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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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Mac Keyboard Backlight ubuntu 12.04

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I can't get the keyboard backlight on a Macbook Pro (mid 2012) to turn on. When I press the brightness button, the display shows up on full but the lights do not turn on. It ...
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After I log in, one letter (lowercase t) isn't working? [closed]

As weird as it sounds, my 't' key works for login (it is part of my password) but once I am logged in it doesn't work in lower case in any app or at the command line. I have rebooted twice. I am ...
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When running Minecraft with OpenJDK, my keyboard becomes unresponsive?

I recently downloaded Minecraft with the .jar format and had it running on my computer not so long ago. Now that I'm using my desktop instead of laptop temporarily, I want it to run. On my laptop it ...
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How do I disable or change the “ Alt+` ” shortcut to switch between multiple windows of a single application?

On Ubuntu 12.04, how do I disable or change the Alt+` shortcut which lets you switch between multiple windows of a single application? (see below for Terminal example) My Windows VM in Korean needs ...
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Remapping the AltGr key to Control with setxkbmap

Is there a way to remap the AltGr key to Ctrl with setxkbmap? I've already checked the option section in "/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst" but I didn't find an entry for AltGr... I also tried ...
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swap two keys using xmodmap

My "return" key is broken. I followed the instructions here: http://www.ehow.com/how_2180748_command-linux-swap-keyboard-keys.html - hoping to reassign my | key as the new return key. My .xmodmaprc ...
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Which keyboard layout do I choose on installation

When installing I am presented a rather lengthy list of keyboard layouts to choose from: Choosing the default layout on top of the list seems fine but I am wondering what differences there are ...
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Is there a way to completely remove the keyboard layout from the indicator?

I need to completely remove the indicator, no flags, no abbr. nothing! I was able to do it in 10.04 using a gconf key that has no scheme and I heard that a proper scheme will be available in 10.10 but ...
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14.04 - Keyboard does not work in login screen after sleep [duplicate]

I have an issue I'm not sure how to work out. On Ubuntu 14.04, after sleeping the keyboard will be non-responsive most of the time on the lightdm login screen. It's not completely non-responsive: I ...
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Using Xmodmap, my shift lock now acts as both a shift lock and a compose key. I just want it to work as a compose key. What can I do?

I have two Xmodmap files. First one: keycode 8 = keycode 9 = Escape NoSymbol Escape keycode 10 = ampersand 1 ampersand 1 bar exclamdown bar keycode 11 = eacute 2 eacute 2 at oneeighth at ...
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Mouse and keyboard input stutter 13.10 only on AC power [closed]

I'm using 13.10 on an ASUS n550jv. After resuming from suspend today, the mouse and keyboard stutter and freeze. I move the mouse around and it's extremely choppy. If I'm typing, suddenly characters ...
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Enable @ with alt+64

I wanted to know if there is a way to enable @ by pressing alt+64 like in Windows. I use both Spanish and English keyboard so I find it useful.
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How to put the 'Ctrl' key over the 'Win' key in Ubuntu 13.10?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, one could allow the keyboard option to map the Ctrl key on the ⌘ Win key. This is very useful for users who constantly have to switch between OS X and Ubuntu. Is there ...
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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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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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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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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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Can't type accents in uppercase letters in Chrome

I'm using Kubuntu 14.04 with the latest Chrome (Version 35.0.1916.114) and while inside any Chrome window I can't really type accented uppercase letters. So, for instance, these é á ã ó ò are ...
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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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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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Issures with Toshiba satellite c55-a5105 laptop

To began, with nothing was working out of the box other than the USB, and the Ethernet port. Until I fix the Wireless Internet, and the touch pad. If you want to know more than please see the ...
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alt + shift not work

I use Alt + Shift to change the language. It is so normal and I have worked with that for a long time. But some days some thing have happen for me. That is Alt + Shift not work all times. For example ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...