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Keyboard shortcuts keep resetting

There is a conflict between the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Alt-S (which does "toggle shaded state") and the emacs macro Ctrl-Alt-S, which invokes forward-search-regex, which of course is vastly ...
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Can't type accents in uppercase letters in Chrome

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 with the latest Chrome (Version 35.0.1916.114) and while inside any Chrome window I can't really type accented uppercase letters. So, for instance, these é á ã ó ò are ...
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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Wireless Keyboard + Mouse combo for use with Ubuntu and Windows.

I am looking for a set of Keyboard and mouse that : are Wireless are Compatible with Ubuntu and Windows Don't use disposable batteries (maybe internal storage that gets reloaded through USB, like ...
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Microsoft Natural Keyboard 4000 becomes unresponsive every few minutes

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop. Every few minutes my Microsoft natural keyboard 4000 becomes un responsive. The leds turn off. I need to unplug and replug in the keyboard. This is a USB ...
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usb keyboard doesn't work in initrd shell

I'm working on a custom initrd that I'm netbooting and need to break into a shell. Unfortunately the USB keyboard doesn't work once it breaks into the shell. It does however work when I netboot it ...
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Custom keyboard layout not showing in Settings

I am trying to create a new keyboard layout where two keys are inverted with each other. This is what I have done: Edit /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/se to add: partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Volume control keys

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 3 weeks. My laptop's(Samsung RV510) function keys did work for volume changing until now. Yesterday they suddenly didn't work anymore when I turned on my computer. I ...
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USB keyboard and mouse not working when both are plugged into motherboard USB ports

I'm facing a problem whereby neither my keyboard nor my mouse work if they're both plugged into the USB ports on the back of my motherboard. The keyboard I'm using is a Razer BlackWidow and the mouse ...
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Keyboard not working after reboot

I have Ubuntu 13.10 (I think, I'm not sure) installed on my computer. I was browsing the web and I wanted to restart the PC. I pressed the restart button in Ubuntu. When the computer turned on the ...
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xubuntu 14.04 keyboard layout uk gb

I've just updated my laptop to Xubuntu 14.04, and after the update my keyboard has changed to English-English(US). This is OK for most keys, but it swaps @ with ", and loses the pound sign (The ...
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Alt+Shift combination isn't working on Lubuntu 14

Well, I've just installed Lubuntu with two langauges and for some reason when I'm pressing Alt+Shift, things just don't work and the language isn't changing. This is the first time that this some kind ...
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[Left Alt]+Tab doesn't work or How to change a Level3 Shift to a normal ALT?

I have a problem with my Ubuntu, running 14.04 LTS. The problem is that I'm trying to user Alt+F4 and Alt+Tab and it doesn't work, it only works with the Right Alt. I also tried to set a new ...
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Keyboard keeps defaulting to wrong layout

Each time I re-boot the keyboard re-sets so that the keys for @ and " are reversed; # appears where the UK pound symbol should be, etc. I have tried lots of fixes posted here and on other forums, and ...
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Everything on desktop disappeared except background image

Linux/Ubuntu was installed when I bought the computer nearly 6 yrs ago; I no longer have the disk. A couple of weeks ago, everything on the desktop vanished except the background image. The folders ...
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How to use SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys as media keys (VolumeUp , Volume Down etc) in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have an usb keyboard with SLEEP, WAKE and POWER keys but no media keys. In Ubuntu 12.04 i used xmodmap to remap this keys as XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume. This is how ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 usb keyboard shift not working

I am using ubuntu 14.04 Yesterday my shift key on my usb keyboard stopped working. The laptop shift key works fine. I have tried the following things to fix the issue but nothing works. restart ...
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How do I swap the CMD and ctrl key on a mac?

I have been trying to switch the ctrl and CMD key on my MacBook for a while, but nothing seems to work. A lot of the answers say to go to System Settings > Keyboard Layout and change it there, but I ...
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Is it possible to record from a MIDI keyboard to audacity?

I am trying to make it so that I can record from audacity using a MIDI keyboard. Normally I use Qjackctl ,Zynaddsubfx and Ardour. The problem that I run into is exporting to an MP3. In an earlier ...
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Problem while change keyboard layout using both Shift

I updated from 13.04 to 14.04 a few weeks ago. In 13.04 I was able to change layout pressing L_Shift + R_Shift in this way: If I press L_Shift, and while pressing it, also press R_Shift and then ...
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Keyboard Only Works When Mouse Moves

Version - Ubuntu 14.04 (also tried 13.10 and 12.10) Machine - Lenovo R61e (Laptop) I have been unable to determine what the problem is and I'm really hoping someone here has some suggestions. ...
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Xsetkbmap, odd behaviour using the device option

I found in Two keyboards two language layouts that it is possible to assign a specific layout to a specific keyboard device. I want to use a keyboard as a pure hot-keys/macro one (for commanding ...
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Reset Keyboard Preferences (14.04)

When I first installed Ubuntu it worked flawlessly and the sound control buttons on my keyboard worked as expected. But now I just configured volume up, volume down, and mute to other key combos but ...
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Not Alt + Tab to find my window [duplicate]

Sometimes I open more than seven or eight window. majority of this situation one of them is terminal. also you know that we need terminal during work. So I do not like to press ALt + Tab and after ...
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Disable 'grave' button in Ubuntu 14.04

I want to bind in "guake terminal" grave ` button to some action, but can't do this, always get exception that "Cannot bind global grave button". Also I disabled ALT+` for "switches windows of ...
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How do I turn off the FN key? [duplicate]

I got a new keyboard with function keys, but I have to hold the FN key to use the F1|F12 keys normally and not to change the volume, brightness, etc. How do I change this?
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How can I enable macbook1,1 keyboard in 14.04 server?

