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

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Ubuntu 14.04 Changing keyboard layout does not work

New to Linux, recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to switch between Finnish and US English keyboard layouts but it doesn't seem to work. The keyboard shortcut I add at Text Entry settings ...
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Toshiba Satellite A660 Backlit keyboard does not work with kernel 4.2

This question was already asked quite a while ago. I am interested if anyone has got this running. I am trying to figure out how to enable the illuminated keyboard on my Toshiba Satellite A660. I am ...
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How to remap combination of keys to combination of keys?

On my laptop, I want to map menu + up to shift + pageup so that scrolling in terminal can be easier. It is not a duplicate of How to remap a key combination to a single key?
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 (Minimum Virtual Machine) Keyboard Layout

I'm using Ubuntu Server 15.10 (x86) in Virtualbox. Just want to play with it. Somehow, I just found a problem with keyboard layout. I'm using German keyboard and already set it during installation. ...
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Program error while launching setup.exe (from wine)

This is the error I'm getting while trying to execute "setup.exe" of a program that can control Thermaltake Challenger keyboard (using this program, I can change the macros and stuff). Any ideas ...
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How to make custome shortcuts to work on key release than key press

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. with Unity DE. How to make keyboard shortcuts work on key release than key press. For example: If I want to use win for multiple shortcuts, it is working for only the one ...
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Shortcut keys on Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook running Ubuntu 15.10 not working

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running on the internal SSD of a Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook. After some running around to fix the audio, the last thing (that I can tell) doesn't work is the shortcut keys (volume ...
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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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USB devices not work after installation of ubuntu 14.04

I installed lubuntu14.04 with usb mouse /kb and usb key with no problem. After installation, Ive no mouse , no keyb, no access to USB key, no network. I plug a PS2 keyb for first diagnostic. lsusb ...
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Fonts of special characters

I'm using LO version 3.5.7.2 for Ubuntu (12.04). As a default font for my documents I defined Arial. As well, I defined several "macros" to easily get accents, other special characters, etc. For ...
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Keyboard of Acer Aspire A5943G not working properly

I have an Acer Aspire A5943G laptop, and its keyboard is not working properly. The keys SDGHM and some shift combinations produce either no characters at all, or just sometimes with wrong delay and ...
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Just Installed Ubuntu. cant enter passphrase

I have recently switched from Windows 7 to Ubuntu. After I installed and replaced windows 7 it told me to restart. once I restarted, I came to a loading screen which says: Unlocking the disk ...
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Cannot type after Gnome login since last update

last time I let my Ubuntu 11.04 to upgrade all its packages, I think a new kernel was also downloaded. Since then keyboard stopped working so that I can press Enter button on the login screen, but ...
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Keyboard “@ ”symbol not working . Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and updates it regularly. But I noticed from the start that I cannot type "@" symbol. I use a Toshiba Satellite C640 with i3 processor laptop. The number keys on ...
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Change currency key symbol

15.04 Vivid. I am using a standard US keyboard with US English in Europe. How can I PERMANENTLY change the keyboard map so that when I press the " $ " (Shift + 4) I get a Euro currency symbol?
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Ubuntu 15.04 Can't pair apple bluetooth keyboard

I can't get my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to pair with Ubuntu 15.04. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? user:~$ sudo rfkill list [sudo] password for rufus: 0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: ...
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Keyboard shorcuts like copy, paste, select all not working 14.04

Fresh install of 14.04 unity ubuntu. These shortcuts don't work. Was not able to find the solution. Has anybody has the same problem?
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My numpad does not enter numbers but moves my mouse around (like a better version of Windows' MouseKeys)

This is a neat feature if my mouse decides to up and die on me but in the meantime I'd like to be able to enter numbers without hunting and pecking again! How can I switch this off?
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Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-56RG power button, disable touch pad button and wifi switch not functioning

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on E5-573G-56RG after upgrading to BIOS version 1.35. The power button (it is on the keyboard itself), touch pad enable/disable: Fn+F7, and wifi switch: Fn+F3, are not ...
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Problem with remapped key when changing between languages

I've remapped a certain key (` to w) with this way: xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = w" I use Greek language, not only English and I change between languages with ALT+SHIFT. When I turn the keyboard ...
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How to change keyboard type?

There was an option in older versions of Ubuntu to select type of your keyboard — for example PC105, Apple, etc. Now I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Logitech Illuminated Keyboard. The thing is that Winkey ...
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Keyboard and mouse stop working in ubuntu live usb

I have recently tried installing Ubuntu from a live USB on to my PC, and i encountered problems with Ubuntu not detecting my keyboard or mouse as soon as I boot into it. The keyboard and mouse works ...
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Text Keyboard Shortcuts

I know that in Ubuntu you can use keyboard shortcuts to do cool things like open programs - which is what I believe all of the questions that are similar to this focus on. Except for, a question on ...
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How can I use the host's keyboard for a 'remote' SSH session from a tablet computer?

