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

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How to get Keyboard Light keys working on Macbook?

I've got a Macbook Pro with Keyboard Light brightness keys. How to I make them work?
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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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Left and right keys acting crazy?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix on my HP Mini 1000. Everything worked fine right up until I tried typing - apparently the left and right arrow keys on my keyboard are uncontrollable. ...
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Is there a way to access Session Menu with keyboard shortcut?

I have read this answer Will Unity have a keyboard shortcut for accessing the "Session Menu" that appears on the panel?, but it doesn't work. Pressing F10 and using arrow keys only ...
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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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Cannot type backquote or backtick in xterm

Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit, XTerm(261), Keyboard layout = Canadian Somehow, the backquote (backtick = `) character can't be input does not get entered in XTerm. I type it and nothing happens. The cursor ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Keyboard shortcut to hide/unhide the panel?

Is there a way to assign a keyboard shortcut to hide or unhide a specific gnome-panel? EDIT: Is there was a way to make a button combination have the auto-hide panel slide out, as if I had hovered my ...
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Mac keyboard keys

after my install on Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat on my iBook, I have noticed that used keyboard layout is a PC one, and not Mac one. Let me explain it more clearly : As an example, Mac keyboard defines a ...
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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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What does “Key to choose 5th level” in gnome-keyboard-properties do?

There is an option to specify a key to be used to acces 5th level on the keyboard in gnome-keyboard-properties ("Keyboard" under Hardware in System settings): But if I set the 5th level to AltGr ...
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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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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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Broken keyboard shortcuts

When I freshly installed maverick on my new notebook, I set up my keyboard shortcuts like this: Switch to WS 1 = Mod4+1, Move Window to WS 1 = Mod4+Shift+1, Switch to WS 2 = Mod4+2 and so on (Mod4 ...
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Where to configure unity global shortcuts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I define keyboard shortcuts using the Super key? Altough predefined shortcuts might be handy for some, for others they are just annoying. I found my self installing ...
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Is there a way of activating AltGr as a means of putting accents on vowels?

On Windows, I use the AltGr key to input european characters into my text when contacting foreign clents. Is there a way of getting the same function in Ubuntu?
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Can I use Keyboard Shortcuts to implement text macros?

I know that Autokey has the functionality to create text macros, but I found it very buggy, and there are no new releases coming out. (IronAHK looks to be an excellent alternative, but it isn't ...
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Flags in unity keyboard indicator

I would like to apply Language Flags for Faenza and Elementary to Unity keyboard indicator. But old "hack" doesn't seem to work on it. Is it somehow possible?
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Fn key sticks down

Just bought my significant other a shiny new Samsung Q330 13" netbook, stuck an OCZ Agility in it and installed Maverick. Just as a quick aside, this is a devastating combination. Graphics work ...
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Keyboard shortcut to un-focus form controls

While a form control like <select> or <input> is focused the arrow keys, Page Up, Page Down, Home and End all navigate inside the contents of that control rather than the web page itself. ...
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Make shortcut for navigational functions

Is there anyway to create shortcuts for functions like Home, End, Pg Up, Pg Down, etc? I frequently use the aforementioned keys, however those keys are only available when the numpad is disabled - ...
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Unity launcher keyboard shortcuts for “/media” mounted drives?

There are no letter/number designations for these drives. Is there any way I can select them using the keyboard?
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How can I assign Super key + Up / Down to volume up/down?

I've had this mapped for years and it's very convenient. Now I find after installing Natty even though it's still defined in keyboard shortcuts, the key bindings don't work anymore as the unity bar ...
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Turn off international characters when I use Alt-Shift-[Character]

Whenever I press (Right Alt)-Shift and a key I get an international character for that key, for example, Alt-Shift-S gives Š and Alt-Shift-Y gives Û How do I turn this off? I normally use this ...
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How to programmatically swap the caps lock and esc keys?

