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

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OS X Keyboard Layout in Unity or Ubuntu

I want to use ALL of the mac keyboard shortcuts for everything in Unity. Example: Copy (CMD+C), Paste (CMD+P), etc. I have not found a way to do this where CMD is the modifier key instead of CTRL, ...
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How to map CTRL+q key press to CTRL+c event?

How can the Ctrl+Q key combination be mapped to the Ctrl+C event? My keyboard is mapped to programmer-dvorak and I would like to have the Ctrl+X , Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V events to be mapped to Ctrl+' , ...
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How can I map keyboard buttons to my mouse buttons?

I have 2 extra buttons on my mouse that I would like to map as "Home" and "End" I am able to map mouse buttons to my keyboard using xkbset, but I would like to do the reverse and map keyboard buttons ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04 loses keyboard and mouse

I just upgraded my Ubuntu to 12.04, and somehow its lost keyboard and mouse support, Logitech EX110 Cordless, preventing me from logging in, both the main and recovery mode won't respond to any keys ...
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Remap keyboard Ubuntu 12.04; Asus Q500A

I have an Asus Q500A with win8 and Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit with linux kernel 3.8.0-32-generic. I am using gnome-panel, and xserver-xorg-lts-raring. I have been experiencing problems with the keyboard ...
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Make “super/window” as compose key in Ubuntub

Somehow on my new X230t Lenovo Thinkpad, Ubuntu 13.10 only lets me have the following options as the compose key: Right Alt, Right Ctrl, Left Alt, Right Win, Menu, Caps Lock I really don't care ...
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How to make Hyper and Super keys not do the same thing?

I have used xkb to remap the right windows key (RWIN) to Hyper_R because I want to use it with AutoKey for some special shortcuts. I did it by editing /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/pc modifying the ...
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chrome disable or change keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c developer tools console?

How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console? I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ctrl+...
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G-keys on Corsair K30 keyboard

I recently purchased a brand spanking new Corsair K30 keyboard, and excitedly I decide to plug it into my Xubuntu home PC, and it works like a charm. Well, other than two main things which really ...
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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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problem with SHIFT, CTRL and ALT button with integrated keyboard

I've bought a new notebook. HP Pavilion 15 ab062nl. but i've a problem with keyboard with SHIFT, ALT and CTRL buttons. for example, when i press SHIFT button to write Upper case letters, writes some ...
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Ubuntu does not remember keyboard layout

I’m trying to set an alternate keyboard layout, but I’m having trouble doing so. I chose "Deutsch (Neo2)" during installation of 12.04, and this is the only layout I need. I have Ubuntu on my laptop (...
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Enable Bluetooth at startup on 14.04

First of all sorry if there is a duplicate, I haven been able to find it. I have found a huge lot of questions in the other sense: Disabling BT, but that's not what I want. I would like to know how ...
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How do I remap command key to be the control key on a Macbook 4,1?

How I can switch the left command key on the keyboard of my macbook, with the left ctrl key? and if it is possible that the command right, continue acting like the super key / windows
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Switch to specific keyboard layout using Ctrl+Shift+Num

What I want is to be able to press: Ctrl + Shift + 1 - switch to English keyboard layout Ctrl + Shift + 2 - switch to Hebrew keyboard layout Ctrl + Shift + 3 - switch to Russian(Phonetic) keyboard ...
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Onscreen keyboard? (like OSX's Keyboard Viewer)

On OSX you can have an onscreen keyboard shown (Preferences > Language & Text > Input Sources > mark "Keyboard & Character Viewer". You'll then have a new icon in the menu bar with the item "...
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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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Will Unity have a keyboard shortcut for accessing the “Session Menu” that appears on the panel?

I noticed in screen shots of Unity the presence of the "Session Menu" indicator in the right corner of the top-panel. This menu drops down to offer Log Out, Hibernate, Restart, Shut Down, etc. I know ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for enabling/...
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How to turn off calling help on F1?

I am playing ADOM right now and under F1 button there is very aggressive tactic, which is extremaly useful when you are fighting on distance. Right now I can't use it, because help dialog pops up. How ...
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Enable keyboard media keys

I have one of those fancy keyboards with the extra media keys. For years, I more or less ignored them. Then my work got my a MacBook, and behold, I got spoiled. Now I want them to work when I'm ...
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How to connect a “calculator” button on a keyboard with a call of a calculator?

I have a calculator button on my keyboard. Under Windows it starts Windows calculator. But under Xubuntu (but with kubuntu-desktop) it starts nothing, it is inactive. To start a calculator I have to ...
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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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Visual keyboard on lockscreen [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the on-screen keyboard in the unlock screen? Recently, every time I'm on the lockscreen, the visual keayboard appears at the bottom of the screen. How do I ...
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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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How do I stop Ubuntu from intercepting the super key when running VMware?

