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

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(XFCE) Is there a way to make <SUPER> not open my apps menu when using <SUPER>R?

I'm using <SUPER>R to open terminal, <SUPER>L to lock etc. But I've also got just <SUPER> bound to xfce4-popup-applicationsmenu which emulates windows use. Unfortunately when I do ...
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Keyboard Not Working Toshiba Satellite L755D - S7223

He everyone, I'd like to install ubuntu 12.10 LTE on my Toshiba Satellite L755D - S7223 but the main issue I am running into is that my keyboard does not work. Everything else seems to be working ...
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How to increase mouse wheel sensitivity with a modifier key?

The sensitivity of the mouse scroll wheel famously cannot be adjusted as is explained in this question and the many duplicates asking the same. I am wondering whether there is a simple fix available ...
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How can I correctly rebind an additional space to another key?

I've bought a split ergonomic keyboard, and wish to bind the left spacebar to space. I'm attempting to use xmodmap, which binds it fine when pressed alone, except it does not correctly recognise ...
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keyboard skips keystrokes with safetype keyboard (gnome/xfce)

I have bought a new safetype keyboard (www.safetype.com). The problem is that during typing, I notice that certain keys are skipped (at random). This is not just that I miss something. Most commonly ...
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Problems with Left shift key

I have major (At least as for my job as a coder) hiccups with the Lshift. I can't mark text in a textbox with LeftShift and arrowkeys, or type a capital letter with it. WHAT I CAN do, which I think ...
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Xubuntu - how to disable SHIFT toggles numpad keys?

By default In Ubuntu I can perform SHIFT+HOME to select content from caret to start of string, while NUMLOCK is turned off. But if in that case I press just HOME, it will type 1 instead of moving ...
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Gnome shell: how do I map super-tab to app switcher?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 under Parallels on a macbook8,1. I have a Norwegian keyboard, so I have set the alt key to choose 3rd level, so I can acces square and curly brackets (like on the mac). ...
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Microsoft Wireless 5000 works and the stops on ubuntu 12.10

I've never used a linux system before but have always wanted to learn so I've just installed ubuntu 12.10 on my system and all seems to be running well, apart from the Microsoft 5000 Bluetrack ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 application toplevel menu mnemonics not available

Under prior versions of Ubuntu (not sure which) an Alt-key combination activates the application menu and show a corresponding sub-menu. For example, pressing Alt-F from most applications expands the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: Window switching using key combination Alt-Tab changes behaviour when using Alt specified by xmodmap

Alt-Tab normally lets you cycle through open windows and changes focus to the window that is active when you release Alt. This is all fine, but I want to use another key for Alt_L so I've specified ...
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Xmodmap changes aren't taking effect

Ok. I have a Thinkpad laptop and my bottom left key is a function key instead of a Control key like I'm used to. So I fired up xev, pressed the Fn and got a keycode of 151. So I cleared all of it's ...
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Compiz KDE Ubuntu 12.04 can't input text to programs and unable to move windows sometimes

Well i finally managed to install KDE with Compiz on Ubuntu 12.04. Now i have only a few problems left the biggest problem is that i can not input text into the KDE start menu.. it does popup ...
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shift key does not work for 12.10

Installed 12.10 on samsung series 9 laptop. shift key does not work. Edited /lib/udev/rules.d files that did not specify samsung model number e.g., 95-keyboard-force-release.rules file but this did ...
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Install GNOME Onscreen Keyboard (GOK) in Ubuntu 12.04

According to this link the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard should be available for v12.04, but when I click the link there for GOK in Software Center apt://gok, it tells me: Not found There isn’t a software ...
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Keyboard shortcut to hide onscreen keyboard

What's the command for hiding and unhiding the onscreen keyboard called Onboard in Ubuntu? Currently it's possible to click on the cross button at the upper right corner of the onscreen keyboard to ...
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keyboard backlit - Ubuntu 12.10 - Sony Vaio

OK, I know there are bunch of back-lit issues already posted and answered but mine is different so please don't' ignore me. lol. In windows 7, my keyboard back-lit is always turned on while on AC ...
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Reassigning Touch Sensitive Buttons

I have a Lenovo z580. It has touch sensitive buttons at the top as you can see in the picture. The mute, vol down and vol up buttons work properly in Ubuntu. The other 2 don't. The camera is used ...
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Reset Keyboard Shortcuts Ubuntu 12.10 (compiz cube issue)

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu, and had customized some keyboard shortcuts before installing compiz settings manager. I enabled the cube setting, and followed the directions as per here: ...
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Num pad blinks all time

I use Ubuntu 12.10 on acer notebook. Now the problem is when I connect external keyboard to notebook, numlock blinks all time, and I can't use num-pad numbers. Problem exists with both external ...
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Microsoft Wireless Mouse and Microsoft Wireless keyboard does not work together

If I plug in my USB Microsoft wireless mouse and USB Microsoft wireless keyboards at the same time, then the mouse and keyboards both become jittery. The mouse will stop moving smoothly and the ...
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No response at all from keyboard after sleep (12.10) Sony Vaio VGN-CS Series

There's no response from my keyboard after the lid is closed on my laptop. Keystrokes aren't recognized and none of the light indicators (num lock, caps lock, etc) will show up. I've tried a couple of ...
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Dell Inspiron 531 DT keyboard loses focus

The keyboard on my Dell Inspiron 531 DT keeps losing focus. It does it when in any program so is not program specific. I have checked I have up to date drivers and done a Dell diagnostic check but ...
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how to fix console keymap of installed system from livecd?

i have by mistake removed important graphical desktop packages. due to some bug or error i cannot switch to latin letters, so cannot login, because cannot write user name (and password), if i go to ...
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Neither keyboard nor mouse after boot, after recovery mode they work

I have installed Xubuntu 12.10 on a MacBook Pro 5,3. The problem is that after a normal boot the lightdm shows up but I cannot use the keyboard nor touchpad. However if I choose recovery mode: ...
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How to change keyboard layout on XFCE?

