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

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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.
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How can I programmatically change the keyboard layout?

I want to run a shell command or script that will configure each of my Ubuntu Precise boxes to use the Dvorak keyboard layout as the default (and only) layout. With earlier versions, I was able to set ...
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Xev not recognizing up arrow key

I've been having problems with my keyboard lately. I'm using Aspire S7 Ultrabook. Though the arrow keys and Del key suddenly went crazy. I press the up key, nothing happens. I press the right key, ...
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How use specific key combination (shortcuts) to change keyboard laungage? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 today. I have added 4 languages, but I don't like standard way to switch them one by one. In Windows I used key combinations (shortcuts) to switch to specific language (...
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Disk Drive / not ready yet or not available and no keyboard usb

It appears the window to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 and i click continue. It gave several errors and after reboot appears this: Disk Drive / not ready yet or not available But i cannot press S ...
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How to download Ubuntu keyboard layout? [closed]

Is there any way to download keyboard layouts available in Ubuntu so I can use them on Windows? I would like to be able to use the same layouts on both OS, I especially enjoy default Esperano layout ...
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Lubuntu doesn't repond to keyboard! + account not found (wubi) [duplicate]

So when I boot my lubuntu up, I get like a screen with these random stripes that you'd expect when your pc crashes. Then when it boots up, I can log in with the account user, not the account I made in ...
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Change text field editing in GNOME 3 to use Control and Meta keys like Emacs or bash

A while ago I did this on my Mac and I was able to use Emacs controls in all Cocoa Text Widgets. I'm a big Emacs user and it's really been great to do such lightning fast editing in email and web text ...
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Caps-Lock remaps to ESC doesn't desactivate the capslocking

I'm the happy owner of a Asus ZenBook Prime UX31A-R4005P running kubuntu 13.04. I'm also a happy vim user, that mean I'm lazy and don't like for my hands to move more than they should. I did remap ...
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Gaming black-lit keyboards - do they work on ubuntu?

I am planning to buy gaming keyboards with back-lit illumination, specifically the Saitek K140. However, I'm confused whether the black-lit illumination, or the multimedia shortcut keys work with ...
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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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The arrow, page up and down keys cause screenshots

Every time I attempt to scroll through web pages with the arrow keys or insert, home, end, page up or down.... my computer snaps a screenshot. is there a system setting or fix to this issue?
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How do I get a RoseWill rk-8100 keyboard working?

I am using this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201048 keyboard , it works fine in windows and other version of linux like puppy linux , but when ever I try using it on ubuntu ...
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How is robust terminal emulation achieved in Ubuntu?

My question is using only Ubuntu and/or open source components, how is full terminal emulation with keyboard mapping, logging, and printing achieved in Ubuntu without purchasing a product? By using ...
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Keyboard layout and keyboard mapping differ

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my mid-2011 iMac. I set the keyboard layout to Canadian Multi (first part). If I check the layout on the screen, the mapping is correct. It is also correct in the symbols ...
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Default Keyboard brightness is not working

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on an Asus UX31A. To control the default screen and keyboard brightness after the start, I wrote this to the rc.local: echo 0 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/...
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Desktop effects suddenly not working

I was trying out a few things yesterday, but I'm sure this was still working when I turned off my laptop. Today none of the keyboard shortcuts listed here is working. And I use Super+W quite a lot.. ...
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Can I use a custom shortcut to echo a letter or string? [duplicate]

What I want is when I type something like Ctrl+Shift+Alt+A it echoes "5" (Just as an example). Like I go to Keyboard > Shortcuts > Custom Shortcuts click the "+" and I type in the name of the shortcut ...
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My Ubuntu 12.04 have input lags

I'm experiencing severe keyboard lags while browsing and also even mouse lags sometimes. It happened for me before and I've reinstalled 12.04 but after a week it started the same way. Please help me. ...
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Microsoft Keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

I am using Microsoft Keyboard (With Ubuntu 12.04 KDE 64bit) and I have some keys there. For example Calculator key and start keys. I want start calculator as I press Calculator key and display Ubuntu ...
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How to Map my enter key to a different key

I need of serious help my Enter key just got damaged and I can no longer use the terminal properly. I split drink on my keyboard, all the keys work fine except for the enter key. So i wanted to ask ...
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GRUB does not listlen to input devices (keyboard)

I've got Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I've never had any problems with anything related GRUB or the OSs (at least not something strange that I cannot fix). Well, GRUB went crazy,...
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Why is there a 4-layouts limit for keyboards?

