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

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Fn+F5/6 Brightness shortcut not working - Asus laptop - Ubuntu 14.04

I have been bothered for a while with this bug of the Fonction key, it works for sound (Fn+F12/11/10) or turn on/off the screen (Fn+F7), but not to adjust the brightness (Fn+F6/5)... After some times ...
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how do i re-enable the accent key in Lubuntu?

i use a latin american keyboard layout, with Ñ key included and working. since upgrading to 16.04, the key beside the letter P, which allows for typing accented vowels, does not work. pressing it + a ...
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How does one enter Unicode characters into systems with Mir?

In X.org/X11, I could use the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Shift+U" in any text field and then type a Unicode character code to insert special characters. However, this does not work in Mir. What is the ...
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Text Entry with a new unlisted language

I would like to add a new language which is not a common language and is not listed in the text entry settings. How can I edit an existing language and then build mine in another unicode area, Also ...
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Erratic Fn key behaviour

I've recently installed Xubuntu 16.04, and now the switching between the normal functions of the F-Keys and their "special" functions is really irratic. For example, after booting F1 goes to the help ...
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Some keys don't work after upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10

Just upgraded my Lenovo G410 from 14.04 to 15.10. after running sudo dpkg --configure -a to correct a few glitches, it boots fine and displays the login screen. The problem now is that some keys ...
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Keyboard and Touchpad wont work

I'm using a gigabyte P17F laptop and every time I install ubuntu the touchpad and keyboard stop working, I have installed ubuntu 16.04 with a usb keyboard and mouse, sometimes the laptop's keyboard ...
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Install Ubuntu Server - Not Detecting Keyboard

After the first menu I select "Install Ubuntu Server" with the USB keyboard. Once the installation begins and ask to choose a language the keyboard no longer works. This is a fresh install on new ...
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Fn Keys not working after Update on Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Rollback updates?

I've updated 2016-05-03 my Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my Asus Rog G75vw and I notice that fn keys stop working. I remember that all was fine before updates, so I decide rollback updates from that date. I have ...
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USB Input being lost, power saving configuration issue?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 on a Dell E6330 laptop with core I7 cpu, when running in the default Unity desktop with external USB keyboard and mouse, if I don't touch the keyboard or ...
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Can't add accents in certain apps

In certain programs, I can't add accents. In most programs and packages, I just press ´, and then a, turning it to an á. In other packages it doesn't work: In Telegram Desktop it turns into an a ...
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Add a delay to a keyboard shortcut

To put my screens on standby, I've defined a keyboard shortcut: xset dpms force standby This causes the screens to go into standby mode immediately. However, I'd like the computer to wait for 2 ...
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Ubuntu doesn't give the correct keycodes for some media keys

I've just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my ThinkPad T450s and for some reason the media keys for volume and screen brightness are not giving any keycodes or keysyms (ie. XF86AudioRaiseVolume). But all the ...
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Ubuntu dropping USB Keyboard Chars

I bought a barcode reader which connects over USB and mimics a keyboard. Connecting to Windows, the barcode is read correctly but connecting to Ubuntu, it drops some repeating chars. It consistently ...
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Keyboard slow to start working on boot Ubuntu 14.04

I have a recently built PC with Z170 mobo and 6700k/980Ti and a Corsair Strafe (backlit) keyboard. I had some issues with the Ethernet interface not appearing anywhere, which I solved like other ...
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Ubuntu Touch: hyphens on external keyboard do not work

My new Microsoft Universal Keyboard works really nice with my Bq Aquaris M10 but for some reason, hyphens do not work. They worked the first 2 days and then stopped working. When connected to my ...
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Apple Magic Keyboard Appearing and Disappearing in Device Search

Whenever I try to pair my Apple Magic Bluetooth Keyboard, the device appears and then quickly disappears in the device search list. This occurs a few times, and then no devices show. Because of this, ...
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Backspace does not function in Nautilus 3.20

I tried these things but nothing helped: Bring back `BackSpace` Keyboard Shortcuts on nautilus and thunar There is apparently someone else with the same problem: http://software.techforums.space/...
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Keyboard layout is ignored

I installed Ubuntu 16.04. At first I only had English keyboard. Then I added Lithuanian. But when I change layout, it still writes as keyboard is using English layout. When I open current keyboard ...
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How do I change the (general) shortcut for Copy/Paste/Cut

Because I don't use the traditional QWERTY layout, and instead have opted for the Dvorak layout, it has screwed up the ease of use for doing simple copy/paste/cut etc. functions. How do I remap those ...
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How do I change default keyboard layout (not input method) in Ubuntu 16.04?

When I installed 16.04, I mistakenly chose the German keyboard layout. My computer is a Japanese computer with Japanese keys, but I regularly use several languages. How can I change the default system ...
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My keyboard symbols suddenly changed

My keyboard symbols suddenly changed. For example, if I type the backslash key, it gives #, if I use shift + 2, it gives " instead of @. I don't understand what has changed suddenly. Does anybody know ...
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Terminal keyboard issues

I have Ubuntu 15.10. Gnome terminal is xterm-256color. I have a program which runs menu in terminal screen and it can be set for termcap. It uses several keys for input in programming database. When ...
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Ubuntu tablet touch keyboard not working with firefox

I have preinstalled Firefox in my brand new Ubuntu tablet, but I can not use it because touch keyboard does not comeavailable. Any idea why?
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Scroll Lock Does Not Work

For some reason, Scroll Lock is not enabled by default. I submit this bug as an enhancement, since as of this moment, I have no idea why Scroll Lock is not already enabled by default. That is the ...
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Detect how far lid/screen is open on a 2in1 ultrabook

There must be a sensor to detect how far the lid is opened because in windows the computer automatically disables the keyboard and flips the screen once you rotate the lid far enough. How would I ...
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Certain keyboard keys not working

Ubuntu Desktop, latest version. Certain keys are not working, I've narrowed them down to the following keys: b n / (caps lock) and the keypad number 7. These did not work on the old keyboard, and ...
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Letter 'p' disabled after last 16.04 update

Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release: 16.04 Codename: xenial Desktop: Gnome Computer: Samsung Ativ Book 8 I ran my latest daily updates this ...
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Small onscreen keyboard on login screen

Login screen has small onscreen keyboard. After login, onscreen keyboard is right size. I've Ubuntu 16.04 server install, Elementary-desktop installed to it, but I had same problem with default ...
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How to show/hide Keyboard on Ubuntu Tablet

In Ubuntu Tablet, V15.05 OTA-10.1, the Keyboard is not visible in e.g. Firefox, LibreOffice. How can I Pop up the Keyboard on Ubuntu Tablet Thanks for any help
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Maximize current window to the **top/bottom**?

I know these shortcuts: Ctrl-Super-← - Maximize current window to the left Ctrl-Super-→ - Maximize current window to the right Sometimes I look at files containing long lines. I would like top ...
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How do I permanently disable notifications about Auto capture keyboard and Mouse pointer integration for a Virtualbox VM?

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a VirtualBox VM. Now every time I boot it, I get two overlay notifications from VirtualBox: You have the Auto capture keyboard option turned on. This will cause ...
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ctrl + alt Change window size

When i press i shortcut-key that contains ctrl + alt like ctrl+alt+L in ubuntu 14.04 the os change active window size, So in my application like android studio i can't use shortcut-keys because this ...
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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 ...