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

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Keyboard Key Insert do not work?

I got the Problem that the Keyboard Key shift+ins on the application or number pad does not work (I mean the one on the right side. Not that "ins" near the letter keys right above). The six keys near ...
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Enabling numlock

I want numlock enabled everytime when Ubuntu starts. Here I found a guide how to do it, I just can not get into "Keyboard Preferences". When I go into "Keyboard" there are just "Typing" and "Shortcuts"...
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redirect scientific paper to sci-hub datebase by shell script with keyboard

i usually read paper ; so as i can't buy all of them, i download some of them from sci-hub.cc website, for this action you could append sci-hub.cc to website's paper and you can get PDF from that ...
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“Return Key” for terminal on a spanish (windows) keyboard

Does anyone know which key is "return key" in spanish keyboard (windows) or is there a way to bind the key without shutting down?
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Chromebook Ubuntu Delete Key

Hi wondering how to go about this, I have a Chromebook with Xubuntu installed on it. This Chromebook has no Delete key however it'd be really useful to have now and I'm unsure about how to gain the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Can't pair apple bluetooth keyboard

With Ubuntu Mate 16.04, I could connect, but when startup takes a long time to reconnect, and now can't connect anymore. I have folowing this instruccions (the same problem with Ubuntu 15.04) ...
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Detect: New accelerator (keybind) for M$ Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0

How do I get Keyboard > Shortcuts > New Accelerator to detect / recognize my Microsoft Wireless 3000 v2.0 keyboard? I'm trying to bind the Zoom and Docs / Pics keys Also, there are keys at the top 1-...
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How does Ubuntu map Fn-keys and hardware buttons

How does Ubuntu know how to handle Fn-keys and hardware buttons such as the volume buttons? I am using a Thinkpad W530. For example, when I stop lightdm, stop the acpid daemon, and kill X. I have ...
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Why do my windows occasionally stop taking keyboard input after alt-tab?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 16.04. Two different applications (Vim and Awesomenauts), on different occasions, have started completely ignoring keyboard input - though mouse input still works. ...
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Acer TravelMate P238-M Backlit keyboard Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

recently I got Acer TravelMate P238-M with the following hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz 16GB RAM 256GB SSD 13,3" FHD Display Everything is working out of the box, except the ...
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How to disable Bluetooth devices from turning off due to inactivity in 14.04

I am fairly new to Ubuntu. I know in Windows OS you can disable Bluetooth power management, which disables the devices from turning off/going to sleep. I would like to disable that for Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Keyboard not working in Hyper-V gen 2 vm under Server 16.04 installer

According to Microsoft, Ubuntu 16.04 is essentially fully supported under Hyper-V generation 2 VMs. Evidently that is a false assertion, because my keyboard doesn't work in a gen 2 VM. The keyboard ...
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Create a shortcut for broken key in keyboard?

My friend's u key is not working in it's keyboard. Is it possible to create a shortcut for u and U in Ubuntu?
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Asus E200H, keyboard does not work for entering encryption password

For the disk encryption password, I cannot type anything and the keyboard/mouse doesn't work. I've tried the options i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset to no luck. With the option nosplash, I see this: [ ...
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mousekeys keep restting and skipping

I've just discovered mousekeys and they are a godsend for my rsi problems, but i keep having this annoying problem where occasionally while interacting with some sort of UI they reset the amount that ...
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How to disable and enable keyboard on lenovo yoga?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 300. It works well with Ubuntu, but I have a problem with a keyboard lock. As it is a Yoga model, it has different modes of usage. When I turn the screen it should lock the ...
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Use exteral numpad for shortcuts

I have a laptop and an external USB numpad. I'd like to lay the numpad at my left hand and use it for shortcuts, eg. switching desktops, running apps. I figured that I've got to make Linux treat ...
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Lenovo Twist - automatic onboard keyboard in tablet mode

When I switch my Twist to tablet mode, the touchscreen isn't deactivated (the cursor jumps around), the screen isn't rotated 180 degrees and the onboard keyboard doesn't pop up when I'm in an input ...
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Using Microsoft Designer Keyboard and Mouse with ubuntu 16.04 (on a dell xps 13)

I have the new developer edition of the Dell XPS 13, which comes with ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Since the new LTS is released already I decided to upgrade to 16.04, which should support BLE (Bluetooth Low ...
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Key repeat command in 16.04

14.04 commnad: "dconf write /org/gnome/settings-daemon/peripherals/keyboard/repeat true" doesn't work in 16.04. Unfortuantely in game that I play command xset r off also doesn't work. Is there ...
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Keyboard Layout Changing Issues

I'm on ubuntu 15.10 and I have two keyboard layouts: Persian and English(UK). When I try to switch between these two if I keep holding the shift (I use R ALT + R Shift shortcut to switch ) it will ...
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Bluetooth keyboard problem

I can't get bluetooth keyboards to connect in Ubuntu 16.04. A bluetooth mouse connects fine without issue. I have tried 3 different dongles and two different keyboards. One keyboard is a standard ...
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ubuntu 16.04 bluetooth mx5000 logitech keyboard mouse NOT working

I just installed ubuntu 16.04 using a cable keyboard and mouse because my mx5000 logitech bluetooth keyboard and mouse was not working during the instalation . After installation completed and got ...
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USB G.Skill KM780 MX Keyboard

Is there any method/driver/trick to use my USB G.Skill KM780 MX Keyboard on Ubuntu Linux? Thanks for your time
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Numlock & Capslock lights wrong after Lubuntu wake-up

If I suspend my Lubuntu with either or both the numlock and capslock lights on then later wake it I find both lights off on my keyboard (Micro$oft 600). Both numlock and capslock remain in the same ...
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Dead keys (accents) stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04

Dead keys for accents (like â, è, ç) stopped working in LibreOffice and Pidgin after I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04. In a terminal, I did ibus-setup, followed the instructions and everything went back to ...
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Keyboard does not work while audio is playing

Whenever any audio is playing, my keyboard won't work. It does not output anything at all. It starts working again a few seconds after I stop playing the audio. I had a similar problem to this a ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Turn NumLock on and disable NumLock key permanently

As the title suggests, I'm looking for a way to turn NumLock on and disable the NumLock key permanently. There is a solution here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NumLock, but I've not been able to ...
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How do I create a literal control character in Kate?

