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

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change color on msi keyboard steelseries

I installed ubuntu 15.10 on my msi GS70. I want to change the keyboard color, i can light up/down with fn+ and fn- but I can't change the color. I tried to follow: Getting MSI GT70 GT60 ONC LEDs on ...
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Reliable keyboard layout switching with Caps Lock

In my Ubuntu 15.10 I set Caps Lock to switch keyboard layouts in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Typing > Switch to next source. It works, but isn't reliable. Every time I press Caps Lock it ...
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long press super key for keyboard shortcuts doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Macbook pro running in VMware fusion. Right now keyboard shortcuts don't appear after long-press of super key. I'm curious if anyone has figured out how to do this?
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Keyboard shortcut for ruby script

I have some problem here when I'm trying to make a keyboard shortcut for my ruby script. So the first step I've do for it was to make a alias and add that command for alias on file .bashrc alias ...
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Pass Alt+Drag through to VirtualBox

Background Running Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Xubuntu Linux (xfce). Installed Alt+Drag on Windows 7 to enable Right-Alt + Mouse Click to drag. Problem It seems as though xfce is not passing the ...
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Can window alt+tab'ing be configured to reorder based on which window is most recently used?

I'm having a very hard time adjusting to Ubuntu 14.04 Shift Switcher alt+tabing. Instead of using a most recently used order of the windows, ( which is important to stay in flow ), the Shift Switcher ...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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Change key shortcut to write a specific character

Currently, when pressing Alt + Shift + - results this character: – (rendered: –). This is cool, but what I want is to write is a wider dash that looks like this: — (rendered: —) How can I change ...
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How to know XF86 code for multimedia keys for i3 Windows Manager?

I have a Lenovo machine and pressing F4 used to close the focused window. I want this feature on my i3 desktop too. I tried adding: bindsym XF86Close kill to .i3/config. But it doesn't work. What ...
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Where to find complete AltGr symbols map per keyboard layout

I have an italian keyboard layout, if I press this shortcuts I can display strange symbols Alt Gr+x = » Alt Gr+SHIFT+, = × etcetera... My question is, where can I found a complete visual map of all ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... ...
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Keyboard has different layouts while startup and while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 x64 on my HP laptop with Intel Atom (x64) processor though it has only 2 GB of RAM. Have I made the right decision in opting for the 64-bit instead of ...
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Unable to use Caps Lock When I log in

"Caps Lock" key doesn't work at all once I log in. "Show Keyboard Layout" show it as "Level3 Shift". In "Setting > keyboard" it doesn't recognize "Level3 Shift" at all. How to make it work ? Ubuntu ...
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How to make a key stroke recorder (for non-malicious purposes)?

When you first look at this question and its title you are going to assume that I want this for malicious purposes, however that is not the case, it is because I type a lot of things, and sometimes ...
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facing problems with vi editor in CLT

My keyboard keys are not working properly in Command line terminal when i use "vi" command to edit a file or write a program.backspace doesn't work. arrow keys doesn't work and are printing A B C D ...
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Is there a way to mimic “click and drag” using the keyboard?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on an old 2008 MacBook. My trackpad had an unfortunate accident (prolonged exposure to condensation) and no longer recognizes the "drag" portion when I'm trying to click and ...
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When i switched from ubuntu to Lubuntu i lost the external monitor. Laptop display is physically damaged

On 1/25/2016 I switched from Ubuntu 14.04 03 LTS to Lubuntu on a laptop (Sony VGN-NR120E) that I can only use with an external monitor because the LCD is physically damaged. The external monitor ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard does not reconnect reliably after reboot (Ubuntu 15.10)

I tried to set up my Apple Wireless Keyboard with UbuntuGNOME 15.10, which for the most part works flawlessly until I reboot. After rebooting, I have a 20% chance the keyboard reconnects and actually ...
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How to set Copy and Paste in ubuntu

Running: Ubuntu desktop 15.10; Recently, somehow, my settings for normal copy and paste keybindings have changed. I've searched through and through and found only people asking how to copy and paste ...
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Hi! I updated my laptop but I shut down accidetally causing for the update to be incomplete. Now, my laptop doesn't work properly. What to do?

I can't use the mouse. There's a box where I can partially update the OS. But I can't click it because the mouse is not working. Help!
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Unable to boot after upgrade 15.04=>15.10 “Failed to start Set console keymap.”

After upgrading to 15.10 my system boots up the the following output: [Failed] Failed to start Set console keymap. See 'systemctl status console-setup.service' for details [FAILED] Failed to start ...
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HELP Shift key not working

I can't use 'shift' on my Asus x201e notebook. It's a fresh install of Ubuntu. After some time, the key doesn't work anymore. It's a 'qwerty' Portuguese keyboard. I tested keyboard key listeners ...
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Keyboard not working in OS but does in GRUB

I want to install GNOME Ubuntu on my custom built desktop but cannot get my keyboard to work. I am currently only trying the live CD. It works fine in Windows, the BIOS and GRUB but the moment the ...
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Keyboard shortcuts with fullscreen window

So I will make this short and sweet. Is there a way or package that makes it so I can use keyboard shortcuts even if I am using a full screen application? For example DosBox does not allow any ...
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Problem with Shift, Caps Lock and F keys

The problem is with the Shift, Caps Lock and F keys. The problem occurs only with the letter F. I'll describe the problems: I press the F key is not working. I press Shift+F: the result is "F" ...
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Connecting by default to Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard Ubuntu 15.10

