wake up

I want to disable making my laptop wakes up from suspend on keyboard input. I searched a lot and I disabled all devices in /proc/acpi/wakeup but it still wakes up when clicking any button. I checked ...
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Random character input starts after typing during short freezes

I've been experiencing a weird behavior with some applications (e. g. Skype), since I updated my Ubuntu to 13.10 and now to Ubuntu 14.04. When my computer "freezes" due to high CPU usage and I happen ...
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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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Ubuntu 14 Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the Ctrl key seems to be logically stuck, basically preventing me from using Ubuntu. It seems to be intermittent at times and then at other times the problem ...
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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 ...