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

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Rrrepeattt keyys in Ubuntu 14.04 driving me nuts

Problem: Repeat keys while typing, unless I use an extraordinarily slow and careful touch on the keyboard. (Example: Thhe quickk browwn fox.) System: Dell Precision 7710 with Ubuntu 14.04 and ...
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Using macros on blackwidow ultimate

So I need some help, is there any way to enable the m keys on a blackwidow ultimate in ubuntu, and if so How is it done ( Im new to ubuntu and none of the current answers posted here make much sense ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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Unable to Use Ctrl-keyboard Shortcuts in any application

I just updated Ubuntu 16 LTS and after the restart I can't use Ctrl Keyboard combinations (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + Right, Ctrl + T ...) in applications anymore (neither left - Ctrl nor right - Ctrl). I'm ...
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Keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the modified filename

In Ubuntu GUI, to change the name of a file we can press F2. Then the name of the file will highlight, excluding the file extension. What is the keyboard shortcut to place the cursor at the end of the ...
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onscreen keyboard not working in ubuntu 16.04

in ubuntu 16.04, the onscreen board is not working, when I click, nothing happens on browser or terminal. it was working till now, all of sudden it shows nothing even i click on any character. what ...
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How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal for different Linux versions? Basically I want to know where Linux stores the keyboard shortcut files and how it can be edited. On my research I ...
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How to disable specific key in keyboard at the lower level?

Am using Ubuntu 14.04. My keyboard is acting strangely. The Mail button keeps pressing. I tried the things from the following links: [1] How to disable keys from the keyboard? [2] http://superuser....
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Compose key problem on one KDE system

I have several Kubuntu systems, configured the same way, where I have enabled the compose key (I write in multiple languages), but the upgrade to 15.10 on one of those systems broke my compose key. ...
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Fn key not working in Asus R510Z [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS along side a default windows 10 installation. All the fn shortcuts are not working in my ubuntu system. It doesn't show up in the keyboard layout, nor can I find any ...
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Need Help Installing Ubuntu. Mouse and Keyboard Not Working During Installation, but IOMMU Breaks my Installation

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my computer, but I have an issue. My keyboard and mouse don't respond when I am at the first stage of installation (Language selection). I tried enabling IOMMU, but ...
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How to install Cangjie (Traditional Chinese) input for Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPc

I am a newbie to Linux (and Ubuntu). Installed Ubuntu Mate 16.04 PowerPC on PowerMac G5 dual 2.3GHz, with English (US) as the selected language and keyboard. Then installed (?) Cangjie 3 with "sudo ...
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Keyboard and mouse only working after reboot

I'm currently running 14.04 beta on a Lenovo Thinkpad Twist (s230u). As the OS boots into the login screen, the built-in mouse and keyboard are disabled. The touch screen remains active, however. I'...
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Mouse doesn't work in the guest OS (Ubuntu 14.04.2) on Virtual Box (installed on MAC OS X)

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 (64 bits) to my Mac OS X 10.9.5 (64 bits) using Virtual Box version 4.3.24. I am not an experienced Linux user. When I start Ubuntu, I cannot make my mouse work in the ...
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How to configure the triggers for my laptop's keyboard backlight?

I want my keyboard backlight to be generally disabled and glow only when I do a manual Fn-key toggle. The problem is that I can not find a way to edit the files - trigger and start_triggers in /sys/...
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symbol keys missing on my keyboard

I installed LTS 14.04 and ever since some of my keys went missing. First, the dot symbol key is not working, so I have to use the dot key from the numeric keypad. Secondly, the right alt key is a ...
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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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Brightness randomly up and down on MSI laptop

I am experiencing this issue on my MSI GS60. It starts happening as soon as I use an Fn Key for the first time while running Ubuntu (I have also tested the issue on Arch and it's even worse there). ...
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Setting up Freestyle 2 keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04

Has anyone had success getting the Kinesis Freestyle 2 keyboard running with Ubuntu 14.04 or a similar release? Most of the keys work OK, but I can not get the volume controls working correctly. In ...
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Xubuntu 16.04LTE won't likely detect HP elitebook laptops keyboard

I have an elitebook 2530p laptop which have had troubles with the keyboard not beeing detected. But when navigating in BIOS or in GRUB, keyboard works just fine. No problem at all, always. However, ...
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Issues with Logitech K400 plus in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a Logitech K400 plus wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad. Ubuntu 16.04 recognizes it out of the box and it is correctly paired (uses Logitech Unifying Receiver). However, very often, ...
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How to activate keyboard backlight from command-line? [duplicate]

using ubuntu 16 on a crappy sony vaio laptop. the keyboard backlight works fine until i put the laptop to sleep. upon waking the laptop the keyboard backlights remain off. there are no function keys ...
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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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How to permanently reset xkb option?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Previously I set XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" in /etc/default/keyboard and run sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration. It worked great but now I get a keyboard that sends ...
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How can I get the trackpad/keyboard to work after installing Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 14 (Crouton)?

