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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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How do I configure multiple keyboard layouts in Xubuntu 14.04

There is Settings > Keyboard > Layout and there is something called iBus and input methods. I were using Keyboard > Layout GUI to configure my layouts in 13.10 and it worked fine. But after ...
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How do I bind media keys in 14.04?

I cannot seem to use my media keys to play/pause and skip tracks in 14.04. I tried showkey and the system recognizes the keys, but nothing happens. Also, my sound indicator crashes when I launch ...
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Force Numeric Keypad To Off

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 inside VMWare Player over Windows 8. Works fine BUT although the Numlock light is off, within Ubuntu the keypad functions as numbers which drives me NUTS (I use the keypad for ...
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How to bind F-keys to shortcuts in 14.04

After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 Keyboard shortcuts using F-keys no longer function to activate keyboard functions. For example, f16 binded to Home folder no longer works. Nor does alt-F16 ...
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Strange, but interesting display dependend input behavior

I think this may be related to my previous question, or it may be something else. Sorry if this is rather long. I hope this is not too confusing, but my issues are hard to explain. I am seeing ...
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Bluetooth Apple Keyboard connects but unresponsive

So I upgraded to 14.04 today, and once everything was installed i noticed that my apple bluetooth keyboard stopped working. It was working fine in 12.04. The keyboard pairs and connects fine, and I ...
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Super key mapped as Multikey on startup

After doing the configuration: sem@sem-LIFEBOOK-E754:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration [sudo] password for sem: Your console font configuration will be updated the next time your ...
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Key combination for each language

I want to have a combination for several language layout. Ctrl + 1 - English US Ctrl + 2 - Romanian STANDARD Ctrl + 3 - German Ctrl + 4 - Swedish However, I can't find the Romanian STANDARD one. I ...
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Keyboard Map is Changed Randomly

I'm using xmodmap to bind a key to the numbersign # like so: xmodmap -e "keycode 49 = numbersign asciitilde". This works fine but the changes are regularly reverted by some background process, ...
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backspace working without using it

it's the first time I using UBUNTU and i'm installling the ubuntu-12.04.4-desktop-i386 version. The problem is that wherever i had to type in some info (like location or rename a drive) during the ...
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How to remap certain keys on keyboard on ubuntu 13.10 with xkb

Water spilled on my laptop and key "9" is not working. I want to map ALTGr or Ctrl_R to 9 so that I can program with out any hassle. I've seen so many solutions with xmodmap but its kinda outdated I ...
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Remap Windows key

I have a hardware "Windows" button on the front of my Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 that maps to the "Windows" key. According to xev, the keycode passed by the "Windows" key is the same that is passed by the ...
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What to do when the keyboard and mouse no longer respond normally on Ubuntu

What do you do when the mouse pointer disappears from the screen, or stops moving and regular keyboard shortcuts such as switching between apps or different desktops stops working and the only thing ...
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how to see the keyboard shortcut list lens using Cario Dock (without Unity)?

in Unity i simply held-down Super-key, is there some way i can install only this feature from the Unity experience? (as i have since switched to Cario and disabled Unity) also asked this question ...
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My keyboard randomly won't “let go” of keys while in Dota 2 games

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro, and while playing Dota 2 through steam, sometimes my keyboard acts like nothing was pressed. As in my earlier questions (about my mouse), it ...
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OPL9 keys suddenly stopped working

All of a sudden the 9OPL keys (German QWERTZ layout) on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop stopped working. I recently updated from 13.10 to 14.04 beta and the keyboard worked just fine. However, starting today, ...
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Can the Keysonic ksk-6001 keyboard work in Ubuntu without pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N every time?

I've had this keyboard for quite a while and I can say I like it. The problem is (According to this post) the anti-ghosting feature which I don't really need anyway. As said on the linked post, the ...
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Type password with onboard

I noticed when use PCmanFM in Lubuntu 13.10 and I want to open a current folder as root, it will prompt me for password and I can't use onboard (virtual keyboard) to type the password. It's pretty ...
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Xubuntu remap ctrl and command key on bluetooth mac keyboard

how can I remap the ctrl key to the command key in Xubuntu (latest version) with a bluetooth mac keyboard? Iǘe been trying to find a solution to this but had no luck... thanks!
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Keyboard stops responding during install

Trying to install Ubuntu on an older Dell Dimension 3000 desktop box, It stops responding at the keyboard. The KB works fine in BIOS and at the beginning of the install, but during the install, what I ...
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Turn on ThinkLight?

I have an old Lenovo ThinkPad R61. It is fully loaded and it has the the ThinkLight option. For me to be able to turn it on and do other things like adjust the brightness, I have to use the blue ...
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Up arrow unresponsive in XUbuntu 12.04 after resuming from suspend

In XUbuntu 12.04 I'm facing an issue where (occasionally) the keyboard lay-out is changed after resuming from suspend to RAM. As this only happens sporadically, I haven't figured out what causes it ...
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Change shortcuts on gthumb

Si there a way to change keyboard shortcuts on gthumb image viewer? I have mouse with mouse 5 and 6 buttons (the ones you click with a thumb) Is possible to change shortcuts somehow on gthumb so i ...