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How to use foreign keyboard

I believe I have the keyboard I want installed (PL) and I am used to using alt+letter (windows) or control+letter (mac) to insert foreign letters. I am struggling to figure out how to do the same ...
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Select All doesn't work

I recently switched the command key and control key (I follow this topic : How do I switch the Command key and Control key on a MacBook Pro? ) But my "Select All" shortcut doesn't work... How can I ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard not pairing 14.04/Lxle

I know this question has been asked before and i have spent all day looking at those solutions but they are not helping! On Lenovo G50-30 connecting H-Write mini bluetooth keyboard. The keyboard ...
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Keyboard flashing instead of dimming

So, I have an ASUS N56VB with ubuntu 15.10 and I encountered a problem a few days ago, my keyboard backlighting that was previously working fine now doesn't respond properly to the bright levels, it ...
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Indicator light burning on keyboard with no known reason

The mic indicator light is burning without a reason. It suddenly started after I restarted my computer. How can I turn it off again? Laptop: HP probook 650 Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 15.10 Desktop ...
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How to find the .hwdb header of a general input device?

I have an old USB RF remote that I'd like to use with Kodi. The remote is a non-keyboard input device which generates keycodes. I'd like to do some remapping, but I haven't done that since the days ...
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Ubuntu Server on HP ML10 v2: keyboard doesn't work in installation

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 15.10 on my Hp ML10 v2 (with Pentium G3240). I know about the controller raid driver problem, so I set in the bios the controller to AHCI SATA mode. I create an USB ...
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Keys malfunctioning

I have a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 install on a new laptop (less than a month old) and I'm having a hard time with my keyboard. It seems like the Ctrl key thinks it's being pressed when it's not, some ...
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Disable keyboard backlight and Bluetooth at startup in Ubuntu mate 15.10

I searched a lot for an answer for this question. Most of the answers that I find is to include the commands to disable the respective devices using the rc.local file. I tried this method but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Custom Keyboard Layout

What are the steps needed to create new keyboard layout on ubuntu? and after reading many post on this forum about modifying keyboard to suit my needs, I figured out how to modify existing Ubuntu ...
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How to connect a MIDI Keyboard and automatically write notes?

I need to create a sheet while I play. How do I do this best? I want to just play the song and my PC does the rest, so I just need to print/play afterwards.
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Reset Keyboard and Mouse Defaults

I left my computer unlocked at work and someone messed with my Keyboard and Mouse settings. Once I log in the Keyboard no longer works and the mouse is super fast, reversed, no double click. How can ...
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unity somehow captures Control+G from Emacs

When I press Control+G in Emacs (C-g in Emacs's conventions), it does not do what it is supposed to do, eg quit from a minibuffer, instead it just blinks "Quit" but remains there (so I exit with C-] ...
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Only have wireless keyboard and its not working to install ubuntu server pleas help!

This is my second time asking for help here, I hope someone decides to point me in the right direction this time last time on one attempted to answer or comment on my question. My problem is that I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 on laptop only wakes up by opening the lid

I have a HP Spectre XT with a defective display (which I disconnected) and use an external display, keyboard and mouse. The laptop so just functions as a desktop. I use the power button on the ...
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Disable alt+e, alt+f, etc shortcuts

I am using 14.04. I tried steps covered here: How do I modify or disable the HUD's use of the Alt key? Tapping alt have no effect, but still alt+e opens Edit menu from navigation bar, alt+f opens ...
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Acer 3810T backup key remap

On my Acer 3810T I have touch button with the led light built in. I whant to remap it to run custom command to connect to VPN using bash script, and/or to be lit when the connection is established. ...
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Define keyboard shortcut to a series of keyboard shotcuts

Is it possible somehow to define a keyboard shortcut that sequentially executes two different keyboard shortcuts? As an example, I want to open nautilus search directly. I can search in nautilus by ...
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What does the “Show All Input Sources” option do?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and upon launching the gnome-tweak-tool and going to the Keyboard and Mouse I find that there is an option called Show All Input Sources which is ...
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How to set Japanese as input source?

I am trying to learn Japanese, and I thought that as a part of this it would be good if my computer allowed me to type in Japanese, however after installing the Japanese language packs and setting my ...
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separate meta and hyper keys in unity with XKB

I want to use Caps Lock for the Hyper key because I need it in Emacs, so in /etc/default/keyboard I use the relevant XKBOPTIONS. However, Unity seems to react to both: even though it passes Hyper_L ...
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Keys not working on Apple Magic Keyboard

I recently got a Japanese version of the Apple Magic Keyboard. It connects to Bluetooth as a keyboard and works pretty much flawlessly except that at least 2 keys don't seem to work. The ¥ | key, next ...
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How to remap F4 to F11 on Chromebook

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a Toshiba Chromebook. The keyboard has no F11 key. The F4 key has the fullscreen icon because thats what Chrome OS uses, so I would like to use that to make ...
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Global keybindings to commands or shell scripts in i3

In i3 volume control is not handled by fn Right or Left arrow key. I currently have to put the following in a terminal: amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+(or-) Which i do by way of an alias vup/vdown. Is ...
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How to get simulate Keyboard typing using python

The idea is simple. Let say I need to get a pre-written sum of text, from a text file, to display on screen using the keyboard to type it out. This is different than just displaying text form regular ...
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Microsoft Designer Keyboard 15.10

I'm pretty novice with ubuntu. I'm trying to get a microsoft designer keyboard paired with 15.10 ubuntu. I got the mouse working. When it comes to the keyboard, it pairs. But doesn't seem to connect ...
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xmodmap makes ctrl and alt modifiers stop working