After a fresh installation of 14.04 I cannot log in due to the keyboard not responding. The keyboard was fine during installation. EDIT: After this post I see, that its not a mac specific problem. I ...
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Using a keyboard shortcut to execute a script

Hello I am a linux newbie trying to set up a keyboard shortcut to execute a script I have. The script functions as desired, and is #!/bin/bash livestreamer twitch.tv/arteezy best This opens up ...
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Cannot install Xubuntu - keyboard freezes [closed]

I have burnt Xubuntu to a DVD as instructed to replace my Windows XP system. When I boot up with the disc in the drive the Xubuntu install page comes up with four options -The first is Install (I ...
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Which keys to go up or down in Terminal

When I open terminal I do not like to use mouse so I had trouble when I want to go upper in the page or go down the page . So is there any key switch for that in order to navigate the page without ...
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keyboard not working properly

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 on top of my windows7. Every thing is working fine, but my keyword is acting weirdly, for example now: When I press @ it out put " and esc doesn't do anything and ...
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Switch keyboard layout while Alt key is down

While alt is down I want to rebind some keys, like change J K L ; to be arrow keys. Then when I release alt the keyboard should go back to default. I saw stuff about the compose key and alternative ...
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Key input lag when typing

I have recently installed ubuntu 14.04 (and before that I had the same problem with 12.04) on a Dell inspiron 9400 Intel Core 2 Duo T7200. But when I am trying to type something the keys do sometimes ...
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Using KVM (keyboard-video-mouse) During Installation

I am having the same problem described in this question. I'm trying to set up a server using an Iogear GCS62 KVM (keyboard-video-mouse, not kernel-based virtual machine) adapter so I can refer to the ...
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Macbook Air - with Ubuntu 14.04 how can i take print screen, page up/down cause there is no keyboard button

MacBook Air - Running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit Linux s 3.13.0-24-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux A) How to fix the keyboard keys which are not available ...
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Screen scrolls down on it's own

I have the latest Ubuntu version and I'm on a laptop. Every window screen I open seems to always scroll down by it's self, as if the down arrow is being pressed or the pgdn key. It's not a virus ...
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How to run command at startup? [duplicate]

The Return key in my keyboard is broken, so I have chosen to make my PgDn key to act like the Return key. Now I learned how to do this using 'xmodmap'. The command I have to run is: xmodmap -e ...
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xbindkeys + xdotool or xvkbd not working well

In my .xbindkeysrc I'm trying to bind alt+l to the up arrow key: xvkbd Works okay in some places, but doesn't send anything at all in the terminal for example: "xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[Up]"" ...
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KVM Switch Under Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install a KVM Switch between two computer. The first one runs under Windows XP. The mouse/keyboard/screen works perfectly (the first computer is an ACER Aspire (Lifestyle Line)). When I ...
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Ubutnu 14.04 installation issue - Keyboard and mouse not working

After installing the new Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS, the keyboard and mouse are not working. I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and i want to update to the last version (14.04), so i installed the new ...
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Computer suddenly becomes unresponsive (via keyboard, mouse) 12.04.4 LTS

Recently, shortly after one of the myriad prompted Update sessions, I have experienced an unpredictable (unpredictable in it's timing, but predictable in the certainty that it will occur again ...
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Samsung Keyboard Brightness Keys

So I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic). It's mostly working with my Samsung NP540U4E laptop, just having some trouble with the keyboard brightness change function keys. ...
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Change automatically keyboard layout

I use custom keyboard layout. I have this script for setting it: #!/bin/bash setxkbmap -verbose us -variant altgr-intl xmodmap -verbose ~/.myxmodmap The problem is, that plugging the keyboard will ...
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I cannot use letter “o” with my keyboard. (Ubuntu 14.04) - Dell xps 17 702x

After I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 and then 14.04 right after, I cannot use caracter/letter "o" with my keyboard anymore. I didn't customize any shrotcut and no shortcut with this letter is ...
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Keyboard layout indicator “work” but the keyboard layout doesn't actually switch

In Xfce, when I press Alt+Shift keyboard indicator switch between us and ru but the layout doesn't switch actually. Xubuntu 14.04 I've tried: different keyboards (doesn't help). This problem ...
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Emacs key inserting problem

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and since then I started to have a weird problem with my Emacs. When I type the ° character (which maps to dead_abovering on my keyboard) it inserts the sequence ...
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How do I turn Caps Lock into an extra Control key in 14.04?

There used to be a great set of options under keyboard that allowed me to choose stuff such as how the caps lock key behaves. Due to progress (?) these options seem to have disappeared. How do I do ...
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How do I change keyboard geometry from 104 to 105 keys?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have been experiencing the following issue with former releases as well. I am using a German keyboard layout. However, I am missing the key to display the pipe- / ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't click or switch windows

I've just updated to 14.04. After a short period simple keyboard shortcuts stop working. Also, my mouse randomly decides to stop functioning so much so that I can only move the cursor and not click. ...
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Volume buttons not working in 14.04

When using the volume buttons (+, -, mute) there is no reaction, neither on laptop keyboard nor on USB keyboard. No popup, no volume change, and no sound indication. Volume control with the mouse ...