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

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Is there a GUI Keyboard Remapper App?

Running Ubuntu 15.02. Tried finding the keyboard layout tab and now I'm convinced it's gone missing with this latest release. Thus, I'm looking for a simple app that does the same thing... I'm a Mac ...
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Steel Series Laptop Keyboard

After installing Linux 14.04 on my new MSI GT72 gaming laptop I can not seem to figure out how to get my back lite LEDs to work on my keyboard. The laptop has a steel series keyboard. I have searched ...
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Shift keys not working properly

I have recently returned to using my netbook and have discovered that the shift keys work for certain characters but not for others. Typing most lower-case letters is okay, but I cannot type uppercase ...
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On a keyboard layout where caret (^) is a combining key, how do I make it not combing without using the spacebar?

On my keyboard layout, the caret is one of the dead keys, a combining diacritical mark that one has to combine with a second key. e.g. to produce ê I type ^e. To type ^ I need to type ^ spacebar. ...
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Bluetooth - turn off auto-suspend

I've got bluetooth keyboard (no usb receiver) Microsoft Sculpt Mobile. The problem is, keyboard goes into 'auto-suspend' mode after a while of inactivity. Then it needs several seconds to wake up ...
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Setup Toggle Key-combination for Ctrl (similar to CapLock is to Shift)

Is it possible to setup a key toggle to make it as if a certain key is now being held down? Specifically, I would like to be able to do is press some short key combination (e.g. Ctrl twice in ...
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Map Ctrl+c to one button to stop a script on terminal

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I wanted to remap the functionality of Ctrl+C to just one button (e.g b) such that whenever I press that button in terminal it forces the script running in it to stop (kinda ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS doesn't recognize my usb keyboard and mouse

I'm new to linux and I decide to give Ubuntu a shot. My keyboard is working on the screen where I select ''try Ubuntu'' but when Ubuntu finish it's loading I can't do nothing because my USB keyboard ...
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GNOME Tweak Tool's numpad delete key behaviour doesn't work

I use a lot of keyboard layouts, but some of them have comma instead of dot on the numpad delete key. I want to override this behaviour and always use dot, but when I open gnome-tweak-tool, then go to ...
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Keystrokes activate random and unintended functions like “Find” and “Escape”

I've installed Ubuntu Mate on a new laptop (Asus Zenbook 305FA) and it runs well except for one thing: When I type certain characters I get undesirable responses. For example when I type the ...
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(Lubuntu) Can't open onboard keyboard

Ok so i'm in need of a virtual keyboard. I installed onboard, but when I try and open in it I get this message... ** (onboard:1573): WARNING **: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: ...
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Ubuntu touch Keyboard

I got a BQ E4.5 running ubuntu touch, and I got a question about the ubuntu touch keyboard. Every time I use it I feel uncomfortable with it, typing errors, and have to correct every messages I write, ...
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Mouse freezes when connected through usb switch and simulatinously pressing keyboard key

I have an Aten US224 USB Switch which works fine under Windows. However in Ubuntu the mouse freezes as soon as I press a keyboard button (e.g. Alt + Tab) and simultaneously moving the mouse cursor. It ...
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XModMap Key Remapping Not Totally Working

I have a Mac Keyboard I am using with new version of Ubuntu. Whenever in a web browser, I try and hit the F5 key to naturally refresh the page but in Ubuntu this key seems to be mapped to Keyboard ...
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How to remap Fn Key combinations?

I want to do some advanced key mapping on my Sony VAIO. It involves the Fn key. This is what I want to do: I want to do a Fn key inversion, ie to remap: [Fn+ F2toF7] on my keyboard to [F2 to F7] soft ...
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How to set some key turbo pressing instead of usual middle mouse button behaviour?

