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

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Mouse disables on key press, but touchpad doesn't

My mouse cursor disables for 1-2 seconds when the keyboard is used. This can make gaming especially difficult. The touchpad is fine; I can use it at the same time as the keyboard. Doing some forum ...
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Function keys and Hot are switched

I recently got a new laptop and installed 12.10 on it. I noticed right away that the "hot keys" on the F keys didn't always do what was pictured and also I noticed that the "hot keys" and the function ...
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CTRL key locks in until I press it again or a shortcut is triggered

When I do press my CTRL-key it seems to lock in the pressed state, even after releasing it. Symptoms of this are for example that if I press CTRL, release it and scroll in my browser window the size ...
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How do I turn on wireless adapter on HP Envy dv6 7200 under Ubuntu (any version)?

I have a new HP Envy dv6 7200 with dual boot Windows 8 / Ubuntu 12.04. In windows, the F12 key in Windows activates the "airplane mode" switch which enables/disables both on-board (mini PCIe) and USB ...
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Ctrl+Alt+[Left/Right] not working in Ubuntu in VMWare

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a VMWare Virtual Machine. I like to switch between my Workspaces using the Ctrl+Alt+ArrowKeys but it doesn't work. It works on my other system with the "Proper" install. ...
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How to bind function key char sequence to their respective button to be recognized by tty terminal?

According to this question tty only recognize character input and the rest of function keys F[1-12] as a char sequence. I have a CUI application runs over wineconsole and expects a F12 key press, all ...
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Can I make all the keys work on a Logitech N305 keypad

I'm using a Logitech N305 key pad with ubuntu 14.04 and it mostly works but the keys for =() and the 3 function keys seem to return multiple or unhelpful keystrokes. Is there a way to make them return ...
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How can I easily type full width alphanumeric Unicode characters?

How to easy type in Full-width alphanumeric way in Ubuntu? Full-width characters are those from U+FF00 to U+FFEF Is it possible by using IBUS or Japanese keyboard layout?
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unity top menu keyboard shortcuts for desktop alone, no programs running: Unity 2D vs 3D

This is a problem with Unity 2D on 12.04. More advanced 3D has no such issue. Alt+F1 accesses the launcher menu, with arrow keys to navigate the list (side menu). Alt+F10 accesses the top bar in an ...
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Backlit keyboard on Toshiba Satellite P755-S5184 doesn't work in Ubuntu 12.04

I have the keyboard backlight turned on in bios to timer setting (1 second). When laptop boots the backlight works, but once ubuntu begins to load the backlights turn off. There is a function key ...
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USB mouse and keyboard is not being recognized

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 from my external USB hard drive on my Gateway laptop. The internal hard drive of the laptop went bad, that is why I am using the external one. I have a USB mouse and ...
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Keyboard shortcuts are not working when unity plugin in ccsm is disabled?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 with unity 2d , I dont like the unity launcher and use Docky . So , i have created a new seeion and using some tweaking and playing around i have been successful to get rid of ...
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Why is Gnome-Shell thinking my “d” key minimizes all windows?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (in gnome-shell) and I am unable to use my "d" key. Regular gnome-2 works perfectly fine, but for some reason I cannot use my "d" key in gnome-3. I recently installed it and ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 10.04 LTS after hibernation

I have a desktop which I installed Ubuntu 10.04. I hibernated the desktop and have been unable to boot Ubuntu since then. The (usb) keyboard seems deactivated and does not show any lights when I ...
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Trouble installing Server 12.10 - Dead keyboard, Blank Screen, Network Config [closed]

Installing 12.10 server from cd - minimal installation: basic system, ssh server,postgreSQL, manual updates. Hardware is brand new HP server that also runs Win 2003 Server Standard as a DNC ...
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how to remap Ctrl to Escape if pressed and released on its own

I want to remap Control, so that: If it is pressed and released with no other key, it acts as Esc. If it is pressed & held together with another key, it acts as Ctrl (no change in behaviour in ...
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Must double-tap Windows key to open Dash

I'm experiencing some strange behaviour of the Unity Dash and the Windows/Super keyboard key. As far as I know, normal behaviour is: Tap: Open Dash Hold: Show keyboard shortcut overlay However, ...
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How do I disable keyboard shortcuts?

I must have accidentally activate some keyboard shortcut function because every time I press certain keys such as w,a,s,d they act as shortcuts to things. For example if I press f, the search function ...
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Apple Alu keyboard Hungarian layout 0 and í swapped

I'm using a Hungarian Apple Alu keyboard. It works well, apart from that the 0 and the í keys are swapped. I read here that it could be re-mapped with an .Xmodmap file in the home folder. What I don'...
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Map function+backspace to delete

I'm used to Apple laptops, on which Function + Backspace is mapped to Delete. I'm also okay with Shift + Backspace. Is there a way to obtain this? Note, I'm using Xmonad and have some keyboard ...
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USB keyboard works except in terminal window

I just installed 12.10 (clean install and updates). USB keyboard and mouse work fine EXCEPT the keyboard does not work in a terminal window (USB mouse is working in terminal). keyboard is Logitech ...
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Apple bluetooth keyboard (and mouse) issue on Ubuntu 12.10

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (Dual boot) on an Imac computer (Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6750 running OS X Lion). THe bluetooth apple keyboard (and mouse as well) are causing a huge ...
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USB Keyboard doesn't work server installation 12.10

USB Keyboard doesn't work server installation 12.10. I can get till the language selection screen and later no response to keyboard. Need help.
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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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Volume keys not working after upgrade to Quantal, but work from MC Remote

