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How do I remap the caps lock key?

In the past the past I used to use xmodmap to prevent the Caps Lock button from working, and then tell Launchy to handle the key press instead. I can't seem to do this anymore. What is the best way ...
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How can I install my Logitech MX5000 Keyboard? [closed]

How do I install my keyboard Logitech (Mx5000)
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Is there any way to disable the default behavior of the Insert key?

I keep hitting it accidentally and it really annoys me...is there any way to disable it's default behavior?
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The Fn keys on my HP dv6t are mapped all wrong

I've tried going through the keyboard fixing process documented with that udev README file (as described here), but I get confused pretty much right off the bat. I'm using that "/lib/udev/keymap" tool ...
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Keyboard freezes / stuck if a key pressed repeatedly

I use Acer 4530. This problem has happened long since Ubuntu 10.10 and now that I use 11.04 dual booted with Linux Mint 10. Everytime I press one key repeatedly, like when I read a long article in a ...
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USA keyboard layout keeps getting added on login

I use the USA International keyboard layout. Every time I log in, the USA layout gets added to my list of layouts, which causes the keyboard layout indicator to be displayed. How can I stop the USA ...
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How to fix a key that sends a modifier+key

My laptop has a dedicated lock key, which sends a Super_L+L messing with unity and making it rather useless. I have no idea how to fix this as I get 2 keycodes with showkeys and acpi_listen gives no ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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Prevent Ctrl+Alt+F4 from switching TTYs [duplicate]

Related: Disable CTRL+ALT+F4 switching to virtual terminal I would like to use Ctrl+Alt+F4 for a program instead of Ubuntu's TTYs. The previous question, I saw suggested command xmodmap -pke | ...
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How to generate an extended F key press (F13-F20)?

I need to submit an extended function key (like F17 or F17 ) to a program that runs in the terminal (I use the default gnome-terminal but could use another if it works there). Is there a way in ...
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Disable F1 in terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? I found this Deactivate F1 and F10 keybindings? but it doesn't describe how F1 could be disabled. Is there a way that I can stop ...
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Is there a Command + ` equivalent (cycle through windows)?

On the Mac, I use Command+` (the tilde) to cycle through windows in the current application (eg terminal or chrome). It's like Alt+Tab except only for the current application's windows. Possibly for ...
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Input from the keyboard stops working when I log in [closed]

Once logged in to gnome session, ubuntu not taking input from keyboard... While Logging I was able to enter administrator password but once that is done it is not taking input from keyboard... I ...
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Pressing dead keys twice

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu 11.04, and a difference that bugs me a bit is, when a dead key (such as ^ or ´) is pressed twice, the behavior differs in the two OS'es. On Windows, the ...
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Typematrix – Colemak – Norwegian layout. Finding < and > [closed]

Using latest Ubuntu. Switching to Colemak using hotkey (FN + F5) on Typematrix 2030. Most of it works well, but I just can't find < and >. Layout set to Norwegian default on installation. I tried ...
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Ctrl key is mapped to backtick (`), how can I fix this?

I don't know why it happens, but if I press the Left Ctrl the output is backtick (`). When I press the right Ctrl the output is like Ctrl+Z. My keyboard layout is USA.
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How to enable an extern keyboard using ps2 to usb adapter on a notebook?

I have a laptop (IBM T60) and I want to connect an extern keyboard to it. Because the keyboard is a ps2 keyboard I bought a ps2 to usb adapter and plugged the keyboard into the adapter and the adapter ...
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Alt key not registering as key? [closed]

Keyboard shortcuts that I'm used to with Alt on Ubuntu are not working on my new system (running 10.04 LTS). Alt+1 for first tab, for example. When I run xev I see that when I press Alt instead of ...
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Keyboard “kid lock” software

Is there an application for Ubuntu, that would behave like KidKeyLock for Windows? That is, upon activation, it prevents any keypress from working, until a specific sequence ("password") is typed, ...
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Using the Apple Wireless Keyboard

I borrowed my flatmate's Apple Wireless Keyboard and I want to connect it to my Dell running Ubuntu 11.04 (Unity UI). I tried various solutions, but I can't even get it to work like a numpad. Could ...
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Can I bind the Unity dock to the Caps Lock key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change keybinding to show Unity Sidebar So I really, really don't want to have to un-learn all of my "Win/Super" key bindings. And it occurred to me: there is one key on ...
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Desktop effects suddenly not working

I was trying out a few things yesterday, but I'm sure this was still working when I turned off my laptop. Today none of the keyboard shortcuts listed here is working. And I use Super+W quite a lot.. ...
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How do I switch the keyboard layout so that the Apple key is CTRL and the ~ works correctly?

How do I switch the keyboard layout in Ubuntu 11 so that the Apple key is CTRL and the ~ works correct? This is the specific keyboard I'm talking about: When I hit Shift-2 it returns a "
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Is there an Anglicized transliteration IME for typing Arabic?

In IBus Preferences, Hindi has 5 different IMEs (Input Method Editors), some of which utilize Anglicized transliteration schemes.. ie. they use the Latin alphabet keys on a US keyboard to represent ...
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Right way to configure keymaps? [closed]

Whats the recommended way of setting keymaps loading on Ubuntu 10.10? I have tried dpkg-reconfigure console-data but it doesn't seem to work. Neither does edit of /etc/default/console-setup ...
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How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard?

