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

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unlock screen from command line

I was using virtualbox on a laptop and closed the lid which locked the screen and sleep the computer. Now it came back from sleep, the screen is locked, but I can not type my password. The mouse work, ...
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Ubuntu, can't use @

I got an problem with my Ubuntu 12.04, ran in a VirtualBox on Windows 7. Like the title already said I can't use @. This one is just copy 'n paste. The problem also concerns the pipe and tilde, I ...
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Linux - keyboard with phone-like typing

I have a USB keyboard extension with just number-keys: I need to write chars (A to Z) on this keyboard. My idea is write the way you can on some phone keypads, where each number is mapped to ...
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Backlit keyboard

I have a dell vostro 3650 running newest Ubuntu install. I read this laptop has a backlit keyboard. I've researched how to turn it on with no luck. I've tried hitting the Fn F6 keys and the Fn right ...
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How to remap capslock key properly? [duplicate]

I want to remap capslock to ctrl on a low level, such that it also works in games, virtual consoles etcetera. I tried adding XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps" to /etc/default/keyboard, but that doesn't work. ...
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Ubuntu stopped responding just after boot

I have HP Probook 445 g1 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed. Now the problem is that when I boot up my PC it boots perfectly but after 4–5 seconds of entering the password, the mouse & keyboard ...
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Can't type caret ('^') in Konsole [closed]

I can obviously type it my browser and even in Xterm, but not in Konsole. I'm using Kubuntu, 13.10. To be thorough, I am using a German keyboard (which is already a pain), but I don't see why that ...
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How can I achieve more control over my XFCE keyboard shortcuts?

XFCE has a great keyboard commands editor in the window manager keyboard settings area. I can change the commands that open or close windows or move to workspaces etc. But it is a bit lacking. What ...
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FN-Key Binding; what needs to be known?

I've beeen trying to read some about how to bind the FN + key combos to do certain common actions (toggle wifi, toggle bluetooth, brightness up/down, toggle touchpad, mute/unmute, volume up/down, etc ...
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14.04 - Keyboard does not work in login screen after sleep [duplicate]

I have an issue I'm not sure how to work out. On Ubuntu 14.04, after sleeping the keyboard will be non-responsive most of the time on the lightdm login screen. It's not completely non-responsive: I ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from overriding my setxkbmap settings?

I have put the following in my .profile: rm -f executed.log echo ".profile starting" >> executed.log if [ `whoami` != "root" ] then setxkbmap -v >> executed.log setxkbmap ...
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Upside-down question mark

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04[1] with a Dvorak keyboard layout. I need to write a bunch of emails in Spanish on a daily basis and I really really need a keyboard shortcut to the inverted question mark glyph ...
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how to fix my keyboad

I was working with my laptop suddenly the some problems happen for my keyboard. the J switch to 1 K switch to 2 L switch to 3 U switch to 4 I switch to 5 and ... How can I fix this? and ...
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keyboard layout switching doesn't work properly in gnome 3.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome 3 installed from the regular repositories. I have two issues with the keyboard layout behavior (English and Hebrew): When I switch the keyboard, the indicator on ...
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Keyboard locks in IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu 14.04

Couldn't you help me with hell of a wierd issue? I use Intellij IDEA 13 on Ubuntu 14.04 and from time to time my keyboard completely (yep, completely, it's not about shortcuts) locks in IDEA. I still ...
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Key repeating consistently gets interrupted

I am using xubuntu 12.04 64bit on an Acer TravelMate 5742Z laptop. Scenario: Holding the key sss expected output: ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ... ssssssssssssssss actual ...
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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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ubuntu 14.04 doesn't recognize all keys with paired bluetooth keyboard

I'm trying to connect a Logitech Harmony Hub as a Bluetooth keyboard to my Ubuntu 14.04 Linux HTPC. The pairing worked fine and the device is recognized as a keyboard in Bluetooth Settings. Some keys ...
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LibreOffice Writer: Replace specific keystrokes with custom text or characters [closed]

In formal writing I try to use n-dashes correctly so, for example, instead of: 2013-14 I write: 2013–14. To get an n-dash I currently use the Compose key (the right Windows key in my ...
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Xubuntu - How do I map the brightness keys to run a script?

I'm pretty new to Linux so bear with me. I have an emachines laptop (ugh) with FN + Left Arr / Right Arr brightness keys. These work perfectly fine in Windows but do not work in Xubuntu. What happens ...
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problem with exponents (like a³)

I use French keyboard setting, when I try to write "a^3" I should click the button "^" and then the space button to get "a^3", if I do not click space I get "a³", which is quite annoying while working ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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Can't set “Alt+Ctrl+T” to launch terminal in xfce4

I followed normal steps to assign Alt+Ctrl+T to open a terminal window. (Menu>Settings Manager>Keyboard>Application Shortcuts>Add and follow steps) but it just doesn't seem to work. I was following ...
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Make a custom Compose Key for normal characters

I've recently broken a key on my keyboard. Unfortunately it was the vowel "o" (I'm using find and replace to fix this post). So what I'd like to do is setup a compose key for hitting ComposeKey + ...
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My custom udev hwdb rule doesn't work

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 installed in EFI Mode, I tried to write simple udev rule which for all external USB keyboards will map capslock for escape. I use a lot of vim and plug and unplug keyboards ...
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How to remap keys on one keyboard only?