I am a heavy Vim user and one of the first things I do when I start working on a clean ubuntu installation is to swap the caps lock and esc keys to reduce hand movements over the keyboard. So far I ...
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Anthy bar doesn't show up [closed]

I installed all the Anthy ibus packages and changed my Japanese language settings properly but the Anthy bar doesn't show up when I press CTRL+Space. I tried changing the shortcut in the ibus ...
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Keyboard and touchpad do not work after upgrade

Today I made an update of my ubuntu 11.04 installation. After rebooting the keyboard and touchpad of my asus eeepc do not work anymore. I can only login with the onscreen keyboard. Seems to be a unity ...
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How do I map SysReq to a key on my MacBook keyboard?

My Macbook laptop keyboard doesn't have a SysReq key. Can I change an existing key to act like SysReq? =)
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How to make this heart (♥) using keyboard? [duplicate]

On windows I have always used the "ALT+3" for creating a wonderful heart for expressing my love... Is there a way to do this on Ubuntu?
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Is there a way to completely remove the keyboard layout from the indicator?

I need to completely remove the indicator, no flags, no abbr. nothing! I was able to do it in 10.04 using a gconf key that has no scheme and I heard that a proper scheme will be available in 10.10 but ...
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Rebind Alt key to win using setxkbmap?

After an hour or two of manpage and Google searching and finding no solution or good resources, I've come for help! I have set my Caps Lock key to Ctrl using setxkbmap -option ctrl:nocaps - this ...
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Different partial zooms using keyboard

When coal was young I was using fvwm (or maybe tvwm?) which allowed me to define many different zooms and control them using keyboard, something like Super+left: make the window fill the left half ...
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Incorrect key mappings in remote NX session

I'm using the NoMachine provided NX client on Ubuntu 10.10 running on a laptop. I'm connecting to a FreeNX server that happens to be running on openSUSE. I'm having trouble with keys being incorrect ...
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Can't change Capslock setting, always resets itself back to “Disabled”

So I disabled Capslock a while ago when I finally upgraded to 10.04 (via System ➜ Preferences ➜Keyboard ➜ Layout ➜ Options). Now, I simply want to set it to Make CapsLock an additional ESC. But ...
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How to make a hotkey for a series of keyboard commands?

I would like to be able to do Ctrl + S, Alt + Tab and F5 while only pressing Alt+Shift+S
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Keyboard Function Keys Do Not Work

I use the Microsoft Natural MultiMedia Keyboard 1.0A. The keyboard is not a wireless board. The Escape button and the function keys have never worked. I am currently running on 10.10. On previous ...
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How to make a keyboard layout permanent

I'm currently working on a Ubuntu machine that has been set up by a user using a German keyboard layout. I prefer another one and changed it using the "Keyboard" dialog (I even deleted the old one). ...
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Is there a shortcut key for accessing the menu bar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard shortcuts in Unity? Is there a shortcut key for accessing the menu bar of an application? (Not Ubuntu's menu.) I tried Alt and F10, but no luck. I don't want to ...
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How do I get the Apple Wireless Keyboard Working in 10.10?

So I've gone and bought a Magic Mouse and Apple Wireless Non-Numeric Keyboard. The magic mouse worked out-of-the-box almost perfectly, except for the forward/back gesture which still isn't ...
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How do I bind another key to be Return?

My Enter key recently broke and I was wondering if I could bind it to a different key in GNOME. Does anyone know how I would go about doing this?
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want to get Numlock on at startup in kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Numlock turned on on boot-up i wanted to get the keyboard Numlock on when starting the computer. To accomplish this i went to system settings -> input devices -> ...
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What package is responsible for the functionality of the keyboard

I'm attempting to forward this bug report in Launchpad to the appropriate project, but I'm not sure which one that is. The issue is with the user's keyboard, and the issue is that some multi-key ...
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Sometimes keyboard & touchpad work… sometimes not [closed]

When I first ran Ubuntu from CD on this Dell Inspiron 2650, it worked for about ten to fifteen minutes, then it hung (I was probably trying to do too much at once from a Live CD). The next time, my ...
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Shortcut select layout [closed]

How can I make Ubuntu to Enable Russian layout on left Shift key up, and English on right Shift key up. The key up, not key down needed because layout should not change on other shortcuts with shift ...
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KeyTouch remaps the delete key

I installed KeyTouch, but it decided that the delete key should be the KeyTouch hot key. So, when I pressed deleted, KeyTouch came up. Next I uninstalled KeyTouch and now the delete key doesn't do ...