The perhaps slight odd requirement is this: I have a computer running Ubuntu I have an iPad from which I can SSH into said computer I'd like to use the iPad as an extra terminal screen Things I ...
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Change Unicode Input from Hex to Decimal

Okay, so, I already know about the Ctrl+Shift+U+Hex method of inputting unicode characters. I would like to change this just slightly to accept the decimal value of the desired unicode character ...
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New Ubunt 15.10 Install - Mouse issues, Highlight, Copy/Paste, Left click

So, I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 on my older Asus K50IJ to do some web development and have a dedicated shell environment on the go. I have noticed some very odd mouse behaviors including ...
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How to undo setkeycodes or Fix 'x' key not generating KeyPress events

While trying to fix my fn+F11 and fn+F12 keys so that they adjust my screen brightness (failing miserably doing so), I used setkeycodes and broke my 'x' key. (I used copy paste to type it in this ...
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Keyboard and mouse disconnect whilst installing Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop Version

I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu (Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop Version) from their website and burned it to a DVD. When I boot my computer my mouse and keyboard are connected so I click Install ...
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Why doesn't AwesomeWM recognize all of my modkey keypresses when using an external keyboard or how can I fix it?

I'm using awesome v3.5.6 on a ThinkPad Edge e440 with a mostly stock configuration in awesome (titlebars enabled, some layouts omitted, and the taglist omitted from the wibox). I have a Logitech G110 ...
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Why my screen is filled with ^[[6~?

I don't know what all these ^[[6~ mean. Suddenly all my apps kept scrolling down, so then I decided to restart my laptop and as it booted the screen kept flashing. Check attached images. First image ...
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How to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard?

I often plugin a USB keyboard to my laptop (in addition to external monitor and mouse, which all virtually convert my laptop to a desktop computer) and I prefer using a different keyboard layout then. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 64-bit xbindkeys do not recognize mouse button depression

I have installed xbindkeys on Ubuntu 14.04.3 64-bit in order to emulate middle mouse button and my configuration file has the following line: "/usr/bin/xte 'mouseclick 2'" control + b:1 However, ...
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Dell XPS 13 9343 - keyboard backlight on at boot Ubuntu 15.10

I upgrade from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10 and now on the first boot the keyboard backlight is on. I can manually turn it off, but the setting is not remembered and the next boot results in the ...
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Fn+F10, Side arrow keys (right and left) and Ctrl don't work

Hi my name is not important but I have a K450J Asus Laptop and I would like to troubleshoot closer. I recently installed XUbuntu (I had the same problems with Ubuntu), formatted my disk and still have ...
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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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Cannot enter @ symbol

Good afternoon! I have a problem: I installed Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome and a problem with the keyboard. At first I did not change layout. After using the command sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration ...
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Keyboard stopped working on 15.10

I recently restarted after an update on 15.10, and now the keyboard on my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga) doesn't work. I can't even ctrl-alt-[N] to get to a virtual terminal, nor does a USB keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcuts stopped working / Can't access keyboard settings

My keyboard shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+T and the audio hotkeys) just stopped working. I tried everything I could find on the Internet to solve the problem, including installing and reinstalling tons of ...
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Updates posted by Canonical don't always work

Early 4.2.0 releases did not allow me to use ctrl-alt-t or ctrl-alt-l ... If I use 4.2.0.23 the network does not come up (DHCP fails). I get on the air with 4.2.0.22 in recovery mode ... all the above ...
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14.04 Mouse and Keyboard issues with a fresh install

I have what I think are two unrelated issues with my laptops keyboard and a USB mouse. Keyboard: When I turn on the laptop everything boots up fine. Once I get to the login screen however my laptops ...
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Some keys not working properly on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm new here. I could not solve my problem with the threads I already found in this forum. The problem is as follows: Since recently, when I try to type in "n" or "b" (German keyboard: n is next to b) ...
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Laptop function keys (media keys) are delayed after replacing optical drive with 2nd hdd

I have removed my optical drive and placed a "caddy" with a second hdd in my laptop as replacement. Now, since doing that all my function keys are delayed for around a second before taking effect. ...
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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 ...
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Keyboard Lights [duplicate]

I have a black keyboard with characters which are completely invisible until the keyboard light comes on... Which it doesn't. I've made a script to toggle the light: #!/bin/bash FLAGS=$(xset -q | awk ...
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How to Shut down Ubuntu by using keyboard?

How to shut Down Ubuntu by using Keyboard only. [Like Windows style] In windows XP if we press Start+u+u this keys for shutdown. and Start+u+r for restart computer. Start+u+h for Hibernet etc. How can ...
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Externel Keyboard issue in Ubuntu14.04 on Asus-X450LA

I'm using an external Logitec wired keyboard on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my Asus X-450LA. Suddenly I catch an issue in my external keyboard. When I press the backspace or space button, I got continuous dot ...
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Notebook Keyboard is not properly handed

I tried every variants of ubuntu and I can't find a way to use my keyboard properly. The main issue is that AltGr is opening up the context menu on every application (basically, right click ...
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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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How to turn off keyboard backlight if keyboard is broken?

My keyboard had the backlight on when it stopped working (due to spillage) and now I can't use the Fn + space to shut it off. Are there any commands or settings I can use without using the laptop ...
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How to get the onscreen keybord appear on login

I am using Lubuntu 13.10 and I have missing keys on my keyboard. I am using a friend keyboard currently and I want to know how to get the onscreen keyboard to appear on the login screen so I can use ...