Saw this Thread about logitech k810 connecting deafult to my desktop ubuntu pc, and was wondering if there are any similar solution for 15.10? This seemse to be working on 14.04 only. "Take a ...
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Ubuntu server repead

Ok, I have an old windows XP tower lying around so i decided to turn it into an Ubuntu server. I've installed Ubuntu server about 6 times already, also switching between 32 and 64 bit versions, but as ...
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WINE Keyboard Bug. (Keys are Stuck for a few seconds and then release) (Gaming)

So I have an issue with WINE where if I play a game, the Keys time to time get stuck and do not appear to depress in the game. If I hold W for lets say X seconds, it will sometimes stay pressed for ...
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My brightness key is lagging severely and sometimes doesn't work at all on 14.04 LTS (HP Stream 11)

This is what happens when I try to lower the brightness - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5HEVHx7roQ. When I start up my laptop, it dims the brightness and I can't see some of the screen with the ...
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Can't turn on wireless Lan on Lenovo E31-70 80KC! Key Problem?

I am new to the forum and I hope that I don't violate any rules. Two days ago I bought a new laptop (Lenovo E31-70 80KC) and directly installed ubuntu on it. During the installation process I was ...
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Dropped key strokes/Lag in keyboard response time 14.04

Recently my keyboard has been very slow. In addition when typing I will have to click on each key multiple times before it will recognize that I have pressed the letter "e" to type "letter". It is not ...
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Ergomedia 700 Keyboard driver for Ubuntu 15.10

i have an Ergomedia 700 Keyboard from Genius. S.No.: GK-04008/C I asked Genius at KYE Systems Europe GmbH. They informed me they dont have a driver for Ubuntu. So is an driver for Ergomedia 700 ...
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Hotkey problem - some keys not working

Ok, so the problem WAS : I got a hp laptop with ubuntu (12.04) and out of the box everything worked fine...until one update that somehow interupted the wi-fi on/off togle which is located on the f12 ...
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Tiling window manager with multimedia key support out of the box

I love tiling window managers. I tried i3wm the other day and loved it. However, I spent all day trying to get my multimedia keys to work. They never did. GNOME and Unity both recognize the key ...
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Comma sign is not typeable anymore

I can't type comma sign today though I could do it yesterday. It just doesn't appear in any gui app or terminal. I can catch it with xev - it appears not to be hardware problem: Not sure if it's ...
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How does Chinese input work once it's installed? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to install simplified Chinese input and I think I've installed it correctly- I can change the keyboard input to Chinese, and when I do that, Chinese characters pop ...
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Error number meaning in USB driver failure, PS2 keyboard

I'm trying to use an old PS2 keyboard (a nice mechanical one) with a USB converter. After connecting the device the driver fails. The device is being detected as Barcode reader but in Windows is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Changing keyboard layout does not work

New to Linux, recently installed Ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to switch between Finnish and US English keyboard layouts but it doesn't seem to work. The keyboard shortcut I add at Text Entry settings ...
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Bring BackSpace back to nautilus (3.18+) once and for all!

With regards to this question, the solution provide to get backspace for going back in nautilus does not function any longer. I would like to know if there is a functioning workaround for nautilus ...
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Toshiba Satellite A660 Backlit keyboard does not work with kernel 4.2

This question was already asked quite a while ago. I am interested if anyone has got this running. I am trying to figure out how to enable the illuminated keyboard on my Toshiba Satellite A660. I am ...
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How to remap combination of keys to combination of keys?

On my laptop, I want to map menu + up to shift + pageup so that scrolling in terminal can be easier. It is not a duplicate of How to remap a key combination to a single key?
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 (Minimum Virtual Machine) Keyboard Layout

I'm using Ubuntu Server 15.10 (x86) in Virtualbox. Just want to play with it. Somehow, I just found a problem with keyboard layout. I'm using German keyboard and already set it during installation. ...
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Program error while launching setup.exe (from wine)

This is the error I'm getting while trying to execute "setup.exe" of a program that can control Thermaltake Challenger keyboard (using this program, I can change the macros and stuff). Any ideas ...
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I want to have two different shortcuts for the same task

Similar to this but there is no answer. I need to setup Ctrl+Alt+down AND Ctrl+Alt+mouseWheelDown for change workspace, similarly with mouseWheelUp. Thanks
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Shortcut keys on Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook running Ubuntu 15.10 not working

I have Ubuntu 15.10 running on the internal SSD of a Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook. After some running around to fix the audio, the last thing (that I can tell) doesn't work is the shortcut keys (volume ...
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How to permanently reset xkb option?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. Previously I set XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:swapcaps" in /etc/default/keyboard and run sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration. It worked great but now I get a keyboard that sends ...
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Keyboard and mouse stop working in ubuntu live usb

I have recently tried installing Ubuntu from a live USB on to my PC, and i encountered problems with Ubuntu not detecting my keyboard or mouse as soon as I boot into it. The keyboard and mouse works ...
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Change currency key symbol

15.04 Vivid. I am using a standard US keyboard with US English in Europe. How can I PERMANENTLY change the keyboard map so that when I press the " $ " (Shift + 4) I get a Euro currency symbol?
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Text Keyboard Shortcuts

I know that in Ubuntu you can use keyboard shortcuts to do cool things like open programs - which is what I believe all of the questions that are similar to this focus on. Except for, a question on ...
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Keyboard shorcuts like copy, paste, select all not working 14.04

Fresh install of 14.04 unity ubuntu. These shortcuts don't work. Was not able to find the solution. Has anybody has the same problem?