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

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Can't change keyboard layout selection

I was given an ubuntu 10.10 machine with the following weird thing: it has several 'US' keyboard layouts in list (and hotkey cycling). When I open System - Preferences - Keyboard and try to fix, I can ...
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Is it possible to configure LightDM to load Caribou for the on screen keyboard, replacing onboard?

When using GNOME Shell it comes with Caribou, an on screen keyboard that looks really nice (on par with screen keyboards found on iOS and Android). I see that LightDM is configured to use onboard as ...
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Keybord doesn't work in Nautilus (and gnome-terminal) after ubuntu update from 11.04 to 11.10

When i open any folder, window of Nautilus appears, and i can't use keybord keys (i've tried TAB,F2,F3,F9,CTRL+L,ARROWS,DEL), except ALT+F4. And in gnome-terminal i can't type at all. I tried to open ...
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Why won't my mouse and keyboard work in 11.10? [closed]

I am clearly not the only one dealing with this... After upgrading to 10.10 my keyboard and mouse don't work at the login screen. However, if i plug in another mouse to a random USB port, they somehow ...
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Any new keyboard shortcuts in 11.10?

I have just installed the new version of ubuntu 11.10, called "Oneiric Ocelot", but i dont see any new shortcuts to help improvement between desktops and applications. I have try Alt+Tab, ...
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Slow keyboard on an Acer Aspire 5253

I've had Ubuntu 11.04 installed on my Acer Aspire 5253 (64 bit) for about a month. This afternoon, it started taking about a second to recognize keystrokes. To do a key combination, I have to hold ...
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Why does caps lock still toggle character case after I enabled “make Caps Lock an additional ESC key” in keyboard settings? [closed]

I want to have both the ESC key and the caps lock key to act as an escape key. However, if I enable "make Caps Lock an additional ESC key" in the keyboard > layout > options, then the Caps Lock key ...
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Left Ctrl key opening help and right Ctrl key prints “x” [closed]

I don't know how, but somehow the Ctrl keys on my keyboard have messed up. Left Ctrl key is opening a help window and right Ctrl key prints the "x" character. I tried setting/re-setting keyboard ...
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Is there any on screen keyboard to use on inspiron duo in tablet mode?

I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed on a Dell inspiron Duo Hybrid. Almost everything works fine except for the accelerometer. But when using Ubuntu in tablet mode, I couldn't find anyway to have a onscreen ...
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How can one get more than 12 commands in Compiz->Commands? [closed]

How can one get more than 12 comands in Compiz->Comands? It's mainly for screen bindings.
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Keyboard incorrectly mapped when using Open NX

I seem to be having keyboard issues on Ubuntu 11.04. Recently I tried to remote in to my machine using OpenNX (http://opennx.net/) and found that my keyboard incorrectly mapped on the client machine. ...
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Universal Remote-wireless keyboard & mouse

Hello I've got XBMC setup running on Ubuntu 10.10, so far I use a USB keyboard and mouse plugged into the PC to control it, and the PC in general. Can anyone recommend a single wireless integrated ...
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How to select a certain window/program via keyboard in gnome? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to set shortcut-keys for specific opened windows in Gnome? I am using Ubuntu 11.04 with the Gnome desktop. I usually have Firefox and a terminal open, ...
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How to use an input language different from the keyboard layout country and from the system language?

My system language is set to English and I want it to stay that way My keyboard layout is set to USA intl and I want it to stay that way I can't write ç, by pressing ´+c. When I try to do so it ...
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Redefined ctrl key: can I obtain multiple strokes by holding?

I have redefined my right ctrl key to delete, using xmodmap -e "keycode 105 = Delete" and this works very nicely, except that whenever I hold the key, it deletes only once. Of course, I can ...
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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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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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Laptop keyboard has gone crazy [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard sticks randomly My laptop keyboard has gone crazy. When I type something on it, it's like I hammered the keys. Example: hello myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy name is gardar ...
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Keyboard sticks randomly

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 10.04 to 11.04 and I encountered a strange problem with my keyboard. While I am typing sometimes the last character I typed sticks, so it acts like I keep holding the the ...
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Whereare the shortcut settings for audio/video actions stored?

