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

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keyboard skips keystrokes with safetype keyboard (gnome/xfce)

I have bought a new safetype keyboard (www.safetype.com). The problem is that during typing, I notice that certain keys are skipped (at random). This is not just that I miss something. Most commonly ...
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After swapping ctrl and caps in xmodmap, how can I make ctrl work properly for multi-modifier combinations?

I've swapped left ctrl and caps lock by creating ~/.Xmodmap keycode 66 = Control_L keycode 37 = Caps_Lock clear Lock clear Control add Lock = Caps_Lock add Control = Control_L Control_R then ...
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Mouse and keyboard freezes in lightdm [closed]

After last system update (week ago) I noticed that my mouse and keyboard freezes after boot-up, in the lightdm login screen for 1-2 minutes, so I can't move pointer or type my password. Although, my ...
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Pressing capslock will launch thunderbird

I've been baffled about this for a while. I've been trying to figure out why every time I press CapsLock key on my netbook(of some obscure make) keyboard Ubuntu will not only toggle capslock key state ...
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Certain keys on my keyboard click other keys

For example, when I press backspace, F7 triggers. T also triggers it. This did not happen in Windows 8. Please help. I'm using a generic keyboard by Ativa.
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Turned on the automatic login & now the password doesn't works. Also having problem with keyboard input

I am new to Ubuntu. I own a Samsung series 5 notebook. I installed Ubuntu today only & I was checking the options in User Accounts. I switched on the Automatic Login option and the password was ...
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Where is the window switcher in ubuntu 12.10?

I just installed the new ubuntu 12.10. I also installed the Compiz Settings Manager because I like to customize the desktop a little bit. I really like the window switcher that used to come with ...
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Keyboard Layout Indicator get disappeared after second login (login after logout)

I`ve added two keyboard layouts because I use English as my second language. Whenever I Logout (ubuntu 12.04 32bit) then Login, Keyboard layout disappears and it's not possible to switch between ...
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Are there any ways to make a key on the keyboard act as 2 keys?

I have the "RightClick" (menu) button on my keyboard, which is completely useless. I want to remap the keyboard such that whenever I press this button, it simulates an "UP ARROW" then after 0.1 ...
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Changing the Compose Key in KDE

So I have become accustomed to Ubuntu's compose key setup. You press Right Shift+Alt Gr and then a sequence of characters (eg: s, s)and something magical happens: ß This doesn't appear to work the ...
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How do I get my volume keys working?

My laptop's media keys (volume up/down/mute) are detected via xev and showkey. I can go into System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts and set the volume controls with the media keys. However when I try ...
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Fn function on Das Keyboard Model S doesn't work [duplicate]

I tried to test Fn with xev — pressing it or any combination like Fn + F1 for Mute doesn't show anything in output. What can I do?
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Extra characters showing up when I type

I am using 12.04 LTS and ext+r9a char9act+er9s ar9e showing uap when I t+yape. Also a lar9ge black r9ect+angle wit+h a cir9cle and bar9 symbol keeaps showing uap. I am concer9ned t+his may be ...
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How to Customize the (Phonetic-Arabic) Keyboard Layout? [duplicate]

uI am a newcomer to the linux world. Been using msoft for 20years or more. Just moved to Ubuntu since 3 weeks and I am really enjoying it. I am needing an phonetic keyboard for arabic similar to ...
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Super key not opening Dash

I just cleanly installed Ubuntu 11.10 (with new, clean home folder) The Super key no longer calls up the dash. Was this behaviour changed since the previous release?
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nexus 7 onboard keyboard issues

when i start up ubuntu on my nexus 7, i am greeted with the first time setup screen. However, I cannot type into text fields using the onscreen keyboard. The keyboard does not seem to be outputting ...
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Change or disable Ubuntu global keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+Del) using terminal without using UI

I want to disable or change the Ctrl+ALT+Del key-shortcut in ubuntu 12.04 machine, without using the UI. Because I removed X and there is no UI to change it. I just want to do it from terminal. ...
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keyboard backlit - Ubuntu 12.10 - Sony Vaio

OK, I know there are bunch of back-lit issues already posted and answered but mine is different so please don't' ignore me. lol. In windows 7, my keyboard back-lit is always turned on while on AC ...
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Cannot use super+space as a shortcut in XFCE

I moved from KDE to Xfce, and I've found that I cannot use Super+Space as a keyboard shortcut (applied via the Xfce keyboard settings program). My main concern is that I use that shortcut to open up ...
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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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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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How to make Ubuntu Server 12 read keyboard input by the password line on login?

I have recently installed Ubuntu Server on my machine - successfully. However, the system does not read my keyboard input on the password on login. Is there something I did not do right? How do I go ...
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How to make Caps Lock change keyboard layout without delay?

