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

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USB Device Issues - ongoing enumeration

Since I want to run a custom driver I have a custom Kernel running (3.13.11). Recently I tried to build the 3.18 series. Since I failed to find the Ubuntu patches I build a vanilla version. I tried ...
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Macbook 9,1 Ubuntu 14.04 keyboard issues on resume

I have read many similar post and tried nearly all post to no avail. Screen and keyboard illuminates; but no keys actually work. (I tried the F6 trick too) Trackpad does allow me to move the ...
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Toggle Fullscreen keyboard shortcut broken in 14.04?

I'm running a fresh install of 14.04. I've tried many different settings for "Toggle fullscreen mode" in [All Settings->Keyboard] , including ctrl+alt+o, super+8, and tens of others. Once I change ...
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Ubuntu 14 - Mouse and Keyboard do not work after a new install

A couple of days ago, I attempted to resurrect an older PC. I downloaded the most recent ISO 32bit Ubuntu file , and went through the install. However, when the OS starts up. I am not always able to ...
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14.04 Mouse and Keyboard issues with a fresh install

I have what I think are two unrelated issues with my laptops keyboard and a USB mouse. Keyboard: When I turn on the laptop everything boots up fine. Once I get to the login screen however my laptops ...
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Weird keyboard bug

I use ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS 15. My keyboard is not working properly. Let me try to describe what the problem is. It happens only with the keys asdfghjkl; When I press them, their behaviour is, ...
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Map my menu key to fn or achieve similar functionality

I'm using an Lenovo Ideapad y410p and (hoping someone at Lenovo sees this) for some stupid reason, Lenovo decided to put the Fn key on the left side of the keyboard while most of the keys with extra ...
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Sometimes custom hotkey does not work

Sometimes after a while custom hotkey does not work and I should logout and log in. Is there any other way to fix it? Why this problem happened?
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What settings are being edited behind the scenes in Universal Access?

I was looking at this question. I know there is a setting within Universal Access which allows keystrokes to have a delay between I/O. I am wondering what is actually being edited behind the scenes ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04 login screen

I update Linux to 14.04 and now then the mouse and keyboard doesn't work in login screen. I try reinstallin grub from a live usb, but it still not working. I would really appreciate your help. Ivana
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How to bind keys from a specific keybaord

I would usually use xbindkeys to bind a key or key combination to a command in Ubuntu. I now have two separate keyboard inputs and I would like to bind keys from one of these keyboards to commands ...
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Why are there mystery phantom keystrokes entered in Konversation's input box in GNOME 3.12 after heavy load and how do I fix it w/o restarting IRC?

This is getting ridiculous. In 14.10, with GNOME 3.12 and Konversation 1.5-master #4303, I sometimes wind up in a situation where the system locks up for whatever reason (heavy load from other ...
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Input lag in terminal specific to the last character

The problem: Typing appears smooth and lag free when typing quickly, but taking a closer look, it seems as though a character is only displayed once either (1) the next character is typed or (2) a ...
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Keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I am new to Linux. On my laptop the keyboard was working just fine until I chose to install Ubuntu. The mouse works well, but I have to use the on screen keyboard to type anything, which is actually ...
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How can you permanently enable scroll lock on Ubuntu?

This question (Permanently enabling the scroll lock button in Ubuntu?) only provides info on how to do it manually every time. This question (How do I enable Scroll Lock?) does not offer a permanent ...
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Ubuntu isn't able to boot: Keyboard backlight function in Sony vaio

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.5 alongside with Windows 7 and it's been working fine until yesterday. After choosing Ubuntu from the dual boot menu a message appears and says: "Sony Vaio: couldn't set ...
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Keyboard not working in some applications after installation of Ubuntu 14.10

I just did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10. I can use my keyboard normally in most windows (i.e. browser window to type this question) however the keyboard doesn't work at all in certain ...
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Customized keyboard layout ignores AltGr key [14.04]

For some reason I want to change my Russian layout so that I put stress mark (U+0301, like hére) by pressing AltGr+Yo, in a pretty similar way to other languages' layouts. So there I go, making a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome3, keyboard layout automaticly changes all the time

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. I decided to try GNOME 3. The installation went well and I like it. The only extremely annoying problem is the keyboard layout. I can set up several languages and ...
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deleted the compiled keyboard layouts

First of all, I'm new to Linux (using Ubuntu, and got 1 day of exp :p) so even though I think I know how to fix the problem, I don't know how to actually do it. I wanted to change the keyboard ...
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Change shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit)

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 Bit, would like to change some of my shortcuts, especially the Alt+tab combination (to switch applications). However it simply doesn't work: All changes under "Settings > ...
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Android Studio shortcuts are not working

I use Android Studio in Ubuntu and everything was working fine. Since two weeks that shortcuts stopped working, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, Ctrl+Z. I tried to change Keymap in Settings but without success. What ...
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Acer Aspire E1-140 Keyboard Arrow keys(Up,Down,Right) Not working

Acer Aspire E1-140 Intel Celeron quad core processor Notebook Arrow keys(UP,DOWN,RIGHT) not working. I have tested ubuntu-14.04,Lubuntu-14.04 and Linux Mint 17 theses distro but result was same.Help ...
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Problem with numeric keyboard

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Z50-70 notebook and although my numeric keyboard is activate or not (using the NUMLOCK key), it is not functioning. I tried to look throughout ...
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How to bind media keys to Pithos actions?

