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

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Auto dimming laptop keyboard backlit when idle

On Windows 10, my laptop's keyboard backlit automatically turned off after a minute or so of inactivity. As soon as any activity occurred, they turned back on. On ubuntu, if I run the following echo ...
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Ugrade to 16.04, 'p' key does not work anymore

I just updated to 16.04. P key is not working anymore. It seem like it is grabbed by gnome-shell I tried this command: xdotool keydown "p"; xdotool key "XF86LogGrabInfo"; xdotool keyup "p" It ...
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Fix letters with random shortcuts

When ever I press the S key it activates my 'screen Keyboard' in the 'Universal Access'. And when pressing L it opens Gnome Help. This is a very weird bug and super annoying as I need to copy and ...
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Keyboard not working in Lenovo Yoga 14

I recently formatted my Lenovo Think Pad Yoga 14 in order to change Windows 10 to the newly released Ubuntu 16.04. After installing, everything works fine except for the keyboard. I can use a USB ...
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Ubuntu Mate 16.04 doesn't ask for pairing code to connect Apple Keyboard

I have a Linux Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on an Intel NUC i5 NUC5i5RYK. I had problems with headphones jack, just after 1 month was been purchased, and sent it to warranty, Intel changed it for a new one. ...
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Dell Precision M4500 laptop Keyboard backlight issues

While running (or more specifically loading ubuntu 16.04) ubuntu sets my keyboard backlight to off (brightness, not on/off, but lowest possible brightness). I setup Windows 7 (since it actually has ...
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Why is my calender in a different language?

For some reason, my calendar is not being displayed in English. Any idea why?
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Emulate with keyboard holding down left mouse button

I have an external keyboard with a touchpad, like this. The touchpad had no physical buttons but it only emulates left click with a one finger tap and right click with a three finger tap. With this ...
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XEV doesn't detect my key - is there any hope?

On my keyboard, there are three keys - Cut, Copy, and Paste: However, I cannot assign these as xev doesn't detect them. What can I do?
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Gnome Software keyboard weirdness

In the new Gnome Software in 16.04, the keyboard is weird - whenever I type in the search bar, keys get pressed twice: I've tried disabling "Key presses repeat when key is held down" in Control ...
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Docking station + External Monitor: mouse and keyboard get stuck in different windows

Whenever I plug my external monitor into my Lenovo Docking station for my W540 the mouse and keyboard will eventually get stuck in different windows. i.e. I can click in my terminal, but when I type ...
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Pressing esc in a terminal window

In a Terminal (whether it be UXTerm, Mate Terminal, or a non-X/window system based terminal (not sure if it has an official name) like you get by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1), if you press the Up arrow, you ...
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after ubuntu 16.04 upgrade, certain key doesn't have “keypress” event

well, I just now upgrade to 16.04 from 14.04 I find out "v" is not working properly. after run xev, it looks like, unlike other normal keys, it only has "KeyRelease event". KeyRelease event, ...
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Create custom keybinding to snap window

There is a shortcut to snap window to either half of the screen Ctrl + Super + Left or Ctrl + Super + Right. My first question is how this shortcut is defined in the system? All default shortcuts are ...
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GNU GRAB version 2.02 + Keyboard does not work

GNU GRUB Version 2.02~ beta 2-36ubuntu3 Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists possible device or file ...
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What is the qnamespace.h name of the key for the symbols ? and /

For konsole the mapping between physical keys on a keyboard and chars (or strings) ommited when pressed can be defined in a file default.keytab and the mapping goes like this: key A -Alt-Shift : "a" ...
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bq M10: keyboard problems with Firefox

On the bq Aquaris M10, with Ubuntu Touch OTA10.1, I frequently encounter problems with Firefox. In particular, keyboard input from a Bluetooth keyboard randomly doesn't work anymore until I close and ...
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bq M10: bluetooth keyboard and mouse at the same time?

According to the user manual: Remember you can only link to one device at a time via Bluetooth, whether a keyboard or mouse. The other device must be connected via USB. You can also connect to a ...
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Laptop Keyboard & Trackpad don't work - External keyboard/mouse DO work

Attempting to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a new laptop. Using the live USB, I'm able to get past the boot screen and load up the OS (using nomodeset since I use a GPU), but the laptop keyboard and ...
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Bind all keystrokes to an application

I'm running 14.04 with LXDE on an old server. Graphics are obviously not awesome, so I am using x2go to forward my xsession over 10 100 1000. The problem is that the keystrokes (such as alt+tab, ...
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Alt key works on Ubuntu 14.04 VM, ignored on 15.10 VM

I've been using an Ubuntu 14.04 VM for quite a while. I have it working the way I need to, mostly. I just created an Ubuntu 15.10 VM and I'm trying to configure it similarly. I just noticed that ...
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How can I make an icon which presses a key when double- clicked?

Is there any way to make a document/file when double clicked presses the Super key for example. I have no idea if something like this is possible on Ubuntu.
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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Sometimes keyboard shortcuts don't work

My keyboard doesn't have media buttons, so I use scroll lock to lower volume and pause/break to increase. Works out pretty great since I don't use these buttons. But sometimes when I reboot, these ...
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Logitech Bluetooth keyboard doesn't work with GRUB2 on boot [duplicate]

I can't use my keyboard with GRUB2 when I reboot? Is there a fix for this?
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How can I get the Insert key never to overwrite in Kubuntu 14.04?

