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

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How can I define custom keyboard mappings to resize, move, and manage windows?

I just returned to ubuntu (13.04) after a year using OS X exclusively. I love the improvements that have come to ubuntu and unity, and I'm glad to be back. There's just one thing, though... Slate is ...
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Adjusting Bright makes Ubuntu not to respond

Have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and when adjusting the bright through the keyboard Ubuntu gets frozen and needs to be restarted by forcing the turnoff button, have noticed that this only happens ...
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Why won't my ~/.Xmodmap file load on login?

I created the following ~/.Xmodmap file as per this answer. keysym Delete = Menu keysym Menu = Delete clear Lock keycode 0x42 = Escape In other words, swap Delete and Menu, and make Caps Lock an ...
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Keyboard shortcuts are not working with NumLock key on

I'm experiencing problems with CTRL+ALT+ANY LETTER shortcuts. For example the "Lock screen" shortcut wich is CTRL+ALT+L works only when I press the keys in ALT+CTRL+L order. It doesn't work when ...
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Theme, keyboard, wallpaper and mouse settings are suddenly non-persistent

I booted up my Thinkpad W510 with Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday and was surprised by several things at once: Instead of my wallpaper showing up my screen remained black. Double finger scrolling didn't work ...
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Keyboard layout changes when I unplug and re-plug external keyboard

I have a notebook with an external keyboard. I want to use "German (no dead keys)" on both keyboards, but for the external, it keeps resetting if I unplug it. Actually, it does not really reset - the ...
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Can't add more than eight keyboard layouts

I read this article where is a workaround to add maximum eight keyboard layouts. But my questions are: I would like to try this, but I see they've written there something with "gnome" in the script....
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Wired keyboard and mouse not working anymore

I recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and other than TwinView problems it seemed to be working. While trying to fix the TwinView issues, I rebooted the computer and the keyboard and mouse no longer ...
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Can't add more than four keyboard layouts

I can't add more than 4 keyboard layouts on my ubuntu. It just won't let me add more. And I in need of at least 4 more. Anyone else encountered this problem and can give me some advice? Thanks in ...
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When running Minecraft with OpenJDK, my keyboard becomes unresponsive?

I recently downloaded Minecraft with the .jar format and had it running on my computer not so long ago. Now that I'm using my desktop instead of laptop temporarily, I want it to run. On my laptop it ...
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How write Bengali “AA”?

I've added Bengali Keyboard in Ubuntu 12.04. Every button in the keyboard has 2 character. Pressing shift + any button, writes the upper character in the button. But I'm unable to write the following ...
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Remap dead_diaresis(?) to to CTRL

I have some problem with my left little finger. So I'm trying to remap the key which looks like this: with the CTRL-button. That part I managed. Now I want to place that key on the caps lock key ...
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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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Differences between standard keyboard layout in windows and linux?

I'm want to switch from using mostly osx to using mostly linux (for everything unix) and windows (unfortunately, because of work, I need to be effective using excel/outlook and various other apps in ...
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Connect to a network using only keyboard

My mouse does not work right now, but still I would like to connect to the Internet. Normally I would click the network icon and choose the network, but how to get there without mouse? I can go to "...
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Keyboard Cursor Invisible during Rename in Ubuntu 12.04

When I rename a directory, the background color is white, text color is black, but the blinking Keyboard cursor color is also white or it is invisible !! So I am not able to position the cursor for ...
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Moving windows from the keyboard

Is it possible to move windows from the keyboard itself without touching the mouse? I know I can do a Alt + Left Click and drag the window, however I am hoping there is something I can use to move it ...
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Wireless switch controls Bluetooth - Lenovo Thinkpad - Ubuntu 12.10

On Windows the key was intended to control both wireless and Bluetooth but on Ubuntu the switch key when pressed only enables/disables Bluetooth and the wireless network adapter is absent under ...
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Swapping function and special keys on HP Pavilion DV6?

On my HP Pavilion laptop I have to press an additional fn key and the corresponding function key to get a function key, e.g. fn+f3 works as f3, f3 alone only increases the brightness of the screen. ...
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Keyboard Freezes with Wireless Use on HP Pavillion dm1 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I recently bought an HP Pavillion DM1 laptop for everyday use. To get the wireless card working, I had to install the proprietary ...
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Dell Inspiron N5110 Keyboard & Touchpad

I have Dell Laptop " N 5110 " How do make 2 finger scrolling work + 2 fingers zoom in & zoom out work How to Fn + f3 To lock touchpad How to configure 1 2 3 as shown in pic 3.1 For Ubuntu ...
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iMac Bluetooth keyboard problem with ubuntu

My problem is that I install Ubuntu 13.04 on my iMac , but when I restart my computer a screen asks me to choice between OSX or Ubuntu. The problem is I can't use the keyboard to choose OSX, so I can'...
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Problem writing 'pipe' symbol on danish keyboard (Ubuntu 12.04 server, console)

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 Server (32-bit) on an old machine, and have problems writing the | (pipe) symbol. I have no graphical UI installed. My keyboard has danish layout, and all other symbols ...
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Input devices not working at boot

Well, I'm not sure if this is caused by Ubuntu, but it started to happen after I installed Ubuntu, so I decided to ask here... Sometimes, when I turn my PC it goes to Grub and I cannot use my ...
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How to restore old nautilus reaction to keyboard input [duplicate]