All keys worked perfectly in Precise. After upgrading to Quantal, multimedia keys on my USB keyboard no longer work (volume keys, play, next, prev). Weird thing is that I've also got a cheap MC ...
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keystroke loss in Ubuntu 12.04

working in the latest version of Ubuntu, with all updates installed, I frequently have the problem of keystrokes being lost. I have that at least several times per sentence I type in any program (also ...
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Brightness stuck on maximum

I am using HP Pavilion g6 laptop. It is dual-boot. I have installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition. Keyboard keys are working perfectly fine for increasing and decreasing brightness in ...
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desktop not getting keyboard focus after upgrade to 11.10

After upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10, unity desktop icons do not get keyboard focus. As a result, can no longer rename or delete files from the desktop view, and any keyboard input continues to be ...
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Default keys “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0” to input “! @ # $ % ^ & * ( )”

Doing math homework on a full keyboard. Would like the top row to be the special characters without holding shift.
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Keyboard not Working Correctly under Ubuntu 12.10

I recently upgraded to 12.10 from 12.04, I have a wireless Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse (both ise the same dongle) my mouse works but the keyboard doesn't (it types random things) but my wired ...
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Can I use left alt to type dead keys and use the alt-tab application switcher? [closed]

I’m on Ubuntu 12.10 and I’ve seen that I can use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to control which key triggers the dead key behaviour on my keyboard (which normally resides on AltGr). ...
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Are the default keyboard shortcuts changeable and does the shortcut help change accordingly

Are the keyboard shortcuts shown in the image changeable with a GUI or Terminal way and does the Keyboard Shortcut help (The one that appears when you hold the SUPER hey) show the updated keyboard ...
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How do I change keyboards from the command line?

How I change keyboard layouts from the command-line? For example, I want to switch from English to Hebrew. I'm able to do it from lightdm with the little icon in the corner of my screen.
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Why does gnome-terminal swallow some of my Alt tmux shortcuts?

I've enabled a bunch of no-prefix shortcuts is tmux (like Alt-c for new window, Alt-n for next), which has made my life so much better. The problem was, my shortcuts didn't always work. Maybe every 5-...
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Bluetooth keyboard not working after 12.10 upgrade

After the update my bluetooth keyboard works fine with the exception of the Shift, Ctrl, Alt, and win/start keys (oddly the menu key works). Running xev shows that no event is generated on a ...
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Keyboard does not work after reboot

I was running an Ubuntu 12.04, which I later upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 in the hopes of fixing my problem, which is as follows: When I turn on the Notebook, a Toshiba of the Satellite series, sometimes ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Terminal doesn't work since updating to 12.10

I have Ctrl+Alt+T assigned as my keyboard shortcut to launch a Terminal window, but it stopped working after upgrading to 12.10. I have verified that it is still set in the Keyboard Shortcuts ...
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Make PC w/ Bluetooth fake Keyboard + mouse for other computer?

Is there a way to have my PC talk to my laptop and have it send Keyboard commands?
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USB slots stop working suddenly from time to time

After re-installing Lubuntu 12.04 system on my laptop an older problem re-emerged after a few days and installation of different programs: without apparent reason the external mouse and sometimes ...
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How do you configure mupen64plus controls?

I installed mupen64plus from the repositories using Synaptic. I like the emulator (for the most part, a couple of graphics glitches on TLOZ Ocarina of Time), especially its performance on my old ...
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How can I wake up my PC with any key

My external keyboard does not have a suspend button. Is there any way I can set up Ubuntu to use a different key (or any key for that matter) to wake the PC if it has been suspended.
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How to bind a character device in /dev directory as the keyboard?

I have written an character device, I want to declare it as the keyboard and use it to generate events from the virtual keyboard?
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Why is my Laptop keyboard messed up after plugging an external keyboard?

I'm running xubuntu 12.04 on a 2007 macbook. I'm using the laptop with external screen, keyboard and mouse. Yesterday after a dist-upgrade and after I unplugged the external keyboard I noticed that ...
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How to type special characters like @, £, $ with Norwegian keyboard?

As some of you may already know, in order to type in special characters (like @, £, $, et cetera), you need to hold Ctrl and Alt. However, I tried several options in the Keyboard Layout and progressed ...
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Switch to specific keyboard layout using Ctrl+Shift+Num

What I want is to be able to press: Ctrl + Shift + 1 - switch to English keyboard layout Ctrl + Shift + 2 - switch to Hebrew keyboard layout Ctrl + Shift + 3 - switch to Russian(Phonetic) keyboard ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse not active until over 3 minutes after login appears

After installing 64 bit Ubuntu 12.04 it takes over 3 minutes after login appears before the keyboard and mouse will operate
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Media buttons on keyboard with spotify

I've added spotify preview as my defualt music program, by doing this. As doug suggested, simply add this line to your >~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list file in two places, like so: [...
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Keyboard functions got swapped

I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my sony laptop. Everything works fine. I have a minor issue: @ key got swapped with " ~ key got swapped with some other key Kindly suggest how to handle this issue
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Kubuntu - Roccat keyboard does not work under GRUB and works partially in BIOS

The system specification GRUB boot loader OS: Windows 7 / Kubuntu 12.04 LTS Keyboard: Roccat Isku Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPower with the latest BIOS SSD/HDD: Kingston HyperX 3K (AHCI in BIOS enabled), ...
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Fast (twice in <1s) pressing of the same key on keyboard is not recognized correctly. What can it be?

If I press any button 2 times quickly (I mean with less one second of delay between the keystrokes), Ubuntu doesn't detect the second one. In particularly, Ubuntu seems to detect the pressure because ...