There is a browser game. Sometimes I need to press a key on a keyboard very fast. How can I simulate turbo key pressing when middle mouse button is pushed and then recover it's behaviour after ...
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Xtreme Gaming Keyboard control and alt act like shift

Xtreme Gaming Keyboard control and alt act like shift... This only seems to happen on Ubuntu 14.04... It's really frustrating... ;-; Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone know how to solve ...
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Keybord / Mouse lagging

I'm mew to Ubuntu, but I cant answer to this anywhere. I have a Corsair Gaming Keyboard and a Logiteck 602 Mouse. Both laggs like he... When I type the cursor is freesing and after a few seconds, it ...
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Insert paste keyboard shortcut? [closed]

Is there a keyboard shortcut that would set the cursor to the start of a section of text which has just been pasted? The default behaviour is for the cursor to appear after the pasted text.
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Numeric keys not working in kCalc

I'm using the latest version of Kubuntu with an a4tech KBS-21 keyboard and there is no problem with my desktop and all the software except for kcalc. In kcalc, my numeric keys won't work at all while ...
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Disabling a Function (Fn) Hotkey on a System76 Laptop

I have a System76 Gazelle Professional which is running Ubuntu 14.04. The fn+F4 toggles volume down which I use all the time, but its directly next to fn+F3 which makes the computer go to sleep ...
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How to add custom keyboard in Lubuntu

I want to add myanmar keyboard for Lubuntu 14.04. But, after installed it didn't shown up in iBus. How to solve? Please. sorry for my bad english.
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numeric keys doesn't work on ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my lenovo laptop. After a while my numeric keys stop working at all. I tried from setting to fix it but did not work. After that i tried numlockx program and it doesn't work ...
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How to Remap Brightness Keys

I have a Dell laptop which has some fairly standard media keys along F1-F12 as well as three special keys by the power button. For the longest time, my brightness down button hasn't worked. For some ...
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Bash: What to do when control-c won't kill a process, is there a better solution to the on/off button?

The full title of this question is: Bash: What to do when control-c won't kill a process, due to the fact that the bash script contains a loop which calls another process: Is there a better solution ...
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Laptop Volume media keys stay pressed [duplicate]

This is a problem I've had before on an old HP laptop. Now I have a Lenovo Z470. These are the keys I mean: They seem to be capacitive buttons. When I press volume down for example, the volume goes ...
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Keyboard Shortcuts Stop Working (After 1-2h)

Dell XPS 13, Installed Gnome Ubuntu 15.04, Updated Gnome to 3.16. 10: I start up, everything works 20: After ~2h, brightness, volume (Fn+?? keyboard combos) stop working 30: Reboot 40: Goto 10 I ...
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Volume, Media, and Terminal Hotkeys stop working at random times?

Seemingly randomly after a resume, my keyboard hotkeys for volume, pause/play, and CTRL+ALT+T for terminal stop working. Brightness and other hotkeys still work. I've tried the steps described in this ...
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Screenshot shortcut key error

For more than a week or so whenever I use one of the cursor keys, page up or down, home, end or delete, it takes a screenshot and asks if I want to save to clipboard. I checked Ubuntu Keyboard ...
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How to make a Hebrew-English keyboard layout combo behave like in Windows?

I would like my he-IL/en-US Keyboard layoutas in Lubuntu 15.04 to behave like it does in MS Windows, with respect to Hebrew. That probably means a lot of things, not all of which I'm aware of, but at ...
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keyboard stopped responding

I have a situation where the keyboard stopped responding after a while. This happened before where the mouse stopped responding but the keyboard remained active. dmesg before reboot: [239536.032716] ...
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keyboard and mouse no longer works beyond grub after recent update

I recently did a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and now beyond grub, neither the mouse nor the keyboard (both usb connections) works. I can fortunately still ssh into the machine, and use it that way, ...
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How can I identify the component responsible fro reordering keyboard input?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Dell Latitude 13 laptop. When I launch Chromium and open several pages from stackexchange in different tabs. Any text I type in will frequently have characters showing ...
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How can I set up a key spamming macro?

