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

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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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USB barcode scanner reading incorrect values

We use an barcode reader. It runs on Ubuntu but reads different character. example: In barcode: 86912464 Ubuntu read as: 3~3~BDBCD here is my xinput list ali@ali-samsung:~$ xinput list ⎡ ...
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IBS Chinese pinyin input candidates appear at bottom of screen

So I got ibs pinyin working on Ubuntu, but the input candidates appear at the bottom of my screen not near the cursor where they're supposed to. This is quite annoying as you gotta look in two ...
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Get macro keys on steelseries apex (keybord) to work

I just got a new keyboard but none of the macro keys work when going into the keymapping of games they don't see the macro keys. I saw this app "Xmacro" but I couldn't get it to work. Is it possible ...
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How to bind media keys to Pithos actions?

I've looked through the settings both of the system and of Pithos, and it seems there is no way to govern Pithos using the media keys (Play/Pause, etc.). I use pithos more than amarok, so I'd like to ...
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After Upgrade from 11.10 to 14.04, Laptop Keyboard Keys Not Working

The keys that don't work are: F11, F12, Hyphen, Opening Square Bracket, Forward Slash, Insert, Numpad: Forward Slash, Numpad: Star, Numpad: Minus, Numpad: 7, Numpad: 8 How do I restore them to a ...
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How to stop Terminal from closing when I press Enter?

My Ubuntu terminal closes after pressing Enter couple of time. Sometimes, it closes after I type: ll <enter> Any idea how to solve this problem?
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Function Buttons Not Beeping (or doing the right thing!) On TOSHIBA

My TOSHIBA Satellite A505-S6980 has a row of touch sensitive buttons on top. They used to make a beep noise, but now they don't after I started using Ubuntu. The strange thing is, in the GRUB menu, ...
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Keyboard stops working randomly

Ubuntu 12.04 My Laptop's keyboard stops working randomly for some reason (before now I used it for years and nothing like this happened). Everything else works fine, I even can call screen keyboard ...
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Control and Alt works as Shift

I have this brand new backlight keyboard (Seisa DN-V710), the first time I plugged in (USB) all the fancy light and keys looks fine. In a very short time I notice both, Ctrl and Alt function as Shift ...
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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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“Wireless disabled by hardware switch” after suspend and other hardware buttons ineffective - how can I solve this?

I have recently purchased a Novatech nFinity N1410 laptop and am having problems with the wireless, which sudo lshw -C network tells me is Centrino Wireless-N 2230 and using the iwlwifi driver. ...
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Setting special keys as keyboard shortcuts

Binding keyboard shortcuts in Keyboard > Shortcuts > Launchers, to "special keyboard keys" like the Home, Search, Mail buttons etc., does not work on a new desktop (14.04.1), but did work on the ...
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Where can I find the full list of Compose combinations for my locale?

After enabling my Compose key, I want to find the list of all the key combinations I can use to create special characters. Where is the full list that my system is using when parsing the keys typed ...
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Gnome-Shell 3.10.4 on screen keyboard can't type when prompt appears

When using the out of box on-screen keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4, and a prompt appears, such as entering the root password for gksudo; the on-screen keyboard is behind the prompt and I cannot type ...
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GRUB not responding to keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.4LTS on dual boot with Windows XP on my 7 year old desktop PC 2 months ago. Everything worked perfectly in both Ubuntu and XP until last week when I removed LibreOffice from ...
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How to turn off keyboard backlight on Sony Vaio (Ubuntu 14.10) [duplicate]

I have a Sony Vaio notebook (SVE1411DFXB), and I want turn off the keyboard backlight. I've tried a lot, but without any success so far. Please help me to disable the backlight.
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Mouse/Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My problem is that when I try to install ubuntu or even 'Try' Ubuntu on my computer the mouse will turn on for about 2-3 Seconds then turn off. The keyboard is wireless and doesn't work either. I am ...
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Right shift key not working [closed]

I have a relatively new install of Ubuntu 15.04 beta. Up until yesterday everything was working swimmingly. At some point on 4/1/15, my right shift key stopped working as a shift key and I haven't ...
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Chrome thinks that I am holding down CTRL when I am not

I have not had this problem in a long time with Google Chrome on Ubuntu. But as it keeps on coming back now, I thought that I should ask a question here. So the problem is that suddenly for no ...
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dkms Installed kernel module but not working after reboot

I bought a keyboard that is shown on lsusb: Bus 002 Device 009: ID 0c45:7603 Microdia but the Ctrl, Windows/Super and Alt buttons are all mapped to Shift button. So I followed the hardware code and ...
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How to use Amharic EZ+ keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04?

How do I use the previously available Amharic EZ+ keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04? The default keyboard for Amharic lacks the vowels or I just can't find them here is the keyboard layout that I have ...
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@ symbol and " swapped on keyboard

I've very recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (on a Dell Latitude 640M with XP Professional in a separate partition) and the two symbols @ and " have swapped positions on the keyboard (I chose UK language ...
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Setting up a UK keyboard layout

Not that I have anything against my trans-atlantic cousins, but I want to change my keyboard layout from US English to UK English. I need to type ' # ' and ' ~ ' and I don't know what position they ...
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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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How to set languages/shortcuts from config files or command line?