I use Caps Lock to change keyboard layout since the first year with Linux. Now, somewhere in the last year some patch added something so now it waits for ~300ms before changing the layout. And if I ...
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Keyboard click persists

I am using Ubuntu 12.10. I find that button clicks for Ctrl, Shift and Alt persist for a second or two. That is, if I press A, I get small a. However, if I press Shift, wait for a second and press A, ...
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Tab and backtick keys not working

I recently installed 12.10 Server Edition on my EeePC laptop and have discovered that the backtick and tab keys don't work. I haven't used this particular computer for a while so it might be a ...
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how to change double key stroke rate ubuntu 12.04

I am an absolute newbie and struggling with Ubuntu! I am using Unity on 12.04 and where possible prefer to use GUI controls rather than terminal. In I can alter the repeat rate when a key is held ...
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I don't have a volume taskbar icon&keyboard shortcuts not doing anything

I don't have a volume shortcut to my taskbar. When I use my Logitech's VOL+ and VOL- keys, I see the transparent popup icon but the actual volume is not changing. I tried experimenting with ...
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Starting Xmodmap on login (12.10)

I'm a little confused about the automatic startup of Xmodmap. Web said I just have to create an .Xmodmap file in my home folder or an .xinitrc or .xsession script in home or a startup ...
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How to free the Print key

I would like to use the Print key for my own purpose. By default, it is bound to various screenshot functions. I tried the following, which did not work: [System settings] [keyboard] [shortcuts] ...
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Malibal Lotus P150EM-SE (Clevo P150EM / Sager NP9150) Keyboard doesn't light up after suspend

Hi i have a malibal lotus p150em-se running Ubuntu 12.04 the backlit keyboard is no longer lit after i suspend. Any ideas on keeping it lit after suspend and also if it would be possible to get the ...
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Binding F1 key to workspace1 and so on

I've always bound the F{1..4} keys to quickly switch between workspaces. Now the F1 shortcut is stuck to the help popup ("user & system settings"). I've tried different options, the best I could ...
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Keyboard repeat not working

I am using Ubuntu 12.10, I changed some language settings (from 'English US' to 'Hindi' and then back to 'English US'), during which I think I did something wrong but could not remember what. Now key ...
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xmonad keyboard doesn't work

I'm experimenting with xmonad, which I installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre on Ubuntu 12.10. It looks cool, but when I invoke it (using xmonad --replace from the command line) my title bars ...
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How do I update an Intel motherboard BIOS using Ubuntu without a keyboard?

I'm using ubuntu 12.10 on intel nuc, and have no keyboard only a mouse attached.
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How can I trigger a mouse click followed by keyboard presses with a short-cut key?

I would like to find a script or a short program that when a certain key is pressed, I get left-click on mouse, then right arrow, 10 times in 1 second, for the duration the key is pressed.
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Alt-Tab stopped working after upgrade to QQ / 12.10

I recently upgraded from PP to QQ which broke the ability to switch between running applications by pressing Alt+Tab which is such a showstopper I never believed could ever be. The affected host is a ...
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mapping problem : “go back” button opens a dialog box in 12.10

I just made a fresh install of 12.10 and the "go back" or "previous page" button on my keybord (lenovo thinkpad), opens a dialog box when used with firefox. How can I avoid this? Thanks
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Windows button on keyboard

When I had windows my windows button worked like if you was in a game and needed to read somting or something else not in game you could press the windows button, and you did not close the whole game, ...
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How can I restore default keyboard shortcuts in 12.10? [duplicate]

This question has been asked already, but it doesn't seem to apply to Ubuntu 12.10. The file formats of /usr/share/gnome-control-center/keybindings/ has changed. I tried the script someone kindly ...
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How to make left CTRL as Super on Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Is there was a way to map the left CTRL as Super on Ubuntu 12.10. The keyboard layout app doesn't seem to have this option.
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How do you enable PointerButtons to work on the keyboard?

Let's assume I have added the following keyboard map in /usr/share/X11/xkb/us. Why can't use the the keyboard key as a Pointer Button. partial alphanumeric_keys xkb_symbols "alt-intl" { ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 and my USB mouse & Keyboard won't work

I was trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 from a live CD and I wasn't able to get it to recognize either my keyboard (C.Y.B.O.R.G V5) or my mouse (R.A.T 7). I eventually gave up but later on I was able to ...
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My keyboard is bugging out on 12.04 ubuntu

I have a saitek Eclipse 2 keyboard You can switch lights from blue to red to purple to nonw. However, when ever i change the colour on it, it changes color yet it also does some strange command. ...
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Ctrl+A suddenly becomes Home. What did I do?

Earlier today, I was tweaking my fresh Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I added and removed (and purged) several PPAs and also installed GNOME Shell. It wasn't working the way I had intended it, so I ...
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How to map right windows key to backspace? [duplicate]

BackSpace key is out of range of my right hand, and everytime I work with text editor in such conditions where I need a backspace key stroke, it makes me look at my keyboard, and so disturbs my rhythm ...
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Laptop keyboard stops working after x2x install and use

I'm new to linux/ubuntu and I have encountered a little problem: After installing x2x (following ubuntu community documentation about x2x) my laptop keyboard no longer works. The x2x system worked ...
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12.04 upgrade lost gb keyboard layout

Upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. Keyboard Layout from System Settings only shows us listed in options but /etc/default/keyboard contains: XKBMODEL="pc105" XKBLAYOUT="gb" XKBVARIANT="" XKBOPTIONS="" ...
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Keyboard mapping doesn't work as before

I modified the keyboard mapping using xkeycaps, then i press the button to restore it but it doesn't work like before.. For example the cursor keys doesn't work. When i press the up cursor key while ...
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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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Trust GXT18 Keyboard not working (HID_MAX_USAGES)

I'm an owner of a Trust GXT 18 keyboard that doesn’t work with Linux.. I've read around the internet, that if I increase the HID_MAX_USAGES (something to do with usb devices) I could get it to work, ...