I'm a noob at linux, so be gentle. I can install crouton and go through the process of getting unity up and running (newest version of everything). The track pad at first works, but the pressure you ...
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usb keyboard and network stooped working

I have an old pc running Ubuntu server 14.04 lts, it is used purely to run plex media server, yesterday i noticed an update was out for plex media server, so my routine is to login to my server using ...
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Ubuntu Windows10 dual boot problem

I had Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 10. Both used to work well. I mainly used Ubuntu. I remember last time I booted into Windows 10 was a few months ago and there was no problem. A few days ago I upgraded ...
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After fresh installation of XUbuntu 16.04, US layout on USB keyboard after each reboot

The built-in keyboard of my laptop is connected to the system as a USB device. During installation of XUbuntu 16.04 from the official 64 bit ISO image, I was asked about my keyboard layout. I ...
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Dell Inspiron 7357 - keyboard/touchpad not working after login on Ubuntu 16.04

I'm running a Dell Inspiron 7537 ine with a dual boot of Ubuntu (GNOME desktop) and Windows. When I was running 15.10, things were running fine. When I upgraded to 16.04, my touchpad and keyboard ...
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Lubuntu: Remapping caps to backspace: 15.10 or 16.04

I've spent more time then I care to admit, attempting to change caps to backspace in Lubuntu on a spare computer (15.10), cause I want to switch to lubuntu as my main linux (with 16.04). Basically ...
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login password issue

i have a very strange problem. It looks like my keyboard layout is always changing when i try to login my Ubuntu installation. My password contains the character @ So the problem is that one time the @...
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Find details of click and keyboard events

I have noticed that there isn't much of an alternative to Problem Steps Recorder for linux, and I am going to try to make one in a shell script. How can I wait until/detect when the mouse is cliked? ...
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Mouse and Keyboard slow and unreactive in ubuntu 15.10

I have recently switched to Ubuntu 15.10, because my on-board and was-legacy graphics card won't work perfectly with Unity, so i decided to buy a supported graphics card, so i have bought an XFX ...
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How to get audible feedback (“Thunk” sound, no typewriter) when pressing a keyboard key?

When I type I watch the keyboard rather than the screen. I need the noise that lets me know if my keystroke has connected and produced a symbol. With the typewriter, I frequently lean/press on some ...
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How do I type an `@` (at sign) symbol?

I have Ubuntu on my MacBook 2007 with a Spanish keyboard, on MacOS the @-sign was typed using Alt (Option) + 2, but on Ubuntu I have no idea. I have to copy and paste it every time. How do I type an ...
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How to have programmer-friendly Dvorak with deadkeys in Ubuntu?

The current keyboard layout Dvorak with deadkeys is horrible. All those "¨` are under one key which is not practical for a programmer. OSX has well distributed programmer keys in Dvorak with ...
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Why do my windows occasionally stop taking keyboard input after alt-tab?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. Two different applications (Vim and Awesomenauts), on different occasions, have started completely ignoring keyboard input - though mouse input still works. ...
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Deactivate Caps Lock in 14.04

I really don't need caps lock (who does?) and would rather have it as a shift key as I sometimes hit it by mistake especially on the small netbook keyboard. Since I don't read while I type this might ...
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How do I enter Polish characters?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and... I've got a problem :) I'm living in Poland, so I want to write texts in polish with polish chars such as ąćęłńóśźż, too. Unfortunately, it's impossible. We write ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working, and not connecting to wifi

I have an asus 1225b eeepc i installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS and it all went well until i restarted once it told me that the installation was complete. My keyboard and mouse on the laptop isn't bieng ...
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Remap Keypad Ins/0 key to Right Arrow Ubuntu 14.04

The title pretty much covers it... What's the simplest way to do this? I'm currently flipping through the /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/us file, but there are a million different section, seemingly for ...
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CTRL and ALT works as SHIFT?

A few hours ago, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. Everything went fine, installed all my games and programs. But, then I realized that ALT + TAB, CTRL+ALT+T key combinations (as well as ...
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Ubuntu randomly freezes when I press certain keys

This is a weird issue I'm facing recently. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop (Acer E 15 E5-571G-51XR) and it was doing pretty fine until a weird issue popped up roughly 3 weeks later. Whenever I ...
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Shortcut doesn't show the menu bar item for Intellij IDE in Ubuntu 16.04

After some updates of my fresh installed Ubuntu 16.04, I noticed that when Jayatana is enabled, the Alt + shortcut key doesn't open the menu bar items any more in my IDE (Intellij) but Alt key alone ...
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Keyboard layout randomly changes when I start VS Code or Sublime Text 3

I have a big and annoying problem, my keyboard layout changes to se when I start VS Code or Sublime Text 3. To fix it, I created simple lines in .zshrc but this is not right way to fix this problem! ...
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Setting 'Fn' Keys to Adjust Volume, Brightness and Other

I saw already some similar questions here, but all look too complicated or different from my problem. I installed Linux on my laptop, and I run it along Windows, which has already been there since I ...
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Suddenly I have USB 2/3 problems. Keyboard and mouse no longer function on blue 2/3 ports

I have a roccat Kone+ mouse and a roccat ISKU | FX Multicolor gaming keyboard both of which have been fully supported in the past. Suddenly they no longer function. Right now, I'm using an old ...
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How do I reconfigure keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste?

I've been looking all over the configuration menus and googling all over the web for how to configure keyboard shortcuts for Copy and Paste in the Unity window manager. Is there some hidden place ...
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Fn+F1 keystroke acts like Super+S

I don't know why, but I know it happening. After realizing that both Fn+F1 and Super+S switches between workspaces, I used xev and found out that Ubuntu senses Fn+F1 as Super+S. In other words, Fn+...
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Toshiba Satellite P755-S5269 keyboard backlight doesn't work

I'm new to Ubuntu and I have a problem with the keyboard backlight on my laptop. I was looking for solutions on the web but unfortunately I could not find anything specific. My laptop model is ...