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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
39 views

Typing special characters in terminal

I want to be able to type a special character (é) in terminal. I found a webpage which tells me to push a dead_acute key along with "e" key and that's it. ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

14.04 fresh install keyboard and mouse not working on reboot

I just installed Ubuntu, and my USB keyboard and mouse aren't working. I'm essentially stuck on the log-in screen with nowhere to go. I tried rebooting and starting in recovery mode, but I can't hold ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

USB (mouse/keyboard) turn off selecting Windows from GRUB

I completely reformatted a drive and set up the partitions as I wanted them. First I installed Windows 7 and things were smooth (keyboard mouse worked) Then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and Grub and ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Can't switch keyboard language in Geany

For some reason I am unable to switch input language while in geany (version 1.24.1, Ubuntu 14.04, under KDE). I am not sure if the problem existed before because I haven't typed anything non-english ...
11
votes
2answers
10k views

What do the 4 keyboard input method systems mean?

I am trying to install another language support (in addition to the default US). Checking that language checkbox in "Install / Remove Languages..." wasn't too difficult. :) But now I want to add ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Cannot write accented chars (ex ã) in Java apps

The title says it all. I can write accented characters in Java applications. For now I have tried Idea IDE's and Netbeans and none accepts them. Using other applications it works as supposed. Note ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

Can't get Mouse back in gEdit after Shift Key Is Pressed

By default when you type in gEdit, mouse disappears and you can get it back by moving your mouse. So, you can do whatever you want using your mouse. But when I press Shift or Ctrl or Enter and move ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

keyboard issues on wake

I have a dell vostro v13 and I am running Ubuntu 14.04 (32bit). When I am typing my sentence will freeze and than catch up really quickly. The problem is that it will either miss characters, or put ...
1
vote
0answers
346 views

How to enable Logitech MX5500 Media Buttons?

I can't use media buttons of my MX5500 on Ubuntu 13.10. showkey doesn't recognize media buttons at all. Using dmesg I found that my keyboard and mouse are bind to /dev/hidraw1 and /dev/hidraw2 When ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Ubuntu 14.04 not responding

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my computer. Sometimes Ubuntu 14.04 just freezes. Using keyboard and mouse has no effect. I need to do a hard reset. On Ubuntu I have only installed ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Why do my A, N, Enter, Shift Keys seem to have reduced sensitivity to touch?

I recently installed PyCharm, Emacs, and Vim in order to start programming. However, I noticed that my A, N, SHIFT, and ENTER keys on my keyboard seem to not always work when I press them. There was ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Modify Super Key to act like Command Key in Mac

I'm a mac user and I want to map the Ubuntu super key to act like the mac command key. Some like: SUPER + C = Copy SUPER + V = Paste SUPER + X = Cut But I also want to use the Super key for some ...
1
vote
2answers
313 views

How to change the keyboard layout of LTSP clients in 13.10

I am trying to change the keyboard layout for ubuntu 13.10 ltsp clients. I edited /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/lts.conf (which was empty after the install). What works is de/german, but this is the ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Firefox blur event fires when changing keyboard language

When i changing keyboard language in a text-field with DOM "blur" event, the event fires!. As you know the blur event must fire when text-field lost the focus. I've found this problem only in ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Ubuntu 14.10, lenovo ideapad z580..keyboard issue

I did a recent installation of 14.10 and everything went well but I soon realized that my arrow keys (up/down/left/right), home, end keys are not working. I did a dpkg-reconfigure ...
3
votes
2answers
160 views

back and forward keyboard buttons do not work on 14.04

Both my external and native keyboards have back and forward buttons (Thinkpad T400). I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and the back and forward buttons on my external keyboard do not work. Can you help me ...
1
vote
1answer
275 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Any tool for importing Microsoft .klc file?

I know it is relatively easy creating a custom keyboard layout, but it seems like I have to do that for both two desktop environments installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop (Unity and KDE). And what is ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

The Keyboard Layout in German language has not all the letters in LXLE 12.04 and Lubuntu 13.1/ 14.04

Do you have any idea how to install the rest of the keys in German keyboard in LXLE 12.04 and Lubuntu 13.1/14.04 on a Laptop? More specific I have an Acer Aspire 5610. There are some keys that can ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Sony VAIO keyboard only responding after suspending the device/restarting the X-Server

As the title says, the built in keyboard on my Sony VAIO SVE1712V1EB does not respond after booting. Neither it does in GRUB. However when I suspend the computer / restart the X-Server, the keyboard ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

The application Keyboard input Methods has closed unexpectedly

I get this message: "The application Keyboard input Methods has closed unexpectedly" immediately After I log in. It has been happening more recently. Please help, Thanks
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Slow Keyboard with Lubuntu [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend a 'site that will give me a very basic idea of Lubuntu? I don't use it too much 'cos I can't get a handle on the basics. My keyboard has been slow and muddles up the type. brown ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

Multiple keypresses not working properly in games

I have an issue with my keyboard on Ubuntu 13.10 but this has been going on since 9.10. I tried to test on a Wine game (Mass Effect 3) and on a native Linux game (Left for Dead 2 on Steam) both with ...
2
votes
2answers
78 views

Can I create a launcher for keyboard shortcuts?

Just to clarify, I do not want to create keyboard shortcuts that run desktop icons. Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut that, when clicked, runs a keyboard shortcut combination? I find the ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Showing Onboard Keyboard On Lock Screen

I have been playing around with the Onboard settings and even though I select the option "Show when unlocking the screen" from the settings the keyboard still doesn't appear when on screen lock. This ...
0
votes
1answer
163 views

How to enable onboard (on screen keyboard) on the lock-screen?