I'm trying to remap my numeric keypad arrows to function in the same way as the regular arrows, like this: xmodmap -e "keycode 80 = Up NoSymbol Up" After I run the above command, Ctrl and Alt ...
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Ctrl+Shift+C not working to copy from terminal (either gnome terminal or roxterm)

Somehow in my fresh installed ubuntu box, CTRL+SHIFT+C is not copying the selected text, even though the edit menu "Copy" works and says that CTRL+SHIFT+C is bound to copy the selected text. How can ...
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USB keyboard stops working at language selection prompt when trying to install from flashdrive

I'm trying to install ubuntu server 15.10 from a USB flash-drive onto a Dell Optiplex 745 with a Logitech k400r usb keyboard. I used the k400r to boot into bios and enable USB legacy mode I'm also ...
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Keyboard problem,add symbol to certain combination

I have bought new keyboard and strangely it is without "more" and "less" signs,normally they are located next to lest shift.. Thing is I am using Croatian layout. Is there any way to assign key ...
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Cant swap ESC with CAPS LOCK

I read a lot o guides on this theme, and this guide worked for me:How to permanently switch Caps Lock and Esc However after some recent update it does not work. Additionally i reseted the ...
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How to type an en dash on Ubuntu 14.04

How can I type an en dash? On OS X, I can type Alt+- (hyphen). On Windows, I can type Alt+0150. If you're not familiar with the different types of dashes, you can read about them here: ...
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grub - Keyboard stuck in GRUB

I have dual booted Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I have Intel DH67BL motherboard which does not support PS/2 keyboard,mouse and am using Logitech K120 USB 2.0 keyboard. I have set GRUB to load Windows 7 ...
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key mapping - ubuntu <=> OS/X

I know this is an old question, I've read extensively through the various answers. I'm asking now, because I'm hoping that either things have changed, or that somebody has produced a useful script or ...
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Super Key doesn't work

I Use Ubuntu 14.04 and the first day after installation the key worked fine. But now I try to use it to open the Dash and doesn't work. I have a lenovo G-580 laptop. I have tried to open the keyboard ...
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Clipboard Managers: How to assign keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries?

I use Ditto in Windows, and often use the custom keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries. Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu? I have tried all the clipboard ...
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Want to reassign my mouse buttons to Alt and Ctrl?

I have recently switched to ubuntu 15.10 . I want to know if there is a way i could reassign my mouse 4 & 5 buttons to alt and ctrl respectively. This is the result i got from xlist test command ...
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14.04 keyboard and mouse stopped working at login screen

So this all started with that most recent libnl-3 update that occurred and crashed or stalled out most peoples network managers about a week ago. I understand I had proposed checked, stupid me, anyway ...
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Change keyboard mapping ONLY for Bluetooth Keyboard

I have a Bluetooth "Camera Shutter" dongle. It emulates a Bluetooth keyboard. I've paired successfully, but I want to change how the buttons behave. Currently, they're mapped to 123 (Volume Up) and ...
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How to install accurate drivers for MK250 Logitech Wireless Combo on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm using MK250 Logitech Wireless Combo with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but when I open the terminal and type lsusb it shows: Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c52e Logitech, Inc. MK2600 Wireless Combo Receiver ...
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Can't map caps lock to ctrl after installed fcitx

My system is 14.04 ubuntu LTS. I was using IBus as my input method and mapped caps lock to ctrl by adding XKBOPTIONS=“ctrl:nocaps to my /etc/default/keyboard. But lately I changed to fcitx and I ...
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KDE Umlauts without compose key

I recently switched from Windows to Kubuntu. I have an US international keyboard (€ sign on key 5). In order to be able to type Umlauts I have to press the compose key+shift+'+vowel. This is ...
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14.04 fresh install, freezes before login/no keyboard mouse

Ubuntu noob here, replacing Windows XP on a dell dimension 9200. Installed 14.04 from USB, and everything worked before/during install. Now after booting, if I don't choose advanced options, etc, the ...
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Keyboard layout messed up (Ubuntu 15.10)

I am quite desperate right now :( it all started when I tried to install a new language packet (at least I guess so). My left ALT key was not working any more, so I could not "Alt-Tab" for instance. I ...
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Often a keypress isn't delivered until I press a second key

I'm having a frequent issue (like, several times per minute) where I'll type a key and see no feedback from the OS (whether in the browser, terminal or otherwise). The key does seem to have been ...
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How can I do Key Bindings in Ubuntu?

Should we manually do the key bindings from the source coses or are their any tools for it? Can I get learning materials for learning to do key bindings in my Ubuntu? Main purpose of doing key binding ...
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How to change function of space on keyboard?

How to change function of space bar to 1) space when pressed singly and 2) control when pressed with another key? I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I used dconf editor to swap the function of escape and ...
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Using grp:caps_switch with xkbmap for custom keyboard shortcuts

I want I J K L to function as arrow keys when CapsLock is pressed down. To do this, I pasted the following to the bottom of the /usr/shar/X11/xkb/symbols/pc file: partial partial alphanumeric_keys ...
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Preventing HUD on Windows key (not Alt)

I took a look at this question but it didn't seem quite to help: my issue is not that Alt causes the HUD to pop up, but rather the SUPER key right next to the Alt causes it to pop up. My finger slips ...
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Xubuntu Startup With No Keyboard

I have a Surface Pro and first I tried to dual boot ubuntu and Windows 8. Ubuntu would freeze after about a minute after boot but the keyboard worked fine. So I took ubuntu off and hours later finally ...