I need to provision several Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 desktops. Most things I've been able to provision easily because they can be set in config files or from the command line. But I'm having trouble with 2 ...
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Keyboard locks in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

Couldn't you help me with hell of a wierd issue? I use Intellij IDEA 13 on Ubuntu 14.04 and from time to time my keyboard completely (yep, completely, it's not about shortcuts) locks in IDEA. I still ...
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`xinput --test` output

Hi I'm fairly new to Linux so bare with me. I looked all over the internet and could not find an explanation of what xinput --test outputs when used on a keyboard. I know it outputs mouse coordinates ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 backlit keyboard not working

I am hoping someone can help me... I am increasingly becoming a fan of Ubuntu so I decided to load it on to my home laptop which is a Lenovo IdeaPad Z500... Everything seems to work except for the ...
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How can I easily type full width alphanumeric Unicode characters?

How to easy type in Full-width alphanumeric way in Ubuntu? Full-width characters are those from U+FF00 to U+FFEF Is it possible by using IBUS or Japanese keyboard layout?
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Keyboard stops working after source switch

From time to time keyboard stops working after I switch source (i.e. using ctrl + shift combination). Most often it happens in Chrome yet I've experienced this in PyCharm IDE as well and maybe some ...
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Dropped Keys and random repeated keys

I'm having an issue with the keyboard on a new Lenovo Yoga 3 14. I installed Ubuntu 14.10. Periodically, it will repeat a keystroke about 20 times. At other times the keyboard seems frozen and the key ...
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How to prevent key grabbing by unity-setting-daemon and indicator-applet-complete?

Issue description With Ubuntu 14.10, using Metacity (flashback/fallback). I've the Logo key set to Meta, the Alt key set to Alt. I'm unable to use Meta-s and Meta-p (as far as I can tell, other ...
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How do I remap certain keys or devices?

I'm searching for a way to remap certain keys in ubuntu. i.e. I'd like to change PgUp to Home or PgDown to End. Does a built-in command or a tool exist reassign keys in Ubuntu/GNOME?
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Cannot decrypt on boot, keyboard not detected

I just freshly installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 but I can't decrypt my hard drive because my keyboard does nothing at the decrypt screen after Grub. Keyboard works fine on Grub though. Despite having it ...
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Toshiba Satellite 875D S7105 - monitor, keyboard, mouse issues

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Monitor does not come on after ubuntu boots. I get a blank screen. Sometimes the screen comes on but the mouse and keyboard do not. Fedora fairs a little better but still ...
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Keyboard Volume Buttons Don't Change Connected Bluetooth volume

tried messing around with a lot of different things and following different threads but to no avail, so i'm hoping someone here can help me. I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on an inspiron 7537, ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ...
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Dell Latitude E7450: repeating keystrokes issue

A brand new Dell Latitude E7450, with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.2. Sometimes a pressed key repeats until another key is pressed. This is presumably a BIOS bug. Here's a discussion about it ...
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Ctrl + shift + U combo does not work

When i press Ctrl+Shift+U, nothing happens. The underlined U does not appear, so I cannot write unicode. I am running Xubuntu 14.04. Thanks.
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Synergy, Ubuntu 14 and Keyboard Error

I have Synergy server installed on my Windows PC, and client installed on my Ubuntu. Whenever I restart my client (Ubuntu) I receive a 'Keyboard failure - strike F1 to continue' - however in order to ...
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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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unresponsive keyboard and mouse after update

I have Dell Inspiron desktop machine running Ubuntu 14.04 with dual boot. At some moment I started having non-responsive USB keyboard and mouse on wake up after suspend on some occasions. As I'm lazy ...
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Numpad buttons going weird

I have this issue with my number pad, that when I press the / instead of giving me the expected /, it gives a ∕. Note that the unwanted slash is slightly more tilted than the expected one. Also, * ...
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Mouse and keyboard don't work after update

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I got some updates today and after installing them restarted the pc. The mouse and keyboard don't work anymore. I was able to get them working when I got into BIOS. The mouse and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 not working after boot

My ubuntu 13.04 is not working after boot. After I had installed some applications. The graphic used to be better before this happened . My keyboard and my mouse isn't working . I'm using a desktop ...
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How to insert the Interpunct character in ubuntu?

Does anyone know how I can insert the Interpunct character (also known as midline decimal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpunct ) in Ubuntu. The combination mentioned in the Wikipedia article does ...
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Error loading new keyboard description

I read this post so I run: begueradj@hacker:~/Bureau# sudo loadkeys fr Loading fr then: setxkbmap fr which gives me this error message: begueradj@hacker:~/Bureau# setxkbmap fr Error loading new ...
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Is there a way to disable a laptop's internal keyboard?

A week ago, I spilt the contents of my cup onto my laptop keyboard. Half of the keys no longer work, except one! The letter Q which is very active regularly. This is very disturbing as I work. Is ...