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

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Changing enter and tab

I would like to make enter key act as tab and tab key act as enter in my keyboard, and also backspace to (`) and shift-backspace to (~). I would also like to change Left, Down, Up and Right to F1, F2, ...
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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 ...
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'Windows/Super' key gets remapped to 'Alt' through TeamViewer

This seems to be an issue that only manifested in the last few versions maybe 14.04+. Win/Super works as desired at the computer itself. Through TeamViewer however Win/Super is instead mapped to Alt. ...
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Enable Bluetooth at startup on 14.04

First of all sorry if there is a duplicate, I haven been able to find it. I have found a huge lot of questions in the other sense: Disabling BT, but that's not what I want. I would like to know how ...
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Disable menu shortcuts

I'm using Eclipse on Ubuntu with Emacs keybindings and whenever I type Alt-F the File menu appears, but I want the cursor to move forward one word. I know in programs like Terminal I can disable menu ...
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Move window to right/left workspace shortcut

I am looking for the keyboard shortcut of "Move to workspace Right/Left" Like this: I'm using compiz cube, with 4 horizontal workspaces (I'm not looking for "Move to another Workspace" shortcut) ...
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problem with SHIFT, CTRL and ALT button with integrated keyboard

I've bought a new notebook. HP Pavilion 15 ab062nl. but i've a problem with keyboard with SHIFT, ALT and CTRL buttons. for example, when i press SHIFT button to write Upper case letters, writes some ...
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Keyboard problem, strange functioning

I've looked almost everywhere and I can't find a solution. I have a Hp Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04.4 installed, the thins is I was writing a text document when suddenly s key started working as F5. Then ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 keyboard light not working

I created a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to test some command that I need to learn in my classes. But my Keyboard light isn't turning on, the key to turn them on is SCR LK on windows. But it ...
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after installing Ubuntu unable to access as keyboard shift key not working so unable to enter pw

I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu onto the internal hard drive of my laptop. During the process of installing Ubuntu, I clicked the option to encrypt drive, and entered the same password I ...
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An error occurred while mounting … .iso keys:Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery

I found, that due to some errors with mount configuration, the following error occurred: An error occurred while mounting ... .iso keys:Press S to skip mounting or M for manual recovery Regardless ...
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What is the “Alternative Characters Key”?

On Ubuntu 15.10 I see in Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts / Typing The "Compose Key" and the "Alternative Characters key". I know what the former is, but not the latter. Does it duplicate the ...
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Matias Laptop Pro fails to connect

Trying to pair with a Matias Laptop Pro on my Razer Blade running Ubuntu. On bluetoothctl I get: [bluetooth]# pair 20:77:03:26:09:DF Attempting to pair with 20:77:03:26:09:DF [CHG] Device ...
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my keyboard freaks out, help

whenever I select some text and backspace it, it kinda copies and whenever I type fast it pastes itself between the letters I don't know what to do with it I don't know if i was able to explain it ...
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shift + left alt not working

I´m currently unable to make special characters using left alt on my MacBook Pro, Swedish keyboard (running for an external SSD, Ubuntu 14.04). For example, if i try to make a pair of curly brackets ...
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How to prevent key repeat for my mute/unmute key?

I have set a very low key repeat delay because I like it … makes me feel working faster :-) However, this creates problems with the hardware mute/unmute button on my computer (a Lenovo ThinkPad ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to Control and Escape (not the usual way)

I know how to use xmodmap to remap the Caps lock key so it acts as a Control key, or as an Escape key. I would like to combine both features as follows: When I push, then release, the Caps lock key, ...
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MSI keyboard backlight

I have tried to get my backlight on my MSI Steel Series keyboard to work. But I get an error message. Here is what I've done: Install nodejs: curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_5.x | sudo -E ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Surface 3 Pro keyboard not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 with kernel version 4.2.0-34-generic on a Surface Pro 3. Everything is working out of the except the detachable keyboard. I have followed the following guide ...
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My Keyboard is malfunctioning after installing Ubuntu Mate 15.10

I'm new to the forum and to Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 yesterday in my Asus F5GL laptop in a separate partition which is Vista already had. Problem is when I'm try to log in my Keyboard is ...
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How to ensure that wireless Logitech keyboard is encrypted?

Just as the title says, I'm using a wireless Logitech keyboard, and I want to ensure that my keystrokes are in fact encrypted. On Windows, I could do that very easily by using the Logitech SetPoint ...
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How do I use REISUB with an Apple slim aluminum keyboard?

I'm using the Apple slim aluminum keyboard, which doesn't have the SysRq key: What key(s) should I press for the magic SysRq key when I need to type REISUB?
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Problem with login screen

I'm an ultra nooby beginner with Linux and Kubuntu, so please be patient :) Since yesterday I've got a stupid problem. When I turn on my PC, and when my login screen shows up, after 2-3 second it ...
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MinimalCD - Strange input lag on certain keys `, ~, ´, and ¨

I´ve just installed mini.iso Ubuntu 14.04 and there is some kind of international keyboard features that are causing me to need to double-tap ´ or `. If I use these keys and then immediately another ...
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Bugs with read and variables (busybox)

I have a //tiny// problem with my script: I cannot get the $key1 content. Basically, the script writes into /tmp/bios.sh, runs chmod +x on it and launches it (see result 1). The command set shows ...
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Acting as though the laptop Fn key is pressed

I have a Fujitsu laptop and all was working fine until I ended teamviewer. On the keyboard it has a numberpad on some of the letters which you press the Fn button to use. The system is acting like I ...
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Ubuntu Mate, Bluetooth “Failed to connect device”

I am running Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on a Raspberry Pi 2 and I'm having a problem connecting my Ipazzport bluetooth keyboard. Ubuntu detects it but when I run setup I get "Failed to connect device" Any ...
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managing keyboard layouts outside unity

I would like to know if there is any way of using the standard ubuntu keyboard layouts from outside Unity. I am using a different WM (Fluxbox). The brute force approach would be to use xkb. I can ...
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How do I enable Scroll Lock?