I have a laptop-tablet device and I'm trying to enable onboard on the lock-screen. Enabling onboard on the login screen is no problem but enabling the option Show when unlocking the screen is not ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

capslock/shift/ctrl keys are not working on usb keyboard, works on laptop keyboard

Title basically says it all, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. It seems like they are being detected but just not mapped.
0
votes
0answers
78 views

Fn key stopped working after upgrade to 14.10

I've read a bunch of other topics here and elsewhere with people having this issue but cannot find a solution. I've tried numerous combinations of changing grub config for example this one: ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

not able to boot up with the key lock on [duplicate]

Since installing the latest version have had to hit the key lock key to use the keypad. How can I boot up with the key lock on? Without not having to hit the key lock key every time?
0
votes
1answer
28 views

How can I swap Left Meta for an arbitrary key (preferably using xkb)?

I'm trying to counter my "emacs pinky" by putting some keys in more accesible places. I've already switched Ctrl for Caps Lock, which was a no brainer, putting a setxkbmap command to the Startup ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Could I change my CAPSLOCK key so that pressing it types out a string of characters

At work, we have a long domain name. I'm lazy. I'd like to map my CAPSLOCK key to type out a string such as "outlongdomain.com". This is only to save me from typing. I've seen numerous questions ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Keyboard layout related issue - fixed in GUI but receive error in terminal

I run on Ubuntu 14.04. I have an issue related to the keyboard layout in GUI mode. I managed to fix it in the GUI by using: setxkbmap -layout us [1] and adding it to the ~/.bashrc. That works fine. ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Virtualbox on Ubuntu 14.04 - Windows 7 VM keystrokes work 80% of time

Is there a way to adjust the keystroke sensitivity on a Virtualbox VM in Ubuntu 14.04? When typing in my Win7 vm (I'm using seamless mode), I have to type very slowly and push the keys PERFECTLY for ...
3
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Key acting as CTRL key on Portuguese (Brazil) keyboard on Thinkpad T440

I recently bought a Thinkpad T440 and I noticed the keyboard is different from others computer. So my problem is, this keyboard is a brazilian keyboard with key ç and the key who has printed ? / º is ...
1
vote
1answer
59 views

Disable Keyboard Repeat from command line?

Is it possible to disable the keyboard repeat functionality, as is needed by various Flash games, through the command line? Normally it can be disabled by going to settings -> keyboard and hitting ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Shift+home and shift+end don't work in laptop [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and these key combinations do not work. If I toggle NumLock then Home and End without shift don't work properly. I found some proposed solutions for older versions of Ubuntu but ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Keyboard not working at login screen Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3.9.90. After a standard program update two weeks ago my keyboard stopped working only in the login screen. As a workaround I log in using the screen keyboard. When ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

How to use a laptop keyboard on another laptop? (software solution)

I want to play fofix (frets on fire, a guitar hero like game) in multi-player mode but I don't have an extra USB keyboard. I would like to link my friend's laptop's keyboard to my laptop (two ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

USB keyboard sometimes works sometimes it doesn't

I'm using xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an IBM Model M keyboard with USB-SDL-6-pin adapter. The keyboard works fine on a Macbook Pro and on my desktop when I'm running Win7. The keyboard works at the bios ...
1
vote
2answers
41 views

DOWN arrow and DELETE are suddenly mapped to toggle enable/disable touchpad

I let some friends use my laptop (acer aspire s7) and when i got it back (they had no idea what they were doing) this had happened, what i've found so far: 1) down arrow disables touchpad 2) delete ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Volume Control keys duplicating on key press

For some odd reason, when I use my FN Volume control keys on my laptop, Ubuntu duplicates the input infinitely until I interrupt it by putting a window in full screen. I'm not sure why it's doing this ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

(Left) CTRL + right arrow not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux, and just installed Ubuntu 14.04. The (left) CTRL + right arrow combination doesn't work. for instance, (left) CTRL + Left, (skipping text) is broken (left) CTRL + Super + Left, ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Direct Keyboard Input from Linux Laptop to Windows Pc

So, every once in a while I sit with my Laptop right in Front of my Desktop Pc with the PC-Mouse next to it (which means I can still use it) but the keyboard is behind the laptop. It so happends I use ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

Chrome stops responding to keyboard

I run Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus Zenbook UX32VD. I have a clean, new installation. I've installed Chrome from the Chrome website. It's of version Version 40.0.2214.91 (64-bit). My problem is that it stops ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

How to change one key in the keyboard?

I need to change only one key in my keyboard, the key for ç, it is not used in my language nor the keyboard language so I don't know why someone would put that key there, in fact I've only seen that ...
2
votes
2answers
292 views

bind command to all keyboard events

Hey I have a Sentelic touchpad that doesn't work very well in Linux, its supposed to be all multi-touch and such, it works all right in MS Windows. I really am not a fan of using Windows though. The ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

How to light up back-lit keyboard?

I recently got a backlit keyboard, and I LOVE to write late at night. But I cannot for the life of me figure out how to light it up...It lights up when first plugged in, but nothing happens after ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

backspace on chrome and chromium

im having a problem when im using either chrome or chromium. whenever and whatever im writing, if i hold backspace, the keyboard shuts off, but not completely, just in the browser, i can keep using ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Keyboard and mouse (touchpad from laptop) stalling

Today I started up my laptop with ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that every second or so my keystrokes and mouse actions doesn't get through. This is very annoying. An example of typed text will look like ...