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

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Ctrl, Alt and Super keys are all mapped as left Shift key on AZiO keyboard

I bought a keyboard yesterday, AZiO L40 (Model: ABG600F). Everything works fine in Windows, but when I boot into Ubuntu, both of my Ctrl keys, Alt keys, and Super keys are recognized as left Shift ...
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IBus Keyboard Layout changing but can not type in my language (Tamil)

I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 in my desktop and I'm trying to type "Tamil" characters in Libber Office Writer I have installed m17n packages and installed the keyboard layout "Tamil - phonetic(m17n)" from ...
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Switch between Keyboards

I have two text entry resources: English & Persian. I had defined Alt+L Shft to switch between them. Then I installed "Unity Tweak Tool" and "CompizConfig Settings Manager". After the very first ...
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Currently Inoperable Keyboard with partial functionality in host/fully functional in virtual machine 13.10

to be succinct as to the issue, i'm running Ubuntu 13.10 and have had no issues up to this point with the hardware compatibility; however, upon setting up my workstation today, i was aware of a sudden ...
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Mythbuntu 12.04.3 64-bit: keyboard and mouse behave strange

During the installation of myhtbuntu 12.04.3 my usb keyboard and mouse (trust) behave strange. E.g. when I try the keyboard for language german I can type the first letter but then no further key ...
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Ubuntu13.10 doesn't detect Swiss-French keyboard layout

Ubuntu13.10 doesn't detect Swiss-French keyboard layout, which is of QWERTZ type. It only detects French-type (QWERTY) keyboards. Swiss-French keyboard layout was still available with Ubuntu 13.04 and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to shutdownPC in lubuntu desktop 12.04

I have recently installed lubuntu-desktop metapackage in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. But in lubuntu I can't find any keyboard shortcut to shutdown or logout [in Unity or Gnome I used Ctrl+Alt+Del but now it ...
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Is there a program to track the keyboard and display it on a terminal?

I have bought a new Blue Tooth keyboard for my desktop and got it to work with Ubuntu but the problem is that most of the function keys do not work properly and I wonder if the problem is with the ...
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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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Changing Keyboard to Include “<-” [duplicate]

How would I change a key on my keyboard to print "<-", for R? I understand how to change a key to either "less" or "minus" in the keyboard files, but how would I change a key to include both?
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How disable programmatically notebook built-in keyboard before login screen

How can I disable a notebooks built-in keyboard - before the login screen. I have a non functioning built-in keyboard on my notebook. In it's current state it types characters randomly. I am using an ...
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13.10 Suspend, keyboard doesnt type in logon box, but mouse works

13.10 Suspend, keyboard doesnt type in logon box, but mouse works. logon screen is showing but cant type password. mouse is working well. my laptop is sony vaio vgn-cs16g
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Keyboard and mouse not functioning at boot

Using Wubi to download and install Ubuntu 12.10, everything works just fine until I boot Ubuntu. It goes to the log-in screen just fine, but there both keyboard and mouse goes dead. I have tried ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: Can't make changing keyboard layout to crtl+shift

I have installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 and I can't figure out why I can't make changing keyboard layout shortcut to Ctrl+Shift. I have 3 languages in my input sources. I see in Tweak Tool that "Key(s) to ...
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ctrl key rolls app to title bar only

Merely hitting the ctrl key alone is rolling up the application window to it's title bar so that only the title bar is showing. I can't find any keyboard shortcut anywhere that could be causing this. ...
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How to create custom keyboard short cut

I want to create a new keyboard short cut. I want the shortcut Ctrl+Backspace to perform the same operation as if I pressed Ctrl+Home. The reason is because my new keyboard does not have a home ...
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“Enter” command is not working in terminal in Nexus 4 with Ubuntu Touch installed [closed]

Today I had Ubuntu Touch 14.04 installed in my Nexus 4, and it boot to Ubuntu touch successfully, and most of the things are working fine, but the only thing now that is bothering me is that "Enter" ...
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Is there a way to use English IM with hints while using the German keyboard in fcitx?

I'm using fcitx instead of ibus, because ibus was a bit buggy. (not starting up or not showing installed im's etc.) While the German mode is completely fine and for Pinyin or Japanese IM's there are ...
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Mouse and Keyboard will not work Windows 7 Dual Boot

My mouse and keyboard work fine in Ubuntu, as well as grub. However, when I boot into Windows 7, I cannot get past the login screen because the mouse and keyboard do not work. The lack of light on my ...
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No keyboard layouts are installed on Ubuntu 12.04

Hello I just installed an Ubuntu12.04 64 bit system. I am using gnome classic but I don't think this is related to my problem. The problem is that during the installation (or just after I don't ...
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An ability to make my CAPS work as CTRL again [duplicate]

When are you going to recover the ability to make CAPS work like Ctrl. Like in all previous versions? This is really critical as I am using emacs key-bindings and this is a one huge stopper and ...
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Keyboard problem

I have an LG r400 laptop and I just updated my OS to Ubuntu 13.10, but I cant use my keyboard since I started installing the new OS so I had to use the on board keyboard to complete the installation. ...
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Ubuntu System Update will fix errors?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 64bit installed on my machine, and all the problems began when I tried to update my MySQL WorkBench from terminal, now not any browser installed can understand my keyboard layout, ...
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.xinitrc with keyboard mapping not working