I need to enable scroll lock so I can toggle lights on my keyboard. This works on Arch.Funny thing it doesn't work on Ubuntu. ...
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creating keymaps in ubuntu

I'm using a special keyboard that doesn't have keys like PageUp, PageDown, Home, End ... I want to create a keymaps for these keys. For example, when I press ctrl+Up, my computer will behave like I ...
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Root system problem

I have a root system problem with Ubuntu 14.4 errors were found while checking the disk drive for / This is a common problem. I have followed numerous treads on this site: none have worked! I ...
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Logitech Keyboard Lag under 15.10

I have a Logitech keyboard and mouse combo with a mini USB dongle. The mouse is an M185 and the keyboard a K270. I have two setups - one in work and one at home. The one in work plugs into my Dell ...
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Logitech wireless keyboard lag

I have the Logitech Wireless Combo MK270. Quite frequently the keyboard will become unresponsive, or lag for anywhere between 30 seconds to 2 mins. I've figured out that unplugging and re-plugging ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 and Keyboard and mouse will not load

I recently upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 and now I have to unplug the keyboard and mouse and plug them in after the system is booted. I have a Razer Black Widow keyboard and a Corsair mouse. My system ...
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Numeric keypad not working

I am running Ubuntu 10.04, fully updated, from an external USB hard drive. Everything works really well, except the keyboard. The numeric keypad is not working. The keys don't do anything, with or ...
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Problem with keyboard after reinstall 'ubuntu-desktop'?

Before I couldn't login, it was showing: failed to start session After I reinstalled ubuntu-desktop, my keyboard settings is broken. Auto-switch layout keyboard don't work. When I change the ...
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Keystrokes Delayed or Missing in SketchUP Under Wine

I am trying to use SketchUp 2016 Make under Wine 1.7. Keystrokes seem to be delayed or missing. For example after choosing the Move/Copy tool, pressing the Ctrl key to invoke the Copy function ...
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Completely disable “close lid” key binding

I have acer aspire e13 es1-311-c6bx. When I close the lid it wakes up from sleep, be it by clicking to sleep or setting closeLid=sleep in power options, and touchpad is not working anymore. I can ...
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Keyboard volume shortcuts in XUBUNTU don't work

I have a Logitech K270 but I can't get the volume button shortcuts to work. Actually when I click them, I see the popup on the top left of the window but the volume is not changed... ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard won't connect in 15.10

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad (2 AA battery version of both, not the latest models that charge via a lightning cable), running Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit on an Intel NUC6i5SYK, kernel ...
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Mouse clicks won't respond in the majority of the work area Ubuntu 15.04 w Unity + Dead Unity

Guys this is going to be a long one since I need to describe the problem and subsequent actions in case someone can help. Keep in mind I'm an artist and not a tech guy so while I do know how to keep ...
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How to Create A Startup Script for Keyboard LED

Freshly installed 14.04, CoolerMaster Storm keyboard. I'm not at all concerned with being able to toggle/turn off the LED, I simply want the LED to turn on before login, i.e. while looking at the ...
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iniramfs-tools error to TTY1 login but lost keyboard

New Member, Very new user of RPI and Ubuntu Mate 10.15 I have 5 R-PI's that we used as wallboards I log on to them using putty, each time I log in I get a message saying updates: 3 packages can ...
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Ubuntu XFCE no keyboard on wake from suspend

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 with xfce4 replacing Unity. Whenever I suspend my laptop (Sony Vaio vgn-nr260e, 2gb ram, 200gb hdd, previously ran Vista) and wake it, the keyboard will work fine for typing ...
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keyboard not accepting input after opening Chrome or Chromium in VNC session in Ubuntu 15

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and 15.04 on a couple of servers that I admin and access using VNC sessions most of the time. When I open Chrome or Chromium in these machines, the system asks me to unlock ...
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Is there a way to make Caps Lock led indicator to indicate current keyboard layout?

In Ubuntu 13.10 and older there were a keyboard layout option "use keyboard led to show alternative layout", so I could use it to have caps lock LED indicating current keyboard layout. Now there is no ...
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Help with re-assigning a key on boot

I have a broken enter key on my laptop, so instead of replacing the keyboard I am re-assigning the return key by executing this command in the terminal: xmodmap -e "keycode 62 = Return" Keycode 62 ...
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How to type accent grave without letter or alt in terminal?

I'm trying to type a terminal command that calls for an "accent grave" (`) character. I'm running Ubuntu with a US keyboard, and I can't find how to type this. I see lots of talk about using alt codes ...
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Is there a keyboard command for 'show desktop'?

Like Windows, I want to hit Super+D to jump to the desktop or minimize all windows. I don't see command like that in Keyboard Shortcuts. Any idea?
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How to disable workspace zoom shortcut?

Ubuntu has the shortcut: Super + S - Zoom out, show workspace switcher as per: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KeyboardShortcuts How do I disable it? It's not listed in the keyboard ...