I know I can use xinput to remap mouse buttons only on one mouse but leave others unchanged. This is very useful - in my case, I use it two connect to mice to my desktop, one right-handed and the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Hotkeys don't work unless an application is open

This is a strange one for you all! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have Guake Terminal installed which has a hotkey to make it pop open on the screen when I press F12. This stopped working a few days ...
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Keyboard shortcuts do not save after reboot on 14.04

Is this a bug? I assign my keyboard shortcuts (i.e. F4 to close program, F3 to toggle maximization of window, & F2 to minimize window) they work for 2-3 boots then reset spontaneously after ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not have Keyboard in All Settings

All Settings contains: language support Security privacy Printers Landscape service Software & Updates but I don't have "keyboard". Why?
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Logitech Mouse and Keyboard Click Issues

I have a Logitech K360 Keyboard and K325 Mouse on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. These had been working out of the box for a while, but recently they started acting up. For example, if I open up Chrome, the ...
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Virtualbox / Lenovo will not capture F12 to PXE boot

System description: Ubuntu 14.04 Lenovo T440s laptop VirtualBox 4.3.12.r93733 VirtualBox is set up to use LAN network in bridged mode and I'm trying to PXE boot into an install server on our LAN. ...
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I can't write in ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with my computer. My pc doesn't write. The keyboard is working for sure (In the windows partion works perfectly, also when I switch on my computer I can choose between Ubuntu or ...
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Can I add my keyboard layout to next Ubuntu version?

I want to know how to add Arabic (Tunisia) and French (Tunisia) to next Ubuntu version. Because, there is file named 'ma' with all Moroccan keyboard layouts added to Ubuntu automatically. And I want ...
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xfce: How do I get standard Norwegian keyboard layout with dead keys?

In Xubuntu's keyboard layout settings, if I choose "Bruk systemstandardene" (Use system standard) for my keyboard layout, I get the Norwegian "no" layout with deadkeys (same as setxkbmap no it seems). ...
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Unresponsive trackpad, keyboard and Blinking cursor in Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

My Ubuntu machine was working all right since a long time but today when I switched it on, it's greeted me oddly, it allowed me to open my user id but after that it's been (kinda) hijacked. The mouse ...
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Keyboard settings ignored

Running 14.04. When I restart my laptop, it defaults to the qwerty layout, even though dvorak is the only input method allowed in my text input settings. See the screen shot below; making this screen ...
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Unable to use keyboard at Grub menu OS selection

I am dual-booting Windows and Ubuntu. Recently I bought a new keyboard, the problem is that the keyboard does not work on the grub menu. On the login screen and desktop, the keyboard works fine.
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Remap keycodes after adding bluetooth keyboard

I've used xmodmap to remap keys for bluetooth keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04: xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap remove mod1 = Alt_L remove mod1 = Alt_R keycode 180 = Alt_L keycode 225 = Alt_R add mod1 = Alt_L add mod1 = ...
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How do I write accents & foreign characters within Chrome?

I'm using Google Chrome as my default browser in Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was working fine but after a Chrome update I stoped being able to write accents with my keyboard - for example I'm unable to ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working when i resume after suspend ubuntu 14.04

I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell inspiron 5537 by USB. Everything worked fine, but after i resume my computer from suspend my touch-pad and my keyboard are not responding. So, i tried to reinstall ...
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Indicator Applet keyboard shortcut

I am using gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to use a keyboard shortcut for accessing the Indicator Applet stuff in the upper right (mail, wifi, sound, time, users, etc.). I read through a ...
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14.04 my keyboard mapping is incorrect. How can I fix it?

I installed 14.04 from DVD and did no customization. Mouse works fine, but the keyboard is very messed up. Num Lock stays on and won't go off. Some keys work, other do not. So jlk works but asd do ...
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when trying ubuntu on win xp, I get the main screen but mouse and keyboard stop working, both are PS2

Created a bootable usb. Booted and chose "Try Ubuntu". I get main screen, but PS2 mouse and keyboard don't work. Using the amd64 release of 14.04. Machine is hp pavilion a1520n with amd athlon ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + VMware 6: Left Ctrl and Right Shift not functioning

Before I launch a virtual machine in VMware, all the modifier keys function properly. Even when I launch VMware, but before I start the virtual machine everything works great. However once I start a ...
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Why has my keyboard change layout settings?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with my keyboard set to the UK layout. It's worked fine for the past few months but today it seems to enter characters from the US keyboard layout (ie @ instead of "). I ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not working after upgrade

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04. The first time from shut-down, the USB keyboard and mouse don't work at all, but if I restart it works fine. Why is this?
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Xmonad keyboard not working (Macbook pro)

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro retina (11,1) and it all worked swimmingly. Then I tried installing Xmonad, selected it once from my lightdm manager and now it loads by default. (The ...