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Is there an Ubuntu shortcut for moving the cursor to the next word

I want something similar to Windows' Ctrl+Left/Right arrow key. The effect is that the cursor moves to the beginning of the previous/next word. I did not find anything on the Ubuntu documentation. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Dash not recognizing numpad arrows

Even though my numlock is disabled, the numpad arrow keys don't work on the unity launcher to navigate through the menu. Is is possible to configure them to work just like the regular arrow keys?
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Can't type in login password because no keyboard is found

I was trying to edit a keyboard layout in Ubuntu 14.04, but it wasn't accepting the changes. I looked it up and found I needed to delete /var/lib/xkb to make the change take effect. I did that and ...
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Where can I find the “default numeric numpad keys” option in 14.04?

This community help wiki explains how to make Ubuntu enable numlock upon login: System Settings > Keyboard Layout > Options > Miscellaneous compatibility options Check "Default numeric keypad ...
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Who reads `/etc/default/keyboard`?

And I do not care about the console here (I care about X11)... I see in /var/log/Xorg.0.log that my X-server picks up xkb_rules evdev from somewhere I can’t find. It also seems to take xkb_model and ...
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Find X-Window Name

I am using a script called SendKeys (https://github.com/kyoto/sendkeys) which I want to use to send keyboard strokes to Skype. I am able to get SendKeys to works perfectly with pluma (a text editor) ...
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Plug and play device for laptop to connect external monitor/keyboard/mouse

I am looking for an easy solution that is basically plug and play where I can take my Ubuntu laptop and connect it to a device which is my desktop setup and connects external monitor/keyboard/mouse. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Calculator does not get focus when opened from keyboard shortcut

I am using a Microsoft Natural® Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 on my Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and since I upgraded from Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that the Calculator application does not get focus when started from the ...
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How can I switch to a keyboard layout? [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I can't use my old keyboard layout configuration. I used the Caps Lock key to change the layout to Hungarian. and I used the Shift - Caps Lock key to change the ...
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Numeric keypad arrows should behave EXACTLY like regular arrows

When the numeric keypad is off, the arrows on keys 2,4,6,8 need to behave just like the regular arrows. But they do not. Example #1: run gedit, and put in a few words. Using the regular arrows, use ...
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Numlock disables when switching keyboard distro with shortcut

I wanted to share with you a a particular issue that I'm having. I use a keyboard shortcut to change my keyboard distro between English and Spanish. The problem I found out is that, whenever I press ...
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Keyboard is not configured properly

I have a problem with my USB keyboard not being correctly configured in Ubuntu 14.10. lsusb shows the device as Bus 005 Device 010: ID 0db5:0119 dmesg | tail gives the following: [ 726.852025] usb ...
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Remapping Keyboard

What I'm wondering about is whether there is a way to remap keys using ubuntu in the same way that I use "sharpkeys" or "keytweak" which supposedly only work with windows. If so, would it work with ...
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Keystroke error in Unity after upgrade to 14.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 a strange error occurred: keystroke on c has no effect, whereas a longer stroke gives a lot of c's (as expected). The error is reproducible, but appears in Unity only, ...
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Remap left shift to ctrl

I want to remap left shift with ctrl and disable left ctrl key. I use a typematrix keyboard where left ctrl is really small. (or) if there is a workaround where I can define this emacs alone it would ...
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Can't get Mouse back in gEdit after Shift Key Is Pressed

By default when you type in gEdit, mouse disappears and you can get it back by moving your mouse. So, you can do whatever you want using your mouse. But when I press Shift or Ctrl or Enter and move ...
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keyboard not working but mouse is working

I am using ubuntu 12.04 and I made an upgrade last time and asked me to reboot the laptop. after restarting the laptop, I realized that my keyboard is not working at all [I am currently typing from on ...
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How can I change the regular ctrl commands to accept super instead?

Macintosh, I've discovered, has the right idea in that they use the apple key instead of ctrl in the copy, paste, select all, etc commands. This is extremely useful in the terminal, where ctrl-c is ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 has stopped working after updating few programs [on hold]

Ubuntu 12.10 installed on a Dell Vostro 3800 and it is not running after I updated few programs. And i'm getting following error and my keyboard isn't working either. BusyBox v1.18.5 (Ubuntu ...
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Keyboard troubles

I recently got a great new keyboard, the Perixx PX-1100, but I'm having trouble with it. If you look up and study said keyboard, you will see that it has backlighting. There is a knob to adjust the ...
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How to switch between tabs with keyboard?

How can I switch between tabs with keyboard in ubuntu? In windows I use Ctrl+Tab.
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How to PRINT a screen using a keyboard shortcut?

Since Windows 95 I have used Alfred Bollinger's PrintKey program to print what is on the screen. I have just started Ubuntu and can not find a keyboard shortcut that will let me PRINT what is on the ...
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How can i choose soundfont in Qsynth?

I'm using a MIDI Keyboard with Qjackctl and Qsynth. I installed some Soundfonts, but now how can I choose the sound I want to play? If Piano, or Guitar, or Organ or Synth etc.. Thanks
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Laptop keyboard turning off randomly

I have been searching for a solution for a while and I have not been able to find one. My laptop keyboard tends to randomly stop working for a random time. There seems to be no rule whether or not ...
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FIrefox - Why does ALT+A select all text and not CTRL+A? [duplicate]

Since I am so used to using the standard Ctrl+-a to select all, I am wondering why in Firefox I have to use Alt-a? I just downloaded this Plugin -- in the hope of solving this issue, but on opening ...
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How to stop Alt from triggering Global Menu?