I am running VMware with Ubuntu 14.04. The host operating system is Ubuntu 14.04, and the guest is Windows 8.1 Pro. When I briefly press the super key from within VMware, Ubuntu displays the keyboard ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: language switch between first/last source

In older versions of Ubuntu I used to switch between languages using last/first sources (e.g. Caps Lock always turn on English and Shift + Caps Lock switches to Russian, no matter what current ...
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Bluetooth issues with Microsoft 6000 keyboard [closed]

Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit I can't get the keyboard to connect at ALL. I've tried both the default Bluetooth install via the graphical interface and installed bluez-gnome as well. sudo hidd --connect sudo ...
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Letting modifier keys act as toggles under X

Is there any way to let the Shift, Ctrl and Alt keys behave as toggles under X? I know how one could do it under CLI (for example, by doing this) but found no reference for doing so under X. Please ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...
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How to change keyboard layout to Finnish, but keep language in English?

I'm able to set either everything Finnish or everything English. I want to have Finnish keyboard layout, but the OS language in English. How to do this? In the previous releases I didn't have to do ...
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Which wireless keyboards and mice are compatible? [closed]

Could I know, what wireless keyboard and mouse work fine with ubuntu for a desktop. Last time I installed it on my desktop, my mouse just got froze!! Then i stopped using it. I really wanna use ...
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Stateless layout switching in Ubuntu 14.04

I use extensively two keyboard layouts (latin for English, and cyrillic for Ukrainian and Russian), and it bothers me to experience my mode errors because of the additional bit of UI state: the ...
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Unable to set a shortcut to grab screenshot area

I currently have Ubuntu 13.10. At some point the default shortcuts Shift+Prn and Ctrl+Shift+Prn stopped working. Simply pressing Prn (captures the entire screen) works, pressing Alt+Prn to capture ...
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Reset Keyboard Preferences

When I first installed Ubuntu it worked flawlessly and the sound control buttons on my keyboard worked as expected. But now I just configured volume up, volume down, and mute to other key combos but ...
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How to enable Esperanto typing in Trusty?

How do I type Esperanto in Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty)? I found many pages showing how to do it enabling the Adding Esperanto Circumflexes (Supersigno) in Keyboard layout settings. But none of them works ...
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changing 'switch language keys' no longer working in 13.10 [closed]

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. from Text Entry Settings I added Arabic to keyboard layouts then tried to change the 'Switch to next source using: ' field. I tried to set it to Shift+Caps Lock and Alt+...
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Media buttons on keyboard with spotify

I've added spotify preview as my defualt music program, by doing this. As doug suggested, simply add this line to your >~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list file in two places, like so: [...
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Caps Lock not working [closed]

My Caps Lock key on my keyboard is not working. The light indicator does not come on and nothing is capitalized when typing. What do i need to do to fix this issue. xmodmap -e "add Lock = Caps_Lock"...
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Laptop power button not working

I have a (seemingly rather exotic) Dell Latitude XT2 notebook running Lubuntu 12.04, fresh install. Tried to get the power button to work as expected (opening the logout dialog lubuntu-logout), but no ...
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Lenovo's disable touchpad button not working

So I have a Lenovo u310 with Ubuntu 13.10 on it and whenever I try to disable my touchpad with the special button on my F6 key, it does nothing. All the other special keys work, like plane mode and ...
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Override Built-In Maverick Keyboard Shortcuts

Having used the Command+M keyboard shortcut to minimize windows in OS X, I'd like to use the same functionality in Ubuntu 10.10. When I try, though, it only brings up the "communications" section of ...
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character “5” repeated in text fields, and system freezes

I am running Ubuntu 15.10, with the latest updates. When I type in a text field (google search, type name of file, etc..) the number 5 gets typed on its own and it keeps repeating until I press ESC ...
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How to dump ALL dconf/gsettings so that I can compare them between two different machines?

The problem: I have two machines, both with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 up-to-date, and both with installed the latest CrossOver Linux(1) to run MS Office 2007 on it. I know, it's a proprietary program, but ...
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Keyboard stops working after source switch

From time to time keyboard stops working after I switch source (i.e. using ctrl + shift combination). Most often it happens in Chrome yet I've experienced this in PyCharm IDE as well and maybe some ...
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Ctrl-Super-Right doesn't work in 12.10

Noticed today that the default Unity setting for keywords to partially maximize windows to left or right partially works in my laptop. My Ubuntu is totally updated. Any idea on how to fix that?
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USB Keyboard & Mouse Stopped Working (Ubuntu 14 LTS)

I've been using Ubuntu 14 LTS on my work desktop, laptop, and home desktop without any problems. Does anyone know what I can do? What Works: Keyboard on Boot Keyboard in BIOS Keyboard/Mouse on ...
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Disable Touchpad via FN key (Asus Laptop)

Most of my function (Fn) keys I care about work on my Asus G73 (like Volumne up/down, mute, Brightness up/down, Keyboard light up/down, Open Calculator) but the Fn+F9 to disable / enable touch pad ...
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Flickering/Flashing screen problem related to keyboard

This will seems quite bizarre but that's a huge problem for me, I'm facing it for a long time since Ubuntu 12.04. My Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian (Unity/Gnome) always starts flickering after using the ...
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Turn off keyboard backlight, Asus laptop (Ubuntu 15.10)

When I boot up my laptop (Asus K501UX) keyboard backlight is turned on automatically. I want to turn it off by default, when Ubuntu is loaded, without using any hot keys. sudo find /sys/class/leds/ ...