I've looked through the settings both of the system and of Pithos, and it seems there is no way to govern Pithos using the media keys (Play/Pause, etc.). I use pithos more than amarok, so I'd like to ...
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Can't boot various Macs from USB, “malformed file” error

I have been given a USB by my university with a bootable version of Ubuntu (I am unsure what version) pre-loaded with a bunch of software I need for robotics. Several computers successfully booted ...
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Setting keyboard shortcuts within Ubuntu 12.04 (Compose Shortcut not available)

I use Ubuntu Studio 12.04 as a Fusion VM under Mac OSX Mavericks. I have been trying to define a shortcut key to snap a window to the left half or right half of the screen. I can do this with a ...
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Zooming with keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I just upgraded Ubuntu to the 14.04 version on my laptop. Before (Saucy salamander) I had no problems in zooming for example pdf files (using say Evince) with keyboard shortcuts, namely I used always ...
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A bit of a keyboard problem

So I've looked all over but I can't seem to find a solution anywhere nor can I find a problem exactly like mine so maybe someone can help me. I want to be very specific just in case I did something ...
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I removed Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu 14.04, now my fn keys to manage brightness and volume don't work and I can't boot into BIOS

To clarify, this isn't a dual-boot, I just have Ubuntu now. My FN keys are no longer working on my ASUS K55n, this includes changing my brightness and volume. I've already tried editing the GRUB ...
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Keyboard Backligth is set to Maximum in every reboot

At every reboot my screen backlight and my keyboard backlight were set up to maximum level on every reboot. Reading this article: How do I set default display brightness? i've solved the problem ...
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Is there any application for vimium-like interaction with desktop using keyboard?

Vimium plugin for chrome allows to follow any link on the web-page with the following actions: Type f. It causes unique string to appear near every available link. Type string associated with the ...
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VAIO SVE17122CXB keyboard backlit not working - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

The keyboard backlit for my VAIO SVE17122CXB is not working. Is there a solution? I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.
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Payday 2 WINE problems

So I'm wanting to play Payday 2. Which I do successfully but I have some problems. The first one is that when I try to type something in chat it crashes and exits the game. I type the message into the ...
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Alt and Prt Scr keys not working

Recently afer installing Kubuntu 14.04 and GNOME 3 on top of that, everything works fine, but my Alt and Prt Scr keys are not working. Previously I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and due to some reason ...
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Packard Bell VAB70 keyboard & touchpad not working

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Packard Bell VAB70 laptop. Initially I installed 12.04, during the installation process the touchpad & keyboard worked, so I was able to enter the wi-fi key. ...
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How can I achieve more control over my XFCE keyboard shortcuts?

XFCE has a great keyboard commands editor in the window manager keyboard settings area. I can change the commands that open or close windows or move to workspaces etc. But it is a bit lacking. What ...
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FN-Key Binding; what needs to be known?

I've beeen trying to read some about how to bind the FN + key combos to do certain common actions (toggle wifi, toggle bluetooth, brightness up/down, toggle touchpad, mute/unmute, volume up/down, etc ...
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Using accented characters in Libre Office (Ubuntu character mapping)

I read on the Internet that I could set up Ubuntu to use characters like á and é by assigning Alt Gr as the Alternative Characters Key in keyboard settings. It works in nearly all applications. But ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Hotkeys don't work unless an application is open

This is a strange one for you all! I'm using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have Guake Terminal installed which has a hotkey to make it pop open on the screen when I press F12. This stopped working a few days ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not have Keyboard in All Settings

All Settings contains: language support Security privacy Printers Landscape service Software & Updates but I don't have "keyboard". Why?
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14.04 my keyboard mapping is incorrect. How can I fix it?

I installed 14.04 from DVD and did no customization. Mouse works fine, but the keyboard is very messed up. Num Lock stays on and won't go off. Some keys work, other do not. So jlk works but asd do ...
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how to enable the usage of number keys while using ubuntu

I cannot use some of my keyboard keys while I can use the same keys in windows[I am dual-booting between ubuntu and windows] I have highlighted those keys which I cant get in ubuntu so in short how ...
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Gnome tweak tool is unable to disable caps lock

I just installed this because xmodmap keeps resetting and I need to use caps lock as backspace but selecting this option in gnome-tweak-tool gives me normal caps lock behaviour AND caps lock ...
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Bind ALT + Left/Right arrow to HOME and END keys in XKB

I have tried a few ways to achieve this but none of them seemed to work, autokey inserts both the Alt + → and end keys in applications. I am looking for a solution in XKB where I have already done a ...
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Is There a Way to Force Lid State to Open

My Lenovo X1 Carbon Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 has a problem where the screen and keyboard stopped working. It does work if I use an external monitor and keyboard. I think the reason for this is that ...
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Unable to type dollar symbol after installing Gnome 3.10 on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed the Gnome 3.10 which is compatible with Ubuntu 14.04. I am not sure if that is what caused this, but I am unable to type the dollar symbol (Shift + 4) anywhere. I have used ...
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Get keyboard input without requiring root and without x11

I'm trying to capture keyboard input in a C/C++ program without requiring root privileges and without the use of X11 XNextEvent(). I've tried to open the device directly, but for obvious security ...
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Make second keyboard always use specified layout

This really should be a comment on a reply to the question How to permanently assign a different keyboard layout to a USB keyboard? Since commenting isn't possible, here is the new question, I hope ...
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Keyboard Backlight not working

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Toshiba Satellite P775-S7100. The keyboard backlight was working initially, but after reinstalling the same version of Ubuntu it stopped working, and as far as I can tell, ...