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How to set compose key to pause in 13.10?

In Ubuntu 13.04 I had my compose key set to pause (by going to Sytem Settings, then keyboard_layout, option, and changing the compose key setting). In 13.10 the keyboard settings have been totally ...
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How to set a single shortcut to switch an Internet connection on and off

Which exact one-line conditional construct activates an existing Internet connection if it's off and deactivate it if it's on? I looked some on-line pages to understand the use of the "nmcli" ...
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Set Context Menu key to function as Right Control

Dell notebooks in Brazil and possibly other countries no longer ship with a right control key. This is bad for ergonomics, so I would like to set the context menu key to function as right control. ...
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Apple Alu keyboard Hungarian layout 0 and í swapped

I'm using a Hungarian Apple Alu keyboard. It works well, apart from that the 0 and the í keys are swapped. I read here that it could be re-mapped with an .Xmodmap file in the home folder. What I ...
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Keyboard not responding at login on Toshiba Satellite L775

Just created a separate partition to load Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual boot on a Toshiba Satellite L775. OS installed perfectly and is running flawlessly. The keyboard is not responding at login screen ...
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Keyboard shortcut to reveal onscreen keyboard

Does someone know if it is possible to bind a command to a button which will reveal the onscreen keyboard? (Note: The onscreen keyboard has already be started.) Currently when I want to reveal the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts not working in gnome-shell 3.2?

I was wondering if keyboard shortcuts (like Alt+F1, Alt+F2) support is removed from gnome shell 3.2? If not then I'm missing something as I can't seem to use them.
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How to disable keys from the keyboard?

At work I got a new laptop with a full keyboard(it has numpad), but the laptop is not that big, and because of that the keys are relatively small, which means I am constantly finding myself pressing ...
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Change Keybindings (hardware to software)

I ran a search for this, but the answers I saw were referring to something altogether different than what I'm asking for. So let me clarify: I'm not asking how to change key-combo shortcuts. I'm ...
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How to auto-expand ALL sub-directory levels in Nautilus tree view, via the keyboard?

In Nautilus tree-view, pressing * (asterisk) expands the selected directory structure by ONE level. Pressing * again will expand the structure by one more level. ...etc, etc, untl all levels are ...
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Keyboard/Mouse not recognised during installation [closed]

I have a Logitech MX5000 keyboard/mouse combo. I'm using the Logitech Bluetooth dongle, and I use it in USB emulation mode (not native bluetooth). I tried to install Ubuntu 10.04 using WUBI. After ...
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Keyboard and mouse unresponsive after suspend

I have a Toshiba Satellite S55-A5154 with 14.04 installed. Every time it resumes from being suspended, neither the keyboard nor mouse work. What can I do to fix this or provide you with more info?
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Remap keyboard using xmodmap but when press to change keyboard layout all settings are reset to default

I tried to map key following this guide How do I remap certain keys?. It's work for me. but one problem that i found is when i change keyboard layout (alt+shift) all keys will be reset to default. ...
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Can I make this keyboard light command that requires sudo run at startup?

My laptop has a light under the keyboard. I doubt the keyboard light consumes a lot of power, but when it comes to laptops and batteries, every little bit helps. So I prefer it to default to being ...
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Trying to remap PrtSc key in laptop, no keycode

I'm trying to remap PrtSc key to Insert (to use it in vim), with /usr/bin/xmodmap -e "keycode XXX = Insert" for it, I need to figure out what keycode for PrtSc is. I'm doing xev -event keyboard and ...
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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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Keyboard backlight function keys for Samsung Series 9 np900x3d and Ubuntu 13.10

I purchased a new Samsung New Series 9 NP900X3D and installed Ubuntu 13.10 tonight. The keyboard illumination function keys do not work. I've read on https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SamsungSeries9 ...
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How to change Keyboard layout in Ubuntu 13.10?

After upgrading to 13.10 today, my favorite layout switch (left ALT) has stopped working. I am using Gnome-fallback (hate the new tabletish trend of Unity ang Gnome 3) After checking the layout ...
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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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I want to use Xmodmap along with multiple layouts

I usually use 3 keyboard layouts: US, BG, DE. As I need the DE layout only for Umlaute, I found the solution with modifying the keys in ~/.Xmodmap. The command xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap changes my US layout ...
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Fn volume keys stick down

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 on this laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatecheliten1535.html The Fn keys for WiFi and screen brightness work fine, but the volume keys are problematic. ...
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USB (wireless) keyboard not recognised during install

I'm just trying my first trip into the world of Ubuntu. Trying to install from CD on to a virgin machine, I get the initial language prompt, select 'English', I get the Ubuntu install options, select ...
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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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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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Remapping keys on Apple keyboard

