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How do I change the 'alt gr' key to a context menu key in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently got a new laptop and there is no Menu Key, something I use very frequently. In the same area is the 'alt gr' key, which I have no need for. I tried using: setxkbmap -option ...
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How to pernamently disable Caps Lock in Lubuntu?

I am never using Caps Lock, it is pressed only by mistake. How can I fully disable it? Preferably during system start, so login menu will be also affected.
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My keyboard symbols layout changed

My keyboard symbols layout changed. I think this happened after I install some updates. For example when I type: - - appears / _ appears ? = appears ) And this happens with all my characters. I ...
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No keyboard backlighting

I have bought an MS-industral Fusion keyboard.The keyboard supports backlighting and I have tested it on my friends Windows 7 and it worked.I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and backlighting does not work.All ...
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Keyboard inputting extra characters

I'm having a very frustrating issue with my 14.04 laptop due to water damage (lent my laptop to the wrong person). Something is inputting extra characters when certain keys are pressed. Everything ...
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Any better sotware for Mouse Keys then the default Universal Access?

At times I want to use my external keyboard, but don't have my external mouse around or it's death with batteries, which is the time I wish to navigate my cursor with the keys of my keyboard. So I go ...
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Add support for media keys (play, stop, previous and next buttons) in Lubuntu

How one may add support for media keys (play, stop, previous and next buttons) in Lubuntu? Solution provided at ...
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After upgrade to kernel 3.16.0-30-generic I cannot use the keyboard

After installation of 14.10 and the "automatic upgrade" of the kernel to 3.16.0-30-generic from 3.16.0-23-generic I cannot use my keyboard to enter my passphrase for decrypting my physical drive. ...
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Make CapsLock J work like Pos1

How can I make hitting CapsLock and J on my keyboard behave like Pos1 (go to beginning of the line)? I don't need the normal CapsLock behaviour. It is quite seldom that I need to type several upper ...
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Keyboard language is changed when xrandr is executed

I have two scripts to switch between my standing desk and my sitting desk which are: #!/bin/bash xrandr --auto && xrandr --output eDP1 --off; and #!/bin/bash xrandr --auto && ...
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DELL wireless mouse and keyborad recognised but not working

I have DELL notebook with preinstalled Ubuntu now upgraded to 14.04 and DELL wireless mouse and keyboard. When I connect the USB thing the dmesg prints this: [10271.111258] input: Dell Dell KM632 ...
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Set F1 to close windows

I try to optimize everything. One thing I do frequently is closing windows and closing tabs. Is it possible to set the F1 button to close windows in Ubuntu 14.04? (i.e. same behavior as ALT+F4) And ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyboard only works while pressing holding/pressing down keys

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VM virtualbox. Yesterday, something happened while i was modifying a simple text file in my admin/regular user account. Now I can only print or perform actions involving ...
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Keyboard layout to input a specific code

I'm playing on a betting site where I have to enter a game number then select a specific result. Each result can be entered by typing a code of keys. For example, the result 1X/X can be selected by ...
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Keyboard with Ubuntu Logo for less than $100?

Is there anyway to get an Ubuntu logo or even a Linux logo for the superkey on a keyboard without spending $100+ (usually $150) on a custom mechanical keyboard? I already have the stickers but my ...
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Mouse and Keyboard aren't working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. I'm coming from a Windows background. I've installed Ubuntu 14.04_64 LTS. When I start Ubuntu Mouse and Keyboard aren't working. External keyboard and mouse are working ...
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IBM Keyboard Features on Ubuntu How to Fix?

I have just migrated to the wonderful world of Linux using Ubuntu and am slowly finding my way around. I have an IBM KB 9930 raid access keyboard which mostly works OK, apart from some of the ...
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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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Pressing any key in firefox repeats a string (under load)

On 32-bit lubuntu (14.10) with firefox 35.0.1, occasionally while browsing a very, very strange bug with text input will occur. When typing into any text box, any key will input, instead of the ...
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A key on my keyboard is not working!