I just discovered that I couldn't add more than 4 layouts for my keyboard. Googling revealed that it was a universal limit (at least for GNU/Linux) and the only way(s) to get around it was to use some ...
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custom keyboard options do not work

I have been trying to get the custom keyboard options to work. for example, to get the number 4 key to replace currency US$ by the INR(₹) sign. The option is there in the custom keyboard options in 13....
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Ubuntu 13.04 Asus N56 keyboard brightness restarting

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on my Asus N56 notebook. Everything works perfect except keyboard brightness. Every time my notebook starts with the keyboard backlit set to the max value. I'd like to change it ...
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CTRL + Home (or End) combination not working

I usually use the combination Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End to move the cursor to the beginning or to the end of a line. Suddenly these combination is not working anymore! Can anyone help?
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Fn key switches on and off, randomly

My F keys sometimes require the FN key to be used, and then later at a seemingly random time they don't. For example Guake sometimes requires me to hold FN + F12 to use it when normally its just F12. ...
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13.04 Eee PC keyboard issue

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my ASUS Eee PC 1225B E450 and keyboard is not working although everything was fine in Ubuntu 12.10. Does anyone have any idea how to solve this problem? Just ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Keyboard & Touchpad not working on Acer Aspire V3-551-7844

I'm a bit new to the Linux world, and my english is bad, so go easy on me ok? ;) I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Acer Aspire V3-551-7844 (wich came with Windows8, but after some effort I got ...
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Strange popup - Keyboard stops working and mouse can't be held

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (I formatted my old Lucid Lynx drive by accident). It's been working great, but every now and then (especially when I leave) this pops up, lasts for about 5 seconds, ...
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Turn Mousekeys on/off from keyboard

I have mousekeys turned on in the Universal Access menu and lots of posts as well as this documentation page: https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/ubuntu-help/mouse-mousekeys.html mention that NUMLOCK or ...
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How to alter the keyboard layout key-by-key? [duplicate]

I would like to change my keyboard layout individually. For example switch the A key to B. Do I need a special software or is it possible directly in Ubuntu 12.04? I found a ru file under /usr/share/...
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VirtualBox Windows Key Pass Through To Gnome

I use a VirtualBox Windows 7 guest in seamless mode on an Ubuntu 12.04 linux host running Gnome 3. Under normal operation when VirtualBox is not running, pressing the Windows Key on the keyboard ...
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Sleep button no longer works

I need the sleep button on my keyboard (aptly labelled Zzz) to put the laptop to sleep, but pressing it no longer does anything. I'm pretty sure it used to work. Output from xev: FocusIn event, ...
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Restore keyboard character mapping

I am a new ubuntu user. Today my keyboard character mapping has changed all on a sudden. The following keys has been changed. Pressing i gives me 5. j->1 k->2 l->3 and some other keys. I have tried ...
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Locking keyboard, mouse and CDROM for baby

I use laptop and need to use keyboard between baby activities... Is there any software for ubuntu that does all these things by pressing just one key (or predefined combination/password)? I tried ...
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Possible to have “yes” as a keyboard shortcut? [duplicate]

Many times a day do I have to type yes, so is it possible to have it as a shortcut on F12? I have see gnee and xmacro but they seam very complicated to use and over powered for my purpose.
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Can no longer position windows with keyboard (Compiz Grid feature broken)

Problem description The compiz grid feature just stopped working a couple of days ago: for instance I used to be able to move a terminal window to the top left corner by pressing <ctrl><alt&...
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Keyboard and touch pad is not working on a Dell XPS 15z

I am new linux user, I dont anything about how linux works, i am working on that, but mean while, i installed ubuntu on my Dell xps 15z, it works fine, except for the keyboard and the touch pad mouse. ...
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Ctrl + Page Down && Ctrl + Page Up

I use a MacBook pro and am using Linux Mint. I know this is an Ubuntu forum but Mint is built on top of Ubuntu so I am trying here. The Macbook Pro doesn't have a Page Down or Page Up button. ...
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Backtick (Grave accent) button sticking

I have Ubuntu 12.04 running in a Virtual Box virtual machine, on my Windows 7 32bit system. It has been working great, except that the backtick/tilde button sticks(not physically). When I hit the ...
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System is slow after resuming from hibernate [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit and when the system wakes up after an hibernate, the mouse is extremely slow, the keyboard doesn't seem to work and I'm forced to reboot my computer. Does somebody ...
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Keyboard starts skipping characters after wake from suspension/sleep, restart required.

After my computer wakes from sleep the keyboard is starting to skip characters unless i type very very slow. The only solution i have found is to restart the computer. Being linux i guess there most ...
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Alt-gr (right alt) key does not work to edit text in Wine

Using Msoffice in Wine with some keyboard layouts (e.g. us_international) that involve letters that need the Alt Gr key, I have noticed that it does not work. But then the problem affects all keyboard ...