I'm trying to find the file where gnome stores the configuration for keybindings, such as Volume Up, Volume Down, in order to get their actions. I know I can find SOME shortcuts in ...
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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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How do I reconfigure keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste?

I've been looking all over the configuration menus and googling all over the web for how to configure keyboard shortcuts for Copy and Paste in the Unity window manager. Is there some hidden place ...
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Accidently activated keyboard input methods

I accidentally activated keyboard input methods and now my keyboard does not respond. I don't know what to do. I'm being forced to use my android to look it up. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04.
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Cannot type after Gnome login since last update

last time I let my Ubuntu 11.04 to upgrade all its packages, I think a new kernel was also downloaded. Since then keyboard stopped working so that I can press Enter button on the login screen, but ...
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Caps lock key swaps back to default after minute or so after I set it with setxkbmap

Im trying to swap caps with control in last ubuntu xfce4 windows manager. I googled alot of variants, and fastest was /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:nocaps" but it auto swapped back after a minute ...
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How to properly orient the cursor for typing in Arabic?

Whenever I am typing in Arabic, the cursor skips to the beginning of the line because if it were written from left to right, that would be where I last typed. How can I fix that?
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Is it possible to rebind Ctrl+Alt to the Meta key?

I'm using the awesome window manager, and it's, well, awesome. However, I have a slight issue - I'm using an IBM Model M keyboard, which lacks the Meta key. This is kind of a problem, as awesome ...
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Remap keys like vi

I'd like to achieve a remapping of keys in a way that simulates the vi flow of having editing mode and command mode. In Windows, it can be achieved as explained in the site. In the comments, it is ...
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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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Screen flickers in response to <Super>P, can't bind it to anything

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on ThinkPad Edge 11" and no matter what X session or wm I use, P makes widgets blank out for a fraction of a second. After a quick search through gconf and XF86 symbol tables ...
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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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Change AltGr to Ctrl

I'm starting to use Emacs, and as any (Emacs) user should know, you constantly use Ctrl. However, in my current layout, the right Ctrl is too far away to be used constantly, and AltGr is in the ...
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Lirc is conflicted by some default ir-controlling module so that it only sends keyboard input

I've tried to find a solution for this problem for some time. Apparently Natty loads some default modules for handling IR-input and sends them as keyboard input instead of the lirc event I want. This ...
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Strange characters appearing when I use the Ctrl and Arrow keys to navigate

When I type Control and any of the arrow keys in any terminal (gnome-terminal, as well as terminator), I get this (or something like it). It happens when I use openbox as well, so it's not a compiz ...
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Keyboard Indicator for Layouts with the Same Country Code

There appears to be no way to remove the keyboard indicator when multiple keyboard layouts are used in newer ubuntu releases. I have started using Ian Scott's flag icons found here to save space in ...
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acer aspire one keyboard

HELP! keyboard is messed up after plugging in a desktop keyboard. example. "qwerty456*[] asdfgh123-'\ zxcvbn0,." cannot write without pressing the Fn key for messed up 2eys! "he3* 0e *3ease!"
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Where can I get a usb remote control with arrow keys that map to the arrow keys on the keyboard?

I'll like to control my evince PDF viewer with a compact remote control with arrows on it that simply act like arrow keys on any Linux compatible wireless keyboard. Where can I get one of these.
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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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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 ...
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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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The side usb ports don't work on my Apple Wired Keyboard

I'm trying to use my Apple Wired Keyboard's usb ports, however ubuntu refuses to pick up anything and dmesg doesn't tell me anything either. Many thanks will be appreciated, Joe
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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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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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How to get Compaq Presario CQ62 brightness keys to work?

I've tried the brightness keys for my laptop in both Maverick and Natty and they don't work in either distribution. The key seems to be taken as a shortcut somewhere because it won't allow me to ...
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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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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. ...