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

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Adjust mouse keys in 12.04?

I checked under keyboard and there is no option to adjust "Mouse Keys". I turned it on under "Universal Access", but there was no option to adjust sensitivity or acceleration there. Under "Mouse and ...
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How to share two keyboard on the same laptop, french iso layout and usa ansi layout keyboard with usb?

I recently bought a "noppoo choc mini" with this specific ANSI US-INTERNATIONAL pc84 layout This specific keyboard only has 84 keys, a 60% (compact tenkeyless) reduced layout. My problem is simple, ...
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Difference in fans on Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04

I have bought a Hp Pavilion DV7 with Core i7 CPU and installed Ubuntu 12.04 on dual boot with Windows 7 alongside. Apart from the difference in battery life (although that's fixed with Jupiter), I ...
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When typing, mouse stops moving

i did a clean installation of Ubuntu 12.04 recently and all is well, except for one small thing. When i type anything and anywhere with the keyboard, i cant move the mouse. So for example when i am ...
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how do i use a bluetooth mac keyboard on ubuntu

i tried to use a wireless apple keyboard with my custom built ubuntu Pc and the key board layout is shifted. i tried using a different layout several times but it still refuses to work properly. any ...
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ubuntu 11.04 hangs at purple screen

I used to use Ubuntu with no issues. Since today, it just hangs at the purple screen forever. Also I couldn't try recovery mode as my keyboard doesn't work when I am shown the recovery options menu. ...
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Fn keys and card reader not working in Asus k55

I am using ubuntu 12.04 in my new Asus K55 (Intel® Chief River Chipset HM76). It works pretty well but the SD card reader is not recognized, and the Fn keyboard keys are not working. I have followed ...
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Why the Enter key in a Mac keyboard is mapped to Level?

Just installing Ubuntu for the first time, glad to ditch Win 7. I have a KVM switch and also a Mac, hence I'm using a Mac keyboard (the full size alu one) Main problem is the Enter key on the keypad ...
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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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Problem with compiz saving key bindings

I use Blender on Ubuntu, and need to free a shortcut. The key combination is Ctrl+Alt+Numpad0. In CCSM this shortcut is listed under general settings > Keybindings. But when i edit this setting, ...
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Super Key doesn't work on Kubuntu 12.04

I have Kubuntu 12.04 installed on HP 430 Notebook PC. My problem is that when I press Super Key, nothing happened. Some of my Fn keys did not work either. I have changed the Keyboard Model in System ...
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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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How do you bind the Fn key to the Ctrl function?

My laptop has a Fn key right where I always expect the Ctrl key to be. I would like to make the Fn key behave just like the Ctrl key so I stop trying to Fn+C and Fn+V and Fn+Tab instead of Ctrl+C ...
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How to change the functionality of keyboard special keys?

Different keyboards come with different special keys. For example mine has a key for bringing up the calculator, another for putting the to sleep, another for opening email client and so on... My ...
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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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Keyboard stops working on a Dell Inspiron 7110

Title says it all. Do note that the keyboard stops randomly, and i never had problems during the install or boot or such. I wrote this w/ my on-screen keyboard. it has no function keys however, so ...
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How can I disable “Pointer can be controlled using the keypad” function on Laptop?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 on Desktop but Ubuntu originally was installed on laptop. Numeric keypad on my keyboard was set as mouse moving and mouse button. No matter how I toggle Num lock and change the ...
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How can I assign the key Super+M» to minimize all windows in Ubuntu 12.04?

Everytime I press Super+M the Dash lens for music appears. I have tried changing this behaviour using System Tools ▸ Keyboard ▸ Shortcuts ▸ Navigation ▸ Hide all windows to assign Super+M but it does ...
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My screen brightness fn keys don't work.

I have a Viao VGN-CS16T. Whenever my computer wakes from sleep, the keyboard does not function. Also, I cannot click and the trackpad is erratic. It might be related to the multimedia keys above ...
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How do I disable multimedia buttons on my laptop? The system sees them as a trackpad resulting in erratic behavior.

I have this Sony Vaio, VGN-CS16T, running 12.04. It is a chinese computer that has not been sold outside of south east asian markets. I don't read chinese, so I can't find a lot of support for it. ...
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Logitech Wireless Keyboard & mouse not working aftesr upgrade to 12.04?

I upgraded my Dell Dimension 9200C to 12.04 Precise Pangolin with no issues, I ran it fine for a night but when I went back in a couple days later my Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 and M510 mouse ...
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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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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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Turn off spellcheck for cyrillic input in Empathy

I have spell check enabled for the english keyboard, but when I use serbian cyrillic keyboard, I want that feature turned off, because then all the words get underlined like i spelled them wrong How ...
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How to override the new limited keyboard repeat rate limit?

I may be an alien around here, but here's my problem: the speed limit on old Ubuntu releases (= before 11) was very very fast. It was really great for me. Now, on Ubuntu 11, they may have thought: "...
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Brightness Keys in Dell N4010 (14R) causing freezes

The brightness keys on my Dell N4010 with Ubuntu 12.04 is causing ubuntu to freeze on a black screen if i press the BrightUp and BrightDown key(s) 3-4 times. I think this is a bug which was noticed 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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New install using a wireless keyboard and mouse

This is a very basic question but I do not know the answer. I am building a new PC from scratch and wondered if the Ubuntu Installer will recognize a wireless keyboard and mouse during the ...
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How to disable Monitor Brightness keys (DELL N4010) in 12.04?