I have read Is there any way to disable the default behavior of the Insert key? asked in 2011 but I can't find the Add button in System settings. I want my Insert key to insert, but it keeps ...
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Global Shortcut not working 15.10

I have a keyboard with media shorts and they work to pause music playing in chrome globally. My Global Settings: My Chrome Shortcut keys: However when I hit Cntrl+Alt+Z the audio won't pause. ...
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UK QWERTY keyboard && Spanish tilded chars in Ubuntu touch (OTA-10)

I have an external BT keyboard with layout UK QWERTY (see a scan of the layout here 1) which works fine with my Ubuntu mobile devices. What I in addition want to archive are the Spanish tilded chars ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm not able to pass login as well as recovery. I have seen that suddenly usb2.0 doesn't work in ubuntu14.04. I have to use 3.0 for mouse and keyboard. lsusb command shows all usb ports. Thanks and ...
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setxkbmap error: “More than one layout variant on command line”

I need to set a stateless keyboard layout switch between uk and ro layouts while pressing right Alt. I am running Ubuntu 16.04. In gnome I do this with grp:switch in dconfEditor > gnome > ...
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Ubuntu 14.04lts, USB Keyboard and USB mouse Just stop working

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04LTS since Sept 2015 without any problems. Within the last week or so the USB keyboard and mouse just stops working. The only way to cure the problem is to do a hard ...
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Select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard

My workflow relies almost a 100% on the keyboard. Therefore I would like to be able to select multiple non-consecutive files in Nautilus using only the keyboard. I know that: I can select multiple ...
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Disable key when program is running

Duplicate question to How disable key while specific program is running?, which was never answered. (Which option is worse, that I repost the same question, or that I thread necro the old post?) ...
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Can't access close button

For example when I start my computer and want to start Firefox: I can't control anything in the window with my mouse. The keyboard shortcuts are still working. When I click at the top bar on File I ...
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Disable events from extra keyboard keys on notebook

How can I disable events like "fly mode", "turn of screen" which locate in F1-F12 buttons on my notebook? I need those buttons for hotkeys in my IDE and I always call this events when I misclicked and ...
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What application is taking up my key bindings?

My keyboard shortcuts (Ctr-Alt-arrow-key) don't work in IntelliJ and I think it's because something is taking up those shortcuts. One person suggested killing all processes until the keyboard ...
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AltGr selectively dropped in communication chain on Finnish keyboard

I am using Kubuntu 14 LTS on two machines, one as 32-bit version and the other as 64-bit version. I have been using x2x to control the former system from the keyboard and mouse of the latter. I have ...
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remap the top number keys to use the symbols and numbers with the shift key

As a developer I often have to write a lot of % $ # symbols in my code. It is extra work over a day to keep hitting shift so obviously this will be a real functional improvement for programming to ...
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Turn off Keyboard Repeating during install of Ubuntu Server?

I am trying to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox over VPN using Remote Viewer and RDP and a slow internet connection. For whatever reason this setup is causing me to have keys repeated. So for example ...
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Ubuntu15.10 make a screenshot with keyboard shortcut no save option display?

I have to take a Screen-shot icon from left favorite bar to open a Copy to clipboard ----------- save window. When I was using ctrl + Alt + print shortcut in setting in the All Systems -> Keyboard, ...
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How to report a keyboard layout issue

I am using a MacBook Air with a French (a.k.a. AZERTY) keyboard. I chose the "French (Macintosh)" keyboard layout in System Settings / Keyboard / Layouts. Everything works fine, even for exotic ...
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Keyboard shortcut for end of line

I've been searching the other posts for an answer to this but they all have been slightly different than what I am looking for. I am used to developing in OS X where the simple keyboard shortcut ...
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How can I make a shortcut to close all the windows of the same application?

When I right click on an application's icon in the Unity launcher, I can press Quit to close all the windows corresponding to that application. Is it possible to do the same with a keyboard shortcut ...
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BIG ISSUE: Mouse and keyboard don't work on boot menu

Whenever I turn on my computer, as usual the keyboard and mouse turn on, but then they turn off on the boot menu and the screen where you select Ubuntu, or it does it for you in like 10 seconds. After ...
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How should I debug the error “Could not grab keyboard. A malicious client may be eavesdropping on your session.”

I am running an installation of Ubuntu 14.04 that I setup more than 6 months. About a week ago, I started getting an error message: Could not grab keyboard. A malicious client may be eavesdropping ...
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Cannot find pipe symbol “|” in Ubuntu server

This question might sound silly, but I'm trying to install webmin on Ubuntu server and I need to execute this command: wget -q http://www.webmin.com/jcameron-key.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - but ...
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aterm not accepting keyboard input

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 and it's default windowmanager. Yesterday I installed aterm with apt-get install, but I can't get aterm working. Problem: aterm won't accept keyboard input it does ...
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Keyboard not working

The keyboard has no function - in no program /app After booting the kb is OK, login is working...then nothing Changing to the terminal on alt- ctrl- F1 ...The keyboard is OK Any hint?
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XBindKey reload bug

I have installed xbindkeys to change some keys, and I could not reload my config file while following a tutorial https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys : xbindkeys -p is not reloading the ...
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Changing enter and tab

I would like to make enter key act as tab and tab key act as enter in my keyboard, and also backspace to (`) and shift-backspace to (~). I would also like to change Left, Down, Up and Right to F1, F2, ...