I used to have an option in settings in Kubuntu 10.10 to do this. Now I cannot find it in 11.04. Where can I find it ? or was it removed ?
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Which keyboard layout do I choose on installation

When installing I am presented a rather lengthy list of keyboard layouts to choose from: Choosing the default layout on top of the list seems fine but I am wondering what differences there are ...
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How can I assign a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop?

How can I attach a middle button press to a specific key in my laptop? I can do middle-button if I tap on the top right corner of the touchpad, but I would like to associate it to a key, like the ...
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Fn Key Keycode?

I'm trying to remap my keyboard such that the Caps Lock acts as an additional Fn key, because the current one is in an awkward place (over by the Home and End). I was planning on using xmodmap, which ...
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How to change Shift + <Keypad Key> behavior?

I am used to use the numeric keypad for navigation (e.g. : [KP7] -> Start, [KP1] -> End, [KP4] -> Left, etc... ). I am also used to use it for selection (e.g. : Shift+[KP7] -> Select from cursor ...
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Re: Periodic Keyboard Lag/Delay [closed]

Sorry, but I don't know how else to respond to this question (the original is locked from new users)... Periodic Keyboard Lag/Delay I had the same problem with my Lenovo x61 laptop running xubuntu ...
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Unity shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in group and the next/previous applications?

What I miss from DockBarX is the possibility of adding keyboard shortcuts for switching to the next/previous windows in the group of windows for an application, and the next/previous applications. Is ...
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How do I make a key on the keyboard do *nothing*?

My right control key on my keyboard sticks. I hit it accidentally often enough that I'd like to make it do absolutely nothing when it's hit. Is this possible?
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Holding Click On Window Titlebar While Changing Workspaces in 11.04

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I could click and hold on a window's titlebar and then use my hot key combination to switch to a different workspace and the window would come with me. However, in ...
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How do I define a file context options keyboard shortcut?

When selecting a file in Nautilus, I would like to see the context options of the file (mouse right click) using the keyboard and not the mouse. Example, when i iterate over the list of files in a ...
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set fn + arrow to represent 'home' and 'end'

I'd like to add set a functionality to the pair fn+right/left to be like in Mac - 'home' and 'end'. I don't mean to replace the 'home' and 'end' buttons - just adding another 'home'/'end' keys. The ...
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How do I remap command key to be the control key on a Macbook 4,1?

How I can switch the left command key on the keyboard of my macbook, with the left ctrl key? and if it is possible that the command right, continue acting like the super key / windows
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Mouse locks when keys are pressed

Whenever I play Minecraft and try to walk and turn at the same time, I can't. When I hit keys on my keyboard, my mouse locks in place. (This happens both in and outside of Minecraft) (Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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number keypad not working regularly

I have a Toshiba laptop , have full numbatic keypad on the right, can't use it anymore. 8,6,4,2 working like Mouse Arrow. i tried to enable/disable it but still same . how can I fix it ? thanks in ...
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How do I map the keyboard soft keys when they give no event notification?

I have a Silitek SK-2501B keyboard which has soft keys for volume and play pause and all that stuff. Only the mute and suspend button work. When I run the xev utility to determine the keycodes that ...
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Hyper does the same as super by default [closed]

Under the keyboard → layouts → options, one has the ability to 'Make caps lock an additional hyper'. This is a good feature because I personally abhor caps lock and like additional shortcuts. ...
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How to disable alternative international keyboard

During installation I selected the alternative international keyboard. The problem with this keyboard that a double-quote character doesn't get typed until a space is pressed. Same for tilde (~) and ...
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Alt/Win key behavior not working on MacBookPro keyboard (for mapping ctrl to win keys and the usual ctrl keys)

I'm running Natty with a clean install on a MacBook Pro (with no OSX install) and currently loving the switch! I found the area in keyboard layout options to map ctrl to the win keys (and the usual ...
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Periodic Keyboard Lag/Delay

On two of my computers running Natty with Gnome 3, I'm having periodic keyboard lag. It happens at a random interval after starting the computer. Basically, the keyboard will stop functioning ...
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Is there a way to move the mouse pointer with the keyboard?

Sometimes my mouse will freeze randomly. The only solution is to reboot the machine entirely. However sometimes I just don't feel like rebooting and I resort to Ctrl + F, 'word here', ESC and then ...
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MacBook Pro (5,3) Keyboard Weirdness

My MacBook Pro (5,3) works almost completely OOTB (with restricted video and WiFi drivers), but I am experiencing some keyboard weirdness. Specifically to get either (` and ~) or (´ and ¨) I have to ...
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How do I fix F10, F11 and F12?

What software are related to the Keyboard? or the Keyboard configuration? Problem It's local, only at my account. It doesn't help If I try the reassign the keys they still won't work. Info My ...
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Super (windows) key no longer works in programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? Using programs that require the super key in a shortcut combination is now overridden by Unity. For example, ...
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What file for setting default keyboard Layout

I set the wrong keyboard layout while installing ubuntu and now it reverts back to English every time I reboot. I heard this is normal behaviour, but I want to change the default layout from English ...
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Multiple keyboards with different layouts

I have ubuntu (11.04) running on a recent macbook pro. I use both the built in keyboard and an external keyboard. I want to remap capslock on both keyboards to super, and I want to swap left-alt (mac ...