I want to disable or remap the Monitor Brightness Keys for my DELL N4010 as it causes Ubuntu 12.04 to freeze on a black screen if i adjust brightness through those keys. Please Help.
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Cyrillic characters show as gibberish in rhythmbox

I have some Bulgarian/Russian songs which have Cyrillic characters in them. Nautilus displays them fine , but in rhythmbox all their id3tag info is displayed as gibberish. I have set the system ...
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Mouse stops functioning after upgrade Ubuntu 11.10>>12.04 [closed]

After the upgrade everything works fine, but after a while the mouse cursor is moving but I cannot work wirh right- or leftclick, neither the keyboard. I work with Logitech EX100 wireless mouse and ...
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Brightness Hotkeys Only Slightly Work

I just installed Precise on my Samsung Laptop (QX412-S01au, using Ubuntu 2D). The brightness hotkeys sort of work: Adjusting the brightness using the slider in the control panel works just fine ...
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How to disable Macbook keyboard backlight

How do I disable the keyboard backlight, by turning it completely off, on a Macbook in 12.04? Whenever I reboot, Ubuntu sets the backlight to 100% brightness, and frustratingly the new function keys ...
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USB Wireless keyboard and wired mouse do not power on at system boot

This did not use to be an issue but, I am not sure why, my USB keyboard and mouse are not powering on after system boot. I can fix the keyboard by taking out and then plugging back in the USB antennae,...
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logkeys not working in 12.04

After installing logkeys from synaptic, it does not work, hangs when trying to start, even the output file is not created. Compiling solves this particular problem, but the now the output file is ...
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USB keyboard not working after upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04

Yesterday I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, upon the upgrade completing my USB keyboard would not work. My USB mouse works fine and I have tried 3 different keyboards in all of my USB ports as well as a PS2 ...
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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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Curly brackets don't work on a Toshiba Satellite A500D-111

*Problem solved * I had to enter the Options menu in Keyboard layout settings. Then choose "Key(s) to change layout", and check the "Right alt" alternative. But thanks anyway ...
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Problem with keyboard and trackpad on ubuntu 12.04

Have a really strange issue with my keyboard and trackpad after installing ubuntu 12.04. It picked up both fine with the livecd and in the install, but for quite awhile now, I find when I power my ...
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Apple alu keyboard on Precise

my Apple keyboard (ISO) doesn't work correctly in Ubuntu 12.04 but worked flawless in Lucid. Can anyone help?
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Disable keyboard suspend key

How do I disable my keyboard's suspend key? My keyboard (Logitech k800) has a key for powering off the pc, in Ubuntu its working as a suspend button. I've tried assigning another shortcut to that ...
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Kubuntu 12.04 - Touchpad and keyboard stopped working at random

As in the title, I've got this problem with my Kubuntu 12.04. At first I've thought that the whole system was hung, but it happened again 5 minutes ago and, while the keyboard and the touchpad ...
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Keyboard shortcuts gone from menus in some programs in Ubuntu 12.04

I have noticed that keyboard shortcuts from GVim and Inkscape are gone from the menus of those programs in Ubuntu 12.04. In Ubuntu 10.04 these shortcuts were displayed in the menus. Are there ways ...
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Super key combinations for media keys don't work

My keyboard doesn't have media keys and I've always used Super shortcuts for media keys. However in Ubuntu 12.04 they no longer work. I want: Super+C - Play/Pause Super+X - Stop Super+Z - Previous ...
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Keyboard light hotkey (Fn + F3 and F4) rarely work on an Asus G60J

Im using Ubuntu 12.04, and my laptop is an Asus G60J. Specifications: Ubuntu 12.04 64bit Intel i7 720qm Nvidia gtx 260m 4gb RAM The laptop always start with the keyboard backlit On. The hotkeys ...
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Num Pad on Apple Keyboard in Java Application fires two events

I use netbeans IDE 7.1.2 for Development on Ubuntu 12.04. When typing numbers with the num pad the digit is displayed and the cursor relocated as if used the num pad with num lock disabled. In ...
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keyboard shortcut gnome-terminal (ctrl-tab) and (ctrl-shift-tab) in 12.04?

Keyboard shortcuts in gnome-terminal (Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab) in 12.04 don't seem to be working. Is there a setting that I dont know of?
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How do I view the keyboard buffer?

I would like to be able to find some passwords I forgot to wright down. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. update I realize I cant find passwords on the buffer but i would like to know how to read the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 on iMac 21.5 using wireless keyboard!

Good evening everyone. I am planning to dual boot Ubuntu and Mac OS on my iMac however I faced an issue. Mostly everyone seggest to use wired keyboard while installing Ubuntu on Mac however I don't ...
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Mouse focus and keyboard error

My mouse can still move but is unable to interact with the windows under certain conditions. alt-tab doesn't work. but i can kinda use my desktop with my keyboard. I want to report this bug but don't ...