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

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Pain to have one cursor for mouse and another for keyboard

I do a lot of keyboarding, and the mouse cursor really gets in my way, and then periodically goes into hiding. Why can't we have one blinking cursor in text to mark the current space in keyboarding, ...
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i can not write the letters “f and g” using keyboard

i am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS and can not write the letters "f,g".this type of problem is not known for me.is this for language update properly not done during installation?
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Setting Compose Key

I'm not sure that asking the question in the right place.. How to set up Compose Key on Ubuntu Mate 15.04? I tried System -> Preferences -> Other -> Keyboard Shortcut. But I can't find anything ...
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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...
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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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keyboard problem with '@' symbol

I have a Dell Latitude E5250 laptop working on ubuntu. I could not figure out how to type '@' symbol. keyboard setting is "Turkish", with Q keyboard.
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All keyboards stopped working after login screen

My new Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140, running Ubuntu 15.04, developed a fault. It appears that all keyboard input fails after the login screen. The mouse functions normally. The catch is that the ...
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xdotool's type command eating characters

I'm trying to get xmonad to type a common sequence of characters whenever I hit a simple key combo. One instance of this problem is simply typing my email address. This is what the configuration file ...
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Can't move edge-docked window-application to other monitor [closed]

What's my setup? I've got a ubuntu 14 LTS with unity desktop and 2 displays (same vendor, same model) connected. What I want to do I want to use keyboard shortcuts to move a desktop application ...
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How to ensure keys are computed in the right order when typing too fast?

I am using a wireless logitech keyboard: Bus 006 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver Sometimes I do type so fast that the keys are processed in the wrong order. But I am ...
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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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How to get OSX-like Deadkeys for Ubuntu?

In OSX, you just press ALT/orSomething+F+A to get A with umlauts. I read you have to press in ubuntu SHIFT+6+F+A for the same in Ubuntu which is insane if it is the only combo. Assume you need to use ...
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Logitech K800 keyboard has non-functioning keys

Hmmm, this seems to have fixed itself overnight. Strange! As you were... I recently bought a new Logitech K800 keyboard (wireless, illumiated), paired it to the unified receiver I am already using ...
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Is it possible to make external numpad or second keyboard only input to a certain window?

I picked up a external Logitech numpad recently and figured it might be useful to use it for macros. However, since it's a numpad, every time I will press the button to set off the macro, that ...
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Temporary mouse freeze

I have an issue where my mouse freezes for a couple of seconds and then returns to normal, the same thing happens with my keyboard, though it is less obvious. The UI keeps updating during this time. ...
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FATAL error and non functional keyboard & mouse> modprobe: FATAL: modules.dep: No such file or directory

I'm Trying to do a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 from a live USB made with unetbootin. However after installing, on the first boot, the system encounters some errors and the keyboard and mouse do not ...
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Modifier/3rd level key to L-ctrl? 15.04

I want to make my Left Control key into a 3rd level modifier key. (I would consider trying using left shift as well, but it is equally difficult as far as I can tell.) I use Caps Lock as my control ...
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Can I enable Bounce Keys for certain keys only?

On my laptop, I'm having a persistent issue where keystrokes on the space bar are being repeated. Having been through a number of replacements, as well as trying multiple operating systems, I ...
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My keyboard only works in the last-opened window

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04. When I try to switch windows, my keyboard only works in the previous window unless I minimize it. For example, I open Chrome and the Terminal. I open the Terminal ...
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How to show the curent keyboard layout in Gnome fallback?

I have 4 keyboard layouts enabled in my installation of Ubuntu 15,04 running on Gnome fallback. The upper panel doesn't update the language indicator when I change the layout using the keyboard ...
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Alt+tab not switching between open windows

This is the same question as this* but I can't update the setting suggested by the solution. I also have Compiz installed but no clue how to run it. Keyboard settings *Alt+Tab not switching ...
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Bug in abnt keyboard keys

After an update, some of the alphanumeric desktop keyboard keys left're working on Ubuntu 14.04lts. Are the keys: 1 , 2, 3 , 4, 7 , 8, 9 and 0, but the numeric keypad is ok.
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Keyboard Shortcuts not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in 2015/10/5 alongside windows 8. The keyboard seems to working fine except the 'ctrl','alt' and probably other that i couldnt tell without those button. I cant even ...
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Binding Mouse Movement To Keyboard Keys

I have a little Blue Gaming Mouse (Don't remember the name) and I've been searching everywhere to find an answer, so here it is. I would like to bind Mouse movement to Keyboard keys. I would like to ...
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Why am I loosing keyboard control in Remmina?