I'm trying to find a program that functions as an analogue to AutoHotKey on Windows. I need to constantly send virtual keystrokes to any application window by pressing a button. Ideally, I should be ...
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How to swap Caps with Left Control and change layouts using Caps Lock+Swith (grp:shift_caps_switch)

I already tried a lot of methods for changing this and none of those worked. I used xmodmap and setxkbkey but it both ways there's always problem with setting it. However, using those methods don't ...
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Inverted question/exclamation marks

I am trying to type inverted question marks and exclamation marks in Ubuntu 15.04 and have tried AltGrt + ? and AltGrt + ! but all I get is: ? and ! respectively.
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launch problems at Ubuntu 14.04.2

I install Ubuntu 14.04.2 on Aser Aspire R3, with Windows 8.1 as preinstalled system on board. Something got wrong and now, from time to time, I have problems in entering, which shown in two cases: or ...
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Map firefox refresh to multimedia keyboard

Sorry for this question, I think I'm missing something really easy. In firefox I can refresh with F5. Groovy. I have a multimedia keyboard with forward/back/bookmark/refresh/search/close buttons, ...
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Why synergy started to become unresponsive?

I have been using synergy to share my keyboard and mouse between my desktop and laptop for a long time. Starting from around 2 months ago, it has become painful to use it. Generally, I can get my ...
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Keyboard mapping multiple keys to l shift (ubuntu 14.04)

I just recently bought a new wired keyboard and all the ctrl, alt, super keys do not work. I checked using xev to check the keys and everything is given a keycode of 50 which maps to the left shift. ...
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On mini Mac, after install of 14.2, the pass-phrase for encrypted drive is not accepted. But also I can not boot from install media anymore

I have checked how to enter my pass phrase with different keyboard-layouts after having read the listed issues with this error. However I still can't get through. I can no longer boot the mac with ...
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gnome: How to set lv3:rwin_switch xkb option in tweak tools

I set my keyboard layout like this: setxkbmap -layout us -variant altgr-intl -option '' -option caps:escape -option altwin:swap_alt_win lv3:rwin_switch which is fine, as long as I do not plugin and ...
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Gnome On Screen Keyboard appears only in activity search

I use a Dell with a touch screen which can be folded into a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I enabled the Gnome On Screen Keyboard in the Accessibility menu, but the onscreen keyboard appears only ...
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no wireless keyboard detected, acer aspire U5 620

I am new to this plattform and have searched it but did not find anything regarding my new pc (Acer aspire u5 620) and a similar thread remained unsolved: ...
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State of USB-Host on Ubuntu Touch port on Nexus 4

I am thinking of either buy the BQ E5 or to reactivate my old Nexus 4 and flash it with Ubuntu Touch. The last time I did that (2 years ago) there has been an issue with the USB Host mode, so it was ...
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Disable Touchpad of Logitech TK820 on Xubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

How can I disable only the touchpad of the TK820 (Combination multi-gesture touchpad and keyboard)? I only could achieve disabling the complete input device. Any help or point in a direction is much ...
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USB Keyboard Stopped Working After Update

I use a Kinesis Advantage USB keyboard with my Lenovo X230 laptop. It worked fine until yesterday when I updated my system. I have tested the keyboard with another laptop -- it works fine. I also ...
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Notebook running linux with a mac external keyboard

I run Ubuntu on my notebook and use an external mac keyboard. It is very confusing that the order of the CTRL, ALT and SUPER (or COMMAND) is different. On the notebook's keyboard it is: CTRL, SUPER ...
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Keyboard not mapping properly, upon removal of external keyboard

I know that there has to be some kind of simple solution, and I have searched for it, but have come up with nothing. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on a Macbook 3,1. The keyboard has worked perfectly ...
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ubuntu 14.04 login keyboard stuck on english. I want french keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS on a french computer (AZERTY keyboard, see below) but I selected english keyboard while installing Ubuntu. Then change my keyboard parameter like this: and here is my ...