Since Ubuntu 13.04 nautilus behaves different when typing. Before, the cursor moved to the file in current directory which matched the typed letters. Since 13.04, nautilus searches in all ...
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Ubuntu can't read drivers or freezes such as external keyboard, monitor and mouse

Ubuntu can't read drivers such as external keyboard, monitor and mouse. After I forced shutdown Ubuntu, because of the add-on(from FF) I have to shut it down it hanged my PC. Also the Wireless ...
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When typing, mouse pointer stops moving

I have done a typical installation of Ubuntu 12.04 precise, but i seem to have a small issue. When i type anything in the keyboard or when i'm playing a game that requires two hands (e.g. Nexuiz) the ...
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workspace switching via ctrl + alt + arrow not working after upgrade to 13.04, how to fix this? [duplicate]

So, my update to 13.04 didn't go very well. Due to the lack of a decent driver (Yes, i'm unlucky to have a legacy driver which doesn't play nice with the new Xorg.), I had to mess around with stuff to ...
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Keyboard layout order: last language is always the same

I use Ubuntu 13.04 with Unity. I have 3 keyboard layouts: English, Russian and Ukrainian, and I want to set the switching shortcut to "Caps to first, Shift + Caps to last". The problem is that the ...
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Asus Q400a fn keys not working

I am having problems enabling the screen brightness keys in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was able to find a instructions to enable the function keys for the backlit keyboard but I can not find instructions for ...
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How to enumerate and monitor the assigned keyboard shortcuts at anytime in Ubuntu?

For example, the system knows that if I press Ctrl+B inside this textarea of Ask Question the web browser will handle it in some way (format text as bold), and if I press Alt+Tab it will be handled by ...
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Keyboard navigation/search for all UI elements

I have recently found out about Shortcat, an OSX app that allows for keyboard-only control of any application that has accessibility features turned on. I vaguely remember GNOME Do and Docky planning ...
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Live OS doesn't see USB mouse or keyboard

I have a new Gigabyte 970A-D3 with an AMD Phenom II CPU and I'm trying to install an OS. This is not my first rodeo installing Linux. I've tried booting to the live OS for Ubuntu 12.10 and Lubuntu 12....
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Filco Majestouch, TenKeyPad not working in 13.04

I have an issue with a Filco Majestouch numberpad - in the fact that it freezes on a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 (x64) (finally made ubuntu my primary boot, as opposed to Windows) - If I unplug the ...
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Bluetooth keyboard connects but doesn't work

My HP TouchPad wireless bluetooth keyboard connects to input service in blueman, but it won't work as a keyboard in ubuntu. Blueman receives data from the keyboard however when I mash buttons, since ...
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How to bind Ctrl+arrows to Home and End keys? xmodmap does not work

On Windows, I used to bind Ctrl+Left to Home and Ctrl + Right to End via ahk. Now I'm struggling to achieve this behavior in Ubuntu. I've tried editing /etc/inputrc: "\e[1;5C": end-of-line "\e[1;5D":...
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How can I map a character to a key combination?

I'm a bit of a fan of the interrobang (‽), but it obviously is not on my keyboard. How can I map that character to a key combination?
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Configure ibus to generate “à” using Compose + a + `

I would like to have ibus work like to corresponding system in OS X. In order to get an "à" in a text field I want to make these steps: I press the Compose key I press the a key (an "a" appear in ...
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show keyboard indicator in ubuntu 13.04

I have been trying to show the keyboard indicator in ubuntu 13.04. It is only available at the log in window at the right top of the panel, but ones getting in my account the menu strangely disappears....
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I have character on keyboard, but I can't input it

I can't enter character |, but I have this character on keyboard. I need this for Java (if x == 2 || x == 3) And second, not important question, but also - Shift + 2 give me ", not @. This keys ...
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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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HP multimedia keyboard 5209 support

I have a keyboard with the HP logo on it, but when I try to get any info on it, it says model# 5209 & P/N 5187-3550 any suggestions?
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How to remapping keyboard? [duplicate]

I had problem about keyboard. My 's' button was not working and i want to map 's' character to another button for use it temporarily. how can i do it?
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USB devices only recognized after I login

I'm experiencing some troubles after upgrade 11.10 final version... In the matter of fact, I never had troubles using the devices, with the upgrade, but I formatted the notebook, and made a Clean ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse no longer work after GRUB boot

My USB keyboard and mouse don't work when booting into Ubuntu 12.04. The keyboard is fine up until the boot loader (GRUB). I can select previous kernels or recovery mode. But regardless of the choice,...
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Left Shift Key acts like it's held too long

I have an obscure problem with a Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard. Everything works perfectly with the exception of the left shift key, it acts as though I have it pressed down for about two seconds ...
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Cannot change keyboard repeat/delay in Lubuntu 13.04

Settings are located under Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard. Adjusting the Repeat Delay and Repeat Interval does nothing. Neither rates change in the test text box, nor do they ...
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After login, unable to use mouse or keyboard

Let me start off by saying I have tried several fresh installs of 13.04 and each time the mouse and keyboard can not function properly. I'm able to move the mouse but can not click anything; as for ...
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Lubuntu minimize all show desktop keyboard shortcut?

Is there a show desktop (also known as minimize all) keyboard command in Lubuntu? I looked around in lubuntu-rc.xml, but I didn't have any luck. If there is one, and it's a Super key, then is there a ...
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Shift key on Bluetooth keyboard won't work

The shift key on my Bluetooth keyboard won't work. It is especially annoying when typing passwords. I have a Rocketfish Bluetooth Keyboard. I remember fixing this problem but I'm not sure how.