I'd like to change and see the keyboard layout using XFCE. Is there any simple way to do that? I had one when using gnome, but currently I want to use XFCE.
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Disabling mouse and keyboard

I have a Dell E6220 and Dell already preinstalled a script disabling the touchpad when pressing Fn+F5. Do you know a way to change this into disabling the touchpad AND the keyboard when pressing Fn+F5 ...
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Keyboard settings not taking effect

I was having the annoying problem that pressing f10 on a terminal brought up the mouse menu. So, I searched for a solution here, which led me to this, How do I deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? ...
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The language changer applet disappeared

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS and my language changer applet just disappeared for all users. Every user has more than 1 keyboard layout, but on login the applet does not appear. The configured key ...
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Why does gnome-terminal swallow some of my Alt tmux shortcuts?

I worked this out for myself, but I wanted to post it as a question because I couldn't find anything when I was searching. Lots of people talk about the "menu access key" problem, but this is actually ...
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Mouse not interacting with the windows on ubuntu

For some reason when navigating through the OS its like there's a mode that swtiches from moving the window to navigating through the things inside the window and I have no idea what is going on. I am ...
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Keyboard issues in Ubuntu 12.04

My Ubuntu wireless keyboard is being really weird and I am unable to figure out what's happening. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and today I noticed that webpages was refreshing after I hit the Ctrl ...
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problem with wireless usb keyboard

I have a problem with wireless keyboard. Problem is: On log, kern.log, messages and syslog is only this line. Every second is 50 lines with such message. Oct 1 08:14:12 wwserver kernel: [ ...
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Cannot type international characters in wikidpad

I use wikidpad on ubuntu 12.04 and sometimes cannot type Turkish characters in some places. This mostly occurs in the middle of a word. But when I put space, I can type international characters. The ...
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Minicom or Putty not responding to keyboard inputs for supervivi | Mini2440

Hopefully people can help me with this problem. I am working with a Mini2440 ARM device and so far have been able to connect to supervivi with minicom. The problem is that the keyboard inputs are not ...
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12.04 german qwerty

Keyboard Layout "German (qwerty)" missing since 12.04 states, that German (qwerty) was removed in favor of German(us). That layout however is not shown in the configuration dialogue. I tried manually ...
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How can I add a new key to my keyboard layout

I have a German keyboard layout for my notebook, which is fine. But my Acer Travelmate 5735Z has a € key over the left arrow and a $ key over right arrow key. I would like to use them. Can you tell me ...
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Ubuntu - Switch keyboard shortcat conflicts with another program

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, with the new keyboard handling system. I changed keyboard switch to ctrl+shift, as i like. But after that, in other programs this shortcat stops working. E.x. ...
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Cannot add keyboard layouts and get a blank dialog on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a new user (Ubuntu 12.04 clean install) and now have some troubles with keyboard layouts. The real problem is that I have to use a few languages for typing and I'm not able to add them. I used ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard Layout doesnt load at startup

I have a problem with the keymapper in Ubuntu. I have two keyboards setup, one is using the standard keyboard input (no idea how you call this keyboard input, it's the purple, circular, standard ...
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Now that I've upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 my keyboard setting, US international with dead keys, doesn't have dead keys. How do I get them back?

The apostrophe key used to be the dead key. Now when I press it all I get is apostrophe and no option for accents. How can I restore my dead keys?
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How to install Traditional Nepali input method in Ubuntu 14.04?

I found only Nepali Romanized(Like this in windows http://madanpuraskar.org/downloads/nepali_romanised.zip) in my Ubuntu 14.04. ! But I would like to install Nepali Traditional input method(Like this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Keyboard Performance VBox/Mac

I have installed 14.04 as a virtual box vm on my Mac. I am not expecting super performance. But it is not bad, except for the key stroke delay. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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how do i change a keyboard key to operate as the spacebar?

My spacebar key on my laptop no longer works. I may ultimately get it repaired. In the meantime I use the onscreen keyboaed, when possible, but I would like to designate a different key to function as ...
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Right-CTRL key not supported in Kubuntu 14.04?

In my fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04, I can't use anymore the (pretty useful) shortcut to move along words: (right) CTRL + Left (or Right) Arrow. The Left-Control key is working fine. If I try to add ...
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Keyboard Backlight Samsung Ativ 6

I have a Samsung Ativ 6, it's my first notebook, and I'm new with Ubuntu and having some problems ;P My keyboard backlight doesn't work, I've already made a big search and couldn't solve the problem. ...
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Disable a touch screen button on dell xps 11

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps 11 and it is all running well except there is a windows button (super) on the bottom of the touch screen. This is extremely sensitive and whenever I go ...
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Is there a way to get an audio key-click?

I have a Dell XPS 11 laptop which has a non-mechanical keyboard. Is there a way to get a simulated audio key-click every time a key is pressed? This is needed to compensate for the lack of mechanical ...
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Turn on Num Lock at start up

I am not able to activate Num Lock on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Leafpad and gksu. Thereafter I ran the command: gksudo leafpad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf An empty file opened, and I wrote: ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse gets detected but no signal gets send

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Mac mini (mid 2011) as second boot option using rEFIt and it works ok with wired mouse and wired keyboard. However apple wireless keyboard and mouse does not work. ...