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Today I noticed that my Delete button is not working. I tried restart, but the problem persists. All other keys are working properly. Why has this problem occurred and how ...
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Keyboard button control default music app Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have 2 music app on my laptop: Rhythmbox (install first) Amarok (install later) Keyboard button to control music: Previous, Play/Pause, Next always control the app Rhythmbox. I changed the ...
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T9 keyboard using numeric keys

after bought an gamer mouse, that have 12 numeric keys at left side, i was wondering how to do an T9 keyboard to use that keys on ubuntu? I'm working with java but can't figure out how to integrate ...
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ESC button not working

Hey I have a dell inspiron 4515 running with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The last few day the Esc button is not working any more. Can one one help me out please?
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keyboard numbers stop working except 5 and 6 when log in

keyboard numbers stop working except 5 and 6 when log in , that occurs suddenly without any updates and I’m using Ubuntu 13.10 i can't use my numpad now and use the on screen keyboard to write ...
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symbol (£) on US keyboard?

How can I type the pound sign (£) in Ubuntu 14.04 using US keyboard layout? the very long shortcut way is not welcomed.
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Cannot type “f” in Midori

I bumped into a very weird error: I cannot type "f" when using Midori. This includes using the letter f in a URL (no www.lemonde.fr for instance), a search on Duck Duck Go or Google, and searching for ...
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mapping extra mouse buttons

I have SteelSeries Sensei mouse with extra buttons: 8 9 10 11. I want to map them as follows: 8: Shift_L, 9: CTRL_L, 10: PAGE_DOWN, 11: PAGE_UP I spent hours looking for solutions. problems with ...
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xmodmap: How to set Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt?

When using xmodmap, is it possible to map the Mode_switch to Ctrl+Alt? I am trying to map Alt+Ctrl+ u to ü and Alt+Ctrl+Shift+u to Ü. I have no AltGr on my keyboard (KBC Poker I). I have it down to ...
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Numeric keyboard frozzen with gnome-shell

I'm using 14.10 with unity and gnome-shell. - with unity, numeric keyboard is running perfectly. - with gnome-shell, login with numéric keyboard is running well, as well as in a terminal or using ...
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Mouse and Keyboard are freezing

Sometimes my mouse and my keyboard just stop working. I cannot move, click or type anything anymore. But music or videos which are open still work and play. The only thing that I can do is pressing ...
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[Ctrl][Alt] causing windows to maximise vertically

Ubuntu 14.10, Unity, running Windows under KVM. Pressing Ctrl+Altimmediately causes the focused window to maximise vertically (no other keys pressed). Pressing them again causes the window to ...
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keybinding problem - shift keys remapped themselves

Turned on my netbook (Asus X200CA) this morning to find some weird keybinding changes. Running 14.04 with cairo dock, ran an update this afternoon to try and fix it to no avail. Left shift key is ...
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How to use Tamil typewriter keyboard in ubuntu?

I have enabled the tamil keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04: I activated all the Tamil keyboards: none of the keyboards support real Tamil Typewriter layout. like, in typewriter first we have to type ் ...
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Cannot login because of other keyboard on login screen

I had changed my password using bg symbols in my password to make it more secure, but when I restart to kubuntu login lightdm screen there is no way to return to bg symbols because the default layout ...
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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. ...
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Weird accidental key mapping, CTRL key alone loads home page on Firefox and home directory on Nautilus, how to revert to default behavior?

I cannot really tell exactly how this did happen. Yesterday, I pressed CTRL + C to copy a URL from a web page displayed on Firefox, and it seems I touched something else that wasn't CTRL + C and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Map Caps key to Super+Alt+Ctrl?

I think it would be very useful to have my own namespace of shortcut keys where pretty much nothing would ever conflict. For example, I could assign Caps+A to open Ask Ubuntu (or something similarly ...
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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 ...
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Cannot write accented chars (ex ã) in Java apps

The title says it all: I can't 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 > Replace unity-settings-daemon with gnome-settings-daemon

I would like to prevent unity-settings-daemon from starting up when I log in and instead have gnome-settings-daemon run. The reason is that the unity-settings-daemon is hilariously broken (namely ...
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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 ...
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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.