I am trying to disable Alt from triggering the global menu when I am using an application (I am using Ubuntu 14.04). My problem is, when I am using emacs, for example, and I hit Alt+h, the help menu ...
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Disable Menu items access with keyboard shortcuts

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing some issues. When I press Alt + another key it opens the top menu bar to the corresponding menu (for example, if I press Alt+F then it opens the ...
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Some keys not working until ~10/20min using laptop

I'm having, since 3-4 months some strange problems with my laptop's keyboard. It's an ASUS X401A running Ubuntu 12.04.3 x64. When I start the notebook, some keys (a, d, g, i, m, k, down arrow) don't ...
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Alt+Shift and NumLock [duplicate]

I've recently upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04. Now each time I use Alt+Shift to switch keyboard layout, light of numlock on my keyboard turns off. I need to duble-push num lock to have it enabled ...
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I need keyboard layout help Lubuntu

Running Lubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. My laptop has a compressed keyboard, everything -numpad. It seems that I need to notify Lubuntu of that. For example, the @ is under \ and vice versa. I can live ...
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Ubuntu - Switch keyboard shortcat conflicts with another program

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, with the new keyboard handling system. I changed keyboard switch to ctrl+shift, as i like. But after that, in other programs this shortcat stops working. E.x. ...
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Disable left alt?

I don't want left alt to do anything, I still want combos like alt-tab to work, but pressing alt shouldn't do anything. By default it focuses the menu, and sometimes makes my cursor flicker. I ...
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Cannot add keyboard layouts and get a blank dialog on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm a new user (Ubuntu 12.04 clean install) and now have some troubles with keyboard layouts. The real problem is that I have to use a few languages for typing and I'm not able to add them. I used ...
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Global Keyboard Shortcuts Broken in 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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Bluetooth Keyboard Layout doesnt load at startup

I have a problem with the keymapper in Ubuntu. I have two keyboards setup, one is using the standard keyboard input (no idea how you call this keyboard input, it's the purple, circular, standard ...
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USB Keyboard not working in the bootloader, but does in BIOS and OS's

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu installed alongside on my computer. However, my USB keyboard doesn't seem to work when supposed to navigate the GRUB menu. This was also a problem when i only had Windows ...
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Now that I've upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 my keyboard setting, US international with dead keys, doesn't have dead keys. How do I get them back?

The apostrophe key used to be the dead key. Now when I press it all I get is apostrophe and no option for accents. How can I restore my dead keys?
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Make application / service priority really high

I am using two Ubuntu computers, I use this Synergy application to share mouse and keyboard. However when the Synergy server computer is using peak CPU usage, the mouse pointer gets stiff. How do I ...
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XUbuntu 13.10 Mouse/Keyboard not responding

I am trying to get my 13.10 installation set up, but I cannot seem to get the mouse or keyboard to work. Kernel: Generic Kernel 3.11.0-14 Motherboard: RoG Crosshair Formula V Processor: Phenom II x6 ...
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How to use Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard

Last christmas i got a brand new Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard it works like a charm. But the Macro keys and other special keys dosent work, Unless you install the software that comes with ...
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Multimediakeys don't work after upgrade to 14.04

I updated my ubuntu to 14.04 (from a 13.10). After the update, my multimediakeys (next, play/pause, prev, mute, vol up, vol down) don't work. I'm on a dell latitude. Edit: worked fine after a ...
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how to configure compose key in 14.04

I frequently use the compose key to type special characters. I now have a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, and in the keyboard settings it says "compose key: disabled". I can't find how to set the ...
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14.04 alt key conflict after changing HUD and Window menu shortcuts

In 14.04 I changed the keyboard/shortcuts settings so that: Launcher/"Key to show HUD" is now ALT Z However, when I press ALT, the application menu shows up. That is specially a problem with ...
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how to make keyboard shortcuts work while in another language

Is there a way to make standard keyboard shortcuts (e.g. Ctrl+C for copy or Ctrl+A for select all) work while the input language is not than English? For example, while writing in Word on Windows you ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Keyboard Performance VBox/Mac

I have installed 14.04 as a virtual box vm on my Mac. I am not expecting super performance. But it is not bad, except for the key stroke delay. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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how do i change a keyboard key to operate as the spacebar?

My spacebar key on my laptop no longer works. I may ultimately get it repaired. In the meantime I use the onscreen keyboaed, when possible, but I would like to designate a different key to function as ...
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Right-CTRL key not supported in Kubuntu 14.04?

In my fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04, I can't use anymore the (pretty useful) shortcut to move along words: (right) CTRL + Left (or Right) Arrow. The Left-Control key is working fine. If I try to add ...
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Firefox: control shift t shortcut does not work since upgrade to 14.04

Since upgrade to ubuntu 14.04 from 13.10, the Control-shift-t shortcut allowing to bring back latest deleted tabs in firefox does not work anymore. My keyboard configuration is latin-be. This is my ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, my shortcuts keys and media keys no longer work

I just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 (GNOME interface) and none of the shortcut key combinations or Fn+F(#) controls seem to be working any more (not even the default ones, like Ctrl+Alt+T for ...
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Accents stop working all of a sudden in Libreoffice

I can write characters such as á, é, ó, ã, ê, etc just fine in Kubuntu 14.04. Even in LibreOffice. However, if I switch windows from LibreOffice to, say, Chrome or even Dolphin, and then I switch ...