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

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Disable ibus in Ubuntu 14.04

I regularly switch between 3 scripts (English/Roman, Kannada and Hindi/Sanskrit/Devanagari). In 12.04, I used to enable IBus by typing Ctrl+Space to switch from English to Kannada, and again the same ...
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Where have the Keyboard Layout Options gone in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 13.04 it was possible to disable the Caps Lock Key. It was also possible to make the key sequence Ctrl - Alt - Backspace to kill the X-server. That was all done using System Settings -> ...
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How can I set up a keyboard shortcut so that Ctrl+Backspace = Del?

As an old mac user, I am used to hitting Ctrl+Backspace, and the effect is the same as if I pressed Del. I have recently purchased an Asus N53SV laptop which has replaced my MacBook, but unfortunately ...
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Alt+Printscreen stopped working, how to find processes listening to events

Very odd issue today. I was going to post a thread about another issue and wanted to take a screenshot of a terminal window. I got it all prepped, hit Alt+Printscreen and nothing happened. I went ...
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Customize nemo keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm on Ubuntu 13.04 and ran through the steps outlined on Completely integrate nemo in Ubuntu. I understand that Nemo is a cloned-fork off of Nautilus and was hoping that I'd be able to adjust the ...
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dkms Installed kernel module but not working after reboot

I bought a keyboard that is shown on lsusb: Bus 002 Device 009: ID 0c45:7603 Microdia but the Ctrl, Windows/Super and Alt buttons are all mapped to Shift button. So I followed the hardware code and ...
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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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Why is the Shift key suddenly stealing focus? [closed]

So, I'm using Precise Beta, and something strange is happening. I understand the ALT key behaviour, that's okay, but it seems that the SHIFT key is doing something similar - that is, it doesn't do ...
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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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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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Unable to add/edit keyboard shortcuts in XFCE4

I am attempting to edit existing and add new keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 12.10 running XFCE 4.10. When I attempt to add a new keyboard shortcut via Settings > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts, the ...
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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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Keyboard “@ ”symbol not working . Ubuntu 13.10

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and updates it regularly. But I noticed from the start that I cannot type "@" symbol. I use a Toshiba Satellite C640 with i3 processor laptop. The number keys on ...
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Keyboard backlight turns on after lock screen/display on

I've just upgraded Ubuntu (15.04 to 15.10) and now I'm running into a weird behavior: whenever I lock the screen (using any of Ctrl+Alt+L, Win+L or just clicking on "Lock" in the taskbar menu), the ...
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Left ctrl key not working in Ubuntu 13.04

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and the left Ctrl key has stopped working. How would I go about diagnosing the problem? I had to downgrade my X server to enabled legacy graphics card support, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Ubutnu 14.04 installation issue - Keyboard and mouse not working

After installing the new Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS, the keyboard and mouse are not working. I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and i want to update to the last version (14.04), so i installed the new ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Using the SHIFT key in Terminal

I am very new to Linux, please excuse me if this is a very simple question and point me to the things I need to read. But I've been unable to find an answer so far. In Terminal, when I am trying to ...
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Change from qwerty to azerty in command line

I start my command line in Ubuntu but if I type anything my keyboard is in qwerty. I want to change it to azerty. Is there a command that I can use to change it? If I go to the GUI of ubuntu, my ...
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Ctrl -C, Ctrl -V not working in different keyboard layout

When I am in English, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V works fine when I need to copy paste. But when I turn to Greek, Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V and basically no shortcut almost works in Greek. So each time I have to alt ...
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Disable suspend when pressing fn+F4

I have a System 76 laptop with Oneiric. I just tried to turn the volume down using fn+F5 but I accidentally pressed fn+F4 and suspended the system instead. Is there a way to disable that so I won't ...
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USA keyboard layout keeps getting added on login

I use the USA International keyboard layout. Every time I log in, the USA layout gets added to my list of layouts, which causes the keyboard layout indicator to be displayed. How can I stop the USA ...
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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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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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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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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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Missing keystrokes in ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

This has only been a problem since upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04 from 12.10. For some reason, when typing I lose lots of keystrokes. It doesn't seem to matter which application I'm typing in. It ...
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Input language switching keys only accept shift-alt instead of alt-shift [closed]

On my Ubuntu UNR install, for some reason, I'm only able to switch the input language if I press Shift and then Alt. This is quite the opposite of what usually works -- on Windows and other ...
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How to pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch BQ phone

How do I pair external bluetooth keyboard to ubuntu touch phone (Aquaris by BQ) build r22? Behaviour: Keyboard is recognised by bluetooth manager, but button is & stays grey unable to pair. ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 = ...
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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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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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Updates kill Keyboard and mouse

I had applied all the updates available for on 23rd Morning and Keyboard and mouse stopped working thereafter. The updates amounted to around 230 MBs in size. I can use the keyboard to select other ...
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macro keys for Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

I bought a new keyboard, a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite. All keys will operate until the macro keys M1 to M5. xev gives no output for this keys. Is there a way to use keys with Ubuntu? % lsusb | ...
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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 ...