I'm using the German Apple keyboard for both MacOS X and Ubuntu 12.10. $ lsbusb ... Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:0250 Apple, Inc. MP110Z/B I've successfully remapped the exchanged < and ^ ...
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How to turn on laptop's functional keys?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 but key Fn+F2 Fn+F3 and etc doesn't work like in Windows 7. I have laptop ASUS ZenBook UX32VD. How can I enable those keys?
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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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Keyboard Issues After Resuming From Sleep on a Dell Vostro 13

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 x64. It's running on my Dell Vostro V13. Everything works great until I shut the lid of my laptop (puts laptop into sleep). Once I come back and resume working in Ubuntu, ...
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Keyboard not working after suspend to ram (sleep)

On a Sony Vaio VGN CS21S the keyboard doesn´t work after suspend to ram. Suspend to disk (hibernate) works though. Running a fresh install of Natty with Unity.
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Recently complete input freezes on 14.04 (USB related?)

Within the last two days (first noticed 2014-06-10), I have had several complete input freezes. The symptoms are that the mouse and keyboard completely stop working, but everything else seems ok. For ...
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Strange, but interesting display dependend input behavior

I think this may be related to my previous question, or it may be something else. Sorry if this is rather long. I hope this is not too confusing, but my issues are hard to explain. I am seeing ...
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Can the Keysonic ksk-6001 keyboard work in Ubuntu without pressing Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N every time?

I've had this keyboard for quite a while and I can say I like it. The problem is (According to this post) the anti-ghosting feature which I don't really need anyway. As said on the linked post, the ...
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Is is possible to swap the Ctrl and Super keys in Ubuntu 13.10?

First of all, this is not the same as Swapping Control and Windows (super) keys not working in Unity since Alt/Win are apparently the same key in my keyboard. So I have ctrl,super, alt/win as ...
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(Some) Function keys not working

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 today on my ASUS N56VZ-S4215H, and encountered some issues; Some of my function keys don't work, screen brightness, turn off screen and, sleep DO work (Screen brightness ...
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Custom Shortcut for switching off the display

I want to add a Custom Shortcut (Keyboard>>Custom Shortcuts>>Add) for turning off the display but to do that, what 'Command' should I should use? I want to set a button to switch off the display and ...
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lenovo bluetooth keyboard does not recognize FNLK in ubuntu =(

everything works fine, except that in my ubuntu OS it is still impossible to use FnLk so I have to use Fn if I want to press F1-F12. In the Windows it works OK. Anyway the keyboard is good and I hope ...
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Need help with mapping my keyboard

I'm learning how to use Ubuntu right now, so far I'm enjoying it. There is this one thing I don't understand. I want to replace my Pg Up button with Alt+T. If I want to use T only I know I should use ...
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Keyboard's buttons

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and my keyboard is: Genius SlimStar i222. I have problem about Fn(function key). To exlain my problem: When i press buttons Fn and F1 at the same time, ubuntu opens home ...
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Logitech k350 keyboard and m510 mouse not working unless I unplug and replug dongle 20 times

I just installed the Logitech k350 keyboard and m510 mouse not working unless I unplug and replug dongle up to 20 times. (This is on Ubuntu 12.04, I tried this replacing an existing keyboard and ...
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How to set a keyboard shortcut to activate an existing Internet connection

I usually click on the connection item in the connections drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the screen to activate my Internet connection. Is there a way to set a custom keyboard shortcut to ...
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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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remove keyboard layout

When I first started using Ubuntu, only a German keyboard layout was setup in System | Preferences | Keyboard As the keyboard is actually a UK keyboard, I added a UK keyboard and removed the German ...
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USB Keyboard works occasionally

A few days ago I bought a SL640 Hama USB keyboard to use on my laptop with Ubuntu 12.04. But I'm having problems, as it works one time out of 10! On my girlfriend's laptop, which runs Windows Vista, ...
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Wrong Keyboard Map

I have Ubuntu 11.10. I have an English keyboard and have set the keyboard layout to English (UK) in the System settings -> Keyboard Layout. It is the only layout listed. Recently my keyboard has ...
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How to activate and use F-keys (F1, F2, etc..) on a Mac Book Pro Laptop-Keyboard in Gnome-Shell 3.2?

I am wondering if there is a shortcut or where and how to active the F-keys on a QWERTZ build-in MBP keyboard. Any suggestions ?!
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Alt key not registering as key? [closed]

Keyboard shortcuts that I'm used to with Alt on Ubuntu are not working on my new system (running 10.04 LTS). Alt+1 for first tab, for example. When I run xev I see that when I press Alt instead of ...
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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 ...