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10. When I remap keys using xmodmap using the instructions at How do I remap certain keys? , the remapping works fine. But when I create the .xinitrc file as a plain text file ...
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How do I set Russian Phonetic keyboard? (Lubuntu 13.10)

If I navigate to Preferences>Keyboard Input Methods>Input Method I can choose the Russian phonetic language from here, yet Keyboard Layout Handler only allows me to pick standard Russian language, not ...
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Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
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Swap caps lock and ctrl in ubuntu 13.10

Can anyone explain how to swap caps lock and ctrl keys on ubuntu desktop under unity. I use it to avoid emacs pinky.
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Confusing input error

During general use my laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15 running Ubuntu 12.10) will suddenly mute its volume and stall for a few seconds, seemingly for no reason. At the same time if I'm in a terminal ...
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How change keyboard F keys without press fn key in pc?

I have new keyboard in my PC and must press Fn key for f1 ,.... keys . I using ubuntu 13.10 How can I set Fn key default in my keyboard setting to using f key in default ? thnx .
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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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Ubuntu Keyboard Issue [Mac]

I was running OS X Mavericks and I wanted to try out Ubuntu... It worked just fine until I rebooted and couldn't use the arrow keys on my Apple Bluetooth keyboard to select OS X from the Dual Boot ...
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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 and Mouse Not working after few minutes in ubuntu 13.10

Keyboard and Mouse Not working after few minutes in ubuntu 13.10. I think this problem is not associate with hardware, because I had changed new mouse and keyboard also but this problem still occured. ...
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Multimedia keyboard recognition delayed

Several years ago ich changed my original (Fujitsu-Siemens) keyboard for a nice thing called Colorsit KB 8110. For I changed every hardware but the DVD-burner and a multicard-reader, including ...
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My laptop boots with full screen brightness and full keyboard backlight

I meets a problem that my laptop boots with full screen brightness and full keyboard backlight. According to a post on Ubuntu forum for Macbook (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1987790), it ...
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Unable to use/type letter “d” within terminal on Ubuntu 13.10

While typing the command "gedit" or "cd" or any word which assosicates with the letter "d", it wont come on the screen. Same issue raises while doing a copy paste to the terminal. E.G.: If I copy ...
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When i close my laptop lid, the keyboard stops working

I am very new to linux and dont really understand how it works so please be specific in your answer. Every time i close the laptop lid and it goes into hibernating mode when i reopen it the keyboard ...
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remap Caps_Lock to Esc and Control without X11

I want to remap my Caps_Lock key to be Esc when pressed by itself, or Ctrl when pressed with another key. Here's the twist: I want to do it without X11. I found this answer which says "write a ...
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How to change controls in FCE Ultra

Trying find it all day, but nothing, then start read all fceu configuration files and do it myself. Want to say it to other FCE Ultra potential user. First you need to install GHex sudo apt-get ...
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Key Repeat functionality doesn't work on certain keys (Ubuntu 12.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook Pro and key repeat (when I hold down a key) is not working for any of the brightness buttons (keyboard backlight and screen brightness). Is there any way to ...
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Robomongo not switching keyboard layouts without reload on Ubuntu

I have installed Robomongo 0.8.4(a mongodb administering tool) on Ubuntu 13.10 with a deb-package downloaded from it's official site. When I switch the keyboard layout it does switch system-wide but ...
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Garbled caps/lowercase on Sony Vaio VGN-FS485B

I have replaced Windows XP with Ubuntu 12.04 on my 2006 Sony Vaio (model PCG-7L1M VGN-FS485B, 1.73 GHz CPU, RAM upgraded to 2GB). It went OK and I was happy until: Firefox needed to open a new ...
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key repeat periodically stops working

I'm assuming this is a low-level bug, but just in case there's a known fix: I have a Logitech Wireless k360. Works perfectly fine on both Windows and Ubuntu most of the time except every now and then ...
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Only touchscreen on boot

Sometimes when I boot up my Lenovo ThinkPad twist, only the touchscreen works. The keyboard will work until I log in, but then both the keyboard and touchpad (and trackpoint) stop working. Only the ...
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How do I install the Korean (Hangul) keyboard on Ubuntu 13.10?

I've been looking around the internet for tutorials on how to add the Korean keyboard. As of now, the only thing I've done is I added the Korean language in my Region & Language system settings. ...
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how to assign a command to a single keypress

I want to run some commands when certain single keys are pressed. Specifically, I have a volume up key and a volume down key and want to assign the following commands to these keys: volume up: pactl ...
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How to reset administrative password without the use of a “p” key.

So I do not know my administrative password. I read up on how to reset it by clicking left shift after the BIOS page upon start up. going to the recovery option, then root, then doing mount -o rw, ...
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How to create keyboard shortcut that toggle start/stop .jar file?

# this is for running the AIORemote server from my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Laptop to run with my Android device as remote control mouse pad and wireless file transfer. I know how to create keyboard shortcut ...
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use Keyboard, Video and Mouse on a headless Ubuntu

Need help in using a monitor, keyboard and mouse on a headless ubuntu as and when needed, to detail, at home , I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on headless mode, now as and when i get my monitor and mouse ...
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Wireless Keyboard Trust 16593 not working

I have a wireless keyboard/mouse combo, a german Trust 16593. While the mouse is working perfectly, the keyboard does nothing. However, it does work when connected to a windows pc. The reciever does ...