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

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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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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 ...
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Turn off keyboard backlight, Asus laptop (Ubuntu 15.10)

When I boot up my laptop (Asus K501UX) keyboard backlight is turned on automatically. I want to turn it off by default, when Ubuntu is loaded, without using any hot keys. sudo find /sys/class/leds/ ...
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Xinput - get button ID pressed on device

good day Question: I am trying to map (and eventually remap) buttons on my Logitech G930 Headset. I would like to record each button as it is pressed and map it. Could anyone guide me through ...
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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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Problem in Steam game (CS:GO) Numpad

I installed Steam, and I was playing Counter Strike Global Offensive. The problem is that, Numpad Enter key is not working. Basically, I binded Enter key on Numpad in ingame, but it seems like not ...
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Switch between applications with a small list

I am currently using the application switcher provided by compiz, in an alt-tab way. What I want is to have a key configured to show the full set of currently open windows, maybe at the corner of the ...
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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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Bluetooth keyboard stops working after reconnection

I am working with a bluetooth keyboard under Unbunt 14.04. Everything is fine, till I leave the keyboard for enough time to let it go in sleeping mode. After awakening, the connection is established ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration has no effect :-(

Unfortunately the change of my keyboard layout does not has any effect with the command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration" on my ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS server running in a virtual box. Even if ...
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Editing Virtual Keyboard Layout

Is there a way to manually edit the layout of the Onboard, or Florence virtual keyboard? I want to make the keyboard fullscreen and function similar to a virtual gamepad, with keys in the bottom ...
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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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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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Configuring keyboard hotkeys with same scancodes and different keysyms

I have a bluetooth keyboard Samsung bkb10. It is keyboard for andoind mainly, so it does not have alt, super(winkey), f1-f12, menu, but has lots of hotkeys(most of them work nice under linux). But ...
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Touchpad and Keyboard doesn't work after some time

I'm trying to install ubuntu alongside Windows 10. I install Ubuntu using bootable USB. When I joined to the Installation page after some time mouse and keyboard stops working. Same with (Trying ...
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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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How to use foreign keyboard

I believe I have the keyboard I want installed (PL) and I am used to using alt+letter (windows) or control+letter (mac) to insert foreign letters. I am struggling to figure out how to do the same ...
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Select All doesn't work

I recently switched the command key and control key (I follow this topic : How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro? ) But my "Select All" shortcut doesn't work... How can I ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard not pairing 14.04/Lxle

I know this question has been asked before and i have spent all day looking at those solutions but they are not helping! On Lenovo G50-30 connecting H-Write mini bluetooth keyboard. The keyboard ...
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Keyboard flashing instead of dimming

So, I have an ASUS N56VB with ubuntu 15.10 and I encountered a problem a few days ago, my keyboard backlighting that was previously working fine now doesn't respond properly to the bright levels, it ...
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Indicator light burning on keyboard with no known reason

The mic indicator light is burning without a reason. It suddenly started after I restarted my computer. How can I turn it off again? Laptop: HP probook 650 Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop ...
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How to find the .hwdb header of a general input device?

I have an old USB RF remote that I'd like to use with Kodi. The remote is a non-keyboard input device which generates keycodes. I'd like to do some remapping, but I haven't done that since the days ...
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Ubuntu Server on HP ML10 v2: keyboard doesn't work in installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 15.10 on my Hp ML10 v2 (with Pentium G3240). I know about the controller raid driver problem, so I set in the bios the controller to AHCI SATA mode. I create an USB ...
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Keys malfunctioning

I have a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install on a new laptop (less than a month old) and I'm having a hard time with my keyboard. It seems like the Ctrl key thinks it's being pressed when it's not, some ...
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Disable keyboard backlight and Bluetooth at startup in Ubuntu mate 15.10

I searched a lot for an answer for this question. Most of the answers that I find is to include the commands to disable the respective devices using the rc.local file. I tried this method but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Custom Keyboard Layout

What are the steps needed to create new keyboard layout on ubuntu? and after reading many post on this forum about modifying keyboard to suit my needs, I figured out how to modify existing Ubuntu ...
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How to connect a MIDI Keyboard and automatically write notes?

I need to create a sheet while I play. How do I do this best? I want to just play the song and my PC does the rest, so I just need to print/play afterwards.
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Reset Keyboard and Mouse Defaults

I left my computer unlocked at work and someone messed with my Keyboard and Mouse settings. Once I log in the Keyboard no longer works and the mouse is super fast, reversed, no double click. How can ...
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unity somehow captures Control+G from Emacs

When I press Control+G in Emacs (C-g in Emacs's conventions), it does not do what it is supposed to do, eg quit from a minibuffer, instead it just blinks "Quit" but remains there (so I exit with C-] ...
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Only have wireless keyboard and its not working to install ubuntu server pleas help!

This is my second time asking for help here, I hope someone decides to point me in the right direction this time last time on one attempted to answer or comment on my question. My problem is that I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on laptop only wakes up by opening the lid

I have a HP Spectre XT with a defective display (which I disconnected) and use an external display, keyboard and mouse. The laptop so just functions as a desktop. I use the power button on the ...
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Disable alt+e, alt+f, etc shortcuts

I am using 14.04. I tried steps covered here: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? Tapping alt have no effect, but still alt+e opens Edit menu from navigation bar, alt+f opens ...
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Acer 3810T backup key remap

On my Acer 3810T I have touch button with the led light built in. I whant to remap it to run custom command to connect to VPN using bash script, and/or to be lit when the connection is established. ...
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Define keyboard shortcut to a series of keyboard shotcuts

Is it possible somehow to define a keyboard shortcut that sequentially executes two different keyboard shortcuts? As an example, I want to open nautilus search directly. I can search in nautilus by ...
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What does the “Show All Input Sources” option do?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and upon launching the gnome-tweak-tool and going to the Keyboard and Mouse I find that there is an option called Show All Input Sources which is ...
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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separate meta and hyper keys in unity with XKB

I want to use Caps Lock for the Hyper key because I need it in Emacs, so in /etc/default/keyboard I use the relevant XKBOPTIONS. However, Unity seems to react to both: even though it passes Hyper_L ...
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Keys not working on Apple Magic Keyboard

I recently got a Japanese version of the Apple Magic Keyboard. It connects to Bluetooth as a keyboard and works pretty much flawlessly except that at least 2 keys don't seem to work. The ¥ | key, next ...
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How to remap F4 to F11 on Chromebook

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Toshiba Chromebook. The keyboard has no F11 key. The F4 key has the fullscreen icon because thats what Chrome OS uses, so I would like to use that to make ...
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Global keybindings to commands or shell scripts in i3

In i3 volume control is not handled by fn Right or Left arrow key. I currently have to put the following in a terminal: amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+(or-) Which i do by way of an alias vup/vdown. Is ...
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How to get simulate Keyboard typing using python

The idea is simple. Let say I need to get a pre-written sum of text, from a text file, to display on screen using the keyboard to type it out. This is different than just displaying text form regular ...
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Microsoft Designer Keyboard 15.10

I'm pretty novice with ubuntu. I'm trying to get a microsoft designer keyboard paired with 15.10 ubuntu. I got the mouse working. When it comes to the keyboard, it pairs. But doesn't seem to connect ...
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xmodmap makes ctrl and alt modifiers stop working

I'm trying to remap my numeric keypad arrows to function in the same way as the regular arrows, like this: xmodmap -e "keycode 80 = Up NoSymbol Up" After I run the above command, Ctrl and Alt ...
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Ctrl+Shift+C not working to copy from terminal (either gnome terminal or roxterm)

Somehow in my fresh installed ubuntu box, CTRL+SHIFT+C is not copying the selected text, even though the edit menu "Copy" works and says that CTRL+SHIFT+C is bound to copy the selected text. How can ...
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USB keyboard stops working at language selection prompt when trying to install from flashdrive

I'm trying to install ubuntu server 15.10 from a USB flash-drive onto a Dell Optiplex 745 with a Logitech k400r usb keyboard. I used the k400r to boot into bios and enable USB legacy mode I'm also ...
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Keyboard problem,add symbol to certain combination

I have bought new keyboard and strangely it is without "more" and "less" signs,normally they are located next to lest shift.. Thing is I am using Croatian layout. Is there any way to assign key ...
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Cant swap ESC with CAPS LOCK

I read a lot o guides on this theme, and this guide worked for me:How to permanently switch Caps Lock and Esc However after some recent update it does not work. Additionally i reseted the ...
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How to type an en dash on Ubuntu 14.04

How can I type an en dash? On OS X, I can type Alt+- (hyphen). On Windows, I can type Alt+0150. If you're not familiar with the different types of dashes, you can read about them here: ...
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grub - Keyboard stuck in GRUB

I have dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have Intel DH67BL motherboard which does not support PS/2 keyboard,mouse and am using Logitech K120 USB 2.0 keyboard. I have set GRUB to load Windows 7 ...