I am taking an online course that requires me to log in to a remote Windows server, and I am doing so using Remmina Remote Desktop Client. Once I am working on the remote server everything is fine, ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switch to workspace 11 doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to setup a few keyboard shortcuts for switching to specific workspaces, but the one for switching to #11 doesn't work. The problem seems to be exclusive to ...
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Custom shortcut for “My Computer”

I'm having problems creating a custom shortcut for "My Computer". Currently I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I used to press the combination Super + E to open "My Computer" on Windows and I would like to ...
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Custom keyboard layouts, or moving induvidual keys

The keyboard is based on a standard US layout (I'm UK) however choosing a UK keyboard layout fixes this (eg £ is shift 3) However some other keys have been transposed, but the layout doesn't pick ...
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Global Scrolling Keyboard Shortcut (evince)

For note taking with a dual monitor setup, it would be really great to be able to scroll the opposing monitor's window (ideally evince but it could be any application) without losing focus on a ...
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Accentuated characters proposition like MACOSX

As the title suggests, I looking for a way to have the propsition of accented characters such as available under OSX. Indeed OSX when we want to put an accent, just hold down the button (e for ...
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Can VIM (plugin) give a warning if dead keys are enabled?

I often switch between dead keys and composed key text input/entry. That's easily done by the icon in the top panel. For VIM dead keys make no sense. Is there a plugin for VIM that can give me a ...
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How to change tab in Google Chrome with the keyboard, in Ubuntu

In OSX, you can browse tabs in browsers by Ctrl+ N/p or similar. I have not found any keys in Ubuntu 14.04. How can you browse tabs of browsers by keyboard in Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu 15.10 Bug? [closed]

sudo apt-get update but it cant, it show me W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tiheum/equinox/ubuntu/dists/wily/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to change my terminal keyboard language from spanish to english?

I need to change the terminal keyboard language into english 'cause i need to use on sings that are just in english language but mine is in spanish. Thanks you
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How do I stop my function keys from acting as media controls?

Last week my function keys suddenly became media keys. F4 now toggles play status, F5 skips to the next song, and F12 ejects my media tray. When I try to remap them with Keyboard Shortcuts, I'm told ...
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How to remap fn + ESC key to ESC key in Lenovo Yoga 3

I've managed to switch fn keys to behave like function keys in the Lenovo Yoga. However, this causes the ESC key to be found to Fn + ESC instead. Is there a way to switch / remap it back to ESC ...
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Caps Lock to RIGHT Control (It is important to be the right)

I have found a lot of ways to map Caps Lock to Left Control. For example: editing /etc/default/keyboard and adding "ctrl:nocaps" to the XKBOPTIONS But I can't find anywhere how to map to Right ...
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Applications freeze and does not respond to mouse click or keyboard commands

So yesterday I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my laptop , it has 1.8 GiB RAM and 1.60GHz processor . After a while when I was browsing on Firefox while it just stopped responding to the mouse clicks and I ...
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How to disable ctrl + scroll zoom in Lubuntu or openbox

If are you in Google Chrome, Firefox or a software that have the zoom functionality, when you press CTRL + SCROLL UP/DOWN` or TOUCHPAD SCROLL the page increase/decrease the zoom how to disable it?
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Choppy cursor when keys pressed

I'm having a problem with cursor movement on my laptop. Whenever I hold down a key and move my USB mouse simultaneously, this happens. Normally this wouldn't be much of an issue, but unfortunately it ...
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How to get caps and num lock lights to show when in console

I have recently noticed something rather annoying, when in console (in one of the TTYs), if I press the caps lock key, the little light which normally lights up to show me that it is, does not, nor ...
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Ubuntu kernel error?

I have problem with my Ubuntu 15.04, because sometimes he crashes, and I can't do anything except moving mouse. My keyboard looks like disabled because i can't turn on Num Lock or Caps Lock but I ...
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keyboard typing .-M when I press space, and acting weird

My keyboard is acting very weird. When I type a space, it prints .-M. I have to copy&paste a space every time to write this text. When I press the backspace key, it deletes the last letter, but it ...
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How to reconfigure or reset keyboard layout switching?

There seem to be many problems with keyboard layout switching in Ubuntu. For me (Ubuntu with Gnome Shell), it used to work until version 13.10, maybe 14.04. Currently I am on 15.04. Even then ...
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Lubuntu xbindkeys -k won't detect super + space but detects control + super + space

I'm trying to setup a dmenu shortcut using xbindkeys with the super + space keys. When using xbindkeys -k, this is what I get: control + super + space "(Scheme function)" m:0x44 + c:65 Control+Mod4 ...
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How to make CapsLock act like ~` on Ubuntu MATE

I want CapsLock to act like ~` (send til when pressed, send grave accent when pressed with shift). I did that on Windows with an AutoHotKey script, but I cannot find a way to do the same on Linux. ...
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Lunbuntu 15.04: Keyboard stops working on log in screen

So far this has been a one time problem, but I'd rather ask before it happens again when I have time sensitive work to do. Installed Lubuntu on my old, crappy Gateway laptop, which gave it a second ...
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Computer prints long strings of ssssssss sporadically

Sometimes when I'm typing my computer prints a lot of s's, though sometimes it's other letters. It doesn't stop until you push another key (clicking doesn't stop it). I'm not sure when it does it but ...
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How can I use Left Ctrl+Alt combination for special characters?

I've been using Ubuntu for few days and I really like it, but I have a problem with my keyboard: I can't use the left Ctrl+left Alt combination to type special characters like in Windows. How can I ...
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How to make turning off Logitech K810 keyboard back light automation

I could not find terminal command to turn off the back light of keyboard. For example the following commands do turn off my laptop keyboard back light : sudo chmod 777 ...