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

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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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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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Many USB Multimedia Keyboard issues in Ubuntu 13.10

This same keyboard worked fine all the time in Ubuntu 12.04 (though on a different laptop). I now have 13.10 installed on a new laptop and I'm getting a few annoying problems with my external USB ...
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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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Multimedia keys are not working with my HP Probook 4540s

I have HP Probook 4540S. My multimedia keys such as Wifi on/off & brightness control keys doesn't work with Ubuntu 13.04. (Keys function well with Ubuntu 12.04) Both are working well in Windows. ...
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Keyboard backlight support for Asus G55VW

The FN+F3 and FN+F4 key combinations are not able to control the keyboard backlight on my Asus G55VW. I could live with a command line solution so I tried the solution proposed here: ...
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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 configure keyboard to type in IPA fonts?

I am using 11.10 as my only os, now I have to do some typing in IPA, but it is turning out to be a headache. I tried using Autohotkey but it failed to yield desired results. Please let me know if ...
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Keyboard and touchpad do not work after upgrade

Today I made an update of my ubuntu 11.04 installation. After rebooting the keyboard and touchpad of my asus eeepc do not work anymore. I can only login with the onscreen keyboard. Seems to be a unity ...
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How do I bind another key to be Return?

My Enter key recently broke and I was wondering if I could bind it to a different key in GNOME. Does anyone know how I would go about doing this?
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Keyboard capslock does not work as expected sometimes

My husband has converted the entire household to Ubuntu, so far things are going fine, except for this small issue, I have a ps/2 Genius keyboard model, KB-06X attached to a desktop computer and on ...
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Weird accidental key mapping, CTRL key alone loads home page on Firefox and home directory on Nautilus, how to revert to default behavior?

I cannot really tell exactly how this did happen. Yesterday, I pressed CTRL + C to copy a URL from a web page displayed on Firefox, and it seems I touched something else that wasn't CTRL + C and ...
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14.04 ThinkPad Edge volume buttons stopped working

The media buttons for increasing/decreasing the volume of audio output and the mute-button stopped working out of nowhere. The buttons are still recognized by the system, as I can select them to ...
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Toshiba Satellite P850 FN-Keys not working

I could solve several other issues with my laptop thanks to this forum. The only thing I can't figure out is the non working FN-Keys for the brightness. Volume control is fine. Two things I found out ...
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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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XF86 keybinds in Openbox

Lubuntu uses Openbox as its window manager. ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml is a file that specifies, among other things, keybinds for various commands. Most of the keybinds in lubuntu-rc.xml use ...
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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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Alt-gr (right alt) key does not work to edit text in Wine

Using Msoffice in Wine with some keyboard layouts (e.g. us_international) that involve letters that need the Alt Gr key, I have noticed that it does not work. But then the problem affects all keyboard ...
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USB Mouse/Keyboard not working [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 after booting it from a USB drive. Everything worked fine there, after booting the keyboard worked in grub but not after Ubuntu was booted. I can unplug either of them and ...
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Why don't the Function Key options and play/pause/volume work on a Mac Bluetooth Keyboard?

I am currently running Ubuntu 11.10 with all updates. I have been using Ubuntu very successfully on my MacBook Pro (5,5) for a few years now. I also have a Apple bluetooth keyboard. On the laptop ...
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How can I listen on global keypress event?

I want to create myself very tiny app, which will play a sound every time I press a key on my keyboard. I don't need to know which key on the keyboard was pressed, I just need to somehow know that it ...
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Keyboard and touchpad stopped working after sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 but I had this problem before with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to force my computer to shut don't, else it does not respond. What can I do to solve this problem? Thank you in ...
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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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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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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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How do I make a key on the keyboard do *nothing*?

My right control key on my keyboard sticks. I hit it accidentally often enough that I'd like to make it do absolutely nothing when it's hit. Is this possible?
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How do I change my keyboard layout while using xmonad?

So I have an IBM Thinkpad X31, running natty and xmonad as the window manager. The keyboard is Italian. I wish to use an American English keyboard mapping, all the time. How do I do this?
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How do I reset my keyboard layout?

How can I reset my keyboard layout after modifying it with xkbcomp? Is there a way to do this without restarting X?
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Change Keyboard Layout with both left and right Alt + Shift combos

I use English and Persian keyboard layout on my Ubuntu system. I want to change the keyboard layout both with Left Alt+Left Shift and Right Alt + Right Shift. Currently I can not use Right Alt+Right ...
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USB Keyboard doesn't work server installation 12.10

USB Keyboard doesn't work server installation 12.10. I can get till the language selection screen and later no response to keyboard. Need help.
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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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Keyboard randomly stops working. Switch to console mode and back fixes it

AS the title says I'm on 10.04 and sometimes the keyboard will just plain stop working. Mouse still works fine. A quick <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F4 then <Ctrl> + <Alt> + F7 and the ...
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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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How do I disable the “Fn” keys on a laptop?

I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to disable the fn key on my laptop?
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Emulate mouse click when hitting a key

I am trying to emulate left-mouse-down when Home key is down and left-mouse-up when Home key is released. The reason behind that is my touchpad's buttons are terrible and I like to use the ...
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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 do I make the Caps Lock key a third Shift key?

How do I make the Caps Lock key work just like another Shift key? There are loads of questions here about reassigning it, or having it launch a custom command. I just want it to work like another ...
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kile does not get keyboard input, respond to Alt+F

I use 11.10 with gnome 3 and Unity. In either case, I use two KDE apps a lot - kile and kate. Since the latest upgrade, I have observed a few problems: a] I can never use Alt+F to select the file ...
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disable prtscr+alt gr+e , accidentally killing session

when i press the key combination: altr gr + prtscr + e my session gets killed, either x or a tty. i discovered this by (repeated) accident... this was not an issue for me before. my current laptop ...
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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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How can I use my keyboard as a mouse?

I'm using my keyboard more and more these days for basic command line stuff, vim editing, alt-tab window switching and the like. Q) How can I use my number pad keys to move the cursor around on the ...
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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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I cannot use non-letters keys (czech layout) in any application

Since I installed Ubuntu (13.04; before that I was using Windows) I haven't been able to use non-letters keys (such as 123[];/.,) in any application. When I was installing Ubuntu I chose Czech layout, ...
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Change aphostrohe with AltGr + P using xmodmap

I'm struggling with changing one keybind with xmodmap. AltGr + P outputs þ, but I would like to change it to output '. xmodmap -pm outputs: xmodmap: up to 4 keys per modifier, (keycodes in ...
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my touchpad and keyboard in labptop is notworking in ubuntu 13.04

i am using dell inspiron n5110 , in this touch pad and keyboard is not working in Ubuntu 13.04, but it is perfectly working in the window
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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 ...