I frequently use the ASCII character 31 ( Unit Separator; Ctrl-_ ) as a field delimiter for the work that I do. Using the bash command line, I can enter a literal control character by pressing Ctrl-V ...
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L and S keys treated as shortcuts in Gnome

Seemingly at random, my GNOME 3.20 environment on Ubuntu 16.04 has started interpreting every unshifted lowercase L as a shortcut to Gnome Help and every S as a toggle for the on-screen keyboard. The ...
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Laptop keys “67uyhjnm” stop working

My laptop ASUS N750JV keys (67uyhjnm) suddenly stop working without any reason. I have tried this command but no use: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration Any suggestions why this is happen?
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Can't get sound from midi keyboard

I have an AKAI-LPK25 and want to connect it to ZynAddSubFx (which i downloaded from sofwarecenter). I run the Qjackctl and connect Zynaddsubfx output to system, clicking on the keys of Zyn works fine ...
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Synapse launcher crashes after any input from keyboard

Everything worked perfectly after I installed it, but from this morning, every time when I launch it using Ctrl + spacebar it crashes immediately after I start typing anything from keyboard (even when ...
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ubuntu 16.04: cannot disable or change keyboard shortcuts that conflicts with emacs' for setting mark

In Ubuntu 16.04, I have disabled the keyboard shortcuts for typing in the Keyboard settings as such: But this seems to have no effect at all as the keyboard shortcuts remain active. This is true ...
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How do I enable the touchpad while typing in 16.04?

Having the touchpad disabled while typing slows down my typing with onscreen keyboards like OnBoard. In 14.04 there was a setting for this in the mouse settings, but it's gone now in 16.04.
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The 5 key is fired on ubuntu 14.xx, 15.xx, 16.xx

I'm on Ubuntu 16.10 (but appear in 15..). Apparently without a motivation, my laptop key 5 being repeatedly entered into it as if I am holding down the 5 key. When I press a key on the keyboard (any ...
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Keyboard volume rocker doesn't go up

I just installed ubuntu 16.04 and I notice a small bug... my keyboard volume rocker only works downwards lowering the volume and it doesn't work going upwards upping the volume. I have a Corsair K90 ...
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Keyboard stops working Ubuntu 16.04

My keyboard stops working for no apparent reason. After using Ubuntu for 2.5 years as a virtual machine on a Windows host (virtualbox) I finally took the plunge, reformatted my hard disk and built ...
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Keyboard lockup when typing <ctrl><shift> and random characters

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a terminal window. Because I type fairly quickly I sometimes use ctrl-u to wipe out my partially entered line which works great. Once my partially typed line is wiped ...
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Enable [Fn]+[cursor arrows] on lock/login screen to change volume and brightness

Having a new Acer Aspire E17 E5-773G with Ubuntu 16.04 on it, I experience that the keyboard combinations to adjust volume (Fn + ↑/↓) and brightness (Fn + ←/→) do not work on the login screen or lock ...
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Restrict waking up from suspend to specific buttons only

I have an Acer Aspire notebook with 16.04 installed on it. Currently when I suspend, it wakes up on basically everything, including: opening the lid pressing the Power button pressing any keyboard ...
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Activate first window on given screen shortcut

I'm working on three screens, and I have IDE opened on the right screen and browser on the left screen. While typing in IDE I'd like to move with one shortcut to first app opened on the left screen, ...
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ALT key on Freecad software not working virtualbox (Host OS CentOS 6.7, Guest OS Ubuntu 16.04)

ALT key by itself is not working virtualbox for Freecad. However ALT+L (and some other ALT key combinations) are working for locking screen. I tried http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/24460/...
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HP Envy Bluetooth Keyboard Missing Driver?

I'm talking about this bad boy: I think it was charging before when I first installed Ubuntu, but then I went and tested out some other Linux OS's and quickly realised I cannot survive without ...
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On Ubuntu Tablet— Tab-Complete with Virtual Keyboard in any app?

A similar question is asked at On Aquarius M10 Ubuntu Tablet— Tab-Complete with Virtual Keyboard? , but it is referring exclusively to Terminal app. I'm asking for any app, or at least for some ...
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USB Keyboard and mouse do not work after installing Lubuntu

I've just installed Lubuntu 14 on an older machine (Dell Optiplex 780). Everything works fine on the live-USB drive, installation etc. When the machine boots to the newly installed operating system, ...
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Set up Logitech K380 for Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just installed on my SSD new OS Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I of course tried to set-up my Logitech K380 keyboard on my new Linux. Well. Yesterday I kind read a lot of pages about that, how to get ...
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how to fix print screen button not to take multiple shots in the same time?

Well I'm on Ubuntu 16.04, but I guess it applies to other versions too, the problem is that my print screen button is just on top of the Backspace button, and sometimes when I want to clear a word, I ...
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Insert this symbol ^ to run below command

I would like to run this command, but I don't know how to insert the symbol. As this command is use to determine if the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file has the correct ownership. This command I refer to ...
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Media keyboard buttons not working

When I press the up-volume, down-volume and mute buttons on my keyboard, nothing happens. The shortcuts option under keyboard in preferences recognizes the buttons